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Changelog for openQRM 4.9 - released 31. October 2011 ############################################################################################################### Base: - enhanced openQRM's "appliance model" with an "install from template" work-flow This new, additional work-flow in openQRM is again fully modular and can be implemented by a plugin. It now supports to "plug in" different automatic-installation tools (like e.g. the install server Cobbler) to provide the deployment actions for physical and virtual systems. Currently the following plugins are already available to be used with this new "install from template" work-flow : * Clonezilla Automated local provision by disk-imaging (cloning of the disk-content) for Windows and Linux http://clonezilla.org/ * Cobbler Unattended local Linux installation (focus on RedHat/CentOS) https://fedorahosted.org/cobbler/ * FAI Unattended local Linux installation (focus on Debian/Ubuntu) http://fai-project.org/ * LinuxCOE Unattended local Linux installation (supports a variety of different Linux distributions) http://linuxcoe.sourceforge.net/ * Opsi Unattended local installation for Windows Systems (including Hardware/Software-Inventory, Package- and License-Management) http://www.opsi.org/ All above mentioned functionalities and features are also automatically available in the openQRM Cloud! That means that openQRM can be used as the Middleware to attach an existing Cobbler, FAI, LinuxCOE and/or Opsi environments to Cloud Computing. More infos at http://www.openqrm-enterprise.com/news/details/article/openqrm-brings-clonezilla-cobbler-fai-linuxcoe-and-opsi-into-the-cloud.html ############################################################################################################### Cloud: - added option allowing the Cloud User to set the hostname for a requested Cloud system - minor changes in the SOAP API "provision" method - fixed provision error : failed adding authblocker! - added to update the SOAP API wsdl configuration during base update - deprecated multiple appliance per single request ############################################################################################################### New Plugins: - completely rewritten VMware ESX integration using the native VMware vSphere API - ESX Auto-discovery, automatically discover ESX hosts with one mouse click - new VM Management - new DataStore Management, easily connect NAS or iSCSI DataStores - new vSwitch/Network Management to manage vSwitches, Portgroups, Uplinks and VLANs - fully integrated with the "novnc" plugin for VM console access via VNC - a better Cloud integration now allows to easily use ESX in the openQRM Cloud - supports ESX 4.1 and 5.0 - rewritten the linuxcoe plugin, adapted it to the "install from template" work-flow - rewritten the local-storage plugin, adapted it to the "install from template" work-flow - new "cobbler" integration using the "install from template" work-flow - new "fai" integration using the "install from template" work-flow - new "opsi" integration using the "install from template" work-flow - new nfs-storage plugin -> now using the new htmlobjects, enhanced work-flows and usability - new lvm-storage plugin -> now using the new htmlobjects, enhanced work-flows and usability - new citrix-storage plugin supporting the local-deployment for Citrix XenServer VMs - new "i-doit" CMDB integration (http://www.i-doit.org/) to automatically generate and update the System-Documentation - addtional support for Icinga in the Nagios plugin - with focus on the the new ESX integration we have deprecated the old vmware-server and vmware-server2 plugins ############################################################################################################### New Features: - added support for Glusterfs for kvm-storage, xen-storage and citrix-storage. Those virtualization plugin now include an additional deployment-type using generic blockfile backends. - added "bridged-vlan" option (addtional to "bridge" and "Open vSwitch") Additional to the regular bridged network topology and the support for Open vSwitch (http://openvswitch.org/) we have added the "bridged-vlan" option which is using the standard linux tools (brctl, vlan) to automatically and dynamically manage the virtual network interfaces VLAN configuration. - added "openQRM-client-for-local-VMs" to local-server plugin ############################################################################################################### New