[ovirt-users] [ANN] oVirt 3.5 GA Releases
daniel.helgenberger at m-box.de
Mon Oct 20 10:46:28 UTC 2014
On 20.10.2014 10:50, Sandro Bonazzola wrote:
> Il 20/10/2014 10:13, Tiemen Ruiten ha scritto:
>> Last week I upgraded to 3.5 and on the engine side everything went absolutely fine. Now I'm wondering what to do about my hosts (full CentOS 6
>> installs). Is the upgrade something the engine takes care of when I set the compatibility version to 3.5? Or should I install the ovirt-release35 rpm
>> and run yum update on all hosts?
>> Should I expect impact on running VM's, eg. from restarting vdsm?
> Looks like we have a documentation gap here.
> I tried to search the oVirt site for pointing you to a section describing how to upgrade hosts but did not found one.
> I think that we need to finish
> and probably prepare an upgrade guide too.
> You'll need to install the ovirt-release35 rpm on your hosts since the engine is not able to add the new repository (yet? maybe an RFE on this should
> be filled for easing the upgrade process of the hosts).
A very good idea. I took the liberty filing this RFE 
>> On 20 October 2014 08:48, Sandro Bonazzola <sbonazzo at redhat.com <mailto:sbonazzo at redhat.com>> wrote:
>> Il 19/10/2014 16:53, Daniel Helgenberger ha scritto:
>> > Congratulations! Hope you could get your party.
>> > Sandro, as I know you always like to hear things like this:
>> > I just upgraded my oVirt 3.4.4 installation to 3.5 and everything went
>> > really well (apart from some package siging / deps; but these are really
>> > not your issues).
>> I really like when someone report everything goes fine :-)
>> > Tomorrow I start checking out the new stuff.
>> > Thank you! I really appreciate the work you do.
>> > Daniel
>> > On 17.10.2014 14:46, Sandro Bonazzola wrote:
>> >> The oVirt Project is pleased to announce the general availability of its sixth formal release, oVirt 3.5, as of October 17, 2014.
>> >> oVirt is an open source alternative to VMware vSphere, and provides an excellent KVM management interface for multi-node virtualization. oVirt is
>> >> available now for Fedora 19, Fedora 20, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5, and CentOS 6.5 (or similar) and allow you to use Red Hat Enterprise Linux
>> 7 and
>> >> CentOS 7 too as node and for running Hosted Engine.
>> >> New features include:
>> >> Live Merge
>> >> ----------
>> >> If an image has one or more snapshots, oVirt 3.5's merge command will combine the data of one volume into another. Live merges can be performed
>> >> data is pulled from one snapshot into another snapshot. The engine can merge multiple disks at the same time and each merge can independently
>> fail or
>> >> succeed in each operation.
>> >> Import Storage Domain
>> >> This latest release expands oVirt's feature of importing ISOs and exporting storage domains to expand support for importing an existing data
>> >> domain. Based on information stored in the storage domain, oVirt can revive entities such as disks, virtual machines, and templates in the setup of
>> >> any data center to which the storage domain is attached.
>> >> Advanced Foreman Integration
>> >> ----------------------------
>> >> oVirt 3.5 adds the capability to provision and add hypervisors to oVirt from bare metal. Foreman is a complete lifecycle management tool for
>> >> and virtual servers. Through deep integration with configuration management, DHCP, DNS, TFTP, and PXE-based unattended installations, Foreman
>> >> every stage of the lifecycle of your physical or virtual servers. Integrating Foreman with oVirt helps add hypervisor hosts managed by Foreman
>> to the
>> >> oVirt engine.
>> >> Enhanced Authentication, Authorization and Accounting Support
>> >> -------------------------------------------------------------
>> >> A new architecture has been built for oVirt 3.5's authentication, authorization and accounting (AAA) system. The enhancements will provide a clear
>> >> separation of authentication from authorization and provide a developer API to develop custom extensions for authentication and authorization.
>> >> New PatternFly Interface
>> >> ------------------------
>> >> oVirt 3.5 will have a new look and feel, using PatternFly, the open interface project. The new look and feel aims to maintain the colors and spirit
>> >> associated with oVirt, while updating it with a new, modern, sleek, and minimal look. The minimal design allows complex screens to look cleaner and
>> >> airier, and lets the user focus on the data and the tasks by removing all extraneous visual elements.
>> >> Advanced Scheduling with Optaplanner
>> >> ------------------------------------
>> >> The Optaplanner is a new service that takes a snapshot of a cluster (a list of hosts and VMs) and computes an optimized VM-to-Host assignment
>> >> solution. Optimization will is done on per Cluster basis. The administrator can use this information as a hint to tweak the cluster to better
>> >> resources.
>> >> This release of oVirt also includes numerous bug fixes. See the release notes  for a complete list of the new features and bugs fixed.
>> >> A new repository has been created and will be automatically enabled by installing / upgrading ovirt-release35 package.
>> >> See release notes page for further instructions about install / upgrade.
>> >> A new oVirt Live iso is also available  and a new oVirt Node iso will be available soon.
>> >>  http://www.ovirt.org/OVirt_3.5_Release_Notes
>> >>  http://resources.ovirt.org/pub/ovirt-3.5/iso/ovirt-live-el6-3.5.0.iso
>> Sandro Bonazzola
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