OpenNebula 3.2 Pre-release 1 (3.1.0)
November 18th, 2011. The OpenNebula project announces the general availability of the first pre-release of OpenNebula 3.2. With this release we make our debut with a new development cycle that aims at rapidly delivering new features to the community and faster react to their needs and feedback.
The pre-release series are not suitable for production environments as you may find some rough edges. However the packages have gone through the standard testing procedure made for final releases so you should consider them stable.
With this release we also wanted to celebrate our 4th birthday. Happy testing everybody!
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
OpenNebula Zones is rapidly gaining popularity, and there are a couple of new features result of the feedback we've received:
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.