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IBM Spectrum Scale Trial VM

This Trial VM offers fully pre-configured IBM Spectrum Scale instance in a virtual machine based on IBM Spectrum Scale 4.2 GA version. The download bundle includes the virtual image and the requisite guides (Quick Start guide, Explore guide and Advanced guide) allowing you to try the key features in minutes. Use the Quick Start guide for installation instructions. The Explore guide provides step-by-step instructions to try our unified file & Object as well as GUI functionality.

Use IBM Spectrum Scale Forum or mail to to ask questions and to give your feedback.

Date Type Description Download
14 Jan 2016 Evaluation VM with pre-configured IBM Spectrum Scale Download


IBM Spectrum Scale transparent cloud tiering

The IBM Spectrum Scale transparent cloud tiering is a new hybrid cloud storage capability for IBM Spectrum Scale. This feature allows cloud storage to be used as a storage tier in the same manner as other IBM Spectrum Scale storage tiers. This open beta of IBM Spectrum Scale will support on-premise object storage, including Cleversafe, as well as off-premise cloud object storage. You are invited to test the beta version of this technology that is planned to be generally available with an upcoming release of IBM Spectrum Scale. We encourage you to watch the demonstration video of this capability here.

IBM Spectrum Scale transparent cloud tiering Open Beta Drop 3 code is now available [13 May 2016]. This update includes:

Note: The transparent cloud tiering Open Beta Drop 3 code requires Spectrum Scale release 4.2.0 PTF 3 (4.2.0.3) Users will need to update their Spectrum Scale release to 4.2.0.3 prior to installing the transparent cloud tiering feature.

The Spectrum Scale 4.2.0.3 code is available here.

Use IBM Spectrum Scale Forum or mail to to ask questions and to give your feedback.

Date Type Description Download
13 May 2016 Open Beta IBM Spectrum Scale transparent cloud tiering Download


IBM Spectrum Scale Object Metadata Search Open Beta

One of the unique features of an object storage solution is the ability to set user-defined metadata to containers and objects. But, without an ability to efficiently search the containers/objects based on this metadata (key/value pairs), the object storage industry has not been able to leverage the full potential of this valuable asset. Now with IBM Spectrum Scale Object Metadata Search, users can search for containers or objects based on a specific set of metadata. This open beta program introduces object metadata search function and provides the instructions on how to configure, deploy and use the object metadata search feature on top of the Spectrum Scale Object Storage offering.You can use this functionality on top of your existing 4.1+ installation of Spectrum Scale Object Storage.

For quick introduction to this feature, take a look at the presentation:here.

Mail to to ask questions and to give your feedback.

Date Type Description Download
28 Mar 2016 Open Beta IBM Spectrum Scale Object Metadata Search Open Beta Download


IBM Spectrum Scale GUI Open Beta

The IBM Spectrum Scale GUI (Graphical User Interface) is the graphical interface for IBM Spectrum Scale. This can be used in conjunction with our existing command line interface. You are invited to test the latest pre-GA beta version of our GUI here. You can try this GUI with your existing 4.1+ installs of Spectrum Scale but to use all features we suggest the latest GA version which is 4.2.0-1.

Try the beta build below. Use IBM Spectrum Scale forum or mail to to ask questions and to give your feedback.

Date Type Description Download
18 Feb 2016 Open Beta IBM Spectrum Scale GUI Download

This GUI will be part of IBM Spectrum Scale release builds and is meant to serve for single cluster deployments. Customers can also leverage IBM Spectrum Control to manage IBM Spectrum Scale across multiple clusters. You can try IBM Spectrum Control's integration with IBM Spectrum Scale here.


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