Commercial features: - Cloud Zone openQRM Enterprise Cloud Zones is the layer on top of an openQRM Cloud infrastructure. It has the capability to partition multiple datacenter locations into logical zones and map access and permissions for each zone regarding your companies business topology. openQRM Enterprise Cloud Zones comes with a central, multilingual and intuitive Cloud portal with a plug-able Google-maps integration providing a detailed overview of where your data is located and your systems are running. More details plus video available at http://www.openqrm-enterprise.com/news/details/article/openqrm-enterprise-cloud-zones-the-next-level-of-cloud-computing.html - added hook in the ip-mgmt plugin to support external DNS server This now provides the capability to automatically manage hostnames and their public ip-addresses on external DNS server. ############################################################################################################### Sponsored plugins and features: For the openQRM 4.9 release the following new plugins are sponsored by openQRM Enterprise: - citrix-storage (new) - cobbler (new) - fai (new) - i-doit (new) - linuxcoe (rewritten) - local-storage (rewritten) - lvm-storage (rewritten) - nfs-storage (rewritten) - opsi (new) - vmware-esx (rewritten) ############################################################################################################### Bug fixes: [ openqrm-Bugs-3288258 ] make deb fails - TODO [ openqrm-Bugs-3296928 ] V4.8, make deb: aws plugin can't be packaged, build stops - TODO [ openqrm-Bugs-3297274 ] make rpm problems - TODO [ openqrm-Bugs-3288982 ] dropbear not downloadable [ openqrm-Bugs-3282328 ] Puppet has .svn folders after make install [ openqrm-Bugs-3301594 ] Cloud - VM creation, always adds extra NIC [ openqrm-Bugs-3295326 ] V4.8: DMC-applet not downloadable ############################################################################################################### openQRM plugins included in the 4.9 release: - Aoe-Storage - Integrates Aoe/Coraid storage server and features the capability to boot resources directly from the Aoe-storage. - Citrix - Manages Citrix-Xen server (network-deployment) - Citrix-storage - Manages Citrix-Xen server (local-deployment) - Cloud - Datacenter Self-service portal providing a fully automated request and provisioning deployment-cycle. - Cobbler - integrates Cobbler server for automatic Linux installations. - Collectd - Automated monitoring and statistics for appliances. - Dhcpd - Automatically manages ip-address assignment and network-boot deployment. - Dns - Automatically manages ip-address to hostname resolving. - Drbdmc - Provides a user-friendly UI for setting up HA-Services on appliances with pacemaker/corosync/heartbeat. - Equallogic-Storage - Native support for Dell Equallogic Storage. - FAI - integrates Fai server for automatic Linux installations. - Highavailability - Automated highavailability with N-to-1 and even N-to-0 Fail-over. - Hybrid-Cloud - Integration with the Amazon Public Cloud, the Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud and Eucalyptus. - I-Doit - The idoit plugin automatically documents systems and services managed by the openQRM-server. - Image-Shelf - Provides an easy way to add pre-made server-images to openQRM. - Iscsi-Storage - Integrates the Enterprise iSCSI Target and features the capability to boot resources directly from iSCSI Luns. - Kvm - Support for rapid network-deployment of KVM Virtual Machines. - Kvm-Storage - Support for rapid local-deployment of KVM Virtual Machines. - Linuxcoe - Fully automated OS installation. - Local-Server - Integration with existing, local-installed Systems. - Local-Storage - Support for image-based Local-deployment . - Lvm-Storage - Transforms a standard Linux-box into a rapid-fast-cloning storage-server (AOE, iSCSI and NFS). - Lxc-Storage - Support for the container based Virtualization technology LCX -> http://lxc.sourceforge.net/ - Nagios3 - Fully automated system and service monitoring with Nagios3 and Icinga. - Netapp-Storage - Native support for NetApp-Filer Storage systems. - Nfs-storage - Integrates NFS server and features the capability to boot resources directly from NFS. - NoVNC - Provides a remote web-console for Virtual Machines and physical systems. - OpenVZ-Storage - Support for the OpenVZ Virtualization technology - Opsi - This openQRM plugin automatically installs