Following are some of the new features introduced in ScaleIO Ready Node 2.5.
The AMS 2.5 can "take ownership" of all the nodes on an existing ScaleIO Ready Node system that is currently running ScaleIO without AMS management. When the process is complete, all the servers in the system are managed with the AMS.
The take-ownership process is performed from the ScaleIO GUI together with AMS CLI/ REST command.
This feature is only supported when all of the following are present:
With ScaleIO AMS 2.5, during deployment, you can perform the following:
Recovering an AMS server that has gone down now includes recovery of all of its nodes, as well as vCenter and ESRS information. The improved process is achieved by saving a backup of the current AMS configuration files on the MDM nodes that use them. This shortens the recovery time significantly and eliminates the need to scan nodes to build the repository.
You can collect logs in a ScaleIO Ready Node AMS environment using the GUI, AMS CLI, and REST API. Log collection has been enhanced in the following ways:
For more details please refer the following:
ScaleIO 2.5 Release Notes (Login required)
ScaleIO Ready Node - PowerEdge 14G - documentation (Login required)
ScaleIO Ready Node - PowerEdge 13G - documentation (Login required)
Dell EMC ScaleIO Ready Nodes - TechCenter page