[one-users] OpenNebula 3.4 Beta Released

Tino Vazquez tinova at opennebula.org
Mon Jun 25 10:31:06 PDT 2012

Dear OpenNebula users,

The OpenNebula project is proud to announce the availability [1] of
the beta release of OpenNebula 3.6 (Lagoon).

This new release features the following (for more details, please
refer to the Release Notes [2] or the feature set page [3]):

  *  New *hotplugging* mechanism for disk volumes that supports
attaching either volatile volumes or existing images to a running VM.

  * Quota and Accounting tools re-written from scratch , so now they
are included in the OpenNebula core to enhance their integration with
the existing AuthZ & AuthN mechanisms and other related tools (e.g.

   * Some new features like VM rescheduling, hard reboots, or cloning
of disk images.

   * Apart from the core, Lagoon comes with improvements in other
systems, especially in Sunstone’s interface with the redesign of
several tabs as well as in the OpenNebula Zones where we got rid of
the datamapper dependency to ease the packaging of OpenNebula.

There is also an important milestone reached in this release, with
OpenNebula 3.6 fully integrated with the new OpenNebula Marketplace
[4]. Any user of an OpenNebula cloud can very easily find and deploy
virtual appliances through familiar tools like the SunStone GUI or the
OpenNebula CLI. The OpenNebula Marketplace is also of the interest of
any software developer to quickly distribute a new appliance, making
it available to all OpenNebula deployments worldwide.

With this beta release, OpenNebula Lagoon enters feature freeze and
we’ll concentrate on fixing bugs and smoothing some rough edges. This
release is aimed at testers and developers to try the new features.
Please refer to the documentation [5] for more information.

The Lagoon Nebula (also known as M8, or NGC 6523) is a giant
interstellar cloud in the constellation Sagittarius. You can now get a
lake of data with the new hotplugging capability ;)

We are looking forward to your feedback, crucial in order to improve
OpenNebula and tailor it for its users needs.


The OpenNebula Team


* [1] Downloads: http://downloads.opennebula.org/
* [2] Release Notes: http://www.opennebula.org/software:rnotes:rn-rel3.6beta
* [3] Features: http://www.opennebula.org/documentation:rel3.6:features
* [4] Marketplace: http://marketplace.c12g.com/appliance
* [5] Documentation: http://www.opennebula.org/documentation:rel3.6

Constantino Vázquez Blanco, MSc
Project Engineer
OpenNebula - The Open-Source Solution for Data Center Virtualization
www.OpenNebula.org | @tinova79 | @OpenNebula

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