The first minor release of code 2013.1 is now out and can be downloaded in MOS.
It is 2013.1.1.0, or AK8.1
Along with some bug fixes, it has three main new features:
Support for 2-port 16Gbs Fibre Channel HBA Target and Initiator (backup)
This came up today and I want to make sure it's clear.
Remember the "deferred update" I spoke about in my "Upgrade to AK8" entry just a bit ago? It's important to understand that this deferred update changes the way replication works. It is necessary that systems with (more...)
Ok I told you I would give you the bad news of AK8 to go along with all the cool new stuff, so here it is. It's not that bad, really, just things you need to be aware of.
First, the 2013.1 code is being called OS8, AK8 and (more...)
Ok, so you will hear some great stuff about AK8, but are you going to upgrade your production system to a new major release right after it comes out? Probably not. If you have a test system or a lab system you can play with, then I highly recommend upgrading (more...)
The upgrade to OS8, AK8 or whatever we are calling it this week was pretty straightforward. It will take some extra time, as it has to perform some one-time jobs the first time it reboots, but it wasn't more than 15 minutes. Your mileage may vary, it's possible on larger (more...)
My co-worker, Darius, just made a great post about how he helped a client using the built-in analytics of the ZFSSA. Check it out here: https://blogs.oracle.com/si/entry/using_analytics_dtrace_to_troubleshoot
This is pretty cool. It seems the ZS3-4 just became the number 1 system in performance on Storage Performance Council's benchmark site.
The email below went out today to all SPC members.
I would like to point out that we are also the LEAST EXPENSIVE system per SPC-2 performance. (more...)
It's official and we can finally be excited about the new ZS3 family. We can start talking about it now and start ordering it on Thursday. It won't actully ship, however, until next month on October 8th. I know, I know... but hey I CAN give you something TODAY... How (more...)
As you now know, version 2011.1.7.0 is the current shipping code for our ZFSSA. You really want to be running this code, no matter what ZFSSA system you have. This code will work all they way back to 7x10 systems. There are found bugs in even the (more...)
I've talked about HCC (Hybrid Columnar Compression) before. This is Oracle's built-in compression feature, free of charge in 11Gr2, that allows a CRAZY amount of compression on historical data inside an Oracle database. It only works if the database is being stored in a ZFSSA, Exadata or Axiom. You can (more...)
I finally updated my ZFSSA eye-chart. Hey, it's only three months late.
You can find it under the "Bookmarks" section on the right. Version 12 is the newest one.
I love the many videos on www.Wimp.com. New ones every day.
Today, they had a nice video of the Oracle racing boat. Check this out...
For those who have not noticed, ZFSSA version 2011.1.6.0 came out on April 29th.
Go get it.
Release notes are here:
Someone asked a good question about the clone and snap-manager licenses, so I wanted to clarify.
The info I received is that if you use the new snap-manager for ZFSSA product, all snaps and clones created by that product are covered by it's one-time license. You do not need the additional clone license (more...)