Xena Series (3.8.0 - 3.12.x) Release Notes

3.12.5

Bug Fixes

  • Adds an extra check for cases where the BMC provides a SettingsObject URI through @Redfish.Settings but this URI does not allow setting boot related attributes. Prior to sending a PATCH request to SettingsURI, a GET request is issued to verify if it contains the attributes to be updated. In case these attributes are missing, the request is made against System URI instead. Issues such as the one addressed with this change usually manifest themselves with a Redfish response containing an error message similar to the following: MessageId: Base.1.8.PropertyNotWritable, Message: The property BootSourceOverrideEnabled is a read only property and cannot be assigned a value.

3.12.4

Bug Fixes

  • To avoid timeouts with recent versions of firmwares we need to increase the number of server side retries. For example, in idrac firmware series 5.x the time gap between operations is almost 20 seconds instead of the 10 seconds in the 4.x series.

3.12.3

Bug Fixes

  • Fixes potential cases where exceptions from the underlying requests library may be raised up through sushy, resulting in client applications possibly not understanding that an error has occurred. The sushy ConnectionError exception is now returned upon any exception falling under RequestException from the requests library.

  • Fixes unreliable behavior with ETag interactions with some BMCs as opportunistic use of compressed responses may cause the BMC to change an ETag response to “Weak”, which is to be expected as an ETag represents an absolute byte-by-byte response consistency, and compression cannot reliably honor that contract. Introduction of a client perceiving a “Weak” ETag may not be expected by the server, and the server may reject responses because the ETag is not a “Strong” ETag when we respond or interact with a resource.

    As a result, requests no longer offer oppurtunistic compression of responses as an acceptable possibility, which overall has minimal impact, espescially when compared to the value of consistent BMC behavior and interaction.

  • Fixes an issue in the sushy connector object handling where a Sushy client utilizing basic authentication would not raise an AccessError exception once the credentials stopped working. We now explicitly check to see if basic authentication is in use, and raise the exception if an AccessError is encountered.

  • Alters eTag handling in PATCH requests: First, the original eTag is used. In case of a failure, if the eTag provided was weak, it is converted to a strong format by removing the weak prefix. If this approach is not applicable or fails, the final attempt is made omitting the eTag entirely. By taking this approach, no workarounds are applied if BMC is handling eTags as expected and in case of failures, known workarounds are attempted, improving overall resiliency.

3.12.2

Bug Fixes

  • Makes the unstripped version of an Etag available in addition to the stripped one in order to support vendor implementations which require one or the other.

3.12.1

Bug Fixes

  • Changing boot device string for virtual media from “Cd” to “UsbCd” on SuperMicro machines to match their specific naming convention.

  • If available, uses headers with an Etag to set the boot options.

  • Fixes issues with the refresh of Session based authentication where a previous refresh attempt failing could result in a fallback to Basic authentication and would silently fail. The client library now attempts to re-authenticate.

  • Fixes silent failures when a refresh of an authentication Session fails and was unable to be re-established due to an AccessError. Should this occur, now the AccessError exception is explicitly raised as opposed to attempting to fall back to Basic authentication.

  • Fixes issues where the Session and Basic auth interface would fallback to Basic authentication should a ConnectionError exception occur while attempting to perform an authentication action. ConnectionError exceptions are signs of networking transport issues, and should be investigated. A ConnectionError exception is now raised.

  • Prevents the combined Session and Basic authentication support from falling back to Basic authentication once Session based authentication has been established. This should be considered a potential security issue or an environmental change requiring potential client re-initialization. This is exposed as an AccessError exception. Continued operations against the Sushy library will attempt to reauthenticate, if possible.

  • Resolved virtualmedia attach failures caused by the lack of TransferProtocolType parameter in the request payload which is required by certain BMCs (e.g. on Nokia servers). This is done by adding capability to retry virtualmedia InsertMedia with the updated payload in such cases.

  • Fixes incompatibility with BMCs that require use of a specific SettingsObject URI specified in @Redfish.Settings resource in order to set BootSourceOverride or similar attributes. For example, this is required on Nokia servers.

3.12.0

New Features

  • The VirtualMedia.insert_media call now supports credentials for the image URI.

Bug Fixes

3.11.0

New Features

  • Adds root property to Sushy resources to link to main Sushy object. Empty for Sushy root itself.

Upgrade Notes

  • “Inserted” and “WriteProtected” optional attributes are no longer present in the InsertMedia API call payload when default values {“Inserted”: True, “WriteProtected”: True} are specified by the consumer (e.g. Ironic) and PATCH method of configuring virtual media is not used. Behaviour is unchanged if PATCH method is used.

Bug Fixes

  • Removing “Inserted” and “WriteProtected” parameters from the Redfish VirtualMedia::insert_media() API call payload when default values {“Inserted”: True, “WriteProtected”: True} are set and PATCH method is not used. Those parameters are optional as per Redfish schema 2021.1. Some BMCs (e.g. SuperMicro X11/X12 platforms) treat these fields as read-only and setting them causes vMedia insert failures. These attributes should default to True on the BMC side. Some BMCs using PATCH method of configuring virtual media (e.g. Lenovo SD530) still require “Inserted” attribute, so only changing this for non-PATCH methods of configuring virtual media such as InsertMedia action.

  • Fixes OEM resource attribute parsing for OEM resources with required fields. Before the fix an error such as “The attribute <attribute name> is missing from the resource <resource path>” occurred.

3.10.0

New Features

  • Adds Drive.volumes property for list of volumes that drive is part of.

Bug Fixes

  • Removes the requirement from Context to be present when requesting a subscription, some BMCs do not report Context when the subscription is created with empty string and would cause MissingAttributeError.

  • Fixes Processor.sub_processors for “‘Processor’ object has no attribute ‘conn’” error.

3.9.0

New Features

  • Adds support for the Redfish EventService resource. EventService is responsible for managing event subscriptions and generates the events sent to subscribers.

3.8.0

New Features

  • Add support for caching Redfish Attribute Registries. In particular, cache the BIOS Attribute Registry and provide a function to return it if it matches the AttributeRegistry field in System BIOS.

Bug Fixes

  • Adds a fallback for inserting and ejecting virtual media using the PATCH HTTP request instead of the explicit action URIs. The fallback is required for Lenovo ThinkSystem machines (i.e. SD530, ..) that only implement the PATCH method.