The Oracle Linux and Virtualization team is pleased to announce the release of Gluster Storage Release 6 for Oracle Linux, bringing customers higher performance, new storage capabilities and improved management.
Gluster Storage is an open source, POSIX compatible file system capable of supporting thousands of clients while using commodity hardware. Gluster provides a scalable, distributed file system that aggregates disk storage resources from multiple servers into a single global namespace. Gluster provides built-in optimization for different workloads and can be accessed using an optimized Gluster FUSE client or standard protocols including SMB/CIFS. Gluster can be configured to enable both distribution and replication of content with quota support, snapshots, and bit-rot detection for self-healing.
Gluster Storage Release 6 introduces support for the following important capabilities:
Differences between Replicated-volumes and Geo-replication:
|Replicated Volumes||Gluster Geo-Replication|
|Mirrors data across clusters||Mirrors data across geographically distributed clusters|
|Provides high-availability||Ensure backing up of data for disaster and recovery|
|Synchronous Replication (each and every file operation is sent across all the bricks)||A-synchronous Replication (checks for the changes in files periodically and syncs them upon detecting differences)|
Gluster Storage Release 6 for Oracle Linux 8 has been build as an Application Stream Module named glusterfs; module profiles available are:
An additional glusterfs-developer module is available as a technology preview and introduces the option to leverage gluster-ansible RPMS to automate gluster deployment and management by Ansible.
Additional enhancements in Gluster Storage Release 6 for Oracle Linux:
Gluster Storage Release 6 for Oracle Linux is today supported on following configurations:
|Platform||Operating System Release||Minimum Operating System Maintenance Release||Kernel|
|x86_64||Oracle Linux 8||Oracle Linux 8 Update 1||Red Hat Compatible Kernel (RHCK)|
|x86_64||Oracle Linux 7||Oracle Linux 7 Update 7||
Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 5 (UEK R5)
Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 4 (UEK R4)
Red Hat Compatible Kernel (RHCK)
|aarch64||Oracle Linux 7||Oracle Linux 7 Update 7||Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 5 (UEK R5)|
For more information on hardware requirements and how to install and configure Gluster, please review the Gluster Storage for Oracle Linux Release 6 Documentation.
Support for Gluster Storage is available to customers with an Oracle Linux Premier Support Subscription.
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