Release Notes – Redise Pack – v4.5 – May 2017
If you are upgrading from a previous version, make sure to review the upgrade instructions before beginning the upgrade process.
You can upgrade to this version from any 4.4 version. If you have a version older than 4.4 you must first upgrade to 4.4 and only then upgrade to this version.
The New Discovery Service with Support for Redis’ Sentinel API
The Discovery Service provides an IP-based connection management service used when connecting to Redise Pack databases. When used in conjunction with Redise Pack’s other high availability features, the Discovery Service assists an application cope with topology changes such as adding, removing of nodes, node failovers and so on. It does this by providing your application with the ability to easily discover which node hosts the database endpoint. The API used for discovery service is compliant with the Redis Sentinel API.
Discovery Service is an alternative for applications that do not want to depend on DNS name resolution for their connectivity. Discovery Service and DNS based connectivity are not mutually exclusive. They can be used side by side in a given cluster where some clients can use Discovery Service based connection while others can use DNS name resolution when connecting to databases.
Building Large Databases with RAM and Flash Memory in Redise Flash v2.0
With Redise Pack 4.5, Redise Flash v2 is production ready. RFv2 brings performance, reliability, and stability enhancements as well as many features customers have been waiting for.
Redise Flash (RF) offers users of Redise Pack and Redise Cloud Private the unique ability to operate a Redis database that spans both RAM and flash memory (SSD), but remains separate from Redise Pack’s persistence mechanisms. Whilst keys are always stored in RAM, RF intelligently manages the location of their values (RAM vs Flash) in the database via a LRU-based (least-recently-used) mechanism. Hot values will be in RAM and infrequently used, while warm values will be ejected to flash memory. This enables you to have much larger datasets with RAM-like latency and performance, but at dramatically lower cost than an all-RAM database.
Support for additional Redis commands and features:
- The Redis TOUCH command is now supported
- Redis version upgraded to 3.2.8
- Support for OBJECT in Lua scripts
- RP10106 – SSL Certificate should not need to be signed with a stronger hashing algorithm to be accepted
- RP10465 – failover times can be higher under certain scenarios in local watchdog profile
- RP10633 – Improve install.sh and answers file
- RP11880 – Improved slave sync and add node robustness
- RP8689 – Minimized impact when changing RAM-Flash limit on Redise Flash
- RP12063 – Improved Redis Flash data import/population performance
- RP11608 – Improvements to databases.txt creation in support package
- RP11941 – Eliminated warning and errors during upgrade on RHEL6 with leash and python2.6 is installed
- RP11994 – Databases under certain cases may not display in UI even though they are in the cluster metadata and safely operating.
- RP12438 – Email alerts with Amazon SES may fail under certain conditions.
- RP12538 – Redis failover was initiated by node_wd during sync to new slave
- RP10264 – Improved debuginfo package for better supportability
Important fixes in RP4.5.0-22
- RP12667 – Nginx security improvements, improved TLS and SSL related warnings on security scans.
- RP12690 – Added simpler ability to recover cluster from AWS S3
- RP13359 – Advanced memory allocation and booking enhancements
- Support for RHEL 7.3