The Oracle Linux and Virtualization team is pleased to announce the release of Gluster Storage Release 5 for Oracle Linux 7, 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 5 introduces the support for the following new important capabilities:
Further enhancement and new features in Gluster Storage Release 5 for Oracle Linux 7 are:
Gluster Storage Release 5 for Oracle Linux 7 supports:
Gluster Storage is available on the Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN) and the Oracle Linux yum server. It is currently available for the x86_64 and aarch64 architectures and can be installed on any Oracle Linux 7 server running the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) Release 4 or 5 or the Red Hat Compatible Kernel (RHCK).
For more information on hardware requirements and how to install and configure Gluster, please review the Gluster Storage for Oracle Linux Release 5 documentation.
Support for Gluster Storage is available to customers with an Oracle Linux Premier support subscription. Refer to Oracle Linux 7 License Information User Manual for information about Oracle Linux support levels.
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A 19-year Oracle veteran, Simon Coter is an experienced product manager and open source community member. He leads a team responsible for several Oracle Linux and Virtualization offerings, including Oracle Linux, the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel for Oracle Linux, Oracle Cloud Native Environment, Oracle Linux KVM, Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager, Oracle Linux Automation Manager, Gluster, Oracle VM, and VirtualBox. Prior to this, Simon was a technical consultant focused on project management, architectures definition, sizing and implementation, best practices, and technical references for customers.