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Version 2.6.1
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*(Released Fri, 12 Oct 2012)*

A small bugfix release.

Fix double use of PRIORITY_OPT in gnt-node migrate, that would make the
command unusable.

Commands that issue many jobs don't fail anymore just because some jobs
take so long that other jobs are archived.

Failures during gnt-instance reinstall are reflected by the exit status.

Issue 190 fixed. Check for DRBD in cluster verify is enabled only when
DRBD is enabled.

When always_failover is set, --allow-failover is not required in migrate
commands anymore.

bash_completion works even if extglob is disabled

Fix bug with locks that made failover for RDB-based instances fail.

Fix bug in non-mirrored instance allocation that would make Ganeti
choose a random node instead of one based on the allocator metric.

Support for newer versions of pylint and pep8.

Hail doesn't fail anymore when trying to add an instance of type
'file', 'sharedfile' or 'rbd'.

Add new Makefile target to rebuild the whole dist, so that all files are
included.


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Version 2.6.0
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*(Released Fri, 27 Jul 2012)*


.. attention:: The ``LUXI`` protocol has been made more consistent
   regarding its handling of command arguments. This, however, leads to
   incompatibility issues with previous versions. Please ensure that you
   restart Ganeti daemons soon after the upgrade, otherwise most
   ``LUXI`` calls (job submission, setting/resetting the drain flag,
   pausing/resuming the watcher, cancelling and archiving jobs, querying
   the cluster configuration) will fail.
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New features
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Instance run status
+++++++++++++++++++

The current ``admin_up`` field, which used to denote whether an instance
should be running or not, has been removed. Instead, ``admin_state`` is
introduced, with 3 possible values -- ``up``, ``down`` and ``offline``.

The rational behind this is that an instance being “down” can have
different meanings:

- it could be down during a reboot
- it could be temporarily be down for a reinstall
- or it could be down because it is deprecated and kept just for its
  disk

The previous Boolean state was making it difficult to do capacity
calculations: should Ganeti reserve memory for a down instance? Now, the
tri-state field makes it clear:

- in ``up`` and ``down`` state, all resources are reserved for the
  instance, and it can be at any time brought up if it is down
- in ``offline`` state, only disk space is reserved for it, but not
  memory or CPUs

The field can have an extra use: since the transition between ``up`` and
``down`` and vice-versus is done via ``gnt-instance start/stop``, but
transition between ``offline`` and ``down`` is done via ``gnt-instance
modify``, it is possible to given different rights to users. For
example, owners of an instance could be allowed to start/stop it, but
not transition it out of the offline state.

Instance policies and specs
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++

In previous Ganeti versions, an instance creation request was not
limited on the minimum size and on the maximum size just by the cluster
resources. As such, any policy could be implemented only in third-party
clients (RAPI clients, or shell wrappers over ``gnt-*``
tools). Furthermore, calculating cluster capacity via ``hspace`` again
required external input with regards to instance sizes.

In order to improve these workflows and to allow for example better
per-node group differentiation, we introduced instance specs, which
allow declaring:

- minimum instance disk size, disk count, memory size, cpu count
- maximum values for the above metrics
- and “standard” values (used in ``hspace`` to calculate the standard
  sized instances)

The minimum/maximum values can be also customised at node-group level,
for example allowing more powerful hardware to support bigger instance
memory sizes.

Beside the instance specs, there are a few other settings belonging to
the instance policy framework. It is possible now to customise, per
cluster and node-group:

- the list of allowed disk templates
- the maximum ratio of VCPUs per PCPUs (to control CPU oversubscription)
- the maximum ratio of instance to spindles (see below for more
  information) for local storage

All these together should allow all tools that talk to Ganeti to know
what are the ranges of allowed values for instances and the
over-subscription that is allowed.

For the VCPU/PCPU ratio, we already have the VCPU configuration from the
instance configuration, and the physical CPU configuration from the
node. For the spindle ratios however, we didn't track before these
values, so new parameters have been added:

- a new node parameter ``spindle_count``, defaults to 1, customisable at
  node group or node level
- at new backend parameter (for instances), ``spindle_use`` defaults to 1

Note that spindles in this context doesn't need to mean actual
mechanical hard-drives; it's just a relative number for both the node
I/O capacity and instance I/O consumption.

Instance migration behaviour
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

While live-migration is in general desirable over failover, it is
possible that for some workloads it is actually worse, due to the
variable time of the “suspend” phase during live migration.

To allow the tools to work consistently over such instances (without
having to hard-code instance names), a new backend parameter
``always_failover`` has been added to control the migration/failover
behaviour. When set to True, all migration requests for an instance will
instead fall-back to failover.

Instance memory ballooning
++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Initial support for memory ballooning has been added. The memory for an
instance is no longer fixed (backend parameter ``memory``), but instead
can vary between minimum and maximum values (backend parameters
``minmem`` and ``maxmem``). Currently we only change an instance's
memory when:

- live migrating or failing over and instance and the target node
  doesn't have enough memory
- user requests changing the memory via ``gnt-instance modify
  --runtime-memory``

Instance CPU pinning
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In order to control the use of specific CPUs by instance, support for
controlling CPU pinning has been added for the Xen, HVM and LXC
hypervisors. This is controlled by a new hypervisor parameter
``cpu_mask``; details about possible values for this are in the
:manpage:`gnt-instance(8)`. Note that use of the most specific (precise
VCPU-to-CPU mapping) form will work well only when all nodes in your
cluster have the same amount of CPUs.

Disk parameters
+++++++++++++++

Another area in which Ganeti was not customisable were the parameters
used for storage configuration, e.g. how many stripes to use for LVM,
DRBD resync configuration, etc.

To improve this area, we've added disks parameters, which are
customisable at cluster and node group level, and which allow to
specify various parameters for disks (DRBD has the most parameters
currently), for example:

- DRBD resync algorithm and parameters (e.g. speed)
- the default VG for meta-data volumes for DRBD
- number of stripes for LVM (plain disk template)
- the RBD pool

These parameters can be modified via ``gnt-cluster modify -D …`` and
``gnt-group modify -D …``, and are used at either instance creation (in
case of LVM stripes, for example) or at disk “activation” time
(e.g. resync speed).

Rados block device support
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A Rados (http://ceph.com/wiki/Rbd) storage backend has been added,
denoted by the ``rbd`` disk template type. This is considered
experimental, feedback is welcome. For details on configuring it, see
the :doc:`install` document and the :manpage:`gnt-cluster(8)` man page.

Master IP setup
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The existing master IP functionality works well only in simple setups (a
single network shared by all nodes); however, if nodes belong to
different networks, then the ``/32`` setup and lack of routing
information is not enough.

