But first, a bit aboutthe CloudStack Release Process Time-based feature releases ~4 months* Bug-fixes in between Semantic Versioning for release numbers: Started at version 4.1.0-incubating 4.1.0 will be backward compatible with 4.0.x-incubating Ongoing feature merges into master * Specific dates are hard to hit for the actual release, given that we’re volunteers and we want high quality releases!
So when do you get 4.1.0? Real soon now… No really… any day now… (I hope to start the vote in the next few days) It’ll take a few days after the vote passes to publish the official release though!
What’s in 4.1? Lots of internal architectural changes (we want to speed up development of new integrations) 20 new features 24 “improvements” 155 bug fixes
Architectural Changes Converted from custom injection framework to Spring Lots of refactoring: Storage plugin model Network plugin model API implementation refactored (remains compatible) There’s a theme here: We are making CloudStack more flexible, both for developers and operators…
New Features in 4.1API, UI and Integration Options: AWS style regions Event pub-sub framework (RabbitMQ implementation) Advanced search within the UI API Server request throttling API Discoverer Service Users resetting their own passwords Users directly changing their API keys EC2 query API Cloudmonkey CLI
New Features in 4.1Networking: Nicira integration adds L3 functionality Persistent networks without a running VM Autoscale (Netscaler implementation) Juniper SRX & F5 Big IP inline mode Egress FW rules for guest networks Open vSwitch support for KVM
New Features in 4.1Compute: Support for passing custom VMX settings to vSphere on VM create Adding and removing Virtual NICs from VMs Reset SSH key within a VM
New Features in 4.1Storage: Volume resizing S3-backed secondary storage
Great, That’s 4.1…What about 4.2? Many features proposed for 4.1 were moved to 4.2 (Remember that time-based release thing?) 58 New Features scheduled for 4.2! 16 of them are already finished, including testing Some of them won’t make the release (again, time-based!) 40 Improvements (same caveats as features)
A sampling of New Featurescoming in 4.2… Midonet and BigSwitch SDN Zone-wide primary storage integrations Security group isolation in Enhanced Baremetal Advanced Network zones provisioning Dedicating resources to domains VM I/O Throttling and accounts Hyper-V 2012 Support IP Address reservation w/o a LXC Support vNIC allocation Cisco VSG integration Improved synchronization Cisco ASA 1000V between CloudStack and what’s actually running on the hosts VM Affinity Rules vSphere DVS support Eliminate NFS layer for S3 secondary storage UI Plugin framework
If you’re a CloudStack user,come join us!Ways you can participate: Build a feature Fix a bug Help other users Review, edit or prepare documentation Feature and release testing Marketing Other ways that you come up with!If you’re interested, start here: http://cloudstack.apache.org/contribute.html
Thanks! (any questions?)Slides posted on slideshare at http://www.slideshare.net/chipchilders/ Chip Childers, Principal Engineer @SungardAS & VP Apache CloudStack @TheASF firstname.lastname@example.org | Twitter: @chipchilders | IRC: chipc on freenode http://chipchilders.com
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