[CentOS-announce] Announcing Release for Gluster 3.7 on CentOS Linux 7 x86_64

Fri Nov 27 10:35:32 UTC 2015
Niels de Vos <ndevos at redhat.com>

Over the last few weeks we have been working on getting the repositories
and related bits in place so that the Storage SIG is able to release
Gluster packages for general consumption. I am pleased to announce that
the majority of the requested versions are now available. Users can now
simple install Gluster on CentOS 6 and 7 with only these two commands:

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

The centos-release-gluster content comes from the
centos-release-gluster37 package delivered via CentOS Extras repos. This
contains all the metadata and dependancy information, needed to install
Gluster 3.7.

For people looking at running Gluster 3.6, we will soon also release a
centos-release-gluster36 package. In order to get this version,
substitute the step-1 mentioned above with : yum install
centos-release-gluster36. A new announcement will be posted once this
content has been tested and released.

We have a quickstart guide specifically built around the packages we are
releasing today, 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. Users can request 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:

Gluster is the first project that provides packages through the Storage
SIG. Other projects are in the process to do so too. General information
about the SIG can be read in the wiki:

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

Niels de Vos 
Storage SIG member & Gluster maintainer
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