Tuesday Feb 09, 2016

ZFSSA update 2013.1.5.0 is now available

The newest version of the ZFS Stprage Appliance code was released yesterday. Version 2013.1.5.0. This is a minor release, as opposed to a micro release, which means it has a few feature enhancements, as opposed to bug fixes (which are in the micros). Since this release does include all previous micros, its a very good idea to check your systems and upgrade to this latest release if you are behind. You can download it from the "Patches" tab of MOS.

Here is the read me: https://updates.oracle.com/Orion/Services/download?type=readme&aru=19853187

Here is the "What's New" section from the readme file: 

LDAP Security Configuration

In the user interface, the security-related parameters for LDAP service configuration have been redesigned to only present supported combinations of authentication methods, credential levels, and SSL/TLS options. The "anonymous" credential level does not use an authorization method. The "self" credential level uses Kerberos encryption and the SASL/GSSAPI authentication method. 

NFS Reserved Ports for Security

NFS clients must use low-numbered (reserved) ports when the new NFS "reserved ports" property is set in conjunction with the AUTH_SYS authentication mode. Some NFS clients, such as Solaris and Linux, use low-numbered TCP ports by default. Other clients, such as Windows, may require configuration.

NFSv4 Numeric String IDs

A new property allows NFSv4 clients to use numeric strings for user and group IDs when used in conjunction with authentication type AUTH_SYS. If you do not set this property, user and group IDs are exchanged in the default form, which is user@domain.

Tuesday Dec 10, 2013

Upgrading to AK8.1 (2013.1.1.0)

Ok, so AK8.1 has some cool new features. One of which is the ability to have block or record sizes on your shares larger than the current 128K. You can now have 256K, 512K, and 1M. This is important for some great performance boosts on different types of workloads. 

This feature is a deferred update in AK8.1. In other words, just upgrading to AK8.1 does not turn on this feature. Also, after you apply the deferred update, you will NOT be able to roll-back to a previous version. So test and check before you apply.

Here is my screen after the upgrade. Note the new "Deferred Update" section that appears.

If you click the "More info" button, you will see the following help file:

 So, before I apply the deferred update, if I go into a share, I will see the large block sizes in the pull-down but note that they are greyed out.

 After I apply the update, which does NOT require a reboot and is very quick, the same menu now has black entries that I can choose.

Monday Dec 09, 2013

New code out today- AK8.1 or 2013.1.1.0

The first minor release of code 2013.1 is now out and can be downloaded in MOS.

It is 2013.1.1.0, or AK8.1

Along with some bug fixes, it has three main new features:

Support for 2-port 16Gbs Fibre Channel HBA Target and Initiator (backup)

The drivers for supporting the 8300 Series adapters are available in 2013.1.1.0. In ZFS Storage Appliance, it supports SAN traffic at line rate, 16Gbps Fibre-Channel speeds at extremely low CPU usage with full hardware offloads.This extreme performance eliminates potential I/O bottlenecks in today's powerful multiprocessor, multicore servers.


Large Block Size (1M) Support

Enable support for block/record sizes bigger than 128k (256k, 512k and 1M) for filesystems or LUNS. The implementation for this includes a deferred update detailed in the Deferred Updates and Remote Replication Compatibility with Large Block/Recordsize Update sections below.


SPA Sync Concurrency

In order to better utilize the performance of high-speed storage devices, such as SSDs, improvements have been made to ZFS's algorithm for committing transaction groups. Specifically, the Storage Pool Allocator (SPA) sync process has been improved to parallelize some operations so that it spends a larger percentage of time writing data to the pool devices.

Tuesday Oct 08, 2013

AK8- OS8- 2013.1- New major release code is available NOW

Well, they said it would be release on October 8th, and they did not disappoint.

The new code, internally called 2013.1.0.1 and what marketing is calling ZFSSA OS8 or AK8 is out now. Download from MOS.

