• Unraid OS version 6.10.0-rc2 available


    limetech

    6.10.0 Summary of Changes and New Features

     

    As always, prior to updating, create a backup of your USB flash device:  "Main/Flash/Flash Device Settings" - click "Flash Backup".

     

    Note: In order to permit ongoing development, some changes/features are marked experimental.  This means underlying support is included in the release, but high level functionality or UI has not been included yet.

     

    UPC and My Servers Plugin - [rc2] reworded

    The most visible new feature is located in the upper right of the webGUI header.  We call this the User Profile Component, or UPC.  The UPC allows a user to associate their server(s) and license key(s) with their Unraid Community forum account, also known as an Unraid.net account.

     

    Starting with this release, it will be necessary for a new user to either sign-in with existing forum credentials or sign-up, creating a new account via the UPC in order to download a Trial key.  All key purchases and upgrades are also handled exclusively via the UPC.

     

    Signing-in provides these benefits:

    1. My Servers Dashboard - when logged into the forum a new My Servers menu item appears. Clicking this brings up a Dashboard which displays a set of tiles representing servers associated with this account.  Each tile includes a link to bring up the servers webGUI on your LAN.  Install the My Servers plugin to provide real-time status and other advanced features (see below).
    2. Notification of critical security-related updates.  In the event a serious security vulnerability has been discovered and patched, we will send out a notification to all email addresses associated with registered servers.
    3. Posting privilege in a new set of My Servers forum boards.
    4. No more reliance on email and having to copy/paste key file URLs in order to install a license key - keys are delivered and installed automatically to your server.

     

    Once a license key has been provisioned, it is not necessary to remain signed-in, though there is no particular reason to sign-out.

    [rc2]  Exception:  A server must be signed-in to Provision and Renew a Let's Encrypt SSL certificate.

     

    My Servers Plugin

    My Servers is what we call our set of cloud-based or cloud-enabled services and features that integrate with your Unraid server(s).  Once installed here are some of the features of My Servers:

    • Real-time Status - with the plugin installed each server tile on the My Servers Dashboard will display real-time status such as whether the server is online or offline, storage utilization and other information. 
    • Remote Access link - if enabled, a link is displayed on the My Servers Dashboard to bring up a server webGUI remotely over the Internet.
    • Automatic Flash Backup - every registered server is provided with a private git repo initially populated with the contents of your USB flash boot device (except for certain files which contain private information such as passwords).  Thereafter, configuration changes are automatically committed.  A link is provided to download a custom zip file that can be fed as input to the USB Flash Creator tool to move your configuration to a new USB flash device.

     

    My Servers is an optional add-on, installed through Community Apps or via direct plugin URL.  Detailed instructions can be found here.

     

    If you have installed the My Servers plugin, signed-in servers will maintain a websocket connection to a cloud-based Lime Technology proxy server for the purpose of relaying real-time status.

     

    Security Changes

    • It is now mandatory to define a root password.  We also created a division in the Users page to distinguish root from other user names.  The root UserEdit page includes a text box for pasting SSH authorized keys.
    • For new configurations, the flash share default export setting is No.
    • For all new user shares, the default export setting is No.
    • For new configurations, SMBv1 is disabled by default.
    • For new configurations, telnet, ssh, and ftp are disabled by default.
    • We removed certain strings from Diagnostics such as passwords found in the 'go' file.

     

    Virtualization

    Both libvirt and qemu have been updated.  In addition qemu has been compiled with OpenGL support, and [rc2] ARM emulation (experimental).

     

    [rc2] To support Windows 11 which requires TPM and Secure boot, we have added TPM emulation; and, added a "Windows 11" VM template which automatically selects TPM-aware OVMF bios.  Also, here are instructions for upgrading a Windows 10 VM to Windows 11.  Special thanks to @ich777 who researched and determined what changes and components were necessary to provide this functionality.

