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VMware vCloud Director Object Storage Extension 1.0 Release Notes

vCloud Director Object Storage Extension 1.0 | 18 JUL 2019 | Build 14161748

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What's in the Release Notes

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About VMware vCloud Director Object Storage Extension

vCloud Director Object Storage Extension allows vCloud Director users to consume and operate S3-compliant object storage service that is fully integrated into vCloud Director. vCloud Director Object Storage Extension integrates with the vCloud Director and industry leading object storage vendors to enable STaaS for service providers and their tenants. It provides you with the capability to store and share unstructured data within your vCloud Director organization.

Using vCloud Director Object Storage Extension you can store the following data types:

  • Media files (images, audio, and video)
  • Static Web content (HTML, CSS, JS, ICO)
  • Read-only documents (PDF)
  • vCloud Director objects like vApps and Catalogs

vCloud Director Object Storage Extension also enables backup and archiving use-cases by leveraging vCloud Director integrations with data protection vendors.

Following is a list of the capabilities that are available through vCloud Director Object Storage Extension:

  • Native tenant user interface that is fully integrated with vCloud Director
  • CRUD operations for buckets and objects
  • Share files/objects including vApps and catalogs
  • Apply tags and metadata to objects and buckets
  • vApp and Catalog operations
  • Server-Side Encryption
  • Application and user level security
  • Tenant white-listing for service providers
  • S3 compatible APIs

Supported Browsers 

vCloud Director Object Storage Extension is compatible with Internet Explorer 11 and the current and last major versions of the following browsers:

  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Microsoft Edge

Product Documentation

In addition to the current release notes, you can use the vCloud Director Object Storage Extension documentation set at https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vCloud-Director-Object-Storage-Extension/index.html.

Known Issues

  • S3 API requests authenticated with application credentials do not work for either of the following actions:
    • Accessing a shared buket if another user grants you permissions for this bucket.
    • Deleting multiple objects simultaneously with a single API query.

    Workaround: To access a shared bucket or to delete multiple objects with a single API request, use user credentials for authenticating the API request. For more information, see Working with User Credentials.

  • When using application credentials to restrict S3 API access to specific buckets, the restriction does not work for copying objects.

    If you use application credentials to restrict the S3 API access to specific buckets that you own, the restriction does not work for copying objects and the application credential does not restrict you from copying objects from all buckets that are owned by or shared with the owner of the application credential.

    Workaround: Use user credentials for authenticating API requests for copying objects. For more information, see Working with User Credentials.

  • You cannot update the metadata of an object in a shared bucket from the user interface of vCloud Director Object Storage Extension.

    Sporadically, if you upload an object to a shared bucket, you cannot update the metadata of this object from the user interface of vCloud Director Object Storage Extension.

    Workaround: To work around the issue, use an S3 API request to upload the object to the shared bucket and set the metadata values in the headers of the API request.