WHAT’S NEW This update is notifying you of a new software release, EDB Postgres Failover Manager (EFM) version 3.5. Failover Manager provides high availability infrastructure for EDB Postgres clusters. Failover Manager monitors the members of a Postgres cluster, identifies and verifies database failures quickly and reliably, and if needed promotes a standby node to become the cluster master and issues alerts.
Highlights of this release include:
Support for JDK 11 - Failover Manager requires only JDK 8 or higher, but now will run with version 11.
Failover Manager agents will retry connections after starting/restarting a database - A database (re)start can return successfully before the database is ready to accept connections. Failover Manager will now attempt to reconnect in this case, up to a time determined by a new property.
New property to set the from address for notifications - Failover Manager can now use customized email addresses for notifications sent to the user.
New application name property - Failover Manager can now update the application name in the recovery.conf file copied to a master when it becomes a standby during switchover.
New option for switchover behavior - The -noscripts option can be used during switchover to turn off fencing and post-promotion scripts run on the promoting standby.
Defects corrected in this update:
Promotable standby property no longer ignored after cluster separation and rejoins. (827916, 818120)
Failover Manager now handles quoted host name in recovery.conf files in primary_conninfo. (855006)
Improvements to work with versions of arping on Debian. (844793)
*References in brackets refer to customer issue case numbers.
IS THIS UPDATE FOR ME? This announcement is for EDB customers who have a current database subscription for EDB Postgres Standard or EDB Postgres Enterprise and are either currently using or are interested in deploying EDB Failover Manager.
HOW TO GET THE UPDATE AND APPLY IT This update is available as an RPM package that can be downloaded from the yum.enterprisedb.com repository. To setup your credentials and gain access to the yum repository, please submit a request:https://www.enterprisedb.com/repository-access-request
TROUBLESHOOTING If you experience any problems installing the new software please contact Technical Support at: Email: email@example.com Phone: US: +1-732-331-1320 or 1-800-235-5891 UK: +44-2033719820 Brazil: +55-2139581371 India: +91-20-66449612