[gpfsug-discuss] Spectrum Scale Object install / Redhat repos.

Andi Christiansen andi at christiansen.xxx
Mon Dec 7 20:15:23 GMT 2020

Hi All,

Merry christmas to everyone listening in!

I hope someone can shed some light on this as its starting to annoy me that i cant get any information other than whats in the documentation which for this part is not very fullfilling.. atleast for me it isnt..

I am currently discussing with IBM Support about the Spectrum Scale Object install procedure for v5.1.0.1 because alot of dependencies is missing when trying to install it.

Link to the documentation:

And as i could read in the documentation before i contacted IBM and what they said to me after i created the ticket is that "The installation of spectrum-scale-object requires that the repositories for the OpenStack packages and their dependencies are available, which are typically the openstack-16-for-rhel-8 and codeready-builder-for-rhel-8 repositories"

And here is the funny part, i dont like the word "Typically" as if we are to guess where to find the dependencies.. i get the idea of moving the packages away from the spectrum scale package to be sure they are up-to-date when installed rather than old versions lying around until a new .x version releases..

but any who, even trying to enable those two repos have proved difficult as they are simply not available on my system.. hence why i still have a lot of dependencies missing..

My theory is that to have those repos shown to my system i would need another redhat license than the "server license" i already have? propably some sort of Redhat Openstack license? Can any one confirm if this is the case?

If it is i guess that means that IBM is now pushing a new license ontop of customers if they want to use the new Object release with the version... and that will be it for me.. ill look some where else then for the object/s3 part..

Sorry if i come across as angry but im starting to get alittle annoyed at IBM :) We were using S3 on the previous release but in the end could'nt really use it because of the limitations of the old way they implemented it and we're told there was a new backend coming which had all the features needed but then they pulled it from the .0 version without notice and we had already upgraded from 4.x.x.x to 5.1.x.x and had to find out the hard way.. most of you propably read the old discussion i started about an alternative to scale object/s3..

Best Regards
Andi Christiansen

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