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From Giles Sirett <>
Subject 4.11 Release announcment
Date Tue, 06 Feb 2018 09:36:04 GMT
Hi all

Rohit and I are wording the announcement for the 4.11 release

I'm trying to get a few quotes for the announcements from ACS  users

Something along the lines of "we're excited about this new version of Cloudstack because of...."

If anybody here is able to provide a quote, can you please ping something over to me by Thursday
12:00 GMT

List of whats new below

New Features and Improvements
*        Support for XenServer 7.1 and 7.2, and improved support for VMware 6.5.
*        Host-HA<> framework
and HA-provider for KVM hosts with and NFS as primary storage, and a new background polling
task manager.
*        Secure agents communication: new certificate authority framework<>
and a default built-in root CA provider.
*        New network type - L2<>.
*        CloudStack metrics exporter for Prometheus<>.
*        Cloudian Hyperstore<> Connector for
*        Annotation feature for CloudStack entities such as hosts.
*        Separation of volume snapshot creation of primary storage and backing operation on
secondary storage.
*        Limit admin access from specified CIDRs.
*        Expansion of Management IP Range.
*        Dedication of public IPs to SSVM and CPVM.
*        Support for separate subnet for SSVM and CPVM.
*        Bypass secondary storage template copy/transfer for KVM.
*        Support for multi-disk OVA template for VMware.
*        Storage overprovisioning for local storage.
*        LDAP mapping with domain scope, and mapping of LDAP group to an account.
*        Move user across accounts.
*        Support for "VSD managed" networks with Nuage Networks.
*        Extend config drive support for user data, metadata, and password (Nuage networks).
*        Nuage domain template selection per VPC and support for network migration.
*        Managed storage enhancements.
*        Support for watchdog timer to KVM Instances.
*        Support for Secondary IPv6 Addresses and Subnets.
*        IPv6 Prefix Delegation support in Basic Networking.
*        Ability to specific mac address while deploying VM or adding a nic to a VM.
*        VMware dvswitch security policies configuration in network offering
*        Allow more than 7 nics to be added to a VMware VM.
*        Network rate<>
usage for guest offering for VRs.
*        Usage metrics for VM snapshot on primary storage
*        Enable netscaler inline mode.
*        NCC integration in CloudStack.
*        The retirement of Midonet network plugin.
UI Improvements
*        High precision of metrics in the dashboard.
*        Event timeline - filter related events.
*        Navigation improvements:
*         VRs to account, network, instances
*         Network and VRs to instances.
*        List view improvements:
*         As applicable, account, zone, network columns in list views.
*         States and related columns with icons in various infrastructure entity views.
*         Additional columns in several list views.
*        New columns for additional information.
*        Bulk operation support for stopping and destroying VMs (known the issue of manual
refreshing required).
Structural Improvements
*        Embedded Jetty and improved CloudStack management server configuration.
*        Improved support for Java 8 in built artifacts/modules, packaging, and systemvm template.
*        Debian 9 based systemvm template:
*         Patches system VM without reboot, reduces VR/systemvm startup time to few tens of
*         Faster console proxy startup and service availability.
*         Improved support for redundant virtual routers, conntrackd and keepalived.
*         Improved strongswan provided VPN (s2s and remote access).
*         Packer based systemvm template generation and reduced disk size.
*         Several optimization and improvements.

Kind regards

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