     

    The built-in FireFox browser available in GUI-mode boot is built as an AppImage and located in the bzfirmware compressed file system image.  This saves approximately 60MB of RAM.

     

    The Wireguard plugin has been integrated into webGUI, that is, no need for the plugin.  If you had the plugin installed previously, it will be uninstalled and moved to the "Plugins/Plugin File Install Errors" page. No action is needed unless you want to press the Delete button to remove it from that page. Your WireGuard tunnels and settings will be preserved.

     

    Simplified installation of the Community Apps plugin.  The webGUI automatically includes the Apps menu item, and if CA is not already installed, the page offers an Install button.  No need to hunt for the plugin link.

     

    Let's Encrypt SSL provisioning change.  In previous releases code that provisions (allocates and downloads) a LE SSL certificate would first test if DNS Rebinding Protection was enforced on the user's LAN; and, if so, would not provision the certificate.  Since there are other uses for a LE certificate we changed the code so that provision would always proceed.  Next, we changed the logic behind the Auto selection of "Use SSL/TLS" setting on the Management Access page.  Now it is only possible to select Auto if both a LE certificate has been provisioned and DNS Rebinding Protection is not enforced.  This is a subtle change but permits certain My Servers features such as Remote Access.

     

    Linux Kernel

    Upgrade to [rc2] Linux 5.14.15 kernel which includes so-called Sequoia vulnerability mitigation.

     

    In-tree GPU drivers are now loaded by default if corresponding hardware is detected:

    • amdgpu
    • ast
    • i915
    • radeon

     

    These drivers are required mostly for motherboard on-board graphics used in GUI boot mode.  Loading of a driver can be prohibited by creating the appropriate file named after the driver:

    echo "blacklist i915" > /boot/config/modprobe.d/i915.conf

    Alternately, the device can be isolated from Linux entirely via the System Devices page.  Note that in Unraid OS 6.9 releases the in-tree GPU drivers are blacklisted by default and to enabling loading a driver you need to create an empty "conf" file.  After upgrading to Unraid OS 6.10 you may delete those files, or leave them as-is.  This change was made to greatly improve the Desktop GUI experience for new users.

     

    Added support for Intel GVT-g, which lets you split your Intel i915 iGPU into multiple virtual GPUs and pass them through to multiple VMs, using @ich777's Intel-GVT-g plugin.

     

    Added support for gnif/vendor-reset.  This simplifies @ich777's AMD Vendor Reset plugin which permits users to get their AMD video cards to reset properly.

     

    [rc2] Added so-called "add-relaxable-rmrr-5_8_and_up.patch" modified for our kernel
      https://github.com/kiler129/relax-intel-rmrr/blob/master/patches/add-relaxable-rmrr-5_8_and_up.patch

    Thanks to @ich777 for pointing this out,

     

    [rc2] Enabled additional ACPI kernel options
    [rc2] Updated out-of-tree drivers

    [rc2] Enabled TPM kernel modules (not utilized yet) - note this is for Unraid host utilizing physical TPM, not emulated TPM support for virtual machnes.

     

    Base Packages

    Virtually the entire base package set has been updated.

     

    [rc2] For SMB: Samba version 4.15 SMB3 multi-channel is no longer marked "experimental" and is enabled by default.

     

    [rc2] Per request we added the mcelog package.  With inclusion of this package, if you have an AMD processor you may see this error message in the system log:

    mcelog: ERROR: AMD Processor family 23: mcelog does not support this processor. Please use the edac_mce_amd module instead.

    We're not sure what to make of this.  It appears mcelog is begin deprecated in favor of rasdaemon.  This is something we need to research further.