To allow the master IP to function well in more complex cases, the
system was reworked as follows:

- a master IP netmask setting has been added
- the master IP activation/turn-down code was moved from the node daemon
  to a separate script
- whether to run the Ganeti-supplied master IP script or a user-supplied
  on is a ``gnt-cluster init`` setting

Details about the location of the standard and custom setup scripts are
in the man page :manpage:`gnt-cluster(8)`; for information about the
setup script protocol, look at the Ganeti-supplied script.

SPICE support
+++++++++++++

The `SPICE <http://www.linux-kvm.org/page/SPICE>`_ support has been
improved.

It is now possible to use TLS-protected connections, and when renewing
or changing the cluster certificates (via ``gnt-cluster renew-crypto``,
it is now possible to specify spice or spice CA certificates. Also, it
is possible to configure a password for SPICE sessions via the
hypervisor parameter ``spice_password_file``.

There are also new parameters to control the compression and streaming
options (e.g. ``spice_image_compression``, ``spice_streaming_video``,
etc.). For details, see the man page :manpage:`gnt-instance(8)` and look
for the spice parameters.

Lastly, it is now possible to see the SPICE connection information via
``gnt-instance console``.

OVF converter
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A new tool (``tools/ovfconverter``) has been added that supports
conversion between Ganeti and the `Open Virtualization Format
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Virtualization_Format>`_ (both to and
from).

This relies on the ``qemu-img`` tool to convert the disk formats, so the
actual compatibility with other virtualization solutions depends on it.

Confd daemon changes
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The configuration query daemon (``ganeti-confd``) is now optional, and
has been rewritten in Haskell; whether to use the daemon at all, use the
Python (default) or the Haskell version is selectable at configure time
via the ``--enable-confd`` parameter, which can take one of the
``haskell``, ``python`` or ``no`` values. If not used, disabling the
daemon will result in a smaller footprint; for larger systems, we
welcome feedback on the Haskell version which might become the default
in future versions.

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If you want to use ``gnt-node list-drbd`` you need to have the Haskell
daemon running. The Python version doesn't implement the new call.

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User interface changes
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We have replaced the ``--disks`` option of ``gnt-instance
replace-disks`` with a more flexible ``--disk`` option, which allows
adding and removing disks at arbitrary indices (Issue 188). Furthermore,
disk size and mode can be changed upon recreation (via ``gnt-instance
recreate-disks``, which accepts the same ``--disk`` option).

As many people are used to a ``show`` command, we have added that as an
alias to ``info`` on all ``gnt-*`` commands.

The ``gnt-instance grow-disk`` command has a new mode in which it can
accept the target size of the disk, instead of the delta; this can be
more safe since two runs in absolute mode will be idempotent, and
sometimes it's also easier to specify the desired size directly.

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Also the handling of instances with regard to offline secondaries has
been improved. Instance operations should not fail because one of it's
secondary nodes is offline, even though it's safe to proceed.

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A new command ``list-drbd`` has been added to the ``gnt-node`` script to
support debugging of DRBD issues on nodes. It provides a mapping of DRBD
minors to instance name.

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API changes
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RAPI coverage has improved, with (for example) new resources for
recreate-disks, node power-cycle, etc.

Compatibility
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There is partial support for ``xl`` in the Xen hypervisor; feedback is
welcome.

Python 2.7 is better supported, and after Ganeti 2.6 we will investigate
whether to still support Python 2.4 or move to Python 2.6 as minimum
required version.

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Support for Fedora has been slightly improved; the provided example
init.d script should work better on it and the INSTALL file should
document the needed dependencies.

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Internal changes
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The deprecated ``QueryLocks`` LUXI request has been removed. Use
``Query(what=QR_LOCK, ...)`` instead.

The LUXI requests :pyeval:`luxi.REQ_QUERY_JOBS`,
:pyeval:`luxi.REQ_QUERY_INSTANCES`, :pyeval:`luxi.REQ_QUERY_NODES`,
:pyeval:`luxi.REQ_QUERY_GROUPS`, :pyeval:`luxi.REQ_QUERY_EXPORTS` and
:pyeval:`luxi.REQ_QUERY_TAGS` are deprecated and will be removed in a
future version. :pyeval:`luxi.REQ_QUERY` should be used instead.

RAPI client: ``CertificateError`` now derives from
``GanetiApiError``. This should make it more easy to handle Ganeti
errors.

Deprecation warnings due to PyCrypto/paramiko import in
``tools/setup-ssh`` have been silenced, as usually they are safe; please
make sure to run an up-to-date paramiko version, if you use this tool.

The QA scripts now depend on Python 2.5 or above (the main code base
still works with Python 2.4).

The configuration file (``config.data``) is now written without
indentation for performance reasons; if you want to edit it, it can be
re-formatted via ``tools/fmtjson``.

A number of bugs has been fixed in the cluster merge tool.

``x509`` certification verification (used in import-export) has been
changed to allow the same clock skew as permitted by the cluster
verification. This will remove some rare but hard to diagnose errors in
import-export.

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Version 2.6.0 rc4
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*(Released Thu, 19 Jul 2012)*

Very few changes from rc4 to the final release, only bugfixes:

- integrated fixes from release 2.5.2 (fix general boot flag for KVM
  instance, fix CDROM booting for KVM instances)
- fixed node group modification of node parameters
- fixed issue in LUClusterVerifyGroup with multi-group clusters
- fixed generation of bash completion to ensure a stable ordering
- fixed a few typos
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Version 2.6.0 rc3
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*(Released Fri, 13 Jul 2012)*

Third release candidate for 2.6. The following changes were done from
rc3 to rc4:

- Fixed ``UpgradeConfig`` w.r.t. to disk parameters on disk objects.
- Fixed an inconsistency in the LUXI protocol with the provided
  arguments (NOT backwards compatible)
- Fixed a bug with node groups ipolicy where ``min`` was greater than
  the cluster ``std`` value
- Implemented a new ``gnt-node list-drbd`` call to list DRBD minors for
  easier instance debugging on nodes (requires ``hconfd`` to work)

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Version 2.6.0 rc2
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*(Released Tue, 03 Jul 2012)*

Second release candidate for 2.6. The following changes were done from
rc2 to rc3:

- Fixed ``gnt-cluster verify`` regarding ``master-ip-script`` on non
  master candidates
- Fixed a RAPI regression on missing beparams/memory
- Fixed redistribution of files on offline nodes
- Added possibility to run activate-disks even though secondaries are
  offline. With this change it relaxes also the strictness on some other
  commands which use activate disks internally:
  * ``gnt-instance start|reboot|rename|backup|export``
- Made it possible to remove safely an instance if its secondaries are
  offline
- Made it possible to reinstall even though secondaries are offline


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Version 2.6.0 rc1
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*(Released Mon, 25 Jun 2012)*

First release candidate for 2.6. The following changes were done from
rc1 to rc2:

- Fixed bugs with disk parameters and ``rbd`` templates as well as
  ``instance_os_add``
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- Made ``gnt-instance modify`` more consistent regarding new NIC/Disk
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  behaviour. It supports now the modify operation
- ``hcheck`` implemented to analyze cluster health and possibility of
  improving health by rebalance
- ``hbal`` has been improved in dealing with split instances


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Version 2.6.0 beta2
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*(Released Mon, 11 Jun 2012)*

Second beta release of 2.6. The following changes were done from beta2
to rc1:

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- Fixed ``daemon-util`` with non-root user models
- Fixed creation of plain instances with ``--no-wait-for-sync``
- Fix wrong iv_names when running ``cfgupgrade``
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- Export more information in RAPI group queries
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- Fixed bug when changing instance network interfaces
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- Extended burnin to do NIC changes
- query: Added ``<``, ``>``, ``<=``, ``>=`` comparison operators
- Changed default for DRBD barriers
- Fixed DRBD error reporting for syncer rate
- Verify the options on disk parameters

And of course various fixes to documentation and improved unittests and
QA.


