Release Notes for SAN Manager

SAN Manager helps you to manage and monitor your iSCSI and Fibre Channel services easily. Both iSCSI and Fibre Channel are storage area network (SAN) services that provide access to consolidated and block-level data storage. Clients can access storage space over storage network as if the space were local disks.

Version: 1.0.4-0239


(2022-03-24)

Compatibility & Installation

  1. Updated to be compatible with DSM 7.1 RC.

Version: 1.0.3-0237


(2022-02-17)

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an issue where the system misidentified that LUN space was running out.
  2. Fixed an issue where DSM might unexpectedly shut down when there was memory access failure because of iSCSI connection errors.
  3. Fixed an issue where users couldn't expand the LUN capacity when there was available space remaining on the volume.
  4. Fixed an issue where users couldn't copy the LUNs after deleting the Virtual Machine Manager package.

Version: 1.0.2-0207


(2021-08-31)

What's New

  1. Added support for the Fibre Channel protocol to provide high performance and stable storage for your SAN environments. Please check the technical specifications for the list of models supporting Fibre Channel.

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an issue where after users updated to DSM 7.0-41890, iSCSI LUNs showed as RAW on Windows Server 2008 R2.
  2. Fixed an issue where the advanced search panel on the Log page didn't collapse after the search was complete.
  3. Fixed an issue where after users changed the time zone setting, the next run time of snapshot schedules might not be displayed correctly.

Version: 1.0.1-0197


(2021-07-19)

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an issue where after the DSM update, datastores on LUNs may not be mounted properly when users reconnect to iSCSI targets from their VMware ESXi hosts. If you encounter the issue again, go to the VMware Knowledge Base for a resolution.

Version: 1.0.0-0195


(2021-06-01)

What’s New

  1. SAN Manager is the successor of iSCSI Manager and will be available for updates in Package Center.
  2. Enhanced the random IOPS performance by up to 30% by fine-tuning the I/O queue depth and thread count.
  3. Added support for Global iSCSI CHAP to authenticate both connection and discovery sessions.
  4. Added support for FUA and Sync Cache SCSI commands to lower the risk of data loss or file system crash.
  5. Added new I/O policy options, Buffered I/O and Direct I/O, to accommodate different scenarios. (Thick Provisioned LUNs only).
  6. Supports moving LUNs across volumes.
  7. Displays the types of hard drives (HDD/SSD) on VMware vSphere.
  8. Enhanced I/O performance, space reclamation performance, and connection stability.
  9. Enhanced the usability of snapshot retention policy setup and added an option to specify the number of days to retain all snapshots.
  10. The new Host page lets users efficiently group multiple initiators to manage their access to LUNs.

Version: 1.0.4-0239


(2022-03-24)

Compatibility & Installation

  1. Updated to be compatible with DSM 7.1 RC.

Version: 1.0.3-0237


(2022-02-17)

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an issue where the system misidentified that LUN space was running out.
  2. Fixed an issue where DSM might unexpectedly shut down when there was memory access failure because of iSCSI connection errors.
  3. Fixed an issue where users couldn't expand the LUN capacity when there was available space remaining on the volume.
  4. Fixed an issue where users couldn't copy the LUNs after deleting the Virtual Machine Manager package.

Version: 1.0.2-0207


(2021-08-31)

What's New

  1. Added support for the Fibre Channel protocol to provide high performance and stable storage for your SAN environments. Please check the technical specifications for the list of models supporting Fibre Channel.

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an issue where after users updated to DSM 7.0-41890, iSCSI LUNs showed as RAW on Windows Server 2008 R2.
  2. Fixed an issue where the advanced search panel on the Log page didn't collapse after the search was complete.
  3. Fixed an issue where after users changed the time zone setting, the next run time of snapshot schedules might not be displayed correctly.

Version: 1.0.1-0197


(2021-07-19)

Fixed Issues

  1. Fixed an issue where after the DSM update, datastores on LUNs may not be mounted properly when users reconnect to iSCSI targets from their VMware ESXi hosts. If you encounter the issue again, go to the VMware Knowledge Base for a resolution.

Version: 1.0.0-0195


(2021-06-01)

What’s New

  1. SAN Manager is the successor of iSCSI Manager and will be available for updates in Package Center.
  2. Enhanced the random IOPS performance by up to 30% by fine-tuning the I/O queue depth and thread count.
  3. Added support for Global iSCSI CHAP to authenticate both connection and discovery sessions.
  4. Added support for FUA and Sync Cache SCSI commands to lower the risk of data loss or file system crash.
  5. Added new I/O policy options, Buffered I/O and Direct I/O, to accommodate different scenarios. (Thick Provisioned LUNs only).
  6. Supports moving LUNs across volumes.
  7. Displays the types of hard drives (HDD/SSD) on VMware vSphere.
  8. Enhanced I/O performance, space reclamation performance, and connection stability.
  9. Enhanced the usability of snapshot retention policy setup and added an option to specify the number of days to retain all snapshots.
  10. The new Host page lets users efficiently group multiple initiators to manage their access to LUNs.