[Lustre-discuss] 1.8.x server for el6

Michael Sternberg sternberg at anl.gov
Thu Jan 5 13:16:51 PST 2012

Peter, Andreas,

Thank you both for your assessment.

I decided to proceed conservatively with 1.8.7 on el5. I'll take the opportunity to get more comfortable with 2.x on el6 in a test system on the earlier server nodes.


On January 5, 2012, at 12:12 , Peter Jones wrote:

> inline
> On 12-01-05 9:21 AM, Andreas Dilger wrote:
>> On 2012-01-05, at 3:29 AM, Michael Sternberg wrote:
>>> I am wondering about the release matrix for Lustre vs. RHEL/CentOS.
>>> [..]
>>> It appears that the current recommended production release is Lustre-1.8, and, since there is no server for el6 I take that as a strong hint to stick to el5.
>> For new deployments the recommended version is 2.1.0 with RHEL6.1.  We are
>> starting work on a 2.1.1 maintenance release for the spring.
> While it is not often that I would disagree with Andreas, I would say 
> that the answer on this point depends upon your timing. Right now, if 
> stability is your primary driver (and it sounds like it is) then I would 
> recommend 1.8.7-wc1. The early feedback from 2.1 is very encouraging, 
> but I think that we need a little more production feedback before we 
> could confidently assert that 2.1.x is the default option.
>>> Is there some more information public? I was planning to upgrade a cluster to el6. Ideally, I'd like to have servers and user nodes all on the same major OS release. However, stability will trump that.

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