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Abiquo 2.4


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 Abiquo 2.4 20130403

Release Notes 2.4

 

1. Platform Changes

1.1. Licensing upgrades

In Abiquo 2.4 licensing has been updated to use stronger encryption keys. This change requires the following points to be taken into account.

  • Prior to any upgrade please contact Abiquo support in order to obtain new license that will be compatible with V2.4
  • During the upgrade, all existing licenses will be removed
    • Old licenses are not valid for use with Abiquo 2.4
  • As part of the upgrade process, add new licenses to the platform using the User Interface or the REST API

1.2. Platform Component Upgrades

Abiquo 2.4 requires the following changes to the platform components:

  • Update Abiquo AIM on open source hypervisors to version 1.5.3, following the standard yum procedure
  • Abiquo now ships with MariaDB 5.5
  • Upgrading customers must upgrade to MySQL 5.5 or MariaDB 5.5 BEFORE upgrading to Abiquo 2.4
  • Customers using LVM should upgrade LVM using the ISO
  • The cron job to update statistics is no longer required
  • Old events can be archived to the metering archive table using a database event

1.3. New Features and Improvements

Abiquo 2.4 contains the following new features and improvements.

DescriptionDocumentation Labels
High Availability of Virtual Appliancesv24 layers vappha vm antiaffinity
API Load Balancingv24 api load balancing
Configuration Changes in Abiquo 2.4 (AIM, LVM, privileges and properties)v24 property privilege
Database Changesv24 mariadb mysql
Changes to Accounting in Abiquo 2.4v24 accounting
Changes to Abiquo Billing Integration in 2.4v24 billing
Networking Improvements in 2.4v24 networking
Changes to Network Service Type User Interfacev24 network service type
Changes to VM Storage Configurationv24 storage
Control Access to Storage Service Levelsv24 storage tiers service levels allowed restricted
Extended OVF Support and Template Definitionv24 ovf template
Move Persistent Virtual Machine Templatesv24 move persistent template
New Instance Processv24 instance process

Promote Instances to Master Templates

v24 promote instances
Customize GUI Error Messagesv24 gui localization errors
New GUI Elementsv24 gui branding
Google Maps Replaced with OpenStreetMapv24 google maps map
The Abiquo Wizardv24 wizard gui localization
Changes to Remote Access Passwordsv24 vnc password remote access rdp

 

Guides to new features can be found under the New in Abiquo 2.4 page in Current Release Info.

1.4. Resolved Bugs and Known Issues

1.4.1. Resolved Bugs

 

Key

Summary

2854

Server error response trying to load the statistical data of an enterprise that has been deleted

3092

No way to set/update the cost code for deployed VM templates

3353

KVM has a limitation of 4 IDE devices, add check and meaningful error message

3401

Incorrect rel in the XML setting an unmanaged network as the default VLAN in a VDC

3573

500 server response creating an external/unmanged vlan with invalid enterprise ID

4004

500 internal server error in second Abiquo client when concurrently retrieving VMs from a machine

4069

Creating one persistent VM in VAPP with other VMs, all the VMs say they are processing

4206

Special currency characters on Add a Cost Code popup display as hex codes

4305

If a user does not have "Manage Virtual machine hard disks" privilege, the HD tab should not display in config

4307

The physical machine's used resources are not released when deleting a VM in unknown state

4314

By default when a hard limit is set we should set the soft limit to the same value

4329

The hard-limit popup is not shown when creating a persistent template

4343

The soft-limit popup is showing wrong information

4412

If I cannot update or create an instance in an appliance with out saving first, why are buttons live?

4427

In the ""associate service profile screen", the Accept button is enabled after deleting the last service profile

4446

A user who has privileges to manage vApps, cannot remove vApps that contain VMs

4461

After detaching a NIC, it is not possible to attach it again unless the popup is closed and opened again

4515

Preserve current state with selection of volume or persistent machine when background process updates data on screen

4516

Deploying a VM through the API fails if soft limits are exceeded. It should succeed with an event warning as in the GUI.
User should be able to force VDC soft limits. In VirtualMachineTaskDto,
the 'forceEnterpriseSoftLimit' parameter will be renamed to 'forceVDCLimit' in Abiquo 2.6

4561

Refresh does not work correctly in Home view. Should add an "Update statistics automatically" check to enable
the background process (default 30 seconds) to update the Home statistics.

4564

Can capture virtual machines with IPs that are not associated with any NST of the PM. Should produce capture error and
appropriate error message 

4577

Cannot see all the network interfaces in the physical machine details if there are a lot of interfaces

4585

(API) Including an invalid reference link, the error response is not handled and a 500 internal server error is produced
instead of an "invalid link reference"

4616

Wrong behavior reaching soft limits because CPUs were not counted correctly

4621

Default network service type was being created in the physical machine in the GUI.
Should be created in the datacenter, under Network tab.

