Commit 29887bde authored by Guido Trotter's avatar Guido Trotter
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update 2.7 NEWS file

Include a handful of important changes that weren't mentioned.
Signed-off-by: default avatarGuido Trotter <>
Reviewed-by: default avatarBernardo Dal Seno <>
parent 1304ab11
...@@ -56,6 +56,32 @@ Version 2.7.0 beta1 ...@@ -56,6 +56,32 @@ Version 2.7.0 beta1
which case the output is in ``doc/man-html``. The configure-time which case the output is in ``doc/man-html``. The configure-time
option is ``--enable-manpages-in-doc``. Sphinx 1.0 or higher is option is ``--enable-manpages-in-doc``. Sphinx 1.0 or higher is
required. required.
- A new htool called ``hroller`` helps scheduling parallel shutdown of
nodes on clusters where all instances are shut down, but without ever
rebooting both primary and secondary node for an instance at the same
- Queries not needing locks or RPC access to the node can now be
performed by the confd daemon, making them independent from jobs, and
thus faster to execute. This is selectable at configure time.
- The KVM hypervisor has been updated with many new hypervisor
parameters, including a generic one for passing arbitrary command line
values. See a complete list in :manpage:`gnt-instance(8)`.
- A new tool, called ``mon-collector``, is the stand-alone executor of
the data collectors for a monitoring system. As of this version, it
just includes the DRBD data collector, that can be executed by calling
``mon-collector`` using the ``drbd`` parameter. See
- New ``exclusive-storage`` node parameter added. When it's set to true,
physical disks are assigned in an exclusive fashion to instances, as
documented in :doc:`Partitioned Ganeti <design-partitioned>`.
Currently, only instances using the ``plain`` disk template are
- New network management functionality to support automatic allocation
of IP addresses and managing of network parameters. See
:manpage:`gnt-network(8)` for more details.
- New external storage backend, to allow managing arbitrary storage
systems external to the cluster. See
Version 2.6.2 Version 2.6.2
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