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Important Service Issues When Upgrading to Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance OS8.8.x (Doc ID 2545437.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 13, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle ZFS Backup Appliance ZS5-2 - Version All Versions and later
Sun ZFS Storage 7420 - Version All Versions and later
Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance Racked System ZS5-2 - Version All Versions and later
Sun ZFS Storage 7320 - Version All Versions and later
Oracle ZFS Storage ZS3-2 - Version All Versions and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Details

Below is a list of known issues effecting the ZFS Storage Appliance OS8.8.x and their related  documents containing fixes, workarounds or directions to identify the issues.

To be sure the fix is in the OS8.8.x version you are planning on downloading and upgrading to, use our software download page listed below.

Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance: Software Updates (Doc ID 2021771.1)

  1. Select the "Release Notes" Link to the right of the OS8.8.x version you are planning on downloading, which will open a pdf.
  2. Navigate to "Closed Issues" which are fixed in this release. It will list the Synopsis & BUG #

Actions

If your appliance is being updated to an older OS release, reference:

Important Service Issues When Upgrading to OS8.8.0 through 8.8.35 (Doc ID 2818322.1)

 

Proactive issues

 

Do not update from OS8.6.x directly to OS8.8.30 or newer

The following upgrade paths must be followed to upgrade to software version OS8.8.30 (2013.1.8.30) or newer

 


 

Before updating to OS8.8.x from 8.7.7 - 8.7.26, ensure you have previously run the 'Periodic Disk Monitor Reset' workflow.

Effects updates from OS8.7.7 through 8.7.26 to any version.

ZFS Storage Appliance (ZFSSA) Smart Warning Handling Is Preventing Predictive Failure Detection (Doc ID 2482638.1)

 

 

 



 

 

Reactive issues

 

Upgrading to OS8.8.36 - OS8.8.38 can cause certain files used for analysis within the  Support Bundle to have missing content with zero size.

BUG 33161316 ZFS Storage Appliance Some Files Within a Support Bundle are Missing Content and Showing Zero Size (Doc ID 2812631.1)

You will need to run the workflow in the above document which provides details.

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Upgrading  OS8.8.39 through OS8.8.41 while connected to Fiber Tape Drive can encounter failure "Request sense data length is too long"

This can result in drivers failing to attach due to device discovery command failure. The Sun Alert below provides details and a workaround  for this issue.

This issue is fixed in OS8.8.42 or higher. 

SCSI Commands Sent To Fibre Channel Transport Fail Due To Auto Request Sense Data Length (Doc ID 2829301.1)

 

Upgrading to OS8.8.39 - OS8.8.41 can cause replication reversal, cluster takeover, or cluster failback to not complete

The fix for this issue is Pending

Bug 33689598 ZFS Storage Appliance Thread Deadlock in Appliance Kit Daemon After Replication Reversal, Sever, or Cluster Operations (Doc ID 2832628.1)

 

 

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In this Document
Details
Actions
 Proactive issues
 Do not update from OS8.6.x directly to OS8.8.30 or newer
 Invalid stash objects must be removed before any update to OS 8.8.x
 Before updating to OS8.8.x from 8.7.7 - 8.7.26, ensure you have previously run the 'Periodic Disk Monitor Reset' workflow.
 Reactive issues
 Upgrading to OS8.8.36 - OS8.8.38 can cause certain files used for analysis within the  Support Bundle to have missing content with zero size.
 Upgrading  OS8.8.39 through OS8.8.41 while connected to Fiber Tape Drive can encounter failure "Request sense data length is too long"
 Upgrading to OS8.8.39 - OS8.8.41 can cause replication reversal, cluster takeover, or cluster failback to not complete
 
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