MCIs & RightImages

Overview

These release notes document new features, changes, and bug fixes to RightImages.

  • Rightlink version: 6.3.3
  • RightImage version: 14.2.1
  • OS package repository freeze date: 20150317
  • Base Build ID: v14-63d0ddc6

Changelog

Common

CentOS

  • CentOS 6.x updated to 6.6
  • CentOS 7.x: Made /var/run a symlink to /run to follow the distro standard. (IV-1043)

RHEL

  • RHEL 6.x updated to 6.6
  • RHEL 7.x updated to 7.1

Ubuntu

  • Grub timeout updated from 10 seconds to 5 seconds. The grub timeout is applied for private clouds only. (IV-1232)

Azure

  • Added support for Central US, East US 2, North Central US, South Central US, Japan East, Japan West, Brazil South, Australia East, and Australia Southeast regions.

EC2

  • Added support for RHEL 6.6 HVM

VMware/vSphere

  • Reinstall VMware tools when the kernel has been updated. (IV-773)

vSphere

  • vSphere MCIs have been merged into VMware

Clouds/Images Supported

Cloud Support

  • CentOS 6.6 - Amazon EC2, Google, Azure, CloudStack*, OpenStack**, Rackspace Open Cloud, vSphere
  • CentOS 7.0 - Amazon EC2, Google, Azure, CloudStack*, OpenStack**, Rackspace Open Cloud, vSphere
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6 - Amazon EC2, Google, Rackspace Open Cloud
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 - Amazon EC2, Google, Rackspace Open Cloud
  • Ubuntu 12.04 - Amazon EC2, Google, Azure, CloudStack*, OpenStack**, Rackspace Open Cloud, vSphere
  • Ubuntu 14.04 - Amazon EC2, Google, Azure, CloudStack*, OpenStack**, Rackspace Open Cloud, vSphere

-- CloudStack versions supported include 4.x

-- OpenStack versions supported include Juno.

Image Reports

Image reports for supported clouds are available from the image reports S3 bucket:

http://rightimage-reports.s3.amazonaws.com/index.html

Known Limitations

CloudStack Xen

  • CentOS 7.0: CloudStack/XenServer 6 does not support CentOS 7 so you will need to set the OS type to Other CentOS (64-bit). Because it is not supported by XenServer, it boots as HVM which will not allow volume support.

Note: Archived Release Notes are Available Here

Optima

New Features

  • New data load time improved from 24-33 hours to 2-3 hours. When you create a new deployment in RightScale, or launch a cloud application using self service, or launch anything directly on the cloud, it use to take 24 hours to 33 hour for data to come through. Our new data processing engine reduces this time to 2 to 3 hours.

Note: Archived Release Notes are Available Here

Self-Service

New Features

  • Removed the ScheduledOperation resource from the API. This will be re-implemented by using ScheduledAction with the action name of run and additional metadata.
  • New publish modal is available that shows a live preview of the card in the Catalog as you're publishing. You can choose whether to use information from the CAT, from an existing published version, or create your own. Markdown tips are also now embedded in the modal.
  • Email notifications from Self-Service are now white labeled using the same settings as the portal. We use the primary background color and the primary logo as a header in your emails.
  • CloudApps in card view now load lazily as you scroll down the page - previous search and filtering works just like before.

Changes in Behavior

  • Fixed a bug where the terminate operation could sometimes go above 100%.
  • Changed the HTTP functions to encode spaces as %20 instead of + so that they will work with AWS services.
  • Fixed a bug where failure messages in the UI would not wrap correctly when using Firefox.
  • Fixed a bug where the sleep() function would not take duration style arguments.
  • Fixed errors in the behavior of the unary - and ! operators.
  • Fixed a bug where deleting a CloudApp from the Catalog did not remove it immediately.

Note: Archived Release Notes are Available Here

Cloud Management

New Features

  • Google GCE Support Added to Instance Provisioner - The Instance Provisioner in the RightScale Dashboard now supports Google GCE. You can access the Instance Provisioner by navigating to Clouds > Google > Instances > New or Manage > Instances & Servers > New Instance > Google. For additional information on using the Instance Provisioner in the RightScale Dashboard see New Instance on the RightScale support site.

  • Support Added for New AWS D2 Instance Types - The new Dense Storage instances for EC2 are suitable for situations where large amounts of data storage are needed. See the official [AWS blog on D2 Instance Types[(http://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/next-generation-of-dense-storage-instances-for-ec2/)] for additional information.

  • Cloud Management API v1.6 - Reference documentation is now publicly available for Cloud Management API v1.6. View the new API v1.6 docs here.

Note: Archived Release Notes are Available Here