A New Version Of Ceph Has Been Released, Ceph Jewel

A New Version Of Ceph Has Been Released, Ceph Jewel

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ceph-logoThe latest version of Ceph has been released codenamed Jewel with version number 10.2.0. Ceph Jewel has been released as a long term support (LTS) version and will be retired in November 2017.

The Ceph Jewel release marks the first stable release of CephFS. Whilst some have been using CephFS for some time, this is the first release it’s officially marked as stable and production ready.

Various other improvements have been made with the Jewel release:

  • CephFS:
    • This is the first release in which CephFS is declared stable! Several features are disabled by default, including snapshots and multiple active MDS servers.
    • The repair and disaster recovery tools are now feature-complete.
    • A new cephfs-volume-manager module is included that provides a high-level interface for creating “shares” for OpenStack Manila and similar projects.
    • There is now experimental support for multiple CephFS file systems within a single cluster.
  • RGW:
    • The multisite feature has been almost completely rearchitected and rewritten to support any number of clusters/sites, bidirectional fail-over, and active/active configurations.
    • You can now access radosgw buckets via NFS (experimental).
    • The AWS4 authentication protocol is now supported.
    • There is now support for S3 request payer buckets.
    • The new multitenancy infrastructure improves compatibility with Swift, which provides a separate container namespace for each user/tenant.
    • The OpenStack Keystone v3 API is now supported. There are a range of other small Swift API features and compatibility improvements as well, including bulk delete and SLO (static large objects).
  • RBD:
    • There is new support for mirroring (asynchronous replication) of RBD images across clusters. This is implemented as a per-RBD image journal that can be streamed across a WAN to another site, and a new rbd-mirror daemon that performs the cross-cluster replication.
    • The exclusive-lock, object-map, fast-diff, and journaling features can be enabled or disabled dynamically. The deep-flatten features can be disabled dynamically but not re-enabled.
    • The RBD CLI has been rewritten to provide command-specific help and full bash completion support.
    • RBD snapshots can now be renamed.
  • RADOS:
    • BlueStore, a new OSD backend, is included as an experimental feature. The plan is for it to become the default backend in the K or L release.
    • The OSD now persists scrub results and provides a librados API to query results in detail.
    • We have revised our documentation to recommend against using ext4 as the underlying filesystem for Ceph OSD daemons due to problems supporting our long object name handling.

Taken from release notes


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opatch-upgrade-requiredopatch is Oracle’s tool for patching software such as OBIEE and ODI and is used in conjunction with patch downloads from Oracle Support.

Versions of the opatch tool change over time, often in line with releases of other Oracle software. If you try to use an out of date opatch binary for a newer patch file, you’ll get the below error.

#opatch napply -silent /u01/binaries/patch -id 20188679

OPatch Version :
  OUI  Version :
The OPatch version is not applicable for current OUI version.

Since OUI Version starts with 11.2, Please go to 'My Oracle Support' and get right OPatch 11.2.*.*.* based on patch 6880880, release version and appropriate platform.

OPatch failed with error code 1

You need to upgrade your version of opatch to the OUI Version indicated, which in this example is

To upgrade your version of opatch search on Oracle Support for patch number 6880880 and click one of the results – there are several results titled something similar to ‘OPatch patch of version for Oracle software releases 11.1.0.x (JUN 2015) (Patch)‘. You can click on any of the results with a similar name to the above as they all take you to the same page.

opatch-download-verisonOn the top left of the page, select the Release of opatch you need along with the the Platform you will be using opatch on and then click Download.

Copy the downloaded patch file to your target machine and unzip the file.

unzip 'p6880880*.zip'

Installing the updated opatch binary is simple – move the old OPatch directory and replace it with the new one we just downloaded.

For this example, we’re replacing the OPatch folder for an OBIEE installation located at /u01/app/oracle/product/fmw/Oracle_BI1/. Depending on your install path and application, your path may be different however the OPatch directory is usually found in the ORACLE_HOME directory.

mv /u01/app/oracle/product/fmw/Oracle_BI1/OPatch /u01/app/oracle/product/fmw/Oracle_BI1/OPatch_V11_1x

Copy the unzipped OPatch folder to the ORACLE_HOME directory:

 cp -r OPatch /u01/app/oracle/product/fmw/Oracle_BI1/

Check the version of the opatch binary:

cd /u01/app/oracle/product/fmw/Oracle_BI1/OPatch
./opatch version
OPatch Version:

OPatch succeeded.



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