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OpenNebula 4.4 Beta 2 Is Out For Testing!

Tino Vazquez

Lead Cloud Engineer & Engineering Manager at OpenNebula

Nov 18, 2013

Nov 18th, 2013. Thanks to the terrific feedback obtained from the release of OpenNebula 4.4 Beta (4.3.80) Retina, the OpenNebula project announces the immediate availability of the second beta of OpenNebula 4.4 Retina.

This beta version comes with a number of bugfixes and feature enhancements (check the release notes for more information). We would like to highlight the differences from the first beta that motivated this release. First of all, improvements in the Ceph storage drivers, that now allows the use of these drivers in all the supported platforms. We would appreciate any feedback that we can get with this bug fix. It is also worth noting the name change of the LVM filesystem drivers, from shared_lvm to fs_lvm. Please note that, in order to update the new drivers in the virtualization hosts, the administrator has to perform a onehost sync operation in the front-end.

We are now set to basically bug-fixing and feature-freeze. Note that this is a beta release aimed at testers and developers to try the new features, and send a more than welcomed feedback for the final release.

As usual OpenNebula releases are named after a Nebula. The Retina Nebula (IC 4406) is a planetary nebula near the western border of the constellation Lupus, the Wolf. It has dust clouds and has the shape of a torus.

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