VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension 2.1.1 | 24 FEB 2022 | Build 19362139

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What's New

VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension version 2.1.1 includes the following new features:

  • Support for additional operating systems

    This release adds support for the following operating systems:

    • Photon OS 3 and later
    • Ubuntu 18 and later
    • Debian 10 and later

    For more information on how to install VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension, see Installing and Configuring VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension.

  • Object lock and object tagging for Dell ECS 3.6 users

    VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension 2.1.1 introduces new user mapping for tenants who use Dell ECS 3.6. VMware Cloud Director tenant users are now mapped to ECS Identity and Access Management (IAM) users and no longer to ECS object users.

    You can upgrade user mapping with a single click in the cloud provider portal. The upgrade is optional.

    The upgrade of user mapping allows you to use the object lock and object tagging features. The object lock feature protects an object version from accidental or malicious deletion. You activate the object lock and set a retention policy when you create a bucket. Object tagging allows users to categorize buckets by assigning tags to individual objects using key-value pairs.

Upgrade

You can upgrade directly to VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension 2.1.1 from versions 2.1 and 2.0. See Upgrading VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension.

Resolved Issues

  • Sync Now option does not work when synchronizing buckets

    When objects or folders are uploaded through the S3 API, the changes are not showing up in VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension after clicking the Sync Now button.

  • The usage of the S3 HEAD request method on a folder causes the service to fail with an error

    When a folder contains huge objects, repeated calls of the HEAD method on the folder leads to an OutOfMemoryError.

  • Restore from a vApp backup times out

    If the vApp backup contains NVRAM files, the restoring of the backup fails with a Timed Out error.

Caveats and Limitations

  • S3 API requests authenticated with application credentials do not support the following use cases:

    • Accessing a shared bucket if another user grants you permissions for the bucket.
    • Deleting multiple objects simultaneously with a single API request.
    • Copying objects from buckets that you own.

  • VMware Cloud Director and the underlying storage systems have different limitations on user names. To use VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension, user names must comply with both the requirements of VMware Cloud Director and the underlying storage system. A best practice is to use short user names (under 50 bytes) and to use alphanumeric characters.

    • If you are using Cloudian storage, the maximum length of user IDs is 255 bytes.
    • If you are using Dell ECS 3.4 or earlier, the maximum length of user IDs is 91 bytes.
    • If you are using Dell ECS 3.6, the maximum length of user IDs is 64 bytes.

  • Bucket synchronization supports up to 10 million objects per a single synchronization job

    When the cloud provider enables bucket synchronization for a tenant in the provider portal, the synchronization can support up to 10 million objects for the tenant. VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension 2.1 does not support the synchronization for more than 10 million objects per a single bucket synchronization job.

  • If you are using ECS storage, S3 API, or the Find a Bucket feature, you cannot visit a bucket that belongs to a different tenant organization in the ECS platform.

Product Documentation

All documentation is available on the VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension Documentation page.

Known Issues

  • NEW Unable to add catalogs from VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension to VMware Cloud Director libraries for Cloud Director 10.3 and later

    When tenant users create a new catalog and click "Add to libraries" to upload an object, the import of the object fails.

    Workaround: None

  • NEW The Permissions and Lifecycle tabs in the tenant portal are not displayed

    Tenant users that are mapped to IAM of ECS 3.6 or later cannot view the Permissions and Lifecycle tabs in the VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extensions tenant portal.

    Workaround: None

  • NEW Kubernetes clusters are not listed in VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension for Container Service Extension (CSE) 3.2 and later

    When a tenant administrator tries to back up a Kubernetes cluster for CSE 3.2 or later, the tenant cannot see the Kubernetes clusters list in VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension.

    Workaround:

    1. Go to the CSE UI plugin.
    2. Select the Kubernetes cluster and download the kubeconfig file to your local system.
    3. Go to Object Storage > Kubernetes.
    4. Click Add External Cluster Now.
    5. Enter a name for the cluster and select the kubeconfig file from your local system.

    The cluster is now listed in the Kubernetes Clusters tab.

  • Synchronization tasks of buckets with more than 60 thousand objects fail with a timeout error

    When you try to sync a bucket that contains more than 60 thousand objects, the synchronization task expires after 24 hours.

    Workaround: Click the Sync Now button repeatedly until the synchronization task completes successfully.

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