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Released in April 2021, NGX Storage 1.8.4 Software provides new features, simplified management experience, new visual reports, new data access protocols, and reliability enhancements for both physical and logical error detection and prevention.

Over the years we improved our core software features in terms of simplicity and reliability. As always, updating to the latest "NGX_Software_1.8.4" is very simple. Just upload the image from the GUI and it's done automatically.

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Non-disruptive upgrade process completes in less than 30 seconds. However if you want our support engineers can handle this operation on behalf of you.

 

What’ New

S3 Object Service

-Support for S3 includes the following:

  • Compatible with Amazon S3 cloud storage service
  • Accessing to both S3 and NAS from the same bucket
  • Object tagging and versioning (with ngxclient)
  • TLS 1.2 encryption
  • Multi-part uploads
  • Adjustable dedicated IP
  • Multiple buckets per volume
  • Bucket access policies, read-only and read-write
  • Multiple user support
  • WORM (Write Once Read Many)
  • Snapshot and Clone from NAS share
  • All  S3 features can be manage via GUI

 

Detailed storage report

Including capacity trends, drill down lun and share statistics can be generated as downloadable report

Access restriction to api and ui

Improved security, access restriction for both GUI and API interfaces.

Improved drive latency detection and error preventation

NGX proactive error prediction improves storage system reliability which is de-facto at our high-end storage systems. With this update, hard drive error detection and prevention technology came to whole product families at all.

Additional Share and LUN delete notification and warnings

Additional acknowledgement confirmation to protect mistakenly delete or modify operation for LUNs and Shares.

All Share exports protocols can be disable now

Disabling whole share protocols (NFS, SMB, S3 ) can be done without deleting the share.

ifconfig compatible print for all network interfaces and their mac, vrrp addresses

Network interfaces and their status are included the GUI with  *nix compatible ifconfig output.

Bug Fixes

Sending too much mail during RAID rebuild bug fixed.

notes

Before upgrading to 1.8.4 version you should update your storage software to 1.8.3 version. A quick overview about 1.8.3 software attached below:

-- NEW

  • Emulex FC 16/32G support added
  • Encrypted Pools for better protection
  • Management login from Active Directory
  • WORM Feature
  • User Quota for shares
  • Recursive ACL for shares
  • Exports share names without pool-names
  • Share default quoata for homedir
  • LUN / Share names now accept underscore and hypen
  • Veritas DataInsight improved performance for SID queries
  • Test Mail button for alert notifications
  • SMB Local user syncs between controller nodes
  • New JBODS (NGX-D4060, NGX-D2024, NGX-D3016, NGX-D2012) support
  • Improved LUN performance for sequential I/O  

-- BUG FIX

  • FAULTED drive notification logs repeated too much.
  • WMware calculates wrong offset for luns, identify them with 4kn now. With this fix you can export 128k block size LUNs to VMware.
  • Show all initaitor display bug at FibreChannel menu fixed.

 

Learn more or download updates from https://support.ngxstorage.com