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Removed or deprecated features

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Some features were removed or deprecated in this release. Review these items to understand whether you need to update client applications or modify your configuration before you upgrade.

Connection Load Balancer (CLB) service removed

The Connection Load Balancer (CLB) service on Gateway Nodes was deprecated in StorageGRID 11.4 and has now been completely removed from the software. To distribute incoming network connections from client applications to Storage Nodes, you can configure load balancer endpoints for the Load Balancer service, which is included on all Admin Nodes and Gateway Nodes, or you can integrate a third-party load balancer. See Considerations for load balancing.

If custom certificates were set up for the S3 or Swift API in the existing StorageGRID version, the CLB ports 8082, 8083, 8084, and 8085 will be automatically converted to load balancer endpoints during the upgrade to StorageGRID 11.7.

SG5600 appliance is End of Support

The SG5600 appliance has reached End Of Support. Contact your NetApp Sales Representative for hardware refresh options.

If you need to perform maintenance procedures on SG5600 hardware, use the StorageGRID 11.6 instructions.

Swift support deprecated

As of the StorageGRID 11.7 release, support for Swift client applications has been deprecated. The user interface and APIs that support Swift client applications will be removed in a future release.

Archive Node support deprecated

Support for Archive Nodes (for both archiving to the cloud using the S3 API and archiving to tape using TSM middleware) is deprecated and will be removed in a future release. Moving objects from an Archive Node to an external archival storage system has been replaced by ILM Cloud Storage Pools, which offer more functionality.


In addition, you should remove Archive Nodes from the active ILM policy in StorageGRID 11.7 or earlier. Removing object data stored on Archive Nodes will simplify future upgrades. See Working with ILM rules and ILM policies.

Audit export through CIFS/Samba removed

Audit export through CIFS/Samba was deprecated in StorageGRID Webscale 11.1 and has now been removed. As required, you can use an external syslog server or configure audit client access for NFS.

Option to specify a storage pool as a temporary location removed

Previously, when you created an ILM rule with an object placement that includes a single storage pool, you were prompted to specify a second storage pool to use as a temporary location. Starting with StorageGRID 11.7, this option has been removed.

Grid Manager options moved or removed

Several Grid Manager options were moved or removed.

  • The Compress stored objects option was moved to CONFIGURATION > System > Object compression.

  • The Network Transfer Encryption internal connection setting was removed and replaced by the TLS and SSH policies tab on the new CONFIGURATION > Security > Security settings page.

    Note The AES256-SHA option was the default in StorageGRID 11.6 and is the only setting available in StorageGRID 11.7. The AES128-SHA value is ignored in the Grid Management API. During the StorageGRID 11.7 upgrade, the network transfer encryption algorithm is set to AES256-SHA.
  • The Stored object encryption, Prevent client modification, and Enable HTTP for Storage Node connections options were moved to the Network and objects tab on the new CONFIGURATION > Security > Security settings page.

  • The Browser inactivity timeout option was moved to the new CONFIGURATION > Security > Security settings page.

  • The Link cost option was moved to SUPPORT > Other > Link cost.

  • The list of NMS entities was moved to SUPPORT > Other > NMS entities.

  • The Stored Object Hashing option was removed. The SHA-1 and SHA-256 settings are no longer used for internal background verification because they require additional CPU resources over MD5 and packet CRC32 check.

  • The Preferred sender option was removed. If your StorageGRID deployment includes multiple Admin Nodes, the primary Admin Node is the preferred sender for alert notifications, AutoSupport messages, SNMP traps and informs, and legacy alarm notifications. If the primary Admin Node becomes unavailable, notifications are temporarily sent by other Admin Nodes. See What is an Admin Node?.

  • The Untrusted Client Network settings were moved to CONFIGURATION > Firewall control.

S3 endpoint domain name format restrictions

The use of IP addresses as endpoint domain names is unsupported. Future releases will prevent the configuration. If you need to use IP addresses for endpoint domain names, contact technical support. See S3 endpoint domain names.

User initiated Volume Lost command removed

The proc/CMSI/Volume_Lost has been removed. Use the repair-data start-replicated-volume-repair command to restore replicated data for a volume.