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The FOSS-Cloud Release 1.2.x consists of the Demo System installation for demo-use, Single Server for productive use on a single server and the Multi Node installation for enterprise environment with fully redundancy. The installation of the Multi Node release requires depth of experience in Linux, KVM virtualization, Network and Storage.

Attention Multi Node and Single Server implementaton require a switch with VLAN functionality.

Restrictions Demo System
  • The FOSS-Cloud Demo System is designed to try out the FOSS-Cloud.
  • The Demo System installation has the limitation of 256 IP addresses. You must stay in the predefined network, but you can still change, delete and add ranges.
  • The Demo System installation is based on NAT (Network Address Translation), this is why servers are only visible internally in the FOSS-Cloud network.

Version 1.3.4

Release Date end 2017 / begin 2018

Innovations

  • Web-Installer
  • Grub2
  • Device Manager
    • Network Interfaces
    • Harddisks
    • Connect and deconnect iso-images (CDs)
  • Interface for role management
  • External Storage management
  • Import / Export VMs
  • Improved high availability

Bug fixes

  • Bug fixes

Packages

  • Update of all packages
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Version 1.3.3

Patch Release
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Version 1.3.2

Release Date 7th of July 2017

Innovations

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Bug fixes

  • Port of dyn. VMs are set to "0"
  • Able to use "." in username
  • Overflow of LDAP log files
  • USB via windows with spice client
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LDAP

New attribute 237 and extension of objectclass 21
attributetype ( sstAttributeType:237
    NAME 'sstExternalDomainName'
    DESC 'The external domain name for the spice url.'
    EQUALITY caseIgnoreIA5Match
    SUBSTR caseIgnoreIA5SubstringsMatch
    SYNTAX 1.3.6.1.4.1.1466.115.121.1.26{64}
    SINGLE-VALUE )
objectclass ( sstObjectClass:21
    NAME 'sstVirtualizationNode'
    SUP top STRUCTURAL
    MUST ( sstNode ) 
    MAY ( description $ sstExternalDomainName ) )

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New Values

sstFeature

old: acpi
new: hyperv><relaxed state='on'/><vapic state='on'/><spinlocks state='on' retries='8191'/></hyperv><acpi

sstOSMachine

old: pc-1.3
new: pc-i440fx-2.8
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Package Updates

  • Kernel 4.10.1-gentoo
  • QEMU 2.9.0-r54
    • edk2-ovmf-2017_pre20170505
    • seabios-1.10.2
    • ipxe-1.0.0_p20160620
    • pcsc-lite-1.8.20
    • libcacard-2.5.1
  • Libvirt 3.0.0
  • spice 0.13.1-r2
    • spice-protocol-0.12.11
    • jpeg-0-r2
  • Glusterfs 3.8.0
  • Portage 2.3.6
  • Python 2.7.12 / 3.4.6
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Update

Release Date 15th of July 2017.

Be aware: All nodes will boot two times!

LDAP Values sstOSMachine and sstFeatura

On a update, those values are only available if you create a new profile. On existing profiles and existing VMs you must update the values manually ore use the following script:

root # wget http://packages.foss-cloud.org/files/fc-ldap-update-1.3.1
root # chmod 755 fc-ldap-update-1.3.1
root # ./fc-ldap-update-1.3.1

If you are not updating the sstOSMachine attribute, you risk, that your Windows machines dont start, or have no disk.

