Two weeks ago, the news that EQT is buying back SUSE shares got some attention in the Linux world, which also happens to be when I realized Dirk-Peter van Leeuwen became the new CEO at SUSE earlier this year. EQT acquired SUSE in 2018 and tried to profit by selling the shares piecemeal on the stock market. It appears that EQT has made changes to that course of action.
In other news, Hashicorp changed the license of its products to BSL. Subsequently, they are no longer an Open Source license. This change is very likely to create a fork of Terraform. You can read the sour reaction from the community on the OpenTF site.
In my view, these two events, combined with Red Hat’s change of source code availability, express the financial pressure the Open Source world feels as the macroeconomic situation becomes increasingly uncomfortable.
Regarding LINBIT content, we recently shared a blog post titled, ‘Deploying LINBIT SDS in an Air-Gapped Kubernetes Cluster,’ which offers valuable information for Kubernetes deployments that require persistent, highly available storage.
We are quite excited about another recently published blog post – Introducing the LINBIT SDS GUI. We share the benefits of a visual approach to LINBIT SDS, the reasons you might want to use it, and how to install it. Happy reading, everyone.
Our latest YouTube video is a helpful overview of High Availability KVM Virtualization Using Pacemaker & DRBD On RHEL 9 or AlmaLinux 9 in under two and a half minutes. If you want to dive straight into the complete tech guide, you can get the PDF guide straight to your inbox.
Software updates since the last newsletter includes linstor 1.24.2, which is a bug fix release clearing up minor defects of the 1.24 series. One worth mentioning cures a bug that causes a deadlock in the controller when multiple snapshot ship operations happen in parallel.
We also released LINSTOR Operator v2.2.0 and v1.10.7. Among other fixes, we have also improved how images are selected for all deployed components, making it easier to source images from alternative registries. This is a useful feature in air-gapped clusters.
We do have some more things coming, such as:
- A SNMP protocol subagent for DRBD
- Handling of disk failures by LINSTOR
- kTLS encryption for DRBD
- A load-balancing TCP transport for DRBD
However, I will talk about those projects when we have more information to share.