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Version 2.6.0 beta1
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*(Released Wed, 23 May 2012)*

First beta release of 2.6. The following changes were done from beta1 to
beta2:

- integrated patch for distributions without ``start-stop-daemon``
- adapted example init.d script to work on Fedora
- fixed log handling in Haskell daemons
- adapted checks in the watcher for pycurl linked against libnss
- add partial support for ``xl`` instead of ``xm`` for Xen
- fixed a type issue in cluster verification
- fixed ssconf handling in the Haskell code (was breaking confd in IPv6
  clusters)

Plus integrated fixes from the 2.5 branch:

- fixed ``kvm-ifup`` to use ``/bin/bash``
- fixed parallel build failures
- KVM live migration when using a custom keymap


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Version 2.5.2
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*(Released Tue, 24 Jul 2012)*

A small bugfix release, with no new features:

- fixed bash-isms in kvm-ifup, for compatibility with systems which use a
  different default shell (e.g. Debian, Ubuntu)
- fixed KVM startup and live migration with a custom keymap (fixes Issue
  243 and Debian bug #650664)
- fixed compatibility with KVM versions that don't support multiple boot
  devices (fixes Issue 230 and Debian bug #624256)

Additionally, a few fixes were done to the build system (fixed parallel
build failures) and to the unittests (fixed race condition in test for
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FileID functions, and the default enable/disable mode for QA test is now
customisable).
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Version 2.5.1
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*(Released Fri, 11 May 2012)*

A small bugfix release.

The main issues solved are on the topic of compatibility with newer LVM
releases:

- fixed parsing of ``lv_attr`` field
- adapted to new ``vgreduce --removemissing`` behaviour where sometimes
  the ``--force`` flag is needed

Also on the topic of compatibility, ``tools/lvmstrap`` has been changed
to accept kernel 3.x too (was hardcoded to 2.6.*).

A regression present in 2.5.0 that broke handling (in the gnt-* scripts)
of hook results and that also made display of other errors suboptimal
was fixed; the code behaves now like 2.4 and earlier.

Another change in 2.5, the cleanup of the OS scripts environment, is too
aggressive: it removed even the ``PATH`` variable, which requires the OS
scripts to *always* need to export it. Since this is a bit too strict,
we now export a minimal PATH, the same that we export for hooks.

The fix for issue 201 (Preserve bridge MTU in KVM ifup script) was
integrated into this release.

Finally, a few other miscellaneous changes were done (no new features,
just small improvements):

- Fix ``gnt-group --help`` display
- Fix hardcoded Xen kernel path
- Fix grow-disk handling of invalid units
- Update synopsis for ``gnt-cluster repair-disk-sizes``
- Accept both PUT and POST in noded (makes future upgrade to 2.6 easier)


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Incompatible/important changes and bugfixes
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- The default of the ``/2/instances/[instance_name]/rename`` RAPI
  resource's ``ip_check`` parameter changed from ``True`` to ``False``
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  to match the underlying LUXI interface.
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- The ``/2/nodes/[node_name]/evacuate`` RAPI resource was changed to use
  body parameters, see :doc:`RAPI documentation <rapi>`. The server does
  not maintain backwards-compatibility as the underlying operation
  changed in an incompatible way. The RAPI client can talk to old
  servers, but it needs to be told so as the return value changed.
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- When creating file-based instances via RAPI, the ``file_driver``
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  parameter no longer defaults to ``loop`` and must be specified.
- The deprecated ``bridge`` NIC parameter is no longer supported. Use
  ``link`` instead.
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- Support for the undocumented and deprecated RAPI instance creation
  request format version 0 has been dropped. Use version 1, supported
  since Ganeti 2.1.3 and :doc:`documented <rapi>`, instead.
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- Pyparsing 1.4.6 or above is required, see :doc:`installation
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  documentation <install>`.
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- The "cluster-verify" hooks are now executed per group by the
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  ``OP_CLUSTER_VERIFY_GROUP`` opcode. This maintains the same behavior
  if you just run ``gnt-cluster verify``, which generates one opcode per
  group.
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- The environment as passed to the OS scripts is cleared, and thus no
  environment variables defined in the node daemon's environment will be
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  inherited by the scripts.
- The :doc:`iallocator <iallocator>` mode ``multi-evacuate`` has been
  deprecated.
- :doc:`New iallocator modes <design-multi-reloc>` have been added to
  support operations involving multiple node groups.
- Offline nodes are ignored when failing over an instance.
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- Support for KVM version 1.0, which changed the version reporting format
  from 3 to 2 digits.
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- TCP/IP ports used by DRBD disks are returned to a pool upon instance
  removal.
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- ``Makefile`` is now compatible with Automake 1.11.2
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- Includes all bugfixes made in the 2.4 series
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New features
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- The ganeti-htools project has been merged into the ganeti-core source
  tree and will be built as part of Ganeti (see :doc:`install-quick`).
- Implemented support for :doc:`shared storage <design-shared-storage>`.
- Add support for disks larger than 2 TB in ``lvmstrap`` by supporting
  GPT-style partition tables (requires `parted
  <http://www.gnu.org/s/parted/>`_).
- Added support for floppy drive and 2nd CD-ROM drive in KVM hypervisor.
- Allowed adding tags on instance creation.
- Export instance tags to hooks (``INSTANCE_TAGS``, see :doc:`hooks`)
- Allow instances to be started in a paused state, enabling the user to
  see the complete console output on boot using the console.
- Added new hypervisor flag to control default reboot behaviour
  (``reboot_behavior``).
- Added support for KVM keymaps (hypervisor parameter ``keymap``).
- Improved out-of-band management support:

  - Added ``gnt-node health`` command reporting the health status of
    nodes.
  - Added ``gnt-node power`` command to manage power status of nodes.
  - Added command for emergency power-off (EPO), ``gnt-cluster epo``.