     

    Other improvements available in 6.10, which are maybe not so obvious to spot from the release notes and some of these improvements are internal and not really visible:

     

    Event driven model to obtain server information and update the webGUI in real-time

    • The advantage of this model is its scalability. Multiple browsers can be opened simultaneously to the webGUI without much impact
    • In addition stale browser sessions won't create any CSRF errors anymore
    • People who keep their browser open 24/7 will find the webGUI stays responsive at all times

     

    Docker labels

    • Docker labels are added to allow people using Docker compose to make use of icons and GUI access
    • Look at a Docker 'run' command output to see exactly what labels are used

     

    Docker custom networks

    • A new setting for custom networks is available. Originally custom networks are created using the macvlan mode, and this mode is kept when upgrading to version 6.10
    • The new ipvlan mode is introduced to battle the crashes some people experience when using macvlan mode. If that is your case, change to ipvlan mode and test. Changing of mode does not require to reconfigure anything on Docker level, internally everything is being taken care off.

     

    Docker bridge network (docker0)

    • docker0 now supports IPv6. This is implemented by assigning docker0 a private IPv6 subnet (fd17::/64), similar to what is done for IPv4 and use network translation to communicate with the outside world
    • Containers connected to the bridge network now have both IPv4 and IPv6 connectivity (of course the system must have IPv6 configured in the network configuration)
    • In addition several enhancements are made in the IPv6 implementation to better deal with the use (or no-use) of IPv6

     

    Plugins page

    • The plugins page now loads information in two steps. First the list of plugins is created and next the more time consuming plugin status field is retrieved in the background. The result is a faster loading plugins page, especially when you have a lot of plugins installed

     

    Dashboard graphs

    • The dashboard has now two graphs available. The CPU graph is displayed by default, while the NETWORK graph is a new option under Interface (see the 'General Info' selection)
    • The CPU graph may be hidden as well in case it is not desired
    • Both graphs have a configurable time-line, which is by default 30 seconds and can be changed independently for each graph to see a longer or shorter history.
    • Graphs are updated in real-time and are useful to observe the behavior of the server under different circumstances

     

    Other Changes

    • We switched to a better-maintained version of the WSD server component called wsdd2 in an effort to eliminate instances where the wsd daemon would start consuming 100% of a CPU core.  [rc2] Automatically restrict wsdd to listen only at the primary network interface (br0, bond0, or eth0, depending on config).
    • Fixed issue where you couldn't create a docker image on a share name that contains a space.
    • Fixed issue where 'mover' would not move to a pool name that contains a space.
    • Fixed issue in User Share file system where permissions were not being honored.
    • We increased the font size in Terminal and [rc2] fixed issue with macOS Monterey.
    • [rc2] Fixed jumbo frames not working.
    • [rc2] sysctl: handle net.netfilter.nf_conntrack_count max exceeded (increase setting to 131072) - hattip to Community Member @DieFalse

    • [rc2] Mover will create '.partial' file and then rename upon completion.

    • [rc2] Check bz file sha256sums at boot time.

     

    Credits

    Special thanks to all our beta testers and especially:

    @bonienl for his continued refinement and updating of the Dynamix webGUI.

    @Squid for continued refinement of Community Apps and associated feed.

    @dlandon for continued refinement of Unassigned Devices plugin and patience as we change things under the hood.

    @ich777 for assistance and passing on knowledge of Linux kernel config changes to support third party drivers and other kernel-related functionality via plugins.

    @SimonF for refinements to System Devices page and other webGUI improvements.  We intend to merge your mover progress changes during this RC series.

     


     

    Version 6.10.0-rc2 2021-11-01 (vs. 6.10.0-rc1)

     

    Base distro:

