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 Abiquo 3.4 2015-05-05

Release Notes 3.4

 

1. Platform Changes

1.1. Platform Component Upgrades

See Configuration Changes in Abiquo 3.6

1.2. Abiquo API Changelog

See API Changelog v3.6

2. New Features and Improvements

Abiquo 3.4 contains the following new features and improvements.

The pages linked to here are new feature guides, which means they explain the new features from the perspective of a user who is already familiar with Abiquo concepts. They are found under the New in Abiquo 3.2 page in Current Release Info.

2.1.1. Improvements

 

Key

Summary

4601

Statistics - automatically refresh statistics

4703

In virtual appliance view, add more information to tool tip for templates available in the Templates tab

5631

Enable users to give auxiliary hard disks a name to make them distinguishable

7006

Virtual machine control button to shut down or power off should use consistent terminology

7275

Poor feedback after an instance process ends. Now just after the process starts, the virtual appliance will refresh until the instance is completed, then the list of templates will be refreshed and the master symbol will appear on the template icon

7888

Enable users to view virtual machine details while deploying in virtual machine panel at the bottom of the screen

7894

Add 'provider' filter query param to get allowed locations (public cloud) filtered by the name of the "hypervisor type" of the public cloud provider

7923

Save public credentials as part of enterprise (before validating public cloud account) raises enterprise edited successfully message but Save should be disabled until the account is validated

7976

Main menu buttons overlap in tiny width browser

8023

Go to first page when a filter is applied in the Events view

8028

When the user edits Allocation limits and changes the hard limit, then the soft limit should be updated before the form is closed

8032

Administrators should be able to edit a global category in the user interface

8099

Improve Apps Library Hypervisor / Docker links appearance

8115

Branding updated to use CSS

8136

When backup restore 'result' field is empty, show the restore as 'In progress'

8156

Tenant administrator should be able to edit public cloud credentials for their enterprise

8157

Hide hypervisor selection in VDC creation/edit when DC only has one technology

8160

Create a "Default vApp" when a virtual datacenter is created. The name is created with the VDC name and a UI label that the customer can customize

8161

The ability to re-order the metrics in the monitoring setup is not obvious. The metrics are now styled as a grid, which should help customers to identify the functionality

8180

Show default icon when dragging and dropping template with default icon to create VM

8290

Provide a way to request master templates or shared instance with master not shared, and not in the same enterprise

 

3. Resolved issues

Key

Summary

5395

API allows templates without hd_required

6149

XenServer cannot re-use the same LUN

6301

AM should require api.location property during check

7135

In events, plugin specific validation errors are always reported as "GEN-20" - "The requested virtual machine definition cannot be applied by the hypervisor plugin"

7357

Explicit error is not shown trying to deploy on ESX connected to vCenter with invalid vCenter credentials

7359

No explicit error shown when no connection to vCenter

7739

In Users view, the list of enterprises is not sorted alphabetically

7896

Buttons to edit and delete persistent templates are enabled without selecting any VDC or template

8020

Remote services locations field is not readable when there are many locations. Make the column wider and add a tooltip

8057

Chef might not work if Chef Server is version 12 and has SSL verification enabled. Configure the client with the path to the Chef server certificate to use for validation

8062

Editing VM template that is in use, no error message is triggered when trying to delete a non-empty secondary disk

8121

Enterprise admin cannot add a template disk from a shared virtual machine template to another template.

8147

Editing a physical machine, on the IPMI tab, input fields are named 'user' and 'password' so browser autocomplete inserts login credentials in those fields

8148

VM panel with UUID and controls does not look good in smallest supported screen size

8149

When deleting public or unmanaged network, tooltip and confirmation popup refer to external network

8162

On Home page, same label is used for Enterprises list and Enterprise resources panel

8172

Wrong Date string in IE 11. The user interface does not operate with dates now

8191

Standard user with privilege to assign firewalls and load balancer cannot perform this action

8195

In Azure, PowerON after deploy is not notified immediately after the deployment operation. It waits for VMSync, which by default occurs every 15 minutes

8210

Duplicated link to VM in Private IP resource

8218

In accounting for public cloud VMs, the idDatacenter is not recorded

8221

Edit disks of a virtual machine template allows duplicated sequence

8224

Virtual appliance 'acknowledge' link is not correct

8228

Small issues related to categories edition

8230

Incorrect re-subscribe in async operations related to subscriptions that were deleted synchronously from the VSM

8272

Failed instance remains in in-progress state

8301

Traces not inserted in metering table when message is not found; report JSON representation of the details in this case

8304

Reenable DISABLED_BY_HA that has been unlicensed ends up with no subscription of managed server

8305

Filter of event list by performed action works as 'like' and should work as 'equals'

8308

IDE Controller is fetched from ANY virtual machine present in Hyper-V hypervisor

 

4. Known issues

4.1.1. Planned Improvements

Key

Summary

8016

The enterprise form is closing in case of error

8118

Persistent template shown as suitable to deploy even when one or more disks is not compatible

8240

The create persistent forms have different style than the rest of the application. Define and unify popup styles

8280

Virtual machine monitoring in the user interface - we should not allow negative values in the Dimension section

8283

Monitoring - keep the same color for each VM when filtering by metric dimension at virtual appliance level

8284

Monitoring - after refreshing the virtual appliance, the user is taken back to the top of the list of metrics

8334

VirtualMachineTemplates created from instances of captured virtual machines with VMware CBT enabled cannot be deleted

8339

We should allow users to duplicate an empty disk when they duplicate a template

 

 

 

4.1.2. Known Issues

Key

Summary

6017

Server error with no message, capturing a VM when a datacenter is not enabled for the user's enterprise

6091

500 internal server error creating a persistent if there are no conversions to the current hypervisor type

6640

Links not properly validated returning 500 internal server error message

7140

Add a check to change a cached template to unavailable

7678

M module should filter event streaming by user privileges as API does

7755

Order IPs by IP address field does not work in vdc

7780

All datacenters statistics are missing "Available" values and "Reserved" public IPs

7781

Encrypt IPMI values in database

7971

Rasd MySQL table contains old entries with no rasd_management relation

8002

The length of the public key field on the create/edit user dialog is not checked

8196

Docker agent fails to start if it can't consolidate a container. Workaround instructions available from Abiquo Support

8198

Instance fails on Hyper-V when original template is not in VHD format

8246

UI Not able to see the options menu properly in Apps library for template on the far right

8276

Metric dimensions - setting huge values in the Granularity field, Abiquo returns a 500 internal server error

8278

Monitoring - after virtual appliance refresh, all metrics are selected automatically instead of newly selected metrics

8279

Monitoring - bad format displayed when retrieving an empty list of datapoints at virtual appliance level

8295

Details of an exported template are not properly displayed when using the horizontal scroll bar

8310

Name of extra HD is not displayed in VM details, e.g. on Storage tab

8316

500 internal server error trying to synchronize a nonexistent CloudService

8318

Inconsistent deploy buttons in virtual appliances when there are VMs in UNKNOWN state

8319

Add tracers in synchronize process

8320

Process more than one synchronize task

8321

When soft limit is reached, no trace is created if hard limit is 0

8322

Popup warning of soft limits not shown in deploy virtual appliance

8323

Create instance template should instance ALL disks by default, even without opening disks popup

8330

Disable ISO disk resize

8335

Cannot make a volume bootable

8338

Cannot move an empty disk