- Instance migration can fall back to failover if instance is not
  running.
- Filters can be used when listing nodes, instances, groups and locks;
  see *ganeti(7)* manpage.
- Added post-execution status as variables to :doc:`hooks <hooks>`
  environment.
- Instance tags are exported/imported together with the instance.
- When given an explicit job ID, ``gnt-job info`` will work for archived
  jobs.
- Jobs can define dependencies on other jobs (not yet supported via
  RAPI or command line, but used by internal commands and usable via
  LUXI).

  - Lock monitor (``gnt-debug locks``) shows jobs waiting for
    dependencies.

- Instance failover is now available as a RAPI resource
  (``/2/instances/[instance_name]/failover``).
- ``gnt-instance info`` defaults to static information if primary node
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- ``gnt-cluster verify`` has been modified to check groups separately,
  thereby improving performance.
- Node group support has been added to ``gnt-cluster verify-disks``,
  which now operates per node group.
- Watcher has been changed to work better with node groups.

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  - Slow watcher in one group doesn't block other group's watcher.

- Added new command, ``gnt-group evacuate``, to move all instances in a
  node group to other groups.
- Added ``gnt-instance change-group`` to move an instance to another
  node group.
- ``gnt-cluster command`` and ``gnt-cluster copyfile`` now support
  per-group operations.
- Node groups can be tagged.
- Some operations switch from an exclusive to a shared lock as soon as
  possible.
- Instance's primary and secondary nodes' groups are now available as
  query fields (``pnode.group``, ``pnode.group.uuid``, ``snodes.group``
  and ``snodes.group.uuid``).

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- Numerous updates to documentation and manpages.

  - :doc:`RAPI <rapi>` documentation now has detailed parameter
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- A lockset's internal lock is now also visible in lock monitor.
- Log messages from job queue workers now contain information about the
  opcode they're processing.
- ``gnt-instance console`` no longer requires the instance lock.
- A short delay when waiting for job changes reduces the number of LUXI
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*(Released Fri, 23 Mar 2012)*

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*(Released Mon, 22 Aug 2011)*

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- Fixed bug when parsing command line parameter values ending in
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- Fixed assertion error after unclean master shutdown
- Disable HTTP client pool for RPC, significantly reducing memory usage
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Version 2.4.4
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*(Released Tue, 23 Aug 2011)*

Small bug-fixes:

- Fixed documentation for importing with ``--src-dir`` option
- Fixed a bug in ``ensure-dirs`` with queue/archive permissions
- Fixed a parsing issue with DRBD 8.3.11 in the Linux kernel


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Many bug-fixes and a few small features:

- Fixed argument order in ``ReserveLV`` and ``ReserveMAC`` which caused
  issues when you tried to add an instance with two MAC addresses in one
  request
- KVM: fixed per-instance stored UID value
- KVM: configure bridged NICs at migration start
- KVM: Fix a bug where instance will not start with never KVM versions
  (>= 0.14)
- Added OS search path to ``gnt-cluster info``
- Fixed an issue with ``file_storage_dir`` where you were forced to
  provide an absolute path, but the documentation states it is a
  relative path, the documentation was right
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- Implemented ``no_remember`` at RAPI level
- Improved the documentation
- Node evacuation: don't call IAllocator if node is already empty
- Fixed bug in DRBD8 replace disks on current nodes
- Fixed bug in recreate-disks for DRBD instances
- Moved assertion checking locks in ``gnt-instance replace-disks``
  causing it to abort with not owning the right locks for some situation
- Job queue: Fixed potential race condition when cancelling queued jobs
- Fixed off-by-one bug in job serial generation
- ``gnt-node volumes``: Fix instance names
- Fixed aliases in bash completion
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- Bugfixes to non-root Ganeti configuration
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Many bug-fixes and a few new small features:

- Fixed a bug related to log opening failures
- Fixed a bug in instance listing with orphan instances
- Fixed a bug which prevented resetting the cluster-level node parameter
  ``oob_program`` to the default
- Many fixes related to the ``cluster-merge`` tool
- Fixed a race condition in the lock monitor, which caused failures
  during (at least) creation of many instances in parallel
- Improved output for gnt-job info
- Removed the quiet flag on some ssh calls which prevented debugging
  failures
- Improved the N+1 failure messages in cluster verify by actually
  showing the memory values (needed and available)
- Increased lock attempt timeouts so that when executing long operations
  (e.g. DRBD replace-disks) other jobs do not enter 'blocking acquire'
  too early and thus prevent the use of the 'fair' mechanism
- Changed instance query data (``gnt-instance info``) to not acquire
  locks unless needed, thus allowing its use on locked instance if only
  static information is asked for
- Improved behaviour with filesystems that do not support rename on an
  opened file
- Fixed the behaviour of ``prealloc_wipe_disks`` cluster parameter which
  kept locks on all nodes during the wipe, which is unneeded
- Fixed ``gnt-watcher`` handling of errors during hooks execution
- Fixed bug in ``prealloc_wipe_disks`` with small disk sizes (less than
  10GiB) which caused the wipe to fail right at the end in some cases
- Fixed master IP activation when doing master failover with no-voting
- Fixed bug in ``gnt-node add --readd`` which allowed the re-adding of
  the master node itself
- Fixed potential data-loss in under disk full conditions, where Ganeti
  wouldn't check correctly the return code and would consider
  partially-written files 'correct'
- Fixed bug related to multiple VGs and DRBD disk replacing
- Added new disk parameter ``metavg`` that allows placement of the meta
  device for DRBD in a different volume group
- Fixed error handling in the node daemon when the system libc doesn't
  have major number 6 (i.e. if ``libc.so.6`` is not the actual libc)
- Fixed lock release during replace-disks, which kept cluster-wide locks
  when doing disk replaces with an iallocator script
- Added check for missing bridges in cluster verify
- Handle EPIPE errors while writing to the terminal better, so that
  piping the output to e.g. ``less`` doesn't cause a backtrace
- Fixed rare case where a ^C during Luxi calls could have been
  interpreted as server errors, instead of simply terminating
- Fixed a race condition in LUGroupAssignNodes (``gnt-group
  assign-nodes``)
- Added a few more parameters to the KVM hypervisor, allowing a second
  CDROM, custom disk type for CDROMs and a floppy image
- Removed redundant message in instance rename when the name is given
  already as a FQDN
- Added option to ``gnt-instance recreate-disks`` to allow creating the
  disks on new nodes, allowing recreation when the original instance
  nodes are completely gone
- Added option when converting disk templates to DRBD to skip waiting
  for the resync, in order to make the instance available sooner
- Added two new variables to the OS scripts environment (containing the
  instance's nodes)
- Made the root_path and optional parameter for the xen-pvm hypervisor,
  to allow use of ``pvgrub`` as bootloader
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  corrupted (e.g. a bad disk) while ganeti-noded is running and we try
  to execute a command that doesn't exist
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  node of the instance returned failures during instance shutdown; this
  adds the option ``--ignore-consistency`` to gnt-instance move
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*(Released Wed, 09 Mar 2011)*

Emergency bug-fix release. ``tools/cfgupgrade`` was broken and overwrote
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*(Released Mon, 07 Mar 2011)*

Final 2.4.0 release. Just a few small fixes:

- Fixed RAPI node evacuate
- Fixed the kvm-ifup script
- Fixed internal error handling for special job cases
- Updated man page to specify the escaping feature for options


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*(Released Mon, 28 Feb 2011)*

A critical fix for the ``prealloc_wipe_disks`` feature: it is possible
that this feature wiped the disks of the wrong instance, leading to loss
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- Fixed one unittest (internal issue)
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*(Released Mon, 21 Feb 2011)*

A number of bug fixes plus just a couple functionality changes.