    • acpid: version 2.0.33
    • at-spi2-core: version 2.42.0
    • bind: version 9.16.22
    • btrfs-progs: version 5.14.2
    • ca-certificates: version 20211005
    • cifs-utils: version 6.14
    • coreutils: version 9.0
    • cryptsetup: version 2.4.1
    • curl: version 7.79.1
    • dhcpcd: version 9.4.1
    • dnsmasq: version 2.86
    • docker: version 20.10.9
    • e2fsprogs: version 1.46.4
    • ethtool: version 5.14
    • file: version 5.41
    • fribidi: version 1.0.11
    • fuse3: version 3.10.5
    • gd: version 2.3.3
    • gdbm: version 1.22
    • git: version 2.33.1
    • glib2: version 2.70.0
    • glibc-zoneinfo: version 2021e
    • gnutls: version 3.7.2
    • grep: version 3.7
    • gzip: version 1.11
    • harfbuzz: version 3.0.0
    • haveged: version 1.9.15
    • htop: version 3.1.1
    • iproute2: version 5.14.0
    • jansson: version 2.14
    • json-glib: version 1.6.6
    • libXi: version 1.8
    • libarchive: version 3.5.2
    • libedit: version 20210910_3.1
    • libepoxy: version 1.5.9
    • libgcrypt: version 1.9.4
    • libgudev: version 237
    • libjpeg-turbo: version 2.1.1
    • libssh: version 0.9.6
    • libssh2: version 1.10.0
    • libtpms: version 0.9.0
    • libvirt: version 7.8.0
    • libvirt-php: version 0.5.6a
    • libwebp: version 1.2.1
    • libxkbcommon: version 1.3.1
    • lvm2: version 2.03.13
    • mc: version 4.8.27
    • mcelog: version 179
    • nano: version 5.9
    • ncurses: version 6.3
    • nghttp2: version 1.46.0
    • nginx: version 1.19.10
    • ntfs-3g: version 2021.8.22
    • openssh: version 8.8p1
    • openssl: version 1.1.1l
    • openssl-solibs: version 1.1.1l
    • pam: version 1.5.2
    • pango: version 1.48.10
    • pcre2: version 10.38
    • php: version 7.4.24
    • qemu: version 6.1.0
    • samba: version 4.15.0
    • sudo: version 1.9.8p2
    • swtpm: version 0.6.1
    • ttyd: version 20211023
    • usbutils: version 014
    • util-linux: version 2.37.2
    • wget: version 1.21.2
    • wireguard-tools: version 1.0.20210914
    • wsdd2: version 1.8.6
    • xfsprogs: version 5.13.0
    • xkeyboard-config: version 2.34
    • xrdb: version 1.2.1
    • xterm: version 369

     

    Linux kernel:

    • version 5.14.15
    • restore CONFIG_X86_X32: x32 ABI for 64-bit mode
    • added so-called "add-relaxable-rmrr-5_8_and_up.patch" modified for this kernel
    • added several ACPI-related CONFIG settings
    • added CONFIG_TCG_TPM and associated TPM chip drivers
    • added CONFIG_NFSD_V4: NFS server support for NFS version 4
    • added CONFIG_USB_NET_AQC111: Aquantia AQtion USB to 5/2.5GbE Controllers support
    • added NFS_V4: NFS client support for NFS version 4
    • oot: md/unriad: version 2.9.19
    • oot: nvidia: version 470.63.01 [via plugin]
    • oot: r8125:version 9.006.04
    • oot: r8152: version 2.15.0

     

    Management:

    • emhttpd: fix regression: user shares should be enabled by default
    • emhttpd: minimize information transmitted by 'stock' UpdateDNS function
    • firefox: version 91.0.r20210823123856 (AppImage)
    • mover: append '.partial' suffix to filename when move in-progess
    • rc.mcelog: mcelog added to base distro
    • rc.nginx: support custom wildcard self-signed certs
    • rc.S: check bz file sha256 during initial boot
    • sysctl: handle net.netfilter.nf_conntrack_count max exceeded (increase setting to 131072)
    • wsdd2: listen only on active interface by default (br0, bond0, or eth0)
    • webgui: remove 'My Servers' skeleton page
    • webgui: present CA-signed certificate subject as a link
    • webgui: Relax update frequency a bit
    • webgui: Docker: Only save templates as v2
    • webgui: Fix pools display on Main page when empty pool exists
    • webgui: Escape double quotes in text input submit
    • webgui: Add 'root' folder protection to filetree
    • webgui: Support multi-language in filetree display
    • webgui: Use background checking for flash corruption
    • webgui: Proactive script security hardening
    • webgui: Diagnostics: add check for DNS Rebinding Protection
    • webgui: Diagnostics: privatize routable IPs
    • webgui: Diagnostics: add url details
    • webgui: Docker: Fix incorrect caching when deleting / recreating image
    • webgui: Silence PHP error on syslinux page if flash drive is missing
    • webgui: various Multi-language corrections
    • webgui: VM Manager: added Windows 11 template and OVMF TPM
    • webgui: VM Manager: add virtio-win-0.1.208.iso download link
    • webgui: Sign-in required to provision/renew Unraid LE SSL certificate
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    6 hours ago, JonathanM said:

