Console 1.5.2 Release Notes
Version 1.5.2
Created: March 3, 2011
Updated: March 4, 2011
What’s New
  • New security and search performance improvements
  • Support for Aspera Enterprise and Connect Server 2.7, and Point-to-Point 2.7
  • Improvements to ASCTL and the installer
  • Dashboard Map
    • Lines for transfer activity now include transfers where one side is an unmanaged node.
  • Smart Transfers
    • Option to allow users to share smart transfers that use personal saved logins
  • Improved Reporting
    • Creation of custom reports
    • Report scheduling and emailing
  • Many added features, including:
    • Custom Fields
    • Background Process Monitoring
    • Deleting Folders after Successful Transfers
    • SSH Tunnels
    • Backup and Purge
  • Third-party component upgrades
    • Upgraded to MySQL 5.1.54
    • Upgraded Apache 2.2.17
    • Upgraded Ruby 1.8.7
  • Significant bug fixes, as described in the “Fixed Issues” section below
Fixed Issues
This list covers the critical and major problems fixed in this release.
  1. Fixed Window installer issue where mySQL root password is overwritten by new installation (#5011).
  2. Updated ETA computation so that it gets set to NULL if the transfer is predicted to last longer than ~360 days (#5239).
  3. If a user attempts to add an invalid group name, they are no longer redirected to the Configuration page and instead are provided with an error message (#5409).
  4. Fixed error that occurs after specifying wrong mySQL password during installation (when faspex™ is currently installed on the system) (#5489).
  5. Fixed issue with bracketed transfer name not being shown on Activity and Node Details pages (#5498).
  6. Fixed issue where “History” filter shows incorrect value if redirected to from Dashboard (#5711).
  7. Updated unclear error messages and labels (#6299, #5854, #5849).
  8. Fixed issue where transfer names (started from SCP GUI) containing certain Unicode character don’t appear in Console (#6311).
  9. Fixed error that occurs when email template body is blank (#5655).
  10. Fixed issues with email attachments (#6552, #6644)
  11. Fixed error in Email Settings, where upon initial installation or upgrade, neither “Open Authentication” nor “Login Required” is selected (#4998).
Known Issues
  • Aspera Console 1.5 cannot run on the same machine as any version of Aspera faspex™.
  • Unable to delete the docroot settings from a Enterprise Server 2.5 node.  Workaround:  Upgrade Enterprise Server to 2.7. (#6006)
  • Apache startup on Windows logs the following harmless warning message:
The Apache service named reported the following error:

>>> [Wed Jan 05 04:14:50 2011][warn](OS 2)The system cannot find the file specified. : No installed

ConfigArgs for the service "Apache HTTPD Server (Aspera)", using Apache defaults. (#8006)

  • When upgrading from Console 1.5.1 to 1.5.2, it is not necessary to run pre_upgrade.rb.  On Linux, the script will give an error.  On Windows, the script will run, but not do anything. (#9115)
  • On the “Connect” tab, changing the port from 40001 fails.  If the port is changed, Aspera Central will fail to reload.  The following error is thrown: “Network Error: Unable to contact Aspera Central server: Unable to connect to remote server/proxy. Connect attempted to, port <port #>.”  Restore the port to 40001 if you encounter this error. (#8635)
  • An advanced report that does not have a date range will fail to repeat at the scheduled time.  Workaround: Add $REPORT_PERIOD_END and $REPORT_PERIOD_START to the advanced report. (#8848)
  • Existing SSH Tunnels connections will fail if the "SSH Tunnel Start Port" is changed. The connection status will report "SOAP Connection Problem." Workaround: Connect a new node or Restarting the SOAP Poller will fix broken connections. (#9153)
  • A scheduled report with a custom report period that is re-scheduled to repeat will run, but not repeat. (#9184)    

Package Information
MD5 Value
  • B14789C2FA51543407594E9E8C4C8513  aspera-common-
  • E90B818B0AA85B26CA6C7B7EF2E0E74B  aspera-common-
  • CCDD8BA7FCA6D20FFAB562B0E8C8DB58  aspera-console-
  • DDE251E3532D756272BF7367EB3B83D5  aspera-console-
  • 1C2B51297AFBB916798DC15B76FF539C  AsperaConsole-
  • 07E48C3E59D2D4B367EC7D9D133DE7D8  pre_upgrade.rb