Release Notes

Version

A10 Harmony Controller HC-5.0.0

Compatibility

Product
Supported versions
A10 Thunder
5.0.0 (ADFW and CGFW)
A10 Lightning ADC
4.0.1, 4.1.0, 4.1.0 P2, 4.2.0, 4.2.0-P2
Harmony Apps
Yet to be released
A10 Kubernetes Connector (Secure Service Mesh)
ICL-2.0.6
A10 Kubernetes Connector (for Thunder)
1.0

New Features

  1. Harmony Portal login using third-party authentication providers like LDAP, Radius and TACACS.
  2. Provision for configuring extensive alerts for infrastructure as well as A10 Secure Application Services.
  3. Ability to launch vThunder in VMWare vCenter environment from Harmony Portal.
  4. Better Device management and configuration capability through Global Object Explorer from Harmony Portal. Legacy Thunder Device Manager (TDM) is removed.
  5. Ability to deploy Harmony Controller on machines having two network interfaces.
  6. Ability to deploy Harmony Controller for Disaster Recovery (DR) in addition to already available High Availability (HA).
  7. Provider and Tenant level summary dashboards. Provider also has a Cluster Dashboard.

Known Issues

Item ID
Description
HARMONY-9212
Due to the issues in Microsoft Edge, Single Sign On (SSO) for editing
application configuration fails. Using Google Chrome is advised for smooth
experience.
HARMONY-9508
In case of HA Fail-over, analytics shows the new active device status
even for historical data that belongs to old device.
HARMONY-9177
For vThunder, partition CPU usage is approximate. If only one
partition is there in Thunder device, it may not show the same value as
Device CPU usage.
HARMONY-11211
In some remote cases, while installing Harmony Controller software on
single A10 HarmonyTM Controller 2000 appliance, a harmless message
saying ‘No resources found’ may show up. After a few messages,
installation will proceed normally and complete successfully.
HARMONY-11466
In a few cases, Harmony Controller may not work as expected when
installed on a VM having multiple network interfaces. It is recommended to
have default route attached to the network interface where controller
services are mapped.
HARMONY-11353
In some cases, I/O CPU value of a Thunder device reported in
Harmony Controller may not match with the value reported in Thunder CLI
or UI.
HARMONY-13565
New partitions or app services created on Thunder when
Harmony Controller is not reachable from Thunder is not automatically
synchronized with controller. De-registering the Thunder and
registering again brings all information to the controller.
HARMONY-14319
Harmony Controller will not work properly for large number of partitions on
a Thunder.
HARMONY-16209
Harmony APIs have changed. This may break existing automation around
Harmony APIs. Please consult A10 team for details.
HARMONY-16557
Login with Google oAuth to Harmony Portal has issues. It is recommended
to use other authentication providers.
HARMONY-16701
Admin users created on Thunder devices after registering them to
Controller, do not get synchronized with Controller even after
configuration scan. Deregistering Thunder and Registering again will fix
the problem. However,mapping Partitions to Tenants may be required again.
HARMONY-16723
If Thunder VCS cluster does not have a floating IP address, it does not
register properly with Harmony Controller. It is recommended to always
have floating IP address assigned to the VCS cluster.
HARMONY-16829
The Thunder cluster launched by Harmony Controller in VMWare vCenter
environment always has cluster type ‘Single’. HA or VCS clusters needs to
be launched manually and attached to the Controller.
HARMONY-16699
Partitions (and other associated objects) deleted directly at Thunder remain
visible in Harmony Portal and may lead to errors. It is recommended to
delete partitions from Harmony Portal.
HARMONY-16850
Harmony Controller connects to Thunder management interface only on
port 443.
HARMONY-16953
When the configured external authentication service (e.g. LDAP, Radius,
etc.) is down, there is no way to login to Harmony Portal. Please
restore the authentication service before trying to login.
HARMONY-17070
Only one Provider account can be created on a Harmony Controller.
Support for having multiple providers is temporarily suspended.
HARMONY-17071
Configuring multiple Thunder devices or Application services together from
Harmony Portal is temporarily not available. Backed up configuration can
still be pushed on multiple devices.
HARMONY-17072
Option to schedule image upgrade of Thunder devices is from Harmony
Portal is temporarily not available.
CM-466
When Thunder configuration with multiple Virtual IP addresses (VIPs) is
created through Harmony Portal and pushed to a Thunder device, analytics
information for all these VIPs does not show up properly. It is recommended
to configure one VIP at a time.
CM-473
When Thunder configuration is modified directly on Thunder, it does not
automatically synchronize with the Controller. Using ‘Scan’ option brings
the configuration to Controller from the device. However, making all
configuration changes from Harmony Portal (Global Object Explorer) is
recommended after registering Thunder to Controller.
GUI-599
Options for scheduled device configuration backup and restore from
Harmony Portal are temporarily reduced – only daily backup is available
for now. Also, there is no way to delete a scheduled backup task.
GUI-615
In Harmony Portal, Tenant admins can view the portions and associated
application services that do not belong to them. Recommended is not to
onboard application service that require strict access control.
GUI-812
When name of a Tenant is altered in Harmony Portal, some places may still
display the old name.
GUI-1053
While displaying difference between old and new configuration, the
coloring of config blocks may be incorrect.
GUI-1189
When a new partition is created on Thunder using Harmony Portal, the
portal displays the newly added partition even if the actual creation
fails. This leads to errors when other operations are tried on such
partition. It is recommended tocarefully check the status in workflow
window before proceeding further.
GUI-1198
When existing configuration is imported or scanned from Thunder device,
some properties may not show up properly in Harmony Portal.
GUI-1302
The Thunder Onboarding help that pops up on first time login does not
display how-to perform the steps. Recommended is to use product
documentation for details.
GUI-1336
When size of Thunder configuration backup file is large, configuration
backup from Thunder to Harmony Controller fails.
GUI-1337
When size of Thunder configuration is large, configuration push from
Harmony Controller to Thunder fails.
GUI-1341
GUI-1342
GUI-1362
Certain portions of Thunder configuration are not being deployed properly
when pushed to Thunder from Harmony Controller.

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