OpenNebula 3.8.3 - Incremental Release Notes

January 11th, 2013. The OpenNebula project announces the general availability of OpenNebula version 3.8.3. This is a maintenance release that fixes bugs reported by the community after 3.8.2 was released. This release only includes bug fixes and is a recommended update for everyone running any 3.x.

Check out the OpenNebula 3.8 Twin-Jet release notes for the release highlights and a summary of the new features incorporated in OpenNebula 3.8.

Bugs Fixed in OpenNebula 3.8.3

Important bugs solved in 3.8.3 release include:

  • Bug #1669: Improve case sensitivity consistency
  • Bug #1668: XML parser fails to parse empty xml elements
  • Bug #1661: CLONE operation is broken for VMFS datastores with SSH connection enabled
  • Bug #1659: The core writes numbers in scientific notation
  • Bug #1593: failed: mv: cannot remove /vmfs/volumes/*: Is a directory
  • Bug #1119: onedb migrator 3.1.80 to 3.2.0 sets wrong uid & gid values in the DB (included in fsck)
  • Fix bug in host_on_error hook

Bugs Fixed since OpenNebula 3.8.0

Migrating to OpenNebula 3.8.3

OpenNebula 3.8.3 is API compatible with OpenNebula 3.x, so you should expect that applications and drivers developed for 3.x work with this release.

Also there have been minor changes in the OpenNebula DB schema to accommodate the quota & accounting data. These changes are automatically managed by the migration process, but if you have developed any customization you may need to update it.

A detailed upgrade process 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.

Getting the Software

OpenNebula is released under the Apache 2.0 open source license. The complete source tree and binary packages for OpenNebula can be downloaded here.

Please report any bug or send feedback at the development portal or at the mailing list.

The documentation of OpenNebula 3.8 can be found here.


We'd like to thank the great feedback received, it is an essential part of the process that makes OpenNebula a reality, and the primary source of improvement. A detailed list of people that have contributed to OpenNebula 3.8, can be found in the Twin-Jet release notes

About OpenNebula

More information about the project can be found at the project web page. You may be also interested in checking the OpenNebula Ecosystem that includes many interesting projects contributed by the community to enhance or add new features to OpenNebula.