The numerous updates are  hard to all get a handle on at once. This readme file will help: https://wikis.oracle.com/display/FishWorks/ak-2013.1.0.1+Release+Notes

I will be loading it, playing with it, and showing some of my favorite things coming up soon, as in the next few days.

Much of the improvements are what you can not see, such as the improved ARC and RAID benefits. 

Lots to talk about. Especially if you need to mix trays. Be careful. Read the file. Stay tuned. 

Monday Aug 26, 2013

Some info about our ZFSSA codes

As you now know, version 2011.1.7.0 is the current shipping code for our ZFSSA. You really want to be running this code, no matter what ZFSSA system you have. This code will work all they way back to 7x10 systems. There are found bugs in even the last code, 2011.1.6.0, that this newer code will fix, so get on it.

Let's talk for a moment about code names and numbers, as it's going to change from your point of view very soon. Many years ago, Sun Microsystems created the "Fishworks" team to create this code that we now run on the ZFS Storage appliance. You can still see Fishworks and the original team names if you "Shift-Click" the Oracle/Sun logo in the top left corner of your ZFSSA. (There are MANY secret Shift-Click operations in the ZFSSA. I told you about some back in my blog on analytics here: https://blogs.oracle.com/7000tips/entry/fun_tips_with_analytics) By the way, FISH stands for "Fully Integrated Software & Hardware.

So the code that Fishworks created is a layer between you, the user, and the special version of Solaris and ZFS underneath. This is called an "Appliance Kit", and you will see all sorts of system names with an "AK" on them, which are directly linked to the Appliance Kit, which is basically the code for the interface, both the GUI and the CLI, which you all know and love. Internally at Oracle the Fishworks team, now a much larger team that Oracle has grown far beyond the original, calls the code levels for the ZFSSA "AK#####". For example, the code level you are all running right now is called AK7. It has minor updates to it, but the major code is AK7, with a minor now of 04.24.7, so really the last code level released is AK7.04.24.7. You have all been calling it "2011.04.24.7", because in the past they used the year the major release came out as it's name. For obvious reasons, this no longer makes sense. People think the current code they're running was made two years ago in 2011, but that's just not the case. This last release bears almost no resemblance to the original AK7 code. So much has changed in it.

So, to make things simpler, Oracle is dropping the year on the code, and will now call it AK#.#.#, starting with the upcoming release of AK8. In all likelihood,  there will still be one more minor release of AK7 coming first, so don't wait to upgrade like AK8 is just around the corner. It's still going to be a few months, and you don't want to hit a bug before that, so upgrade when you can to AK7-7 (my nickname for the current release). 

AK8 will be a game-changer. I'm not allowed to talk about it too much, but speak with your local storage SC and maybe they can give you a heads-up. HUGE stuff coming folks. Just the performance enhancements are going to be a world-changing event in the storage industry. If you have a 7x20 series system, going to AK8, without doing anything else, is going to make your system better and faster.

You can see all of the software release history here: https://wikis.oracle.com/display/FishWorks/Software+Updates

Wednesday May 08, 2013

ZFSSA update 2011.1.6.0 is now available

For those who have not noticed, ZFSSA version 2011.1.6.0 came out on April 29th.

Go get it.

Release notes are here:


Tuesday Jan 08, 2013

New code and new disk trays !!!

Hey everybody, happy new year and some great news for the ZFSSA...

The new 2u disk trays have come out early. I was not expecting them until later this quarter, but was surprised yesterday that Oracle announced them ready for sale. Sweet. So we now have a 4u capacity tray for 3TB drives (soon to be 4TB drives), and a 2u high-performance tray with either 300GB or 900GB 10K speed drives. These new 900GB 10K speed drives have the same IOPS as our current 600GB 15K speed drives, since the form factor went from 3.5" to 2.5". So you now can have 24 drives in a 2u tray. Very cool. These new trays require OS 2011.1.5, and right now you can NOT mix them with the older DS2 trays. Being able to mix them will be supported later, however.

