OpenNebula 3.4 Pre-release 1 (3.3.0)
February 21st, 2011. The OpenNebula project announces the general availability of the first pre-release of OpenNebula 3.4. This pre-release solves minor issues in several OpenNebula components and includes some new features. Specially in Sunstone and in the cloud servers (EC2Query and OCCI).
The aim of the new functionality for 3.4 is to improve the storage subsystem. OpenNebula 3.4 will feature multiple data-stores and several new back-ends for storage. Some of this is already in the repository although it has not been included in this release. Stay tuned for this and much more in OpenNebula 3.4!
In the following list you can check the highlights of 3.3 by component, a detailed list of changes can be found here:
This release includes minor changes in OpenNebula core:
OpenNebula 3.4 also includes minor bug fixes and enhancements.
There are several new features in the GUI applications:
The EC2 Query server includes a improved support for SSL proxys as well as custom paths. Also the OCCI server has been improved to include user/group information in resources and extended information of resources.
OpenNebula 3.3 includes an improved EC2 hybrid driver, to support most of the EC2 features like tags, security groups or VPC.
OpenNebula 3.3 is API compatible with OpenNebula 3.x, so you should expect that applications and drivers developed for 3.x 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.x installation please refer to the Compatibility Guide. You should also read this document if you are an OpenNebula 3.x user.
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 3.4 can be found here. The documents are in a development state so watch out, and do not hesitate to ask in the mailing list.
The OpenNebula project would like to thank the community for their effort and valuable feedback that made possible this release, and specially to Patrice Lachance for his contribution to improve the EC2 hybrid driver.