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    Open-E JovianDSS Up29r1 Is Now Available & Can Support a Number of New Hardware Options!

    This latest version of Open-E JovianDSS, Up29r1, is aimed primarily at providing customers with a wider range of hardware options to choose from than ever before, something that’s very important at the moment, given that hardware shortages are an ever-present part of life right now. With Intel’s new network adapters, Areca’s RAID controllers, and ATTO’s HBAs all becoming compatible, Open-E JovianDSS can now provide support for data storage setups that utilize a far wider assortment of hardware options than ever before, allowing businesses to meet their requirements regardless of any supply disruptions that may occur along the way.

    100GbE Intel Ethernet Network Adapter E800 Series

    Thanks to Open-E JovianDSS Up29r1, the new 100GbE Intel Ethernet Network Adapter E800 Series is now supported. The aforementioned adapters are highly rated for their ability to speed up the transfer of massive amounts of data, which is crucial for data storage in enterprise solutions. Support for these adapters also means yet even more options available for customers to utilize in their ultra-fast networking setups.

    During Open-E’s certification testing, the 100GbE Intel Ethernet Network Adapter E810 model was used both as a mirror path in the metro cluster, as well as to connect with the client machine. It was tested in both scenarios and achieved full peak performance in each, reaching speeds of up to 100Gbps for sequential read operations. Needless to say, it passed the certification process and is now fully certified to work with Open-E JovianDSS. It should also be noted that this 100GbE Intel Network Adapter E810 is just one variant from the larger Intel Ethernet Network Adapter E800 Series. Given that the 100GbE Intel Ethernet Network Adapter E810 passed the certification process, Open-E can now recommend using this particular variant of Intel network adapter in enterprise-grade data storage appliances.

    Open-E test results:

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    Areca’s ARC-1886 RAID Adapters and Web GUI

    Open-E JovianDSS Up29r1 also brings support for the newest, fourth-generation of Areca’s ARC-1886 8/16 Ports PCIe Gen 4.0 Tri-Mode RAID Adapters, which are all equipped with Tri-Mode Dual Core ARM A15 1.6GHz ROC processors, DDR4-2666 RAM, and PCIe 4.0 interfaces

    Thanks to this update, Areca’s RAID controllers can now be easily set up and managed via a Web GUI that allows for the execution of all tasks in just a few steps.

    For more information about how Areca’s RAID controllers work with Open-E JovianDSS, see the video:


    ATTO ExpressSAS 12Gb SAS GT HBAs

    As of Open-E JovianDSS Up29r1, all versions of the ATTO ExpressSAS 12Gb SAS GT HBA can now be used with the storage solution. 

    Every variant of the aforementioned HBA combines 12Gb/s SAS speeds and x8 PCIe 4.0 interfaces to provide the lowest latency possible in high availability, high-performance applications. Each can now be used with Open-E JovianDSS, providing customers a new option for unparalleled performance in extremely challenging conditions. 

    Drivers updated in Open-E JovianDSS Up29r1

    Up29r1 also brings some additional updates for drivers to ensure that Open-E JovianDSS is compatible with the latest Adaptec RAID controllers and Marvell’s network card.

    The updated drivers for the newest Adaptec RAID controllers are as follows:

    • Microsemi Adaptec SmartHBA and SmartRAID driver (smartpqi, v2.1.12-055)
    • Microsemi Adaptec Series SAS/SATA 6/12GB RAID driver (aacraid, v1.2.1-60001src)
    • MaxView (v3.07.00 (23971))

    The Marvell® FastLinQ® 41000 Series 10/25GbE Ethernet NICs (previously known as QLogic FastLinQ) also received an update:

    • Driver version: qede, v8.55.6.3
    The Up29r1 version of Open-E JovianDSS can be downloaded here.

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