Gluster 3.12 for CentOS Linux 6 x86_64 released
Posted on: 09/28/2017 05:55 AM

Gluster 3.12 for CentOS Linux 6 x86_64 has been released

Gluster 3.12 for CentOS Linux 6 x86_64 released

I am happy to announce the General Availability of Gluster 3.12 for CentOS 6 on x86_64. These packages are following the upstream Gluster Community releases, and will receive monthly bugfix updates.

Gluster 3.12 is a Long-Term-Maintenance release, and will receive updates for approximately 18 months. The difference between Long-Term-Maintenance and Short-Term-Maintenance releases is explained on the Gluster release schedule page:

Users of CentOS 6 can now simply install Gluster 3.12 with only these two commands:

# yum install centos-release-gluster
# yum install glusterfs-server

The centos-release-gluster package is delivered via CentOS Extras repos. This contains all the metadata and dependency information, needed to install Gluster 3.12. The actual package that will get installed is centos-release-gluster312. Users of the now End-Of-Life Short-Term-Maintenance Gluster 3.11 will automatically get the update to Gluster 3.12, whereas users of Gluster 3.10 can stay on that Long-Term-Maintenance release for an other six months.

Users of Gluster 3.8 will need to manually upgrade by uninstalling the centos-release-gluster38 package, and replacing it with either the Gluster 3.12 or 3.10 version. Additional details about the upgrade process are linked in the announcement from the Gluster Community:

We have a quickstart guide specifically built around the packages are available, it makes for a good introduction to Gluster and will help get you started in just a few simple steps, this quick start is available at

More details about the packages that the Gluster project provides in the Storage SIG is available in the documentation:

The centos-release-gluster* repositories offer additional packages that enhance the usability of Gluster itself. Utilities and tools that were working with previous versions of Gluster are expected to stay working fine. If there are any problems, or requests for additional tools and applications to be provided, just send us an email with your suggestions. The current list of packages that is (planned to become) available can be found here:

We welcome all feedback, comments and contributions. You can get in touch with the CentOS Storage SIG on the centos-devel mailing list ( ) and with the Gluster developer and user communities at , we are also available on irc at #gluster on, and on twitter at @gluster .

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