Aspera On Demand 3.5.4 Release Notes

IBM Aspera On Demand 3.5.4 Release Notes

  • Product Release: Jun 10, 2015
  • Release Notes Updated: Jun 17, 2015

WHAT'S NEW

This release of IBM Aspera On Demand provides the following new features:

  • Added support for Softlayer.
  • Support for the IBM Aspera Connect Browser Plug-In 3.6.0.
IBM Aspera Shares On Demand (SHOD)

IBM Aspera Shares product version updated to 1.9.2 with the following new features:

  • Support for Connect 3.6.0 to address Google Chrome dropping NPAPI plugin architecture.
  • New manager user role.
  • Users have greater control over their email notifications.
  • SAML groups are now supported in Shares.
  • Additional rake tasks and new options for some existing rake tasks.
  • General UI and performance improvements.
Note: For a full list of new features, see the IBM Aspera Shares 1.9.2 Release Notes.

Issues Fixed

  • Fixed reporting of bandwidth usage by day.
  • #38000 - Configuration tab not displayed properly in certain timezones.
Known Issues

#29649 - Restoring one SHOD Shares instance's database onto another SHOD Shares instance causes instance to not be browsable, with perpetual license error. Workaround: Use Rake task to disable and re-enable entitlement mode for the Shares application: https://support.asperasoft.com/entries/76203557-Web-application-entitlement-feature.

#29651 - On AWS Console, simple/smart transfers with a SOFTLAYER node as the source will fail. The reverse also fails: on SOFTLAYER Console, simple/smart transfers with an AWS node as the source will fail.

#29858 - Sometimes Console's database is left empty after restoring a configuration file and users not allowed to log back into Console. Workaround: Before restoring your configuration file, follow the steps in this article: https://support.asperasoft.com/entries/90334347.

#29891 - Sometimes restoring Console's configuration file deletes the home folder of users in aspusers group, except aspadmin. Workaround: Before restoring your configuration file, follow the steps in this article: https://support.asperasoft.com/entries/90334347.

IBM Aspera Faspex Application On Demand (FOD)

IBM Aspera Faspex Application product version updated to 3.9.2 with the following new features:

  • Support for Connect 3.6.0 to address Google Chrome dropping NPAPI plugin architecture.
  • Implemented ability to require package recipients to self-register an account if they do not already have one.
  • New rake tasks have been implemented for creating, updating, and deleting users in bulk.
  • Functionality for using Microsoft Azure transfer servers.
  • New "locked" status in the Accounts page to describe accounts that are locked out from too many failed login attempts.
  • Dropbox members can submit packages to their dropboxes even without regular upload permissions.
  • Implemented custom attributes to support additional fields set in SAML.
  • Default IBM Aspera Connect Web Plug-in minimum version set to 3.1.0. Note that versions before 3.4.2 can still be used but may not be fully functional.
Note: For a full list of new features, see the IBM Aspera Faspex 3.9.2 Release Notes.

Known Issues

#29652 - Backing up and restoring Faspex on a Softlayer FOD changes the server's name from its real IP to "localhost". (Observed by navigating to Server > Configuration > Web Server)

#29653 - Restoring configuration to a FOD instance replaces the apache hostname with the backup FOD's hostname. Workaround: Reset the Apache hostname to that of the current FOD using the command:asctl apache:hostname <current FOD IP address>.

IBM Aspera Console On Demand (COD)

New Features

  • New option for configuring a file checksum method in the aspera.conf file for a node.
Note: For the full list of new features, see the Aspera Console 2.5.1 Release Notes.

Issues Fixed

  • Fixed reporting of bandwidth usage by day.
  • #38000 - Configuration tab not displayed properly in certain timezones.
Application Platform On Demand (APOD) / Server On Demand (SOD)

New Features

  • Encryption-at-rest (EAR) support for HTTP fallback.
  • Various enhancements to the drag-and-drop feature, including support for mime type, date last modified, name, and size.

Issues Fixed

  • Fixed reporting of bandwidth usage by day.
  • #38000 - Configuration tab not displayed properly in certain timezones.

Known Issues

#29651 - On AWS Console On Demand, simple/smart transfers with a SOFTLAYER node as the source will fail. The reverse also fails: on SOFTLAYER Console On Demand, simple/smart transfers with an AWS node as the source will fail.