To go along with that, the new 2011.1.5 code has been released. you can download it right now in MOS. It fixes a ridiculous amount of  issues, as well as supports these new 2u drive trays. You can read all about the new code here: https://updates.oracle.com/Orion/Services/download?type=readme&aru=15826899


**Update 1-18-13 - I need to correct myself, and I'm adding this note instead of changing what I wrote up above and trying to hide that I messed up... Hey it happens...
At first I was lead to believe the the smaller size platter made up for the slower speed on the new 2.5" drives. This is not the case. It does help, but the 10K speed drives do get slightly less IOPS and throughput then the 3.5" 15K speed drives.  Not that this matters too much for us, since we pride ourselves on the fact we drive performance with the ZFSSA via our cache, not our spindle speed, but it's important to point out.  Now, the power savings and space savings are real, and very much worth using the smaller form factor. Also, you do understand that Oracle does not have a whole lot to do with this? This is the way drive manufacturers are going. They just don't make 2.5" drives at 15K speed. So this is the way it is. Now, at some point sooner rather than later, we will also be putting out an all SSD tray. So if you need fast IOP speeds on the spindles, we will have you covered there, too.

Thursday Nov 15, 2012

New code release today - 2011.1.4.2

Wow, two blog entries in the same day! When I wrote the large 'Quota' blog entry below, I did not realize there would be a micro-code update going out the same evening.

So here it is. Code 2011.1.4.2 has just been released. You can get the readme file for it here: https://wikis.oracle.com/display/FishWorks/ak-2011.

Download it, of course, through the MOS website.

It looks like it fixes a pretty nasty bug. Get it if you think it applies to you. Unless you have a great reason NOT to upgrade, I would strongly advise you to upgrade to 2011.1.4.2. Why? Because the readme file says they STRONGLY RECOMMEND YOU ALL UPGRADE TO THIS CODE IMMEDIATELY using LOTS OF CAPITAL LETTERS.

That's good enough for me. Be sure to run the health check like the readme tells you to. 

**Updated after I posted the above... What worries me is that 2011.1.5.0 was supposed to be out pretty soon, as in weeks. So if they put this 1.4.2 version out now, instead of just adding these three fixes to the 1.5.0 code, they must be pretty important.  

Thursday Aug 16, 2012

New 2011.1.4.0 code is ready

Ok, folks, the newest code for the ZFSSA is now out and available on My Oracle Support. It's pretty easy to find under the 'Patches and Updates" tab. Or you can look for it under it's patch number:


So this is now version  2011.1.4.0, also called AK-2011. It has a VERY large list of fixes for various issues. You can find the readme file with all of the issues fixed in this release here:


**Update 8-27-12 ** IMPORTANT news for Exadata clients backing up to a ZFSSA over Infiniband: 
Earlier, I reported on this blog about a special IDR code release to fix a certain issue called "CR 7162888, IB infiniband interface stop communicating on both heads". It turns out that this is a duplicate issue of CR 7013410, which IS fixed in this public code release of 2011.1.4.0.
So, go ahead and use this public release, and do not worry about any special IDR unless you are working with support on some other issue. - Steve

Friday May 18, 2012

New code is out- Version 2011.1.3.0


The newest version of the ZFSSA code, 2011.1.3.0, is now out and availiable on MOS.

I will be writing more about one of it's many new, useful features coming early next week. It's very cool, and has to do with how you can now change the size of your analytic datasets.


ak-2011. Release Notes


This minor release of the Sun ZFS Storage Appliance software contains significant bug fixes for all supported platforms. Please carefully review the list of CRs that have been addressed and all known issues prior to updating.

Among other issues, this release fixes some memory fragmentation issues (CRs 7092116 and 7105404), includes improvements to DTrace Analytics, and failover improvements to DNS, LDAP, and the SMB Domain Controller.

This release requires appliances to be running the 2010.Q3.2.1 micro release or higher prior to updating to this release. In addition, this release includes update health checks that are performed automatically when an update is started prior to the actual update from the prerequisite 2010.Q3.2.1 micro release or higher. If an update health check fails, it can cause an update to abort. The update health checks help ensure component issues that may impact an update are addressed. It is important to resolve all hardware component issues prior to performing an update.

