Portworx Enterprise 2.5.6

Portworx Enterprise 2.5.6 is now GA. See release notes here


Portworx has upgraded or enhanced functionality in the following areas:

Improvement Number Improvement Description
PWX-14845 Added a new px install argument (VAULT_NAMESPACE), allowing you to set a global vault namespace for Portworx. Provide this argument as a part of the px-vault Kubernetes secret.
PWX-13173 Added support for providing the vault-namespace argument in pxctl commands: setting cluster-wide secrets: /opt/pwx/bin/pxctl set-cluster-key --secret_options=vault-namespace=portworx create volume: /opt/pwx/bin/pxctl volume create --secure --secret_key=pwx/custom-key --secret_options=vault-namespace=portworx px-vol host attach: /opt/pwx/bin/pxctl host attach --secret_key=pwx/custom-key --secret_options=vault-namespace=portworx 57416092699073855.


The following issues have been fixed:

Issue Number Issue Description
PWX-14777 If credentials were deleted from Kubernetes secrets while there were multiple pending references to them in a Portworx cluster, Portworx generated an alert for every pending reference. User impact: Users received an excessive number of alerts. Resolution: Portworx now generates only one alert every hour. Portworx, Inc. advises against deleting credentials if there are schedules managed by Stork.
PWX-14034 Portworx did not read all the vault credentials for Kubernetes authentication methods provided in a Kubernetes secret. User impact: Portworx Vault authentication failed. Resolution: With 2.5.6, Portworx now reads all the Kubernetes authentication related input arguments from the Kubernetes secret and Portworx Vault authentication will succeed.
PWX-14937 Added a fix to allow pool expand using the add-disk operation on storage pools that have a journal partition.User impact: If users installed Portworx with cloud drive provisioning using the auto-journal ( -j auto ), expanding the pool with the add-disk operation type failed with a “not supported” error message. Users also saw the same error when using Autopilot to expand the pools. Resolution: If Portworx was installed using the auto-journal, it can now expand pools using the add-disk operation type.
PWX-15094 A nil panic in Portworx sometimes occurred when Portworx successfully created a Vault client while Vault was in an error state.User impact: Portworx returned an error: “too many open file handles” for subsequent vault operations. Resolution: Portworx no longer panics when Vault is experiencing an error.