#29858 - Sometimes Console's database is left empty after restoring a configuration file and users not allowed to log back into Console. Workaround: Before restoring your configuration file, follow the steps in this article: https://support.asperasoft.com/entries/90334347.

#29891 - Sometimes restoring Console's configuration file deletes the home folder of users in aspusers group, except aspadmin. Workaround: Before restoring your configuration file, follow the steps in this article: https://support.asperasoft.com/entries/90334347.

PREVIOUS RELEASE NOTES

AMAZON MACHINE IMAGE (AMI) INFORMATION

Aspera Platform On Demand / Server On Demand (APOD / SOD)
RegionRegistered AMI
ap-northeast-1 ami-62fe2d62
ap-southeast-1 ami-9ebe86cc
ap-southeast-2 ami-e9c6bfd3
eu-west-1 ami-97acdfe0
sa-east-1 ami-9f74f582
us-east-1 ami-3118f85a
us-west-1 ami-9d816ad9
us-west-2 ami-77cef147
eu-central-1 ami-54023a49
Aspera Platform On Demand / Server On Demand without Console (APOD / SOD WOC)
RegionRegistered AMI
ap-northeast-1 ami-54fe2d54
ap-southeast-1 ami-94be86c6
ap-southeast-2 ami-f7c6bfcd
eu-west-1 ami-bfacdfc8
sa-east-1 ami-6574f578
us-east-1 ami-5b18f830
us-west-1 ami-85816ac1
us-west-2 ami-1bcef12b
eu-central-1 ami-4e023a53
Aspera Platform On Demand / Server On Demand with Shares (APOD / SOD WS)
RegionRegistered AMI
ap-northeast-1 ami-60fe2d60
ap-southeast-1 ami-82be86d0
ap-southeast-2 ami-f5c6bfcf
eu-west-1 ami-abacdfdc
sa-east-1 ami-9d74f580
us-east-1 ami-3318f858
us-west-1 ami-a7816ae3
us-west-2 ami-75cef145
eu-central-1 ami-7e023a63
Faspex On Demand (FOD)
RegionRegistered AMI
ap-northeast-1 ami-68fe2d68
ap-southeast-1 ami-98be86ca
ap-southeast-2 ami-efc6bfd5
eu-west-1 ami-9dacdfea
sa-east-1 ami-9974f584
us-east-1 ami-1b18f870
us-west-1 ami-a5816ae1
us-west-2 ami-7dcef14d
eu-central-1 ami-78023a65
Faspex On Demand 20Mbps for Marketplace (FOD 20MBPS)
RegionRegistered AMI
ap-northeast-1 ami-a0fe2da0
ap-southeast-1 ami-babe86e8
ap-southeast-2 ami-ddc6bfe7
eu-west-1 ami-0193e076
sa-east-1 ami-8d74f590
us-east-1 ami-ed19f986
us-west-1 ami-5b806b1f
us-west-2 ami-efcef1df
eu-central-1 ami-74023a69
Faspex On Demand 100Mbps for Marketplace (FOD 100MBPS)
RegionRegistered AMI
ap-northeast-1 ami-c2fd2ec2
ap-southeast-1 ami-5abf8708
ap-southeast-2 ami-3b384001
eu-west-1 ami-c793e0b0
sa-east-1 ami-af74f5b2
us-east-1 ami-771afa1c
us-west-1 ami-19806b5d
us-west-2 ami-0dcdf23d
eu-central-1 ami-76023a6b
Shares On Demand (SHOD)
RegionRegistered AMI
ap-northeast-1 ami-a4fe2da4
ap-southeast-1 ami-b8be86ea
ap-southeast-2 ami-d3c6bfe9
eu-west-1 ami-0393e074
sa-east-1 ami-8974f594
us-east-1 ami-e719f98c
us-west-1 ami-67806b23
us-west-2 ami-8fcef1bf
eu-central-1 ami-70023a6d