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- Unavailable/not applicable: ``-``
- Data missing (RPC failure): ``?``
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*(Released Fri,  4 Feb 2011)*

Many changes and fixes since the beta1 release. While there were some
internal changes, the code has been mostly stabilised for the RC
release.

Note: the dumb allocator was removed in this release, as it was not kept
up-to-date with the IAllocator protocol changes. It is recommended to
use the ``hail`` command from the ganeti-htools package.

Note: the 2.4 and up versions of Ganeti are not compatible with the
0.2.x branch of ganeti-htools. You need to upgrade to
ganeti-htools-0.3.0 (or later).

Regressions fixed from 2.3
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- Fixed the ``gnt-cluster verify-disks`` command
- Made ``gnt-cluster verify-disks`` work in parallel (as opposed to
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- Fixed disk adoption breakage
- Fixed wrong headers in instance listing for field aliases

Other bugs fixed
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- Fixed corner case in KVM handling of NICs
- Fixed many cases of wrong handling of non-vm_capable nodes
- Fixed a bug where a missing instance symlink was not possible to
  recreate with any ``gnt-*`` command (now ``gnt-instance
  activate-disks`` does it)
- Fixed the volume group name as reported by ``gnt-cluster
  verify-disks``
- Increased timeouts for the import-export code, hopefully leading to
  fewer aborts due network or instance timeouts
- Fixed bug in ``gnt-node list-storage``
- Fixed bug where not all daemons were started on cluster
  initialisation, but only at the first watcher run
- Fixed many bugs in the OOB implementation
- Fixed watcher behaviour in presence of instances with offline
  secondaries
- Fixed instance list output for instances running on the wrong node
- a few fixes to the cluster-merge tool, but it still cannot merge
  multi-node groups (currently it is not recommended to use this tool)


Improvements
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- Improved network configuration for the KVM hypervisor
- Added e1000 as a supported NIC for Xen-HVM
- Improved the lvmstrap tool to also be able to use partitions, as
  opposed to full disks
- Improved speed of disk wiping (the cluster parameter
  ``prealloc_wipe_disks``, so that it has a low impact on the total time
  of instance creations
- Added documentation for the OS parameters
- Changed ``gnt-instance deactivate-disks`` so that it can work if the
  hypervisor is not responding
- Added display of blacklisted and hidden OS information in
  ``gnt-cluster info``
- Extended ``gnt-cluster verify`` to also validate hypervisor, backend,
  NIC and node parameters, which might create problems with currently
  invalid (but undetected) configuration files, but prevents validation
  failures when unrelated parameters are modified
- Changed cluster initialisation to wait for the master daemon to become
  available
- Expanded the RAPI interface:

  - Added config redistribution resource
  - Added activation/deactivation of instance disks
  - Added export of console information

- Implemented log file reopening on SIGHUP, which allows using
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- Fixed timezone issues when formatting timestamps
- Added support for node groups, available via ``gnt-group`` and other
  commands
- Added out-of-band framework and management, see :doc:`design
  document <design-oob>`
- Removed support for roman numbers from ``gnt-node list`` and
  ``gnt-instance list``.
- Allowed modification of master network interface via ``gnt-cluster
  modify --master-netdev``
- Accept offline secondaries while shutting down instance disks
- Added ``blockdev_prefix`` parameter to Xen PVM and HVM hypervisors
- Added support for multiple LVM volume groups
- Avoid sorting nodes for ``gnt-node list`` if specific nodes are
  requested
- Added commands to list available fields:

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  - ``gnt-group list-fields``
  - ``gnt-instance list-fields``

- Updated documentation and man pages

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  - ``gnt-group list-fields``
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  - ``/2/groups``
  - ``/2/groups/[group_name]``
  - ``/2/groups/[group_name]/assign-nodes``
  - ``/2/groups/[group_name]/modify``
  - ``/2/groups/[group_name]/rename``
  - ``/2/instances/[instance_name]/disk/[disk_index]/grow``

- RAPI changes:

  - Implemented ``no_install`` for instance creation
  - Implemented OS parameters for instance reinstallation, allowing
    use of special settings on reinstallation (e.g. for preserving data)

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- Added IPv6 support in import/export
- Pause DRBD synchronization while wiping disks on instance creation
- Updated unittests and QA scripts
- Improved network parameters passed to KVM
- Converted man pages from docbook to reStructuredText
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*(Released Wed, 1 Dec 2010)*

- impexpd: Disable OpenSSL compression in socat if possible (backport
  from master, commit e90739d625b, see :doc:`installation guide
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- Changed unittest coverage report to exclude test scripts
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*(Released Fri, 19 Nov 2010)*

A number of bugfixes and documentation updates:

- Update ganeti-os-interface documentation
- Fixed a bug related to duplicate MACs or similar items which should be
  unique
- Fix breakage in OS state modify
- Reinstall instance: disallow offline secondaries (fixes bug related to
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- plus all the other fixes between 2.2.1 and 2.2.2


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- Fixed master failover race with watcher
- Fixed a bug in ``gnt-node modify`` which could lead to an inconsistent
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- Accept previously stopped instance for export with instance removal
- Simplify and extend the environment variables for instance OS scripts
- Added new node flags, ``master_capable`` and ``vm_capable``
- Added optional instance disk wiping prior during allocation. This is a
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- Added IPv6 support, see :doc:`design document <design-2.3>` and
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- Added a new watcher option (``--ignore-pause``)
- Added option to ignore offline node on instance start/stop
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- Complain if an instance's disk is marked faulty in ``gnt-cluster
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- Implemented job priorities (see ``ganeti(7)`` manpage)
- Ignore failures while shutting down instances during failover from
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- RAPI daemon now watches ``rapi_users`` all the time and doesn't need a
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- Added LUXI protocol version sent with each request and response,
  allowing detection of server/client mismatches
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Version 2.2.2
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*(Released Fri, 19 Nov 2010)*

A few small bugs fixed, and some improvements to the build system:

- Fix documentation regarding conversion to drbd
- Fix validation of parameters in cluster modify (``gnt-cluster modify
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- Fix error handling in node modify with multiple changes
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Version 2.2.1 rc1
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*(Released Thu, 14 Oct 2010)*

- Fix interaction between Curl/GnuTLS and the Python's HTTP server
  (thanks Apollon Oikonomopoulos!), finally allowing the use of Curl
  with GnuTLS
- Fix problems with interaction between Curl and Python's HTTP server,
  resulting in increased speed in many RPC calls
- Improve our release script to prevent breakage with older aclocal and
  Python 2.6

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- Added support for blacklisted or hidden OS definitions
- Added simple lock monitor (accessible via (``gnt-debug locks``)
- Added support for -mem-path in KVM hypervisor abstraction layer
- Allow overriding instance parameters in tool for inter-cluster
  instance moves (``tools/move-instance``)
- Improved opcode summaries (e.g. in ``gnt-job list``)
- Improve consistency of OS listing by sorting it
- Documentation updates


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- Fixed OS_VARIANT variable for OS scripts
- Fixed cluster tag operations via RAPI
- Made ``setup-ssh`` exit with non-zero code if an error occurred
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- Support DRBD versions of the format "a.b.c.d"
- Updated manpages
- Re-introduce support for usage from multiple threads in RAPI client
- Instance renames and modify via RAPI
- Work around race condition between processing and archival in job
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- Mark opcodes following failed one as failed, too
- Job field ``lock_status`` was removed due to difficulties making it
  work with the changed job queue in Ganeti 2.2; a better way to monitor
  locks is expected for a later 2.2.x release
- Fixed dry-run behaviour with many commands
- Support ``ssh-agent`` again when adding nodes
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Important change: the internal RPC mechanism between Ganeti nodes has
changed from using a home-grown http library (based on the Python base
libraries) to use the PycURL library. This requires that PycURL is
installed on nodes. Please note that on Debian/Ubuntu, PycURL is linked
against GnuTLS by default. cURL's support for GnuTLS had known issues
before cURL 7.21.0 and we recommend using the latest cURL release or
linking against OpenSSL. Most other distributions already link PycURL
and cURL against OpenSSL. The command::

  python -c 'import pycurl; print pycurl.version'

can be used to determine the libraries PycURL and cURL are linked
against.

Other significant changes:

- Rewrote much of the internals of the job queue, in order to achieve
  better parallelism; this decouples job query operations from the job
  processing, and it should allow much nicer behaviour of the master
  daemon under load, and it also has uncovered some long-standing bugs
  related to the job serialisation (now fixed)
- Added a default iallocator setting to the cluster parameters,
  eliminating the need to always pass nodes or an iallocator for
  operations that require selection of new node(s)
- Added experimental support for the LXC virtualization method
- Added support for OS parameters, which allows the installation of
  instances to pass parameter to OS scripts in order to customise the
  instance
- Added a hypervisor parameter controlling the migration type (live or
  non-live), since hypervisors have various levels of reliability; this
  has renamed the 'live' parameter to 'mode'
- Added a cluster parameter ``reserved_lvs`` that denotes reserved
  logical volumes, meaning that cluster verify will ignore them and not
  flag their presence as errors
- The watcher will now reset the error count for failed instances after
  8 hours, thus allowing self-healing if the problem that caused the
  instances to be down/fail to start has cleared in the meantime
- Added a cluster parameter ``drbd_usermode_helper`` that makes Ganeti
  check for, and warn, if the drbd module parameter ``usermode_helper``
  is not consistent with the cluster-wide setting; this is needed to
  make diagnose easier of failed drbd creations
- Started adding base IPv6 support, but this is not yet
  enabled/available for use
- Rename operations (cluster, instance) will now return the new name,
  which is especially useful if a short name was passed in
- Added support for instance migration in RAPI
- Added a tool to pre-configure nodes for the SSH setup, before joining
  them to the cluster; this will allow in the future a simplified model
  for node joining (but not yet fully enabled in 2.2); this needs the
  paramiko python library
- Fixed handling of name-resolving errors
- Fixed consistency of job results on the error path
- Fixed master-failover race condition when executed multiple times in
  sequence
- Fixed many bugs related to the job queue (mostly introduced during the
  2.2 development cycle, so not all are impacting 2.1)
- Fixed instance migration with missing disk symlinks
- Fixed handling of unknown jobs in ``gnt-job archive``
- And many other small fixes/improvements

Internal changes:

- Enhanced both the unittest and the QA coverage
- Switched the opcode validation to a generic model, and extended the
  validation to all opcode parameters
- Changed more parts of the code that write shell scripts to use the
  same class for this
- Switched the master daemon to use the asyncore library for the Luxi
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- Implemented initial support for running Ganeti daemons as separate
  users, see configure-time flags ``--with-user-prefix`` and
  ``--with-group-prefix`` (only ``ganeti-rapi`` is supported at this
  time)
- Instances can be removed after export (``gnt-backup export
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- Self-signed certificates generated by Ganeti now use a 2048 bit RSA
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- Added new cluster configuration file for cluster domain secret
- Import/export now use SSL instead of SSH
- Added support for showing estimated time when exporting an instance,
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*(Released Tue, 16 Nov 2010)*

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*(Released Tue, 24 Aug 2010)*

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  - Don't ignore secondary node silently on non-mirrored disk templates
    (issue 113)
  - Fix --master-netdev arg name in gnt-cluster(8) (issue 114)
  - Fix usb_mouse parameter breaking with vnc_console (issue 109)
  - Properly document the usb_mouse parameter
  - Fix path in ganeti-rapi(8) (issue 116)
  - Adjust error message when the ganeti user's .ssh directory is
    missing
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  - Add an option to only select some reboot types during qa/burnin.
    (on some hypervisors consequent reboots are not supported)
  - Fix infrequent race condition in master failover. Sometimes the old
    master ip address would be still detected as up for a short time
    after it was removed, causing failover to fail.
  - Decrease mlockall warnings when the ctypes module is missing. On
    Python 2.4 we support running even if no ctypes module is installed,
    but we were too verbose about this issue.
  - Fix building on old distributions, on which man doesn't have a
    --warnings option.
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  - Fix disk adoption: broken by strict --disk option checking in 2.1.4
  - Fix batch-create: broken in the whole 2.1 series due to a lookup on
    a non-existing option
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  - Fix modify node storage with non-FQDN arguments
  - Fix RAPI client to authenticate under Python 2.6 when used
    for more than 5 requests needing authentication
  - Fix gnt-instance modify -t (storage) giving a wrong error message
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  - Fix live migration of KVM instances started with older Ganeti
    versions which had fewer hypervisor parameters
  - Fix gnt-instance grow-disk on down instances
  - Fix an error-reporting bug during instance migration
  - Better checking of the ``--net`` and ``--disk`` values, to avoid
    silently ignoring broken ones
  - Fix an RPC error reporting bug affecting, for example, RAPI client
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  - Fix bug triggered by different API version os-es on different nodes
  - Fix a bug in instance startup with custom hvparams: OS level
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    make it work completely well with OpenSSL)
  - Fix handling of errors when resolving names from DNS
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A medium sized development cycle. Some new features, and some
fixes/small improvements/cleanups.

