Cloudmin 4.4 released

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#1 Mon, 05/17/2010 - 19:11

Cloudmin 4.4 released

Cloudmin version 4.4 is now available for download from our YUM and APT repositories - if you have an older version installed, you should see a prompt on the System Information page after logging in to install the new release.

The biggest improvement is beta support for Citrix Xen (also known as XenServer). This allows Cloudmin to control Xen host systems running Citrix's commercial Xen variant, as an alternate to using the XenCenter Windows client. This feature is still very new, so there may be bugs - and it does not yet support migration of VMs, or pools containing multiple host systems.

The other changes in this version are :

  • When creating a Xen instance, whether its disk images are stored on LVM or in regular files can be selected on the creation form. The directory in which those image files are stored can also be changed.
  • For Xen and KVM virtual systems, additional real network interfaces (like eth1) can be created and deleted. Each new real interface can be connected to a specific bridge on the host system.
  • The default gateway can now be viewed and changed for Xen and KVM systems on the Network Interfaces page, including systems that are down. The list-interfaces API command will also display the gateway, and the set-default-gateway command can be used to change it.
  • Added the new EC2 southeast asia region.
  • Xen and KVM disks can be detached from a virtual system without deleting the underlying data file or logical volume.
  • Xen and KVM disks that are not mounted on the virtual system can be resized, after a warning that this may cause data loss.
  • Improved the detection of the OS type for imported systems, and added a button on the Edit System page to guess it for existing systems.
  • Added options to the Module Config page for defining a link to additional documentation on the System Information page.