This is the summary of what's new in this release. Or you can go straight to [Download_xCAT].

New Function and Changes in Behavior

  • The -t flag of the genimage command has been deprecated. Use a postinstall script to replace/modify the /etc/fstab files as you like.
  • Add interactive mode for genimage command, the new flag is --interactive.
  • HPC integration updates for new HPC product versions & packaging.
  • SLES 11 SP2 support (experimental)
  • Linux postscripts logic clean up:
    • Move the creation of the mypostscript file from /tmp/mypostscript to /xcatpost/mypostscript
    • Extract the common code for generating the mypostscript file and make it common across all scripts under /opt/xcat/share/xcat/install/scripts
    • Add timestamps on the running of the postscripts and start and stop headers in /var/log/xcat/xcat.log
    • Writing xcat.log in stream like mode
  • xcatchroot command output the messages printed by the command runs in chroot environment.
  • configiba.* scripts enhancements to determine the number of IB interfaces automatically.
  • Support for installing/updating SLES SDK packages using updatenode for SLES diskful nodes.
  • Key Bugs Fixed

See the xCAT 2.7.1 SourceForge bugs.

Restrictions and Known Problems

  • SLES 11 SP2 support is currently experimental.
  • The p775 support in this release has not yet been fully tested.


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Wiki: XCAT_OS_And_Hardware_Support_Matrix

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