Latest Release & Installation

Latest stable version: 2015.03-r2 // Release date: August 14, 2015 // Changelog
New releases will be announced on the BeeGFS BeeGFS Twitter Page page.

Installation Methods

Automatic Graphical Installation
  • First, download and install the Admon daemon package for your Linux distribution.
  • Then access the Admon daemon with a webbrowser (http://<your_admon_host>:8000/) to download and run the Java-based graphical control frontend for the Admon daemon.

The automatic graphical installation is designed for inexperienced users and only provides a very limited set of options to keep it simple.

Detailed instructions for the graphical installation procedure and package download links can be found in the Admon Installation Guide.

Manual Installation
  • First, add the BeeGFS package repository to your system.
  • Then download the corresponding server or client packages to your nodes
    and set the basic configuration parameters.
In case you are already familiar with BeeGFS or just want to see a short quick-start installation reference, you might want to jump directly to the Installation Commands Walk-Through Example.

Detailed instructions for the manual installation procedure and repository URLs can be found in the Manual Installation Guide.

Direct Download

If you want to download repository files or BeeGFS packages directly, you can find them here.

Note: If you need professional support for a distribution, for which you can’t find the appropriate packages here, you might want to contact us and ask whether it is possible to run BeeGFS on your system.

Updating, Upgrading and Versioning

Versioning Scheme

BeeGFS uses a date-based versioning scheme (YYYY.MM) to define major release series and an incremental versioning scheme (r1, r2, r3, …) to define maintenance updates within a major release series. Maintenance updates typically contain improvements, but can also contain new features.

Updating within the same major release series

Within the same major release series, all client and server versions can be mixed. 

To update to the lastest BeeGFS maintenance update within your current major release series, simply use the standard update mechanism of your Linux distribution, e.g. “yum update” on RHEL.

Upgrading to a new major release series

See below for upgrade notes and instructions for previous major release versions:

  • To upgrade from version 2014.01 to version 2015.03, see here [Plain Text].
  • To upgrade from version 2012.10 to version 2014.01, see here [Plain Text].
  • To upgrade from version 2011.04 to version 2012.10, see here [Plain Text].
  • To upgrade from version 2009.08 to version 2011.04, see here [Plain Text].