Those who have been checking the Oracle Solaris Cluster Information Center on My Oracle Support might be familiar with the Product Update Bulletin format. It offers the latest news and announcements about Oracle Solaris Cluster new features, qualifications and support repository updates. Going forward the summary of this information will be published on this Oracle Solaris Cluster blog.
New features enabled with Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.3 SRU 7
New features are not only delivered with releases. SRUs (Support Repository Updates) provide bug fixes that are applicable to the latest release but also updated functionalities. Here are some noteworthy updates enabled with Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.3 SRU 7 offer some of the noteworthy updates in this SRU include:
The private interconnect carries traffic for internal cluster operations, user data for the global filesystems and application data. IPsec can now be configured on the interconnect to protect this traffic.
For detailed procedures on configuring IPsec and IKE, see Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.3 Software Installation Guide.
The HA zone GUI wizard can now be used to configure NFS from a ZFS Storage Appliance, for kernel zones.
Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.3.7 introduces a new method to modify data replication properties for ZFS Storage Appliance.
See chapter “How to Modify an Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance Remote Replication Component” in the Oracle® Solaris Cluster Geographic Edition Remote Replication Guide for Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance
In a geographic cluster ZFS Storage Appliance Cluster status is now monitored during probe and switchover operations
The NAS GUI wizard has been extended to support NFS exceptions set-up.
See chapter “How to Add Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance Directories and Projects to a Cluster“ in the Oracle® Solaris Cluster With Network-Attached Storage Device Manual
Configuration details are available in the Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.x Compatibility Guide
Storage Partner Update
Details are available in the Oracle Solaris Cluster Storage Partner Interoperability Matrix