SOFTLAYER IMAGE INFORMATION

ProductImage ID
Aspera Platform On Demand / Server On Demand (APOD / SOD) APOD-SOD 3.5.4 - June 2015 Release
Aspera Platform On Demand / Server On Demand without Console (APOD / SOD WOC) APOD-SOD-WOC 3.5.4 - June 2015 Release
Aspera Platform On Demand / Server On Demand with Shares (APOD / SOD WS) APOD-SOD-WS 3.5.4 - June 2015 Release
Faspex On Demand (FOD) FOD 3.5.4 - June 2015 Release
Faspex On Demand 20Mbps for Marketplace (FOD 20MBPS) FOD-20MBPS 3.5.4 - June 2015 Release
Faspex On Demand 100Mbps for Marketplace (FOD 100MBPS) FOD-100MBPS 3.5.4 - June 2015 Release
Shares On Demand (SHOD) SHOD 3.5.4 - June 2015 Release

SOFTWARE COMPONENTS

Application Platform On Demand / Server On Demand (APOD / SOD)

  • IBM Aspera Enterprise Server 3.5.4
  • IBM Aspera Console 2.5.1

Shares On Demand (SHOD)

  • IBM Aspera Shares 1.9.2
  • IBM Aspera Enterprise Server 3.5.4
  • IBM Aspera Console 2.5.1

Faspex On Demand (FOD)

  • IBM Aspera Faspex 3.9.2
  • IBM Aspera Enterprise Server 3.5.4

Console On Demand (COD)

  • IBM Aspera Enterprise Server 3.5.4
  • IBM Aspera Console 2.5.1

AMI PACKAGE INFORMATION

APOD / SOD

  • aspera-ondemand-init-apod-sod-3.4.5-107187.noarch.rpm
  • aspera-entsrv-3.5.4.100434-linux-64.rpm
  • aspera-ondemand-tools-3.4.0-107187.noarch.rpm
  • aspera-common-1.2.12.99170-0.x86_64.rpm
  • aspera-console-2.5.1.92800-0.x86_64.rpm
  • aspera-shares-1.9.2.107140-1.x86_64.rpm

APOD / SOD w/o Console

  • aspera-entsrv-3.5.4.100434-linux-64.rpm
  • aspera-ondemand-tools-3.4.0-107187.noarch.rpm
  • aspera-ondemand-init-apod-sod-woc-3.4.5-107187.noarch.rpm

APOD / SOD w/ Shares

  • aspera-common-1.2.12.99170-0.x86_64.rpm
  • aspera-entsrv-3.5.4.100434-linux-64.rpm
  • aspera-console-2.5.1.92800-0.x86_64.rpm
  • aspera-shares-1.9.2.107140-1.x86_64.rpm
  • aspera-ondemand-tools-3.4.0-107187.noarch.rpm
  • aspera-ondemand-init-apod-sod-ws-3.4.5-107187.noarch.rpm

FOD

  • aspera-ondemand-init-fod-3.4.5-107187.noarch.rpm
  • aspera-entsrv-3.5.4.100434-linux-64.rpm
  • aspera-ondemand-tools-3.4.0-107187.noarch.rpm
  • aspera-common-1.1.19.99169-0.x86_64.rpm
  • aspera-faspex-3.9.2.107136-0.x86_64.rpm

FOD 20Mbps for Marketplace

  • aspera-common-1.1.19.99169-0.x86_64.rpm
  • aspera-entsrv-3.5.4.100434-linux-64.rpm
  • aspera-faspex-3.9.2.107136-0.x86_64.rpm
  • aspera-ondemand-tools-3.4.0-107187.noarch.rpm
  • aspera-ondemand-init-fod-20mbps-3.4.5-107187.noarch.rpm

FOD 100Mbps for Marketplace

  • aspera-common-1.1.19.99169-0.x86_64.rpm
  • aspera-entsrv-3.5.4.100434-linux-64.rpm
  • aspera-faspex-3.9.2.107136-0.x86_64.rpm
  • aspera-ondemand-tools-3.4.0-107187.noarch.rpm
  • aspera-ondemand-init-fod-100mbps-3.4.0-107187.noarch.rpm

SHOD

  • aspera-common-1.2.12.99170-0.x86_64.rpm
  • aspera-entsrv-3.5.4.100434-linux-64.rpm
  • aspera-console-2.5.1.92800-0.x86_64.rpm
  • aspera-shares-1.9.2.107140-1.x86_64.rpm
  • aspera-ondemand-tools-3.4.0-107187.noarch.rpm
  • aspera-ondemand-init-shod-3.4.5-107187.noarch.rpm

