What’s New in IBM Spectrum Scale 5.0.1

IBM Spectrum Scale 5.0.1 was released in May 2018. So what is new in this release that one should be aware of ? What are the enhancements ? What are the improvements ?

IBM Spectrum Scale 5.0.1 was released in May 2018. So what is new in this release that one should be aware of ? What are the enhancements ? What are the improvements ?

Here is a quick succinct update on What’s New in 5.0.1 release:

Filesystem Enhancements
•Improved fsck validation of directory blocks
•Improved ability to add disks to a full filesystem
•Improved integration with systemd
•Support for end-to-end data checksums in non-ESS environments with unreliable network connectivity

Currency Updates
•Power 9 processor support (Linux kernel 4.11 and 4.14 support)
•IBM SKLM 3.0 support
•Openstack Pike support (for Object)

GUI improvement for
– managing protocols
– TCT monitoring
– Performance data for remote cluster
– Panel for audit events for cluster

Deployment Toolkit Updates
•Improved installation and configuration for performance monitoring (zimon) toolkit, for Call Home and File Audit Logging
•Simplify setup and upgrade of LDAP/AD configuration for GUI authentication

Transparent Cloud Tiering Updates
• Increased Scalability (tested to 1 Billion files tiering to Cloud)
•Integration with SOBAR (Scale out backup and restore) for service restoration
•Performance tuning & Automation of common maintenance actions

Health Monitoring Updates
•Improved configuration options for performance monitoring tools
•Enhanced checking of Infiniband port state: monitoring of port speed and width
•Addition of performance data to callhome package
•CES improvements:
•Network monitoring for CES IPs when using node affinity
•Identificaiton of unassigned CES IPs
•Improve error messages for easier problem determination
•Enhanced reporting for CES IP moves and rebalancing

Big Data and Analytics Updates
•HDFS Transparency rolling code updates
•Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) 2.6.4 support
•Enhanced Snapshot support (fileset and remote-filesystem snapshots supported)

NFS Enhancements
•Renamed NFS daemon for improved compatibility with SELinux
•Support for netgroup names with a ‘.’ character
•Automatic restart of nfs-ganesha for better error recovery

AFM and AFM-DR Enhancements
•When using AFM-DR, a secondary site can be converted into the primary site if the primary site becomes unavailable
•Secure NFS communication for enhanced security of data in-flight between clusters

For more information:
IBM Spectrum Scale Knowledge Center for 5.0.1

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