Nimble Operating System (NimbleOS) has been upgraded to version 4, and there are tons of useful new capabilities and features available for all systems.
Over the coming weeks we will be running a series of blog posts to provide additional technical detail and how-to guides on the new features. Each topic will get updated below so the uninitiated or the curious can get a deeper-dive on each new feature.
Starting with NimbleOS 4, we have changed our release naming. NimbleOS 4 is currently Initial Production Release (IPR). The IPR designation replaces Release Candidate (RC) as we felt "Initial Production Release" describes the lifecycle of the release schedule more accurately. An IPR designation means the release is ready for production workloads and fully supported by Nimble Support, it has been through our extensive QA and certification testing, however it is still relatively early in the adoption cycle for customers. Once a release gets a prescribed amount of field deployment time and stability then we promote IPR code to Generally Available (GA) and this is the release designation we recommend for customer Mission-Critical Systems.
Note: by running Software Update on the your controllers, you will only ever see General Available code, unless your array(s) have been specifically white-listed for the IPR code.
We will update this page once Nimble OS receives it's GA (Generally Available) status.
Below is an overview of some of the major new features in NimbleOS 4. Please click on the links to get a more detailed overview of each feature and please feel free to add comments and questions below or to each post.
|1||Next Generation HTML 5 GUI||Craig Sullivan||Next Generation HTML 5 GUI|
|2||Quality of Service (QoS-Limits)||Rich Fenton||Quality of Service (QoS-Limits)|
|3||Oracle Integrated Management of Snapshots and Clones Walkthru||Jan Maue||Oracle Integrated Management of Snapshots and Clones Walk-thru|
|4||Hyper-V VSS Snapshot Requestor Support||Jason Monger||Hyper-V VSS Snapshot Requestor Support|
|5||Host Aware Windows Powershell cmdlets||Anagha Barve||The "Power" of PowerShell cmdlets in Nimble Windows Toolkit 4.0|
|6||Enhanced REST API||Julian Cates||Enhanced REST API in Nimble OS 4|
|7||NimbleOS 4 Use Case: Rapid Deployment of SQL Developer Containers with Nimble Storage||Dianne Gonzalez||NOS4 Use Case: Rapid Deployment of SQL Developer Containers with Nimble Storage|
|NimbleOS 4 Use Case: Leveraging NWT4 cmdlets for SQL Server Reporting or Dev/Test Workflows||Dianne Gonzalez||NOS4 Use Case: Leveraging NWT4 cmdlets for SQL Server Reporting or Dev/Test Workflows|
|9||NimbleOS 4 Use Case: Setting QOS on a Volume using the Nimble API||Rich Fenton||NimbleOS 4 Use Case: Setting QOS on a Volume using the Nimble API|
|10||NimbleOS 4 Use Case: Accelerate Exchange Mailbox Recovery with Nimble Clones||Dianne Gonzalez||NimbleOS 4 Use Case: Accelerate Exchange Mailbox Recovery with Nimble Clones|