Release Notes: IBM Aspera Virtual Catcher 2.4.4

Product Release: September 19, 2016

Release Notes Updated: September 19, 2016


This release of IBM Aspera Virtual Catcher for Windows and Linux provides the new features and fixes listed below.

New Features

  • The CORBA plugin timeout has been increased to 60 minutes (3600 seconds).
  • Virtual Catcher now supports multiple CORBA calls to the CMS; this is limited to 3 by default.


ORC-909 - Assets are not moved out of the staging directory after a successful CORBA pull.

ORC-887 - [Windows] The CORBA Plugin is unable to locate the .jar file.

ORC-884 - [Linux] During an upgrade from Virtual Catcher 2.4.2 or 2.4.3 to a newer version, the license file (/opt/aspera/etc/aspera-license) is deleted.

ORC-879 - The Ingest Status Dashboard is listing assets in the wrong order, with the most recent asset at the end of the list, instead of at the top.

ORC-878 - The Alternate Drop Directory does not support folders and files.

ORC-876 - The CORBA Plugin Log file path has the syntax of a Linux path rather than a Windows path.

ORC-865 - The system defaults to email notifications when the REST notification option is set in the configuration.

ORC-864 - When packages are dropped into the alternate drop watch folder location set in the configuration, they are not caught and processed.

ORC-846 - On Windows, the default parameter values for the staging, fail, and success directories in the Virtual Catcher configuration have Linux syntax; for example, /tmp/staging instead of C:/tmp/staging.

ORC-830 - Because the client-side binding port is statically written as 8844, multiple CORBA calls cannot be made from a Catcher to the ARRIS CMS; only one process can link to each port.

ORC-723 - The avcoperator user is able to view the configuration dashboard (Dashboard > Virtual Catcher Config), which is supposed to be hidden.


Windows 64-bit: 2008r2, 2012r2, 7, 8, 10
Browsers: Firefox 27-48, Google Chrome 40-50

Linux 64-bit: RHEL 6.0-6.7, 7.0-7.2; CentOS 6.0-6.7, 7.0-7 (1511).
Aspera Common Components 1.2.16
Browsers: Firefox 27-48, Google Chrome 40-50


Linux 64-bit (rpm): aspera-orchestrator-vc-
md5: 1b4dcfbdd9b7de2e5bba978addc1cf44
sha1: c919f2d0bfc5dea0090926982ce98339fa417d5e
Windows: AsperaOrchestrator-VC-Setup-
md5: f01a53ad03163b7400e9abc697531996
sha1: 8fbee21ba28cd21773f15c0cefc535d13d87ef1f


ORC-913 - [CentOS and RHEL 7.2.1511 (Core)] Virtual Catcher does not start on reboot unless the systemd-sysv OS library version is systemd-sysv-219-19.el7_2.4.x86_64. Workaround: Run the following commands, as root:
rm -f /etc/init.d/AsperaOrchestrator
cp /opt/aspera/orchestrator/bin/AsperaOrchestrator /etc/init.d/AsperaOrchestrator


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