[one-users] New Stable Release - OpenNebula 4.10 Fox Fur is Out!

Tino Vazquez cvazquez at opennebula.systems
Mon Nov 3 10:16:16 PST 2014

Dear Community,

This is the official announcement for the release of OpenNebula 4.10, codename
Fox Fur. Packages are already available and the documentation in the
web page has been updated.

This is the first OpenNebula release that allows to automatically
import an existing infrastructure, since the new vCenter drivers allow
to import Clusters and Virtual Machines from a vCenter installation,
significantly smoothing the set up curve. The concept of the vCenter
drivers is akin to the hybrid cloud approach in the sense that
OpenNebula will delegate a number of aspects to vCenter, instead of
pursuing the management of almost every aspect as it traditionally
does with the three supported hypervisors. OpenNebula will use pre
defined Virtual Machine Templates existing in the vCenter set up to
launch Virtual Machines, very much like it does in its hybrid drivers
to access Amazon EC2, IBM SoftLayer and Microsoft Azure, although
offering extra features like for instance VNC support and more
lifecycle actions.

A refinement has been performed in the OpenNebula networking system,
extended in the previous release in order to allow a flexible
management of IP leases, decoupling the host-hypervisor configuration
attributes with the IP/L3 configuration attributes. In this
refinement, end users are allowed to update their VNET reservations
and also the address range of their reservations, so they can
introduce attributes to be passed along their VMs through
contextualization, customizing their VMs network settings in this

Another nifty feature is related to the fact that we are aware that
access to professional support in production environments support is a
must. Fox Fur introduces an integrated tab in Sunstone to access
OpenNebula Systems (the company behind OpenNebula, formerly C12G)
professional support. In this way, support tickets management can be
performed through Sunstone, avoiding disruption of work and enhancing

Several improvements are scattered across every other OpenNebula
component: improvements in the hybrid drivers, including better
Sunstone support, improved auth mechanisms (login token
functionality), a solution for the spurious Poweroff state, and many
other bugfixes that stabilized features introduced in Lemon Slice.

As usual OpenNebula releases are named after a Nebula. The Fox Fur
Nebula (IC 3568) is located in Monoceros and included in the NGC 2264

This is a stable release and so a recommended update. It incorporate
important improvement since 4.8 and several bug fixes since 4.10 Beta.
Be sure to check the compatibility [1] and upgrade guides [2]. We
invite you to download it and to check the QuickStart guides, as well
as to browse the documentation, which has also been properly updated.

Network extension model refinement and login token functionality in
OpenNebula 4.10 were funded by BlackBerry in the context of the Fund a
Feature Program.

Thanks the community members and users who have contributed to this
software release by being active with the discussions, answering user
questions, or providing patches for bugfixes, features and

Your cloud, smooth as a Fox Fur with OpenNebula,

  - The OpenNebula Team

[1] http://docs.opennebula.org/4.10/release_notes/release_notes/compatibility.html
[2] http://docs.opennebula.org/4.10/release_notes/release_notes/upgrade_48.html

[Relevant Links]

Release Notes -> http://docs.opennebula.org/4.10/release_notes/index.html
Downloads      -> http://downloads.opennebula.org/packages/opennebula-4.10.0/
Documentation->  http://docs.opennebula.org/4.8
SandBoxes     -> http://opennebula.org/tryout/
Quick Start Guides ->
Screencasts   -> http://opennebula.org/documentation/screencasts/

OpenNebula - Flexible Enterprise Cloud Made Simple

Constantino Vázquez Blanco, PhD, MSc
Senior Infrastructure Architect | Head of Research at OpenNebula
Systems (formerly C12G Labs)
cvazquez at OpenNebula.Systems | @OpenNebula

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