4624

Problem refreshing the default network service type because "Network Service" and "Network Service (default)" labels were used

4632

Public IP limits are incorrectly displayed on the Dashboard. Enterprise Admin user can see enterprise's public IP limits

4635

Cannot add the same UCS Rack in different Datacenters

4636

In infrastructure Statistics panel, externalStorage is computing additional hard discs as freeStorage (total externalStorage)

4647

vCenter user and password properties have a default value but they should not

4651

(API) A user with privileges to capture a VM cannot do so because the vApp link is missing when virtual datacenters are retrieved

4660

(API) Deprecated resources related with virtual appliances

4661

Incorrect error handling when creating an instance with a name that includes blank characters at the beginning or the end

4678

The call "getTiers" returns an empty list if the scope assigned to the user does not include the datacenter

4685

Templates with spaces in their names remain "in progress" until template list is refreshed, but the templates upload correctly

4691

Description is blanked after adding a volume on a generic iSCSI storage device

4855

Name and description of privilege for creating persistent templates is not accurate

4911

Raw templates do not deploy to ESXi

4961

vApp remains spinning when VM is deleted and vCenter is not reachable

4972

A shared template cannot be downloaded from another enterprise

4977

Undeploying a paused VM does not set stopTime in the accounting_event_vm entry for that VM

4978

If you remove a PM and re-add it again, all accounting_event_vm of hosted VM are set as Stopped

5025

"You do not have enough permissions to perform that task" message when retrieving vApps from another enterprise

5027

Unclear message on unlicensed Abiquo. Should include names of machines that will be disabled due to insufficient licenses

5030

Templates of over 4 GB are not properly downloaded from Abiquo Appliance library

5047

When calculating cloud usage stats, the query returns more than one result when it is not filtered by datacenter ID

5087

Only attached volumes are being counted as used external storage in Home View Statistics for Enterprise and VDC chart

5144

Refresh datastores button using the Service IP instead of Management IP

5152

Resize of a volume fails with not enough space on volume due to NetApp parameters

5231

Live migration / VSM move event does NOT update physicalmachine resource usage stats

 

 

1.4.2. Known Issues
 

KeySummary

4717

An unhelpful message is shown when adding a physical machine (ESXi) with expired license

4828

Cannot attach more than 1 IDE volume in Hyper-V

4830

If the instance process fails, there is no notification to the user

4945

Inaccurate error message deleting a template that has instances in the NFS repository

4951

500 internal server error after doing "getVirtualDisksInfrastructure" with a user with infrastructure privileges

4958

There is no error code on the error when trying to add more than one global rule

5009

Adding a pricing model, it is not clear why the Save button is not available from the Image Prices or Tiered Storage tab

5026

A load level for all racks doesn't apply to a PM if there is another PM in the same rack with a local rule

5057

A persistent template can be moved to the same VDC

5058

The promote button is enabled although the user does not have permission to use it

5059

500 internal server error generating conversions with a user with Apps Library permissions

5063

Error trying to manage UCS service profiles

5064

Can add 2 datacenters with the same "datacenter uuid" because we are not checking them

5066

Wrong events are generated after restricting all tiers - some tiers cannot be restricted

5093

No event is recorded when the state of a physical machine changes

5098

The "with Virtual DataCenters restriction" label is not removed when a user is to moved to a new enterprise

5130

The NICs attached/detached during a reconfigure in VirtualBox are not applied in the hypervisor

5132

The "+" button on the volumes tab is enabled although there is no VDC selected

5134

Moving a deployed VM to a layer, the accounting_event_vm is not modified

5136

Promoting an instance containing '&' or other characters that need escaping doesn't give a very helpful error

5148

No detailed trace is shown when a deploy fails due to a networking problem

5153

For templates retrieved from the NFS, not all the conversions are recorded in the accounting_event_repository table

5154

The conversions of promoted templates are not recorded in the accounting_event_repository table

5157

Reserving servers when creating a new enterprise causes a server error

5165

Not all the accounting parameters are retrieved by the accounting_config_view

5175

The "reconfigure" pop-up never disappears when moving 2 VMs deployed on the same PM into a layer which has a VM that is not deployed

5176

Warning message that appears when deleting the penultimate VM of a layer doesn't warn the user that the layer will be removed

5177

Spinning VMs when changing state in managed but not responding hypervisors

5179

idDatacenter = NULL for public VLANs in the accounting_event_vlan table

5201

A shared template not used by any other enterprise, cannot be unshared

5202

Error messages are not accurate at all when a user has no privileges to manage layers

5215

Having a Public network as default, can deploy VMs without purchased IPs

5218

No detailed error adding/updating a machine setting a wrong network service type configuration (dvSwitch)

5222If a PM is removed when there are captured machines in VAPPs, this leaves those VAPPs in a bad way

5230

Promoting an instance with a really long name can cause the Apps library to show a GEN-13 error on refresh

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