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Hammerspace Release Notes – Version 4.6.1

Hammerspace announces version 4.6.1

New Features and Enhancements in Hammerspace v4.6.1

  • Ansible

Hammerspace Anvil and DSX can now be deployed and configured using Ansible Playbooks. Deployment is supported on VMware ESX 6.5 and later. 

  • WORM

WORM can be enabled with a Hammerspace Objective. WORM protection can be implemented on files, folders, and shares. In addition, an expiration date can be set through a declarative objective. A privileged delete command is also supported. 

  • Active Directory Single Sign-On

Active Directory login credentials can now be used to authenticate against the Hammerspace management GUI. 

  • x.509 Server Certificate

A customer-provided certificate can now be installed and be used as an option where appropriate for all external communication requiring secure traffic. 

  • GUI Support for SMB Aliases

Users can now configure and modify SMB Aliases in the GUI. 

  • GUI Scalability

A number of enhancements have been made to improve GUI responsiveness when rendering share and node listings in very large-scale deployments. 

  • User and Group Lookup Performance 

Several enhancements have been made to the identity mapping caches on Hammerspace Anvil and DSX. This will help avoid unnecessary Name Service lookups, resulting in improved SMB login performance. 

Technology Preview Features

This category consists of product features made available for testing purposes only. Technology preview features are not supported for production use. In general, a preview feature will be made available with full product support in the following release. 

  • Antivirus Scanning

Antivirus is now supported as a technology preview feature. Antivirus support is implemented through standard ICAP (Internet Content Adaptation Protocol). ICAP is a protocol defined in RFC 3507. 

  • Capacity Planning Analysis

Hammerspace provides customers with tools that help them plan their storage needs by allowing them to simulate data uploads to cloud without actually moving any data, while taking into account storage efficiency features like data compression and dedupe. 

  • Native Cloud Volume Support

With support for native volumes, customers have the ability to access cloud data using any third-party tools and applications.