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IBM Spectrum Scale Software Version Recommendation Preventive Service Planning

Preventive Service Planning


Abstract

IBM Spectrum Scale Software Version Recommendation

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This generalized recommendation is made available to assist clients in implementing a code update strategy. It is a full field perspective, and as such, a customized recommendation which takes into account specifics such as business upgrade windows, length of time since last update, decommission plans, etc. may require assistance from local support teams. In general, recommendations assume planning updates annually.

IBM Spectrum Scale
Minimum Recommended Level
Field proven level
Latest Level
IBM Spectrum Scale
4.2.3.14 1
[Mar 21, 2019]
4.x stream 4.2.3.14
[Mar 21, 2019] 1
5.x stream 5.0.2.2 [Dec 13, 2018]
4.x stream 4.2.3.17 [Aug 2019]
5.x stream 5.0.3.3 [Sep 2019]
IBM Spectrum Scale for ESS
ESS 5.2.6 [Apr 2019]
4.x stream: ESS 5.2.6 [Apr 2019]
5.x stream: 5.3.4 [Jun 2019]
4.x stream ESS 5.2.7 [July 2019] 2
5.x stream: ESS 5.3.4.1 [Aug 2019]

1 Clients with a file system created on GPFS 2.2 or earlier releases should read the Flash before upgrading.
2 Clients are recommended to upgrade to 4.2.3.14 and ESS 5.2.6. For more information, please read the Flash.

Note 1: For a list of current advisories for all platforms supported by IBM Spectrum Scale, see the Q14.4: What are the current advisories for all platforms supported by IBM Spectrum Scale? in the IBM Spectrum Scale Frequently Asked Questions and Answers.

It is recommended that you are on the latest fix level available.

Note 2: For a list of current Advisories for IBM Spectrum Scale on AIX, see the Q14.5: What are the current advisories for IBM Spectrum Scale on AIX? in the IBM Spectrum Scale Frequently Asked Questions and Answers.

Note 3: For a list of current advisories for IBM Spectrum Scale on Linux, see the Q14.6: What are the current advisories for IBM Spectrum Scale on Linux? in the IBM Spectrum Scale Frequently Asked Questions and Answers.

Note 4: For a list of current advisories for IBM Spectrum Scale on Windows, see the Q14.7: What are the current advisories for IBM Spectrum Scale on Windows? in the IBM Spectrum Scale Frequently Asked Questions and Answers.

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Modified date:
20 September 2019

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