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Product Update Bulletin July 2017

Eve Kleinknecht
Principal Product Manager

 

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:

  • Securing private interconnect traffic with IPsec

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.

  • Simplifying configuration of ZOSS (Zones on Shared Storage) over NFS for kernel zones

The HA zone GUI wizard can now be used to configure NFS from a ZFS Storage Appliance, for kernel zones.

  • Simplifying update of ZFS Storage Appliance Data Replication properties

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

  • Improving health checking in disaster recovery configuration.

In a geographic cluster ZFS Storage Appliance Cluster status is now monitored during probe and switchover operations

  • Simplifying the ZFS Storage Appliance NFS exceptions setup

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

Hardware Qualifications

  • The latest Fujitsu SPARC M12 servers, the Fujitsu SPARC M12-1, M12-2, M12-2S  servers are now supported with Oracle Solaris Cluster  4 on Oracle Solaris 11 and 3.3 3/13 on Oracle Solaris 10.

Configuration details are available in the Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.x Compatibility Guide

 

Software Qualification

  • Agents: MySQL cluster 7.5, Oracle WebLogic Server 12.2.1.2 
  • Disaster recovery: remote replication provided by the Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance version OS 8.6 is now qualified for Oracle Solaris 10 zone cluster in geographic cluster configuration.

Storage Partner Update

  • Dell EMC Clariion, VPlex, VNX, Symmetrix, XtremIO storage arrays on SPARC S7 and X6 with Oracle Solaris Cluster 4

Details are available in the Oracle Solaris Cluster Storage Partner Interoperability Matrix

 

Support Information

 

 

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