What’s New in StarWind SAN V8

StarWind V8 RCStarWind SAN V8 RC has just been released with a lot of new features. Below is a summary of what to look for in this release:

Log-structured File System:

• VAAI UNMAP command implemented.
• Internal structures changed to ensure compatibility with upcoming updates.
• Improvements made for operations with VSS providers.


Flash cache:

• Optimizations and fixes for cache operation added.
• WB mode for L2 cache returned.


• Added VSS support for devices with synchronous replication.

NAS Configurator:

• NAS Configurator utility helps to export storage as SMB or NFS network share by means of StarWind High Availability and MS Cluster

VSA Builder:

• VSA Builder utility deploys StarWind VSA virtual machine on VMWare ESXi server.

V2V Converter:

• V2V Converter utility added to StarWind Management console. It is a V2V conversion tool for virtual machines.You can use it to convert VMDK to VHD files and VHD to VMDK as well as to IMG file, which is a native StarWind format.

Management console:
• Scale-out functionality extended: updates for device views and device tree.
• Fix for file naming: now wizard generates header file name and image file name for L2 cache storage according with device header file name.
• Fixed bug connected with the creation of new folder in file browser.

For more information on the all New StarWind SAN V8, please check out: StarWind V8 RC is here

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