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From "Moe@NuvolaCore.Com" <...@NuvolaCore.com>
Subject Re: 4.11 Release announcment
Date Thu, 08 Feb 2018 08:08:25 GMT
Hello All,

Please check our comments below

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Giles Sirett 
To: dev@cloudstack.apache.org 
Cc: marketing@cloudstack.apache.org ; Rohit Yadav 
Sent: Tuesday, February 06, 2018 1:36 AM
Subject: 4.11 Release announcment


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.

Excellent

·        Host-HA framework and HA-provider for KVM hosts with and NFS as primary storage,
and a new background polling task manager.

Very useful

·        Secure agents communication: new certificate authority framework and a default built-in
root CA provider.

·        New network type – L2.

·        CloudStack metrics exporter for Prometheus.

Excellent choice

·        Cloudian Hyperstore Connector for CloudStack.

We have our own Ceph storage based cluster. Fully tested with CloudStack with 50% less price.

·        Annotation feature for CloudStack entities such as hosts.

·        Separation of volume snapshot creation of primary storage and backing operation
on secondary storage.

Very useful

·        Limit admin access from specified CIDRs.

·        Expansion of Management IP Range.

Good to have.

·        Dedication of public IPs to SSVM and CPVM.

·        Support for separate subnet for SSVM and CPVM.

Both useful

·        Bypass secondary storage template copy/transfer for KVM.

Awesome!

·        Support for multi-disk OVA template for VMware.

Awesome!

·        Storage overprovisioning for local storage.

Awesome too!

·        LDAP mapping with domain scope, and mapping of LDAP group to an account.

·        Move user across accounts.

To capitalize on. Good selling point.

·        Support for “VSD managed” networks with Nuage Networks.

Fantastic!

·        Extend config drive support for user data, metadata, and password (Nuage networks).

Fantastic again!

·        Nuage domain template selection per VPC and support for network migration.

·        Managed storage enhancements.

Very nice.

·        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.

Great for security features deployment.

·        VMware dvswitch security policies configuration in network offering

Same great for security features deployment.

·        Allow more than 7 nics to be added to a VMware VM.

Very useful

·        Network rate usage for guest offering for VRs.

·        Usage metrics for VM snapshot on primary storage

Wow!

·        Enable netscaler inline mode.

Another great one.

·        NCC integration in CloudStack.

·        The retirement of Midonet network plugin.

UI Improvements 
·        High precision of metrics in the dashboard.

Always nice to have more precise DB.

·        Event timeline – filter related events.

Useful a lot.

·        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
All great features
·        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 seconds.

·         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.

 

 Regards,
 
Moe Vesal, M.Sc. & Eng.
CTO & Enterprise Infrastructure Architect, Cloud & BigData
NuvolaCore Inc.
101B - 920 Hillside Ave.,
Victoria, BC V8T 1Z8
Canada
Tel:  (250) 475-3001  Fax: (250) 475-3002
Emails: Moe@NuvolaCore.Com Webs : www.NuvolaCore.com 

 

 

 

 

 

Kind regards

Giles

 

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