Analysis of GSS 3.2 RU5 functionality with SMBv1 protocol disabled

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Article ID: 185029

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Ghost Solution Suite

Issue/Introduction

Introduction

This document contains details about the analysis done for GSS 3.2 RU5 functionality when the SMB v1 protocol is disabled on the GSS server and client computers.
Environment Details
Following are the environment details on which analysis was conducted.

  • GSS 3.2 RU5 Server: Installed on Windows Server 2012 R2 (All components installed on the same server)
  • SQL Server: SQL ENT Server 2016
  • GSS Clients: Windows 7 Enterprise and RHEL 7.1
  • SMB v1 is OFF and SMB v2 is ON on the GSS server and on the client computers. To verfiy the SMBv1 status, use the following PowerShell command:
    • Get-SmbServerConfiguration
  • Domain details: GSS server and clients computers in the domain and domain user context is used for analysis. 

Resolution

Observations

Sr.No.

Use case  

Results with comments

Resolution/Workaround tried to execute failed use cases

1

GSS 3.2 main installation with Simple Install mode

 

                                                            

Pass

 

2

GSS 3.2 main installation with Custom Install mode

 

Pass

 

3

Release Update upgrade (GSS 3.2 RU5) on top of for Simple and Custom

Pass

 

4

Launching of GSS Console

Pass

 

5

Lunching of PXE configuration utility

Pass

 

6

Execution of Wait task

Pass

 

7

Remote Agent Installation for Windows through GSS Console - Push method

Pass

 

8

Remote Agent Installation for Linux - Pull method

Pass

 

9

Lunching of Driver manager utility from GSS Console

Pass

 

10

BDC – Package import and configuration creation

Pass

 

11

Copy File task Local (Windows and Linux)  clients

Pass

 

12

Copy File task Remote on Windows and Linux  clients

Pass

 

13

Run Script task on Windows and Linux  clients

Pass

 

14

Power Control tasks on Windows and Linux clients

Pass

 

15

Get Inventory task on Windows and Linux  clients

Pass

 

16

Verification of Capture Personality task on windows

Pass

 

17

Verification of Distribute Personality task on windows

Pass

 

18

Verification of Create Image task in windows

Pass

 

19

Verification of Distribute Image task in Windows

Pass

 

20

Launching of Ghost Explorer, Ghost Cast server

Pass

 

21

Verification of Scripted OS Installation task

Pass

 

 

Linux Issue found: All jobs related to mount operation will fail i.e. Create Image, Deploy image.

 

22

Verification of Capture Image task on Linux.

FAIL

Error: As shown in above screenshot , Fail to mount express share path.

Enabled SMBv1 through PowerShell command.

Link Referred :    http://www.thewindowsclub.com/disable-smb1-windows

23

Verification of Distribute Image task on Linux.

FAIL

Error: As shown in above screenshot, Fail to mount express share path.

Enabled SMBv1 through PowerShell command.

Link Referred :    http://www.thewindowsclub.com/disable-smb1-windows

 

Conclusion:

  • When SMB v1 is disabled and SMB v2 enabled on the GSS Server and clients, it is observed that the above listed tasks executed successfully and no issues were observed. 
  • For Linux client, Create Image and Deploy Image tasks do not work in case SMBv1 Disabled on the GSS Server.

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