Today, we are pleased to announce Oracle Private Cloud Appliance release 2.3.3. The patch can be downloaded from MOS using patch ID 27275963. The release is applicable to Private Cloud Appliance X3-2, X4-2 and X5-2.
Here are some of the new features and enhancements in PCA Release 2.3.3:
PCA 2.3.3 adds provisioning and orchestration support for the next generation Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance ZS5-ES as the internal storage. It is a standard component in new release PCA 2.3.3 systems and offers improved storage performance and disk space. This release ships with the latest storage server software AK 8.7.14 and continues to support previous generations of internal ZFS Storage Appliance namely ZS3-ES and ZFS 720.
This consolidated software release includes Oracle VM 3.4.4 with Xen and Kernel Security fixes to address various CVEs. For more details, refer to MOS Doc ID 2370398.1.
This release of PCA includes the latest supported OS and kernel for all Compute and Management nodes: Oracle Linux 6 Update 9 with UEK Release 4 Update 6. These contain important bug fixes to improve stability and compatibility, and eliminate a number of vulnerabilities.
PCA release 2.3.3 is a major step to ensure a secure multitenant private cloud deployment with Oracle PCA. The release, along with the provisioning support for Oracle ZS5-ES, includes the latest supported software for compute and management nodes, thus eliminating many security vulnerabilities.
Refer to the product documentation for additional details on features and bugs fixed in this release.