Chapter 3. Installing pre-built DRBD binary packages

3.1. Packages supplied by LINBIT

LINBIT, the DRBD project’s sponsor company, provides DRBD binary packages to its commercial support customers. These packages are available via repositories (for apt, yum, etc.) and are considered "official" DRBD builds.

These builds are available for the following distributions:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), versions 6 and 7
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES), versions 11SP3, 11SP4, and 12
  • Debian GNU/Linux, 7.0 (wheezy), and 8.0 (jessie)
  • Ubuntu Server Edition LTS 14.04 (Trusty Tahr) and LTS 16.04 (Xenial Xerus).

Packages for some other distributions are built as well, but don’t receive as much testing.

LINBIT releases binary builds in parallel with any new DRBD source release.

Package installation on RPM-based systems (SLES, RHEL) is done by simply invoking yum install (for new installations) or yum update (for upgrades).

For Debian-based systems (Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu) systems, drbd-utils and drbd-dkms packages are installed with apt-get, or similar tools like aptitude or synaptic, if available.