    Just to clarify this, Unraid NEVER has "phoned home" for paid licenses. [...]

    6 hours ago, JonathanM said:

    [...]

    As far as the key purchases, trial keys will require sign in. Paid keys can still be handled externally if desired.

    From the report:

    "Starting with this release, it will be necessary for a new user to either sign-in with existing forum credentials or sign-up, creating a new account via the UPC in order to download a Trial key.  All key purchases and upgrades are also handled exclusively via the UPC."

     

    From the updated wiki: image.thumb.png.6cd2ab1e3b2688a63605b58555341ee9.png

     

    Sounds like indeed, no, paid keys won't be handled externally. Or maybe Limetech just forgot to mention it's still a possibility in BOTH the report AND wiki?

     

    So from what I can read now, since 6.10, if you want to upgrade your key, or spin up a new server, the key management will be done online with an Unraid account, and the key will be indefinitely linked to your Unraid account.


    That's a no for me, and that does categorize as "phoning home for paid licenses" to me, and it doesn't sound optional at all if I believe the official report, and I quote "All key purchases and upgrades are also handled exclusively via the UPC.".

    So maybe it has never phoned home for paid license, but according to what I'm reading, it now will phone home, and that's part of my grief.

     

     

    6 hours ago, JonathanM said:

    [...] nothing will change with 6.10 except for the sign in screen for UPC will be present and nag you to install the my servers plugin. [...]

     

    I PAID for it. And it's gonna nag me for something I haven't signed for?

     

    I don't mind the security alert on Pr*xm*x for using community repos and stuff, because it's free software, and a justifiable alert, tbh.

     

    But you're telling me the damn thing that I paid for will give me pop-ups to install stuff I am thoroughly against?

     

    Does Unraid have an identity crisis or what, to pull preloaded MacAfee trial / Avast Free antivirus type of annoyance, basically bullying you into stuff you never agreed to on an OS you paid?

     

    If I wanted that type of crapware "flair", I would run windows server.

     

     

     

    Edited by Keexrean
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    10 minutes ago, JonathanM said:

    [...]Snip

     

    Thanks! It's indeed reassuring, you had similar concerns to mines, or at least voiced them well.

     

    If indeed it won't become impossible to manage license without the UPC, it could be worth mentioning in the report since the wording of it actually makes it sound the exact absolute opposite.

    That's that "solved", but still only a part of my grief.

    Or at least it would be really solved if the thread wasn't ending in a bunch of unanswered questions, and if the UPC as a whole was just a module/plugin we can opt out/uninstall of and see disappear from the dashboard AND unloaded from the OS.

    I wouldn't care about the UPC if it was like the FTP server, or Mover, and you could just flick it off and be done with it.

    I wouldn't care about it if it was a pre-installed plugin you can just punt out of your system.

     

    I don't mind features I don't use, so long you actually don't try to shove them in my face.

    A legitimate security pop-up on Pr*xm*x concerning community repos, I'm fine with that, because it's a legitimate security concern.

     

    A pop-up/recurring banner/alert to install My server plugin or that kind of shenanigan, I'm through.