Significant features
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The node deamon now tries to mlock itself into memory, unless the
``--no-mlock`` flag is passed. It also doesn't fail if it can't write
its logs, and falls back to console logging. This allows emergency
features such as ``gnt-node powercycle`` to work even in the event of a
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KVM: add vhost-net acceleration support. It can be tested with a new
enough version of the kernel and of qemu-kvm.

KVM: Add instance chrooting feature. If you use privilege dropping for
your VMs you can also now force them to chroot to an empty directory,
before starting the emulated guest.

KVM: Add maximum migration bandwith and maximum downtime tweaking
support (requires a new-enough version of qemu-kvm).

Cluster verify will now warn if the master node doesn't have the master
ip configured on it.

Add a new (incompatible) instance creation request format to RAPI which
supports all parameters (previously only a subset was supported, and it
wasn't possible to extend the old format to accomodate all the new
features. The old format is still supported, and a client can check for
this feature, before using it, by checking for its presence in the
``features`` RAPI resource.

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(requires the python-roman module to be installed, in order to work).
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Other changes
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As usual many internal code refactorings, documentation updates, and
such. Among others:

  - Lots of improvements and cleanups to the experimental Remote API
    (RAPI) client library.
  - A new unit test suite for the core daemon libraries.
  - A fix to creating missing directories makes sure the umask is not
    applied anymore. This enforces the same directory permissions
    everywhere.
  - Better handling terminating daemons with ctrl+c (used when running
    them in debugging mode).
  - Fix a race condition in live migrating a KVM instance, when stat()
    on the old proc status file returned EINVAL, which is an unexpected
    value.
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    you need the en_US.UTF-8 locale enabled to build Ganeti from git.
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Another release with a long development cycle, during which many
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Significant features
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The KVM hypervisor now can run the individual instances as non-root, to
reduce the impact of a VM being hijacked due to bugs in the
hypervisor. It is possible to run all instances as a single (non-root)
user, to manually specify a user for each instance, or to dynamically
allocate a user out of a cluster-wide pool to each instance, with the
guarantee that no two instances will run under the same user ID on any
given node.

An experimental RAPI client library, that can be used standalone
(without the other Ganeti libraries), is provided in the source tree as
``lib/rapi/client.py``. Note this client might change its interface in
the future, as we iterate on its capabilities.

A new command, ``gnt-cluster renew-crypto`` has been added to easily
replace the cluster's certificates and crypto keys. This might help in
case they have been compromised, or have simply expired.

A new disk option for instance creation has been added that allows one
to "adopt" currently existing logical volumes, with data
preservation. This should allow easier migration to Ganeti from
unmanaged (or managed via other software) instances.

Another disk improvement is the possibility to convert between redundant
(DRBD) and plain (LVM) disk configuration for an instance. This should
allow better scalability (starting with one node and growing the
cluster, or shrinking a two-node cluster to one node).

A new feature that could help with automated node failovers has been
implemented: if a node sees itself as offline (by querying the master
candidates), it will try to shutdown (hard) all instances and any active
DRBD devices. This reduces the risk of duplicate instances if an
external script automatically failovers the instances on such nodes. To
enable this, the cluster parameter ``maintain_node_health`` should be
enabled; in the future this option (per the name) will enable other
automatic maintenance features.

Instance export/import now will reuse the original instance
specifications for all parameters; that means exporting an instance,
deleting it and the importing it back should give an almost identical
instance. Note that the default import behaviour has changed from
before, where it created only one NIC; now it recreates the original
number of NICs.

Cluster verify has added a few new checks: SSL certificates validity,
/etc/hosts consistency across the cluster, etc.

Other changes
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As usual, many internal changes were done, documentation fixes,
etc. Among others:

- Fixed cluster initialization with disabled cluster storage (regression
  introduced in 2.1.1)
- File-based storage supports growing the disks
- Fixed behaviour of node role changes
- Fixed cluster verify for some corner cases, plus a general rewrite of
  cluster verify to allow future extension with more checks
- Fixed log spamming by watcher and node daemon (regression introduced
  in 2.1.1)
- Fixed possible validation issues when changing the list of enabled
  hypervisors
- Fixed cleanup of /etc/hosts during node removal
- Fixed RAPI response for invalid methods
- Fixed bug with hashed passwords in ``ganeti-rapi`` daemon
- Multiple small improvements to the KVM hypervisor (VNC usage, booting
  from ide disks, etc.)
- Allow OS changes without re-installation (to record a changed OS
  outside of Ganeti, or to allow OS renames)
- Allow instance creation without OS installation (useful for example if
  the OS will be installed manually, or restored from a backup not in
  Ganeti format)
- Implemented option to make cluster ``copyfile`` use the replication
  network
- Added list of enabled hypervisors to ssconf (possibly useful for
  external scripts)
- Added a new tool (``tools/cfgupgrade12``) that allows upgrading from
  1.2 clusters
- A partial form of node re-IP is possible via node readd, which now
  allows changed node primary IP
- Command line utilities now show an informational message if the job is
  waiting for a lock
- The logs of the master daemon now show the PID/UID/GID of the
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changes have accumulated with were released later as 2.1.1.

Major changes
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The node evacuate command (``gnt-node evacuate``) was significantly
rewritten, and as such the IAllocator protocol was changed - a new
request type has been added. This unfortunate change during a stable
series is designed to improve performance of node evacuations; on
clusters with more than about five nodes and which are well-balanced,
evacuation should proceed in parallel for all instances of the node
being evacuated. As such, any existing IAllocator scripts need to be
updated, otherwise the above command will fail due to the unknown
request. The provided "dumb" allocator has not been updated; but the
ganeti-htools package supports the new protocol since version 0.2.4.

Another important change is increased validation of node and instance
names. This might create problems in special cases, if invalid host
names are being used.

Also, a new layer of hypervisor parameters has been added, that sits at
OS level between the cluster defaults and the instance ones. This allows
customisation of virtualization parameters depending on the installed
OS. For example instances with OS 'X' may have a different KVM kernel
(or any other parameter) than the cluster defaults. This is intended to
help managing a multiple OSes on the same cluster, without manual
modification of each instance's parameters.

A tool for merging clusters, ``cluster-merge``, has been added in the
tools sub-directory.