Deferred Updates

When updating from a 2010.Q3 release to a 2011.1 release, the following deferred updates are available and may be reviewed in the Maintenance System BUI screen. See the "Maintenance:System:Updates#Deferred_Updates" section in the online help for important information on deferred updates before applying them.

1. RAIDZ/Mirror Deferred Update (Improved RAID performance)
This deferred update improves both latency and throughput on several important workloads. These improvements rely on a ZFS pool upgrade provided by this update. Applying this update is equivalent to upgrading the on-disk ZFS pool to version 29.

2. Optional Child Directory Deferred Update (Improved snapshot performance)
This deferred update improves list retrieval performance and replication deletion performance by improving dataset rename speed. These improvements rely on a ZFS pool upgrade provided by this update. Before this update has been applied, the system will be able to retrieve lists and delete replications, but will do so using the old, much slower, recursive rename code. Applying this update is equivalent to upgrading the on-disk ZFS pool to version 31.

Supported Platforms

Issues Addressed

The following CRs have been fixed in this release:

4325892 performance decrease if 1st nameserver is down
4377911 RFE for improved DNS resolver failover performance
6822262 Windows Media Service/SQL server cannot connect to cifs share
6822586 SMB should try UDP first to get LDAP SRV record and retry with TCP if truncated UDP response
6941854 idmap_getwinnamebygid() and idmap_getwinnamebyuid() need to work for builtin names
6953716 Exception 'Native message: datasets is undefined' while append dataset to current worksheet
6973870 Specify retention time for Analytics data
6991949 panic will happen during some error injection stress
6996698 The SRAO may terminate irrelevant memory copy
6997450 gcpu_mca_process() doesn't return a right disp for poisoned error
7023548 replacement failed for faulted readzilla
7040757 smb_com_write_andx NULL pointer dereference panic in mbc_marshal_get_uio
7044065 Replay records within a dataset in parallel
7047976 zil replay assertion failure with full pool
7048780 I/O sent from iSCSI initiator embedded in VirtualBox completes with a status TASK SET FULL
7052406 NFS Server shouldn't take zero copy path on READ if no write chunk list provided
7052703 zl_replay_lock needs to be initialised and destroyed
7066080 s11n code generated by fcc should include strings.h
7066138 fcc must define _INT64_TYPE
7066170 configurable max- and min-units for akInputDuration
7066552 NFS Server Fails READS with NFS4ERR_INVAL when using krbi or krb5p
7071147 DC failover improvements
7071628 ldap_cachemgr exits after failure in profile refresh, only when using sasl/GSSAPI authentication
7071916 ztest/ds_3 missing log records: replayed X < committed Y
7074722 dataspan can be marked read-only even if it has dirty subspans
7080443 LDAP client failover doesn't work
7080790 ZIL: Assertion failed: zh->zh_replay_seq < *replayed_seq (0x1a < 0x1a)
7084762 ztest/ds_3 missing log records: replayed X < committed Y - Part 2
7089422 ldap client uses bindTimeLimit instead of searchTimeLimit when searching for entries
7090133 Large READs are broken with krb5i or krb5p with NFS Zero-Copy turned on
7090153 table-free akInputRadio
7090166 ak_dataspan_stashed needs a reality check
7091223 command to prune datasets
7092116 Extremely sluggish 7420 node due to heap fragmentation
7093687 LDAP client/ldap_cachemgr: long delays in failover to secondary Directory Server
7098553 deadlock when recursive zfs_inactive collides with zfs_unmount
7099848 Phone Home logs still refer to SUN support
7102888 akShow() can clobber CSS
7103620 akInputRadio consumers must be explicit in their use of subinputs as labels
7104363 Influx of snapshots can stall resilvering
7105404 appliance unavailable due to zio_arena fragmentation
7107750 SMB kernel door client times out too early on authentication requests
7108243 ldap_cachemgr spins on configuration error
7114579 Operations per second broken down by share reports "Datum not present" for most time periods
7114890 Ak Build tools should accommodate double-slashes in paths
7117823 RPC: Can't decode result after READ of zero bytes
7118230 Need to deliver CMOS images for Lynxplus SW 1.5
7121760 failure to post an alert causes a umem double-free
7122403 akCreateLabel(): helper function for creating LABEL elements
7122405 several Analytics CLI commands do not check for extra arguments
7122426 akParseDateTime() could be a bit more flexible
7123096 panic: LU is done with the task but LPORT is not done, itask ffffff9f59c540a0 itask_flags 3204
7125626 fmtopo shows duplicate target-path for both sims in a tray starting in 2010.q3.4 and 2011.1.1
7126842 NTLMSSP negotiation fails with 0xC00000BB (NT_STATUS_NOT_SUPPORTED)
7128218 uio_to_mblk() doesn't check for esballoca() failure
7129787 status could be uninitialized in netlogon_logon function
7130441 CPU is pegging out at 98%
7131965 SMB stops serving data (still running) Need to reset smb to fix issue
7133069 smbserver locks up on 7320 running 2011.1. Can't kill the service
7133619 Need to deliver CMOS image for SW 1.3 for Otoro
7133643 Need to deliver CMOS image for SW 1.2 for Otoro+
7142320 Enable DNS defer-on-fail functionality
7144155 idmap kernel module has lock contention calling zone_getspecific()
7144745 Online help Application Integration - MOS should be replaced with OTN
7145938 Add maximum cards for 7420 10GbE, FC, Quad GbE, and InfiniBand
7146346 Online Help: Document Sun ZFS Backup Appliance
7149992 Update doc to include 7320 DRAM
7152262 double-digit firefox version number throws off appliance version checks
7153789 ldapcachemgr lint warnings
7154895 Remove CMOS images for Lynx+ SW 1.5
7155512 lint warning in usr/src/cmd/ldapcachemgr/cachemgr_change.c
7158091 BUI Alert Banner and Wait Dialog are not functioning correctly
7158094 Still not ready for 9005
7158519 dataset class authorization doesn't work as expected
7158522 pruning an unsaved dataset does nothing but looks like it working continuously
7160553 NMI does not panic appliance platforms using apix
7161060 system hang due to physical memory exhaustion seen when major shift in workload
7165883 arc data shrinks continuously after arc grew to reach its steady state

