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[Xen-API] Re: [Xen-devel] [XCP] new version available

To: Dave Scott <Dave.Scott@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [Xen-API] Re: [Xen-devel] [XCP] new version available
From: Pasi Kärkkäinen <pasik@xxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 18 Jan 2010 22:03:20 +0200
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On Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 06:13:09PM +0000, Dave Scott wrote:
> Hi,
> I've refreshed the Xen Cloud Platform (XCP) .isos on xen.org with a new
> development snapshot (labeled version 0.1.1). XCP is a collaborative
> effort to build a complete cloud infrastructure platform, complete with
> a powerful management stack, standards-based APIs, support for
> multi-tenancy and much more. See:
> http://www.xen.org/products/cloud_source.html
> Since we released the first snapshot (0.1) we've had lots of contributions
> and valuable feedback. Particular thanks to
> * Nicira for contributing the openvswitch (enabled by default,
>   replaces linux bridging)
> * Marathon for contributing patches for FT
> * Ahmed Kamal for documenting how XCP consoles work[1]
> * Colin Dean for creating a VNC console proxy and web front end[2]
> * Alberto Gonzalez Rodriguez for creating a standalone front-end[3]
> In this update further highlights are:
> * dom0 refreshed to CentOS 5.4
> * xen refreshed to 3.4.2
> * support for host SMBIOS data to be passed through to VMs
> * improvements to experimental PCI passthrough
> This update contains hundreds of changesets containing lots and lots of
> bugfixes and performance improvements, including:
> * VM lifecycle queuing deadlock fixed
> * rare post-fork() spinning xapi process fixed
> * Active Directory authentication fixes
> * PV drivers check for magic strings in xenstore removed
> * lots of memory ballooning fixes

Congrats and thanks for the new release! Looks good.

> What's next:
> * more stabilising/ bugfixing
> * more hg repositories (storage coming soon)

Don't forget the kernel repository :)

-- Pasi

> * prototypes of new features (e.g. stub domains, advanced vhd management)
> * aim to release an alpha late Jan/ early Feb
> Development continues on the mailing list: xen-api@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> As always, comments / suggestions / patches welcome!
> Cheers,
> Dave

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