Windows System. - Puppet - Fully automated configuration management for appliances. - Sanboot-Storage - Booting Windows (and other OS'es) directly from an iSCSI or AOE SAN. - Solx86 - Integration for openSolaris/Solaris X86 systems. - Sshterm - Provides a secure login to the managed resources through the Web-interface. - Tftpd - Provides a tftp-server for network-deployment. - Tmpfs-Storage - Features the capability to boot resources in memory (tmpfs). - Vbox - Integrates the Virtualbox Virtualization Technology. - Vmware-esx - Integrates the VMware-ESX virtualization technology. - Wakeuponlan - Automatically starts (power on) physical systems via the Wake-up-on-LAN technology. - Windows - Support for the Windows Operating System. - Xen - Support for rapid network-deployment of Xen Virtual Machines. - Xen-Storage - Support for rapid local-deployment of Xen Virtual Machines. - Zabbix - Automated monitoring for systems and services - Zfs-Storage - Integrates ZFS storage server and features the capability to boot from ZFS. ############################################################################################################### Installation of openQRM For a way easy installation (and/or udpate) of openQRM please install directly from the openQRM projects subversion repository! The installation from the sources will guarantee simple, seamless and mature updates based on the principle of "Continuous integration" -> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continuous_integration Installation on Debian/Ubuntu: 1) run "apt-get install subversion make" 2) run "svn co https://openqrm.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/openqrm openqrm" 3) run "cd openqrm/trunk/src" 4) run "make && make install && make start" Update to openQRM 4.9 on Debian/Ubuntu: 1) Follow steps 1-3) of "Installation openQRM 4.9 on Debian/Ubuntu" 2) Instead of step 4) run "make && make update" Installation openQRM 4.9 on CentOS/RHEL: 1) Add the RPMforge repository -> http://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalResources/Repositories/RPMForge 2) run "yum install subversion make" 3) run "svn co https://openqrm.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/openqrm openqrm" 4) run "cd openqrm/trunk/src" 5) run "make && make install && make start" Update to openQRM 4.9 on CentOS/RHEL: 1) Follow steps 1-4) of "Installation openQRM 4.9 on CentOS/RHEL" 2) Instead of step 5) run "make && make update" ############################################################################################################### QA Report - Supported Distribution for the openQRM Server For the openQRM Server itself we recommend a Debian or Ubuntu (LTS) Linux distribution! -> Especially for the openQRM 4.9 release we have included a set of improvements and QA to enhance the "user experience" of openQRM also on CentOS. For the managed physical systems and the deployment of Virtual Machines openQRM supports all mainstream Linux and Windows Distributions (and versions) -> independent from the Linux Distribution the openQRM Server is running on. Supported Distribution Matrix ------------------------------------ build -- install -- init -- works -- packaging -- Debian 5 (Lenny) i386 OK OK OK OK OK Debian 5 (Lenny) amd64 OK OK OK OK OK Debian 6 (Squeeze) i386 OK OK OK OK OK Debian 6 (Squeeze) amd64 OK OK OK OK OK Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid) i386 OK OK OK OK OK Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid) amd64 OK OK OK OK OK Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick) i386 OK OK OK OK OK Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick) amd64 OK OK OK OK OK Centos 5.5 i386 OK OK OK OK X Centos 5.5 amd64 OK OK OK OK X Centos 6 i386 OK OK OK OK OK Centos 6 amd64 OK OK OK OK OK ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Not supported (for now) : Ubuntu 11.04 i386/amd64 - busybox and dropbear compile errors caused by 3.x kernel version Ubuntu 11.10 i386/amd64 - busybox and dropbear compile errors caused by 3.x kernel version Known Bugs: Debian 6 (Squeeze) i386/amd64 - deb packaging does not work for Squeeze because of portmap/rpcbind conflict Centos 5.5 i386/amd64 - rpm packaging does not work, glibc-static + zlib-static build dep error -> packages not existing for CentOS 5.5 (not even rpmforge) ############################################################################################################### Enjoy openQRM 4.9! your openQRM Team
Source: README, updated 2011-10-31