Monday Apr 02, 2012

New ZFSSA code release - April 2012

A new version of the ZFSSA code was released over the weekend.

In case you have missed a few, we are now on code 2011.1.2.1. This minor update is very important for our friends with the older SAS1 cards on the older 7x10 systems. This 2.1 minor release was made specifically for them, and fixes the issue that their SAS1 card had with the last major release. They can now go ahead and upgrade straight from the 2010.Q3.2.1 code directly to 2011.1.2.1.

If you are on a 7x20 series, and already running 2011.1.2.0, there is no real reason why you need to upgrade to 1.2.1, as it's really only the Pandora SAS1 HBA fix. If you are not already on 1.2.0, then go ahead and upgrade all the way to 2011.1.2.1.

I hope everyone out there is having a good April so far. For my next blog, the plan is to work off the Analytic tips I did last week and expand on which Analytics you want to really keep your eyes on, and also how to setup alerts to watch them for you.

You can read more and keep up on your releases here: https://wikis.oracle.com/display/FishWorks/Software+Updates



Friday Feb 24, 2012

New ZFSSA code release today

The first minor release of the 2011.1.1 major release for the ZFSSA came out yesterday.

You can get the code via MOS, under the "Patches and updates" tab. Just click the "Product or Family (advanced)" link, and then type "ZFS" in the search window and it really takes you right to it. Or search on it's patch ID, which is 13772123

Along with some other fixes, the most important piece of this update is the RPC flow control fix, which will greatly help those using the ZFSSA to backup an Exadata over Infiniband. 