SOFTLAYER PACKAGE INFORMATION

APOD / SOD

  • aspera-ondemand-init-apod-sod-3.4.5-107187.noarch.rpm
  • aspera-entsrv-3.5.4.100434-linux-64.rpm
  • aspera-ondemand-tools-3.4.0-107187.noarch.rpm
  • aspera-common-1.2.12.99170-0.x86_64.rpm
  • aspera-console-2.5.1.92800-0.x86_64.rpm
  • aspera-shares-1.9.2.107140-1.x86_64.rpm

APOD / SOD w/o Console

  • aspera-entsrv-3.5.4.100434-linux-64.rpm
  • aspera-ondemand-tools-3.4.0-107187.noarch.rpm
  • aspera-ondemand-init-apod-sod-woc-3.4.5-107187.noarch.rpm

APOD / SOD w/ Shares

  • aspera-common-1.2.12.99170-0.x86_64.rpm
  • aspera-entsrv-3.5.4.100434-linux-64.rpm
  • aspera-console-2.5.1.92800-0.x86_64.rpm
  • aspera-shares-1.9.2.107140-1.x86_64.rpm
  • aspera-ondemand-tools-3.4.0-107187.noarch.rpm
  • aspera-ondemand-init-apod-sod-ws-3.4.5-107187.noarch.rpm

FOD

  • aspera-ondemand-init-fod-3.4.5-107187.noarch.rpm
  • aspera-entsrv-3.5.4.100434-linux-64.rpm
  • aspera-ondemand-tools-3.4.0-107187.noarch.rpm
  • aspera-common-1.1.19.99169-0.x86_64.rpm
  • aspera-faspex-3.9.2.107136-0.x86_64.rpm

FOD 20Mbps for Marketplace

  • aspera-common-1.1.19.99169-0.x86_64.rpm
  • aspera-entsrv-3.5.4.100434-linux-64.rpm
  • aspera-faspex-3.9.2.107136-0.x86_64.rpm
  • aspera-ondemand-tools-3.4.0-107187.noarch.rpm
  • aspera-ondemand-init-fod-20mbps-3.4.5-107187.noarch.rpm

FOD 100Mbps for Marketplace

  • aspera-common-1.1.19.99169-0.x86_64.rpm
  • aspera-entsrv-3.5.4.100434-linux-64.rpm
  • aspera-faspex-3.9.2.107136-0.x86_64.rpm
  • aspera-ondemand-tools-3.4.0-107187.noarch.rpm
  • aspera-ondemand-init-fod-100mbps-3.4.0-107187.noarch.rpm

SHOD

  • aspera-common-1.2.12.99170-0.x86_64.rpm
  • aspera-entsrv-3.5.4.100434-linux-64.rpm
  • aspera-console-2.5.1.92800-0.x86_64.rpm
  • aspera-shares-1.9.2.107140-1.x86_64.rpm
  • aspera-ondemand-tools-3.4.0-107187.noarch.rpm
  • aspera-ondemand-init-shod-3.4.5-107187.noarch.rpm

PRODUCT SUPPORT

For on-line support resources for Aspera products, including raising new support tickets, please visit the Aspera Support Portal. Note that you may have an existing account if you contacted the Aspera support team in the past. Before creating a new account, first try setting a password for the email that you use to interact with us. You may also call one of our regional support centers.

PRODUCT UPGRADE

To upgrade AoD 3.4.6 to 3.5.4 in AWS, please see the following articles.

Upgrading Faspex On Demand 3.4.6 to 3.5.4 

Upgrading Faspex On Demand 100Mbps 3.4.6 to 3.5.4 

Upgrading Faspex On Demand 20Mbps 3.4.6 to 3.5.4 

Upgrading Aspera Platform On Demand / Server On Demand with Shares 3.4.6 to 3.5.4 

Upgrading Shares On Demand 3.4.6 to 3.5.4  

Upgrading Aspera Platform On Demand / Server On Demand 3.4.6 to 3.5.4   

Upgrading Aspera Platform On Demand / Server On Demand without Console 3.4.6 to 3.5.4

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