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- Improved the int/float conversions that should make the code more
  robust in face of errors from the node daemons
- Fixed the remove node code in case of internal configuration errors
- Fixed the node daemon behaviour in face of inconsistent queue
  directory (e.g. read-only file-system where we can't open the files
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- Fixed compatibility with (unreleased yet) Python 2.6.5 that would
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- Fixed bug for instance export when not all disks were successfully
  exported
- Fixed behaviour of node add when the new node is slow in starting up
  the node daemon
- Fixed handling of signals in the LUXI client, which should improve
  behaviour of command-line scripts
- Added checks for invalid node/instance names in the configuration (now
  flagged during cluster verify)
- Fixed watcher behaviour for disk activation errors
- Fixed two potentially endless loops in http library, which led to the
  RAPI daemon hanging and consuming 100% CPU in some cases
- Fixed bug in RAPI daemon related to hashed passwords
- Fixed bug for unintended qemu-level bridging of multi-NIC KVM
  instances
- Enhanced compatibility with non-Debian OSes, but not using absolute
  path in some commands and allowing customisation of the ssh
  configuration directory
- Fixed possible future issue with new Python versions by abiding to the
  proper use of ``__slots__`` attribute on classes
- Added checks that should prevent directory traversal attacks
- Many documentation fixes based on feedback from users

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- Added watcher hooks, intended to allow the watcher to restart other
  daemons (e.g. from the ganeti-nbma project), but they can be used of
  course for any other purpose
- Added a compile-time disable for DRBD barriers, to increase
  performance if the administrator trusts the power supply or the
  storage system to not lose writes
- Added the option of using syslog for logging instead of, or in
  addition to, Ganeti's own log files
- Removed boot restriction for paravirtual NICs for KVM, recent versions
  can indeed boot from a paravirtual NIC
- Added a generic debug level for many operations; while this is not
  used widely yet, it allows one to pass the debug value all the way to
  the OS scripts
- Enhanced the hooks environment for instance moves (failovers,
  migrations) where the primary/secondary nodes changed during the
  operation, by adding {NEW,OLD}_{PRIMARY,SECONDARY} vars
- Enhanced data validations for many user-supplied values; one important
  item is the restrictions imposed on instance and node names, which
  might reject some (invalid) host names
- Add a configure-time option to disable file-based storage, if it's not
  needed; this allows greater security separation between the master
  node and the other nodes from the point of view of the inter-node RPC
  protocol
- Added user notification in interactive tools if job is waiting in the
  job queue or trying to acquire locks
- Added log messages when a job is waiting for locks
- Added filtering by node tags in instance operations which admit
  multiple instances (start, stop, reboot, reinstall)
- Added a new tool for cluster mergers, ``cluster-merge``
- Parameters from command line which are of the form ``a=b,c=d`` can now
  use backslash escapes to pass in values which contain commas,
  e.g. ``a=b\\c,d=e`` where the 'a' parameter would get the value
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- Instance NICs can now be routed instead of being associated with a
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- Improved job locking logic to reduce impact of jobs acquiring multiple
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- Added chroot hypervisor
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- Added network interface parameters
- Added dry run mode to some LUs
- Added RAPI resources:

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  - ``/2/nodes/[node_name]/evacuate``
  - ``/2/nodes/[node_name]/migrate``
  - ``/2/nodes/[node_name]/role``
  - ``/2/nodes/[node_name]/storage``
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  - ``/2/nodes/[node_name]/storage/repair``

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  (``ssconf_node_primary_ips``) and node secondary IP address
  (``ssconf_node_secondary_ips``)
- Added ``ganeti-confd`` and a client library to query the Ganeti
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- Added ability to run hooks after cluster initialization and before
  cluster destruction
- Added automatic mode for disk replace (``gnt-instance replace-disks
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- Added ``gnt-instance move`` command to move instances
- Added ``gnt-cluster watcher`` command to control watcher
- Added ``gnt-node powercycle`` command to powercycle nodes
- Added new job status field ``lock_status``
- Added parseable error codes to cluster verification (``gnt-cluster
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- Added support for hashed passwords in the Ganeti remote API users file
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- Added option to specify maximum timeout on instance shutdown
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- Many documentation updates
- Distribute hypervisor files on ``gnt-cluster redist-conf``
- ``gnt-instance reinstall`` can now reinstall multiple instances
- Updated many command line parameters
- Introduced new OS API version 15
- No longer support a default hypervisor
- Treat virtual LVs as inexistent
- Improved job locking logic to reduce lock contention
- Match instance and node names case insensitively
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- Fixed many wrong messages
- Fixed a few bugs related to the locking library
- Fixed MAC checking at instance creation time
- Fixed a DRBD parsing bug related to gaps in /proc/drbd
- Fixed a few issues related to signal handling in both daemons and
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- Fixed the example startup script provided
- Fixed insserv dependencies in the example startup script (patch from
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- Fixed handling of drained nodes in the iallocator framework
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- Fixed error related to invalid job IDs in job polling
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- Optimised slightly multi-job submission
- Optimised slightly opcode loading
- Backported the multi-job submit framework from the development
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- Added script to clean archived jobs after 21 days; this will reduce
  the size of the queue directory
- Added some extra checks in disk size tracking
- Added an example ethers hook script
- Added a cluster parameter that prevents Ganeti from modifying of
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- Added more node information to RAPI responses
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- Added more checks to the configuration verify
- Enhanced the burnin script such that some operations can be retried
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- Converted instance reinstall to multi-instance model
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- Added experimental support for stripped logical volumes; this should
  enhance performance but comes with a higher complexity in the block
  device handling; stripping is only enabled when passing
  ``--with-lvm-stripecount=N`` to ``configure``, but codepaths are
  affected even in the non-stripped mode
- Improved resiliency against transient failures at the end of DRBD
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  allow re-adding the start in single-user option (regression from 1.2)
- the watcher writes the instance status to a file, to allow monitoring
  to report the instance status (from the master) based on cached
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  situations
- rapi uses queries for tags instead of jobs (for less job traffic), and
  for cluster tags it won't talk to masterd at all but read them from
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- a couple of error handling fixes in RAPI
- drbd handling: improved the error handling of inconsistent disks after
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- fix ``gnt-cluster getmaster`` on non-master nodes (regression)
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- fix ``gnt-cluster verify`` and ``gnt-cluster verify-disks`` when the
  volume group is broken
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  batching many creation/reinstall jobs
- Fixes to Xen soft reboot
- No longer build documentation at build time, instead distribute it in
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- Fix watcher startup sequence, improves the behaviour of busy clusters
- Some other fixes in ``gnt-cluster verify``, ``gnt-instance
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- A couple of small fixes (mixed hypervisor clusters, offline nodes,
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- Added a customizable HV_KERNEL_ARGS hypervisor parameter (for Xen PVM
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  disk to the first partition on the first drive, instead of the whole
  drive; this means that the OS installation scripts must be changed
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- Man pages have been updated
- RAPI has been switched by default to HTTPS, and the exported functions
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