If you're not already on the major release of 2011.1.1, I urge you to update to it as soon as you can. You can jump right to this new 2011.1.1.1 code, as long as you are already on 2010.Q3.2.1 or higher. You don't need to go to 2011.1.1 first, just jump to 2011.1.1.1.

If you are using your ZFSSA to backup an Exadata, I urge you to get on 2011.1.1.1 ASAP, even if it means staying late and scheduling special time to do it.

It's also important to note that if you have a much older ZFSSA (one of the 7x10 models that are using the older SAS1 HBAs, and not the SAS2 HBAs), that you do NOT upgrade to 2011.1 code. The latest code that supports your SAS1 systems is 2010Q3.4.2.

 **Update 2-26-12:  I noted a few folks saying the link was down, however that may have been a burp in the system, as I just went into MOS and was able to get 2011.1.1.1 just fine. So delete your cookies and try again. - Steve

Thursday Jan 05, 2012

New ZFSSA firmware release is available in MOS


In case you have not been paying attention, the new 2011.1.1.0 software release for the ZFSSA is out and available for download inside the My Oracle Support website.

To find it, go to the "Patches & Updates" tab, and then do the advanced family search. Type in "ZFSSA" and it will take you right to it (choose 2011.1 in the next submenu).

You need to have your systems on 2010.3.2.1 or greater in order to upgrade to 2011.1.1, so be prepared.

It also includes a new OEM grid control plug-in for the ZFSSA.

Here are some details about it from the readme file: 

Sun ZFS Storage Software 2011.1.1.0 (ak-2011. major software update for Sun ZFS Storage Appliances contains numerous bug fixes and important firmware upgrades. Please carefully review all release notes below prior to updating.
Seven separate patches are provided for the 2011.1.1.0 release:


This release includes a variety of new features, including:

  • Improved RMAN support for Oracle Exadata
  • Improved ACL interoperability with SMB
  • Replication enhancements - including self-replication
  • InfiniBand enhancements - including better connectivity to Oracle Exalogic
  • Datalink configuration enhancements - including custom jumbogram MTUs
  • Improved fault diagnosis - including support for a variety of additional alerts
  • Per-share rstchown support


This release also includes major performance improvements, including:

  • Significant cluster rejoin performance improvements
  • Significant AD Domain Controller failover time improvements
  • Support for level-2 SMB Oplocks
  • Significant zpool import speed improvements
  • Significant NFS, iSER, iSCSI and Fibre Channel performance improvements due to elimination of data copying in critical datapaths
  • ZFS RAIDZ read performance improvements
  • Significant fairness improvements during ZFS resilver operations
  • Significant Ethernet VLAN performance improvements

Bug Fixes

This release includes numerous bug fixes, including:

  • Significant clustering stability fixes
  • ZFS aclmode support restored and enhanced
  • Assorted user interface and online help fixes
  • Significant ZFS, NFS, SMB and FMA stability fixes
  • Significant InfiniBand, iSER, iSCSI and Fibre Channel stability fixes
  • Important firmware updates

Tuesday Oct 11, 2011

Where can you find info on updates?

Someone asked where one could find info on what is updated in each update. Once you download any update from MOS, there is a readme file inside of it with this info.

However, if you want to see the readme file first, go here:

Thursday Oct 06, 2011

New ZFSSA code release today - 2010.Q3.4.2

A new code was released on MOS today. We are now on code 2010.Q3.4.2. (ak-2010.

Our minimum recommended version is still 2010.Q3.4.0, but if you have the time and opportunity to upgrade to this new Q3.4.2 release, it would be a very good idea. It includes many minor bug fixes. You can view the readme file it comes with to see what it includes.

Download it under the "patches & upgrades" tab in My Oracle Support. 

Monday Sep 12, 2011

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.


Tuesday Aug 02, 2011

Important - Clean your OS drives. Before you update your systems.

Some folks out there are not reading the readme file before they update, and are running into trouble. Remember the "Important Safety Tip" line in Ghostbusters about not crossing the streams? This is kind of like that.

Have you cleaned up your OS drives lately?

