What is/are: New in NSS 9.7 SR6 (Release Notes)


  • Continuous improvements
    Northern continues to investigate and incorporate performance improvements in all areas. An example of this in NSS 9.7 SR6 is a new capability to use a pool of threads in internal processing of FPolicy events instead of spawning and using threads for each event. Laboratory testing of this optional setup has shown that FPolicy events can be internally processed up to 30% faster. This configuration will only offer noticeable benefits in certain environments - contact Northern to ask if this setup may be useful in your environment. Incremental improvements are the hallmark of a stable and continuously evolving solution.
  • Possibility to configure FPolicy engine settings via registry keys
    The NetApp FPolicy engine in Clustered Data ONTAP uses certain default settings, determined by NetApp. These settings can now be adjusted via registry keys on NSS Managing Hosts. In certain circumstances it may be preferable to reduce the default FPolicy request timeout, for example. Note that these settings only apply to Northern's FPolicy server; they are not global settings on the NetApp filer. Northern's Field Engineering team can participate in identifying optimal settings if you suspect that the default settings need to be adjusted.

Release Notes

This change log details changes made between NSS 9.7 SR5 (9.70.20363.1609) and NSS 9.7 SR6 (9.70.20574.1611).

DNSSK-4485 NQS: Use a Thread Pool for NetApp CDOT, instead of using one thread per FPolicy event.  
DNSSK-4460 NSS: Increase number of zipped trace files from 10 to 20.  
DNSSK-4429 NQS: Create registry keys for FPolicy Engine settings.  
DNSSK-4389 NQS: Default for prohibited shares for VNX and HNAS now also includes 'C$'.  


NSS 9.7 SR6 is a GD version. Meaning that it is a recommended upgrade for all customers. Contact your account manager or Solution Manager (for customers with Augmented Support and Maintenance) for further details and upgrade assistance.

Note that all published changes are contained within the Quota Server component of NSS. As such the download file for NSS 9.7 SR6 includes the same NSS Console package as was published in 9.7 SR5 (and 9.7 SR4). For new capabilities in the NSS interface (Console), customers are directed to install and use NSS 9.8.

KB Article: 3178

Updated: 12/1/2016

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    • Reference
  • Affected versions
    • 9.70.20574.1611 [9.7 SR6]

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