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Known Issues

  • ISO files can now be uploaded via web browser. Large ISO images must be uploaded via Secure FTP or Secure Copy. The how to is located under Upload_ISO-Files
  • Update gentoolkit manually (emerge --unmerge gentoolkit / emerge -1O gentoolkit)
  • Backup is experimental
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Version 1.3.1

Release date 2015-11-12

Innovations

  • Improovment of FOSS-Cloud 4 schools (modul is only available with subscription contract)

Bug fixes

  • Choise empty vm-pool show all vms
  • Pull down menu for user role

Packages

  • Kernel 4.0.5-gentoo
  • QEMU 2.4.0-r1
  • Glusterfs 3.5.3
  • spice 0.12.6
  • spice protocol 0.12.10

Known Issues

  • ISO files can now be uploaded via web browser. Large ISO images must be uploaded via Secure FTP or Secure Copy. The how to is located under Upload_ISO-Files
  • Backup is experimental
  • USB redirection Windows

Version 1.3.0

Release date 2014-12-19
Last sub release 1.3.0.51, 2015-11-17

New Functionality

  • Integrated role management
  • FOSS-Cloud 4 schools (modul is only available with subscription contract)
  • Internal modul management for extentions
  • USB for dynamic VM's
  • Multiscreen (two monitors on one VM)
  • Info Update on the VM's
  • Integrated bios information on the VM
  • Gentoo Update (stand Oktober 2014)
    • Kernel version 3.18.0
    • Glusterfs 3.5.2
    • QEMU 2.1.1
    • spice server 0.12.5-r1 und Protokoll 0.12.7
  • Improved active directory connection
  • automated Update Process
  • automated Registrationprocess
  • command: fc-portage-update
  • command: fc-set-premission
  • command: fc-wget-OS-EN / DE / ES / FR
  • Solving Bugs

Known Issues

  • ISO files can now be uploaded via web browser. Large ISO images must be uploaded via Secure FTP or Secure Copy. The how to is located under Upload_ISO-Files
  • Saving "Number of displays" in persistent and template pool is not working. You have to save the "Number of displays" direct on the VM. (fix in release 1.3.1)
  • Backup is in some case not working (fix in release 1.3.1).
  • USB redirection Windows should be available in release 1.3.0 but will be available in release 1.3.1
  • Persistent VM's are not visible in "Assigned VMs" Patch: Missing_roles_of_VM-User (fix in release 1.3.1).
  • Updates will get the Kernel version 3.17

Version 1.2.20

Release date 2014-04-12

New Fuctionality

  • Update KVM/Qemu to the new integrated Qemu 1.7
  • Update GlusterFS 3.4.1 to improve performance
  • Update to Kernel Version 3.11.10
  • Update Zabbix agent to 2.0.9-r1
  • New ntfs tools
  • Start delay for dynamic VM's to prevent the system from overloading
  • Scheduler to shutdown dynamic VM's
  • Integration of different storage types and paths
  • Enabling FDDI and multipathing
  • VM Counter
  • Solving different Bugs

Known Issues

  • Backup is not working
  • ISO files can now be uploaded via web browser. Large ISO images must be uploaded via Secure FTP or Secure Copy. The how to is located under Upload_ISO-Files

Version 1.2.10

New Functionality

  • The repository is now available on https://github.com/foss-cloud
  • A subscription agreement enables you to get the update services from FOSS-Group
  • Backup restore of VMs
  • Improved Active Directory integration
  • USB support on/off global or on pool level
  • Sound support on/off global or on pool level
  • Daemon for internal tasks
  • Loadbalancing
  • Improvement of high availability
  • User Groups
  • Updates of
    • Base operating system
    • Kernel
    • Qemu and KVM
    • Spice Server
    • GlusterFS


Known Issues

  • ISO files can now be uploaded via web browser. Large ISO images must be uploaded via Secure FTP or Secure Copy. The how to is located under Upload_ISO-Files
  • The performance of GlusterFS is low, because we were forced to disable writeback cache due to data loss during a VM migration. You can re-enable the writeback but on your own risk! With the GlusterFS v. 3.4 we will get back a lot of the GlusterFS performance which we had on version 1.0.2. GlusterFS 3.4 will be integrated as soon as available.
  • Windows 7 32-Bit must run in a 64-Bit environment (x86_64). A Windows 7 Virtual Machine will run in a 32-Bit environment (i686) but will result in a blue screen when stopping and will therefore automatically restart.
  • Backup is not working