It's important. You should do this every now and then, but especially before you do a big update, such as the update to Q3.4 (which may have you running multiple updates, as explained in my previous post)

You want to remove system updates that are getting old. You may want to keep the previous system software in order to roll back, but do you really need the one before that and the one before that? Are you really going to roll back your 7000 to the system code you used in September 2010? I doubt it. Don't be a hoarder. Delete it. Call Dr. Drew if you need to.
Then, let's check your analytic datasets. These can get big before you know it. If you leave them running all the time, even when you don't need to collect data, you're asking for trouble. Either only run them when you need to collect data (you can do this manually or via a script or alert), or for goodness sake export them as a .CSV file at the end of each month and delete them off the system so they don't get too large. There have been issues reported of problems with the systems once these files got much too large. Part of those issues have been addressed in Q3.4, but you still need to keep it clean.

Very bad things will happen if you let your OS drives fill up. Think of all the atoms of your body moving away from each other at the speed of light. Furthermore, when you do an update, the update will go much more smoothly if you clean up the OS drives, first.
See the readme section below, which I'm sure you forgot to read...

The following section comes from the Q3.4 readme file:

1.4 System Disk Cleanup

Remove any old unused Analytics datasets especially any over 2G in size. The following command can be used to list the datasets.

node:> analytics datasets show

dataset-000 active 745K 2.19M arc.accesses[hit/miss]
dataset-001 active 316K 1.31G arc.l2_accesses[hit/miss]
dataset-002 active 238K 428K arc.l2_size
dataset-003 active 238K 428K arc.size
dataset-004 active 1.05M 2.80M arc.size[component]
dataset-005 active 238K 428K cpu.utilization

Also remove old support bundles or old software updates. It's important that the system disk has at least 20 to 25 percent free space. The following commands can be used to compare the amount of free space to the system disk size. In this case, 289G free / 466G size = 0.62 or 62% free space, which is reasonable. If you have trouble getting enough system disk free space call Oracle Support.

node:> maintenance system disks show
                       profile = mirror
                          root = 4.44G
                           var = 14.3G
                        update = 1.12G
                         stash = 1.38G
                          dump = 131G
                         cores = 29.7M
                       unknown = 15.0G
                          free = 289G


DISK        LABEL      STATE
disk-000    HDD 1      healthy
disk-001    HDD 0      healthy

node:> maintenance hardware select chassis-000 select disk select disk-000 show
                         label = HDD 0
                       present = true
                       faulted = false
                  manufacturer = SEAGATE
                         model = ST95000NSSUN500G
                        serial = 9SP123EQ
                      revision = SF03
                          size = 466G
                          type = data
                           use = system
                        device = c2t0d0
                     interface = SATA
                        locate = false
                       offline = false

Tuesday May 31, 2011

7000 Software Update Matrix

7000 Software updates. You can find these both in MOS,
or at http://wikis.sun.com/display/FishWorks/Software+Updates
You should be on 2010.Q3.2.1 right now.
New ones coming in next few weeks, so pay attention.

Oracle ZFSSA 7000 Series

These patches can be found in MOS.
Don't even start with me, MOS is easy once you get the hang of it.

 Date  Patch #  Firmware  Type  Code in BUI  
 12/23/2010  10379795  2010.Q3.1.1  Minor  2010-08-17-1-1-1-1-16  
 12/28/2010  10435589  2010.Q3.2  Minor  2010-08-17-1-1-1-1-18  
 2/9/2011  10378803  2010.Q3  Plug-ins  NA- extra software for VSS and OEM  
 3/23/2011  11887647  2010.Q3.2.1  Minor  2010-08-17-2-1-1-1-21 - Current release  
 June 2011  unk  2010.Q3.2.2  Minor  various bug fixes  
 June 2011  unk  2011.Q1  Major  Major release coming  

Some of the new features in 2011.Q1 will include: Active Directory domain controller hot failover, SMB level 2 Oplocks, ZFS enhancements, Replication enhancements, iSCSI and FC enhancements, Datalink configuration enhancements








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