Oracle® Private Cloud Appliance

Release Notes for Release 2.4.2

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July 2021

Table of Contents

1 About Oracle Private Cloud Appliance
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Components
2 Feature Overview
2.1 Changes and Improvements in Release 2.4.2
2.2 Changes and Improvements in Release 2.4.1
2.3 Earlier Releases
3 Product Accessibility
3.1 Oracle Private Cloud Appliance Dashboard Accessibility Features
3.2 Oracle JET User Interface Accessibility Features
3.3 Documentation Accessibility
4 Configuration Maximums
4.1 Ethernet-Based System Configuration Maximums
4.2 InfiniBand-Based System Configuration Maximums
5 Firmware Qualification
5.1 Qualified Firmware for Oracle Private Cloud Appliance Controller Software Release 2.4.2
6 Known Limitations and Workarounds
6.1 Oracle Private Cloud Appliance Hardware
6.1.1 Compute Node Boot Sequence Interrupted by LSI Bios Battery Error
6.1.2 Reboot From Oracle Linux Prompt May Cause Management Node to Hang
6.1.3 NM2-36P Sun Datacenter InfiniBand Expansion Switch Firmware Upgrade 2.2.9-3 Requires A Two-Phased Procedure
6.1.4 Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance Firmware Upgrade 8.7.20 Requires A Two-Phased Procedure
6.1.5 Interruption of iSCSI Connectivity Leads to LUNs Remaining in Standby
6.1.6 Emulex Fibre Channel HBAs Discover Maximum 256 LUN Paths
6.1.7 Fibre Channel LUN Path Discovery Is Disrupted by Other Oracle VM Operations
6.1.8 Poor Oracle VM Performance During Configuration of Fibre Channel LUNs
6.1.9 ILOM Firmware Does Not Allow Loopback SSH Access
6.1.10 incorrect opcode Messages in the Console Log
6.1.11 Megaraid Firmware Crash Dump Is Not Available
6.1.12 North-South Traffic Connectivity Fails After Restarting Network
6.1.13 Some Services Require an Upgrade of Hardware Management Pack
6.2 Oracle Private Cloud Appliance Software
6.2.1 Do Not Install Additional Software on Appliance Components
6.2.2 Node Manager Does Not Show Node Offline Status
6.2.3 Compute Node State Changes Despite Active Provisioning Lock
6.2.4 Compute Nodes Are Available in Oracle VM Server Pool Before Provisioning Completes
6.2.5 Virtual Machines Remain in Running Status when Host Compute Node Is Reprovisioned
6.2.6 Ethernet-Based System Management Nodes Have Non-Functional bond0 Network Interface
6.2.7 Network Performance Is Impacted by VxLAN Encapsulation
6.2.8 Altering Custom Network VLAN Tag Is Not Supported
6.2.9 Configuring Uplinks with Breakout Ports Results in Port Group Named 'None'
6.2.10 DPM Server Pool Policy Interrupts Synchronization of Tenant Group Settings
6.2.11 Host Network Parameter Validation Is Too Permissive
6.2.12 Virtual Appliances Cannot Be Imported Over a Host Network
6.2.13 Customizations for ZFS Storage Appliance in multipath.conf Are Not Supported
6.2.14 Customer Created LUNs Are Mapped to the Wrong Initiator Group
6.2.15 Storage Head Failover Disrupts Running Virtual Machines
6.2.16 Changing Multiple Component Passwords Causes Authentication Failure in Oracle VM Manager
6.2.17 ILOM Password of Expansion Compute Nodes Is Not Synchronized During Provisioning
6.2.18 SSH Host Key Mismatch After Management Node Failover
6.2.19 External Storage Cannot Be Discovered Over Data Center Network
6.2.20 Mozilla Firefox Cannot Establish Secure Connection with User Interface
6.2.21 Virtual Machine with High Availability Takes Five Minutes to Restart when Failover Occurs
6.2.22 CLI Command update appliance Is Deprecated
6.2.23 Certain CLI Commands Fail in Single-command Mode
6.2.24 Upgrader Checks Logged in Different Order
6.2.25 Virtual Machine Loses IP Address Due to DHCP Timeout During High Network Load
6.2.26 Adding the Virtual Machine Role to the Storage Network Causes Cluster to Lose Heartbeat Networking
6.2.27 Adding Virtual Machine Role to the Management Network Causes Oracle VM Manager to Lose Contact with the Compute Nodes
7 Feedback and Support
7.1 Providing Feedback and Reporting Problems
7.2 Contacting Oracle Specialist Support
7.3 Data Collection for Service and Support