File and Object Storage

IBM Spectrum Scale installation toolkit – extended FQDN enhancement over releases – 5.0.5.0

By Sujeet Jha posted Fri June 12, 2020 05:43 AM

  
When was the last time, we tried to create GPFS file system using install-toolkit? How easy was it? In this blog, we are going to discuss the FQDN enhancements made in the IBM Spectrum Scale installation toolkit over the releases. The installation toolkit is a Chef-based automation tool that can be used for quick installation, deployment, and Upgrade of the GPFS file system with multiple protocol support. It is an effective tool for quick protocols deployment and upgrade.
HISTORY:
• Before 5.0.5.0 release, Installer was not designed to support both short name and FQDN during installation, deployment, and Upgrade process.
• Installer never checked the hosts file entries order for its correctness as per the format for
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