FlashGrid SkyCluster

Release Notes


Version 19.06

  • Storage Fabric 19.06
  • Diagnostics ver 19.06
  • CLAN ver 19.03
  • Full GI/DB 19c support
  • GI 19c by default
  • Use oracle instant client 19c #1864
  • Do not configure GIMR and MGMT disk group
  • disable TFA diags auto-collection

AWS-specific: None

Azure-specific:

  • use az-admin@ user instead of fg@ for SSH in to the VMs #1876
  • check Vnet parameter consistency #1882
  • use storage container URL instead of name #1880

GCP-specific:

  • added Oracle Linux OS option

Version 19.05

  • Storage Fabric 19.05
  • Diagnostics ver 19.05
  • CLAN ver 19.03
  • Limited GI/DB 19c support (preview) #1854
  • "Call home" alerting mechanism #1824
  • skycluster-node-update package #1784
  • auto-config of reserved kernel memory #1767
  • Enable HugePages autoconfig by default
  • allow installation with no PSU/RU and do not require Opatch patch file #1655
  • bug fix: GI 12.2.0.1+ Apr'19 RU: Cluster creation fails during GI config backup #1837

AWS-specific:

  • list EC2 high memory instance types in Launcher #1676
  • bug-fix: enable CPU performance mode for bare-metal #1848

Azure-specific: None

GCP-specific: None

Version 19.03

  • Full support for GCP
  • Storage Fabric 19.03
  • Diagnostics ver 19.03
  • CLAN ver 19.03

GCP-specific:

  • bug fix: Cluster init taking too long with GI 12.2 on GCP #1851
  • bug fix: cluster creation fails with GI 12.2 on GCP #1847
  • bug fix: Cluster init failue because of DNS resolution problems for internal GCP names #1849
  • bug fix: Slow rpm install on GCP without public IP #1850

Version 19.02

  • Storage Fabric 19.02
  • Diagnostics ver 19.02
  • audit service for tracking of and alerting on configuraiton changes
  • automatic configuration of HugePages #1705
  • separate VOTE and MGMT diskgroups #1597
  • for DB 12.1.0.2 use Proactive Bundle Patch instead of PSU
  • remove tmp LVs after cluster init #1704
  • GI config backup after cluster init #1756
  • updated yum repo config in OL images #1748
  • added db-only node role for clusters with separate storage servers #1732
  • bug fix: vncserver fails to start #1715
  • bug fix: iscsid may fail to start after boot #1717

AWS-specific:

  • added support for new version of CloudFormation Manager console
  • Support for new AWS EC2 bare-metal instances
  • add option for enabling protection against termination in AWS #1710
  • added AWS Stockholm region

Azure-specific:

  • change Azure OL image from BTRFS to XFS #1713
  • free trial SKU in Azure #1763
  • preview for local NVME SSD (Ls_v2) on Azure

GCP-cpecific:

  • Added limited support for GCP

Version 18.11

  • RHEL 7.6 / OL 7.6 based marketplace images
  • Storage Fabric 18.11 with added service for automatic onlining of disks after transient failures
  • Diagnostics ver 18.11
  • Cloud Area Network ver 18.11
  • protect system files with immutable attribute and warning text
  • enable audit and alerts for system configuration file changes and sensitive commands
  • modified vncserver configuration for user oracle@
  • added installation of flashgrid-skycluster-conflicts rpm
  • fixed: local (not supposed to be shared) EBS disks are shared on M5/R5 #1727
  • fixed: GI configuration may fail due to port availability

Version 18.10

  • Wizard-style web GUI
  • GI and DB ver 18.3 support
  • Storage Fabric 18.10
  • Diagnostics ver 18.10 with CLI based upload, enhanced monitoring, and alerting

Version 18.08

  • Storage Fabric ver 18.08 with enhanced disk heartbeat mechanism
  • Allow configuring timezone other than UTC
  • Allow selecting disk type
  • On VMs with >50GiB memory set vm.min_free_kbytes = 5GiB for better reliability on heavily utilized systems #1183
  • Additonal network forwarding rules for RMAN backup to AWS S3
  • Enhanced OOM protection parameters

Version 18.07

  • Added Oracle July 2018 PSU/RU
  • Added EC2 i3.metal instance support
  • Storage perofrmance enhancement in Azure
  • Automatic generation of license file for Marketplace deployments
  • Disabled swap for enhanced reliability

Version 18.04

  • Added FlashGrid Diagnostics 18.04
  • RHEL 7.5 / OL 7.5 based VM images
  • Added Oracle April 2018 PSU/RU
  • Added Azure China and Germany clouds
  • Added Application Security Groups in Azure

Version 18.03

  • Azure Accelerated Network support
  • AWS Network speed enhancements
  • Replaced NTPD with CHRONYD
  • Removed support for GI 12.1

Version 18.01

  • Added Jan 2018 Oracle PSU/RU
  • RHEL 7 based AMI availability via AWS Marketplace
  • Support for AWS EC2 M5 family
  • Limited support for custom OS user IDs and custom OS groups

Version 17.11

  • Added Oct 2017 Oracle PSU/RU
  • Web interface enhancements
  • Added auto-configuration of DNS for AWS

Version 17.09

  • Added SCAN Proxy support
  • Added ASM disk group configuration
  • Added AWS GovCloud support

Version 17.08

  • Added Azure support
  • Added Aug 2017 Oracle PSU/RU

Version 17.07

  • Initial release of web-based FlashGrid Cloud Provisining