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Product Description

SUSE Enterprise Storage 5 is the latest release of the multi award winning SUSE software define storage solution based on the Ceph Luminous release.

SUSE Enterprise Storage 5 features:

  • Production support for the BlueStore native object store backend. This enhancement improves write performance up to a 200%. This allows SUSE Enterprise Storage to target multi-node environments that require a balance of performance and capacity while still maintaining cost advantages.
  • Product support for data compression— delivering significant gains in capacity utilization.
  • Native support for block and file erasure coding. With previous versions of SUSE Enterprise Storage a Cache Tier was required in front of an erasure coded block or file deployment. With SUSE Enterprise Storage 5, instead of rewriting the entire object every time, BlueStore enables a partial write to the object, enabling native block and file erasure coding.
  • The second release of DeepSea, SUSE’s SALT-based orchestration framework. DeepSea automates the deployment of clusters. Previously, if users deployed 200 disks, they had to create 200 disks individually…which could take days. Now, users enter the command once and DeepSea replicates that command across all 200 disks…which takes only minutes or hours.
  • The second release of openATTIC provides a much richer user interface and provides far more control over managing SUSE Enterprise Storage. With SUSE Enterprise Storage 5, the new openATTIC graphical interface provides a real-time view into what’s happening in the cluster so users can watch the system and how it is performing. Alerts can also be enabled to immediately notify them any time something changes that needs their attention.
  • SUSE Enterprise Storage 5 exports the Ceph FS file system using NFS-Ganesha enabling any client running an operating system that supports NFS to access CephFS providing truly heterogeneous file access.
  • SUSE Enterprise Storage 5 provides an NFS interface to the SUSE Enterprise Storage Amazon S3 API. SUSE Enterprise Storage supports a RESTful API that is compatible with the basic data access model of the Amazon S3 API. This SUSE Enterprise Storage S3 API can now be accessed from any host running an operating system that supports NFS.

Install Instructions

SUSE Enterprise Storage 5 (SES5) is available for download for the x86_64 and aarch64 platform as two ISO images. Media 1 contains the binary packages and the source code, media 2 the debuginfo packages.

For installation only media 1 is needed.

Adding the SUSE Enterprise Storage 5

You can add the SUSE Enterprise Storage 5 extension to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3 (SLES12-SP3) as an add-on product at install time or later.

Note: You need to register SLES12-SP3 + SES5 and apply updates when using the SES5 add-on.

Adding SUSE Enterprise Storage 5 During Installation

To add the SES5 extension while installing SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3:

  1. Select the "Include Add-On Products from Separate Media" box on the Installation Mode Screen.

    Depending on your installation, you can add the SES5 extension from media 1 or from a remote installation source, such as an FTP server, on the next screen.

Adding the SUSE Enterprise Storage 5 After Installation

To add the SES5 extension after you have already installed SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3:

  1. Start YaST2
  2. Go to Software – Add-On Products add media 1 of the SES5 extension or a remote installation source.
    You can then either manually select the specific packages you want to install, or choose from the predefined patterns under the Install and Remove Software option. If you don't find a specific package that you need in any of the suggested usage patterns, try the package search. Some packages might not be included in a pattern.
  3. You can then select the predefined "SUSE Enterprise Storage server packages" pattern to automatically select the recommended packages for the SES extension, or manually choose a different list.