OpenNebula 3.2 RC 1 (3.1.90)
December 23th, 2011. Two days before Christmas the OpenNebula team was able to get all the green lights in the Christmas tree as well as in the Jenkins console. A good number of bug fixes has been packed with the OpenNebula 3.2 Release Candidate (RC). This release does not include any new features, but the team (the unlucky part of it) is working this Christmas to get in shape a couple of new additional components to the OpenNebula distribution…
Note that VMware drivers are not fully integrated yet in the release. Data Centers using VMware are advised not to update to this version.
Merry Christmas and cloudy new year!
In the following list you can check the highlights of 3.2 by component, a detailed list of changes can be found here:
Most of the changes in the new release have been done in the OpenNebula core (oned) and libraries to support the following new features:
We've further improved the usability of SunStone, and extend it to catch up with OpenNebula core's new features. Also some of the dialogs has been simplified and polished. The dependencies with third party libraries has been also updated to the latest versions.
OpenNebula Zones is rapidly gaining popularity, and there are a couple of new features result of the feedback we've received:
The OCCI API has been extended to include:
OpenNebula 3.2 is API compatible with OpenNebula 3.0, so you should expect that applications, and drivers developed for 3.0 to work with this release, with the exception of custom authentication drivers. A detailed upgrade process upgrade can be found in the documentation.
For a complete set of changes to migrate from a 3.0 installation please refer to the Compatibility Guide. You should also read this document if you are an OpenNebula 3.0 user.
There are a couple of known issues and limitations in 3.0, you can check the development portal to find out what you should expect from OpenNebula 3.2
OpenNebula is released under the Apache 2.0 open source license. The complete source tree and binary packages for OpenNebula can be downloaded here.
The documentation of OpenNebula 3.2 can be found here. The documents are in a development state so watch out, and do not hesitate to ask in the mailing list.