New Q3.4.1 code out now for the 7000 ZFSSA family

Code release Q3.4.1 is available now on MOS for download.

This is very exciting news, even if you don't need to upgrade. Why? Because Q3.4.1 contains NO bug fixes. The only thing it does is allows your system to use the new drive trays with 15K speed drives.

You can mix-n-match drive trays in the same system, and create a new, faster ZFS pool using the 15K drives in the same system you already have. You do not want to mix the high-capacity, slower drives with these in the same pool, however. Make sure they are different pools to be most effective. Not everyone needs these faster drives to drive their performance, as the ZFSSA really tries to drive performance with it's huge amount of L1 and L2 cache. However, some people run workloads that either fill up the cache, or by-pass the Logzillas during writes altogether, and the faster, 15K speed spindles will matter a lot to them.

Steve 

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Tease! :)

Posted by Charles Soto on September 12, 2011 at 05:18 AM PDT #

I promise to tell everyone as soon as I'm allowed... It's good news...

Posted by guest on September 12, 2011 at 05:25 AM PDT #

Q3.4.1 contains an important bug fix for the small number of customers who have a J4500 attached to their 7210

Posted by timjo on September 14, 2011 at 04:09 AM PDT #

Timjo, that is not correct according to the Product Manager. below is their quote. If you have different info, please email the source to me. Steve

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We released ZFSSA Q3.4.1 to MOS on 9/9. Please pass this along to all appropriate in your orgs / teams. Please also read the following regarding this release.

The Q3.4.1 release consists ONLY of enhancements for customers integrating Disk Shelves with 300 / 600 GB 15K drives into existing environments or new shipments with these drives. There are NO bug fixes in this release thus this release has no specific value to customers NOT integrating 15K drives into their environments.

The overall adoption of the Q3.4 release has been very very strong with very positive results. Please continue to drive adoption of this release for all existing customers.
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Posted by Steve on September 14, 2011 at 04:24 AM PDT #

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