     

    An ugly space-consuming wart on the general header kinda counts also as "shoving it in my face".

    Especially when it just scatters around the server name, description, uptime and license, which used to be 4 informations in a list, clear to read, and now are just a design mess that won't let your eye off that big Sign In text assorted with its orange carbuncle Unraid logo.

     

    I will be updating to 6.10, but not with a 6.9.2 backup, with a PVE boot drive ready to go as an option, if I'm not feeling like actually going into the gui's CSS file to nuke the UPC out my view.

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    how can I download the rc2?

    The unraid creation tool just crashes if I try to use rc2 (other images work fine).

    I can not upgrade a server as I want a fresh setup... any direct download out there?

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    I would like to report that the drop down doesn't fill when selecting the vbios file in the VM's. I have to type the path manually.

     

    Also my Mac OS X VM with monterrey doens't boot, error "qemu-system-x86_64: warning: host doesn't support requested feature: CPUID.01H:ECX.pcid" in the logs. Reverting to 6.9.2 made it work again.

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    3 hours ago, Bullerwins said:

    I would like to report that the drop down doesn't fill when selecting the vbios file in the VM's. I have to type the path manually.

     

    Also my Mac OS X VM with monterrey doens't boot, error "qemu-system-x86_64: warning: host doesn't support requested feature: CPUID.01H:ECX.pcid" in the logs. Reverting to 6.9.2 made it work again.

    Already reported there :

     

    It is fixed for next release.

     

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    On 11/23/2021 at 4:19 PM, Frank1940 said:

     

    Try making your Web Browser a bit wider.  The banner is sized horizontally to  fit the width of the 'window' but the height does not change.  So the width of the 'window' will change the height-to-width appearance ratio.

     

    I tried on my desktop, laptop and phone. Nothing helped, My desktop has a 3440x1440 monitor and the issue was the same. The picture was squished horizontally. I tired a new profile image (had to restart the server to get it to apply) and the images was squashed vertically this time. I tired different browsers with the same result. 

     

    I removed the image and will just use the default M i have as my profile pic, that looks fine in the webui. Again its not a large issue but it is something that does not work properly. 

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    24 minutes ago, macieksoft said:

    tried on my desktop, laptop and phone. Nothing helped, My desktop has a 3440x1440 monitor and the issue was the same. The picture was squished horizontally.

    I made my banners 1920X90 pixels in size.  At the time when I was creating banners, I seem to recall that this was suggested as the optimum size.  I checked on two monitors---  3840x2160  and  2560X1440 --- and as long as the browser width was about 75% of the screen width, the distortion was minimal.  In fact, even at full width the distortion, while noticeable, was not that obvious until I started looking for it. Making it smaller than 75% of screen width, the distortion became very apparent at less than about 50% of screen width.   (Your mileage may well vary on this last point.)

     

    Another point.  Both of my monitor have aspect ratios of 16x9.  If your monitor aspect ratio is different from that, you may well have to adjust the width of the banner.  You will need a decent graphic editing tool to do that.  (I used Photoshop Elements when I created mine.)  Remember that the vertical height (of 90 pixels) never changes so, for minimum distortion effect, you want a good approximation of the pixel width that you will be using for your browser.

     

    Have fun designing a custom banner...

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    4 minutes ago, Frank1940 said:

    banner

    He's not talking about the banner.  Rather he's talking about the MyServers avatar.  

     

    Part of the problem is that when you pick your avatar you can change the "square" around it to be any size to crop it accordingly, and the forum software knows about this crop and handles it accordingly.  More than likely the MyServers software doesn't have a clue about the cropping and only sees the raw image itself and displays it as best it can.  

     

    I wouldn't be surprised if there's nothing that can be done about that.

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    wow, still quite a number of issues with rc2, maybe good idea to wait for rc3?

     

    I'm on 6.9.2 and the only issue I am having is the drives do not spin down.  Can anyone confirm this is fixed in rc2+?

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