Commit ec31a18f authored by Iustin Pop's avatar Iustin Pop
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Update NEWS file for the 2.4.0 rc1 release

Also bump up the version.
Signed-off-by: default avatarIustin Pop <>
Reviewed-by: default avatarMichael Hanselmann <>
Reviewed-by: default avatarRené Nussbaumer <>
parent c0711f2c
Version 2.4.0 rc1
*(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
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
- Fixed the ``gnt-cluster verify-disks`` command
- Made ``gnt-cluster verify-disks`` work in parallel (as opposed to
serially on nodes)
- Fixed disk adoption breakage
- Fixed wrong headers in instance listing for field aliases
Other bugs fixed
- 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
- 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
- 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)
- 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
- 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
logrotate(8) for the Ganeti log files
- Added a basic OOB helper script as an example
Version 2.4.0 beta1
......@@ -2,7 +2,7 @@
m4_define([gnt_version_major], [2])
m4_define([gnt_version_minor], [4])
m4_define([gnt_version_revision], [0])
m4_define([gnt_version_suffix], [~beta1])
m4_define([gnt_version_suffix], [~rc1])
gnt_version_major, gnt_version_minor,
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