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We are very pleased to inform you that GlusterFS 3.4 has now hit GA! This marks an incredible milestone for the Gluster community, and pushes GlusterFS into exciting new directions, including virtual block storage, OpenStack integration and a lot more.
A number of improvements have been performed to let Gluster volumes provide storage for Virtual Machine Images. Some of them include:
The above results in significant improvements in performance for VM image hosting.
GlusterFS 3.4 features significant improvements in performance for the replication (AFR) translator. This is in addition to bug fixes for volumes that used replica 3.
Resource Agents (RA) plug glusterd into Open Cluster Framework
(OCF) compliant cluster resource managers, like Pacemaker.
The glusterd RA manages the glusterd daemon like any upstart or systemd job would, except that Pacemaker can do it in a cluster-aware fashion.
The volume RA starts a volume and monitors individual brick’s daemons in a cluster aware fashion, recovering bricks when their processes fail.
setfacl and getfacl commands now can be used on a nfs mount that exports a gluster volume to set or read posix ACLs.
The new op-version infrastructure provides compatibility with 3.3.x release of GlusterFS. 3.3.x clients can talk to 3.4.x servers and the vice-versa is also possible.
If a volume option that corresponds to 3.4 is enabled, then 3.3 clients cannot mount the volume.
New RPMs for libgfapi and OCF RA are present with 3.4.0.
As experimental features, we don’t expect them to work perfectly for this release, but you can expect them to improve dramatically as we make successive 3.4.x releases.
Download GlusterFS 3.4 and get crackalackin’!
And that’s not all. We have also released a new version of the 3.3 branch, GlusterFS 3.3.2. This is a maintenance release and features a vast number of bug fixes and performance enhancements over its 3.3.1 predecessor.
Progress cannot be made without change. As technologists, we recognize this every day. Most of the time, these changes are iterative: progresssive additions of features to projects like Gluster. Sometimes those changes are small, and sometimes not. And that’s, of course, just talking about our project. But one of the...
Upcoming Community Happy Hour at Red Hat Summit! Tue, May 7, 2019, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM EDT https://cephandglusterhappyhour_rhsummit.eventbrite.com has all the details. Gluster 7 Roadmap Discussion kicked off for our 7 roadmap on the mailing lists, see [Gluster-users] GlusterFS v7.0 (and v8.0) roadmap discussion https://lists.gluster.org/pipermail/gluster-users/2019-March/036139.html for more details. Community...