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1. Release Notes for Abiquo 3.8

1.1. Platform and Component Upgrades

See Configuration Changes in Abiquo 3.8

1.2. Abiquo API Changelog

See API Changelog v3.8

1.3. Upgrade notes

Upgrade all Abiquo Platform Servers following the notes in Upgrade Abiquo

1.4. New features and improvements

Abiquo 3.8 contains the following new features and improvements.

The pages linked to here are new feature guides, which means they explain the new features from the perspective of a user who is already familiar with Abiquo concepts. They are found under the page in Current Release Info.

 

Key

Summary

Other version

8095

Improve title on delete DC dialog

 

8199

Autoselect a gateway if user has not assigned one. Select the gateway of the network of the first NIC

 

8273

Display the controller of the primary disk. Add diskcontroller column to disk grids

 

8306

Allow filter of Events by trace message

 

8328

Replace TightVNC with noVNC. Customers can brand noVNC with CSS

 

8355

Close popups when user clicks on the "forward" or "back" arrows of the browser

 

8474

The filter option "Deleted VM templates" should not be selected by default

 

8479

For ESXi add options for user to enable CPU and RAM hotplug in VM template. Tested with ESXi 5.5 and 6. Users can set these options for a VM template using the UI or API and then perform hotadd operations directly in the hypervisor. In this initial version, import of templates or capture of VMs with these options are not supported

3.6.4

8488

Add missing regions in Softlayer provider: ams03, che01, dal07, dal09, fra02, mel01, mex01, mil01, mon01, par01, sao01, sjc03, syd01, tok02, wdc04. 
See http://www.softlayer.com/data-centers

 

8551

Allow multiple SCSI controller implementations on the same virtualmachine

3.6.5

 

1.5. Resolved issues

Key

Summary

Other version

6011

The IP list of a virtual machine cannot be sorted

 

6604

Two fields called Name on Create VDC form when using custom private network

 

6972

Undeploy fails if BPM remote service (on V2V server) is not available

 

7042

Can't differentiate between multiple datacenters on map

 

7310

Virtual machine details in Infrastructure are missing VM template and hard disk information

 

7380

Error popup message length is not limited

 

7391

Resource usage tab in datacenter is present even if no privilege is assigned

 

7414

Prevent edit virtual machine to enable remote access when Configuration/Infrastructure/Allow remote access to VM's/ disabled

 

7569

In Home view statistics, VDC and VApp boxes do not update when switching enterprise. Also, when user selects VDCs, a VDC should be selected and its statistics displayed by default

 

7570

Users view does not refresh to All users after Show Logged users but All tab is selected

 

7574

Improve look of new Chef icon that is bigger and doesn't scale down well

 

7595

When reporting is enabled, wrong link is displayed

 

7728

Virtual datacenters in public cloud cannot be deleted if there are no credentials. Allow force option to only delete from Abiquo

 

7847

Wrong link to loadbalancer address in events

 

7879

An error is raised when try to access to the vdc/vapp/repo in an allowed datacenter that is out of scope

 

7884

Pagination links are missing when using limit parameter to obtain results for a custom page size

 

7911

When adding a host, certain characters in host's password result in incorrect API call

 

7970

BPM without initiator-mappings created, if the first BPM request is an instance of a volume not associated with a disk

 

7971

Rasd MySQL table contains old entries with no rasd_management relation

 

8015

File left in repository when instance conversion fails

 

8025

When trying to add a powered on VM to a layer in the UI, no error message is shown

 

8250

Show disk controller type in powered on VM

 

8259

Reconfigure does not allow to reorder and detach the primary disk. E.g. An ISO as disk 0 and a hard disk for installing the OS. You should only be able to edit sequence if the VM state is not ON or PAUSED. You should be able to first assign sequence 0 to the primary disk, and then detach the ISO in the same workflow

 

8289

Upload template -should be possible to remove or edit disk before you save it

 

8317

Cannot release a disk that was a primary disk

 

8318

Inconsistent options in VApps with VMs in UNKNOWN state. Deploy/Undeploy button should not be displayed for these VMs

 

8340

Reconfigures of pre-3.4 VMs will fail for KVM installations

 

8342

When user has no EC2-Classic VMs, a blank popup is shown

 

8352

Filtering templates in the Apps library, UI always adds the queryparam "DONE" + the requested option

 

8368

Filtering IPs when capturing a VM returns invalid IP values

 

8369

500 internal server error trying to attach (in a specifc way) an ISO disk from file to a template

 

8370

"Download" button does not work after adding an ISO disk from a file to a template

 

8377

The default network service type is not set by default when adding a physical machine in another datacenter

 

8384

Elastic IP created through Abiquo appears both as available and as added after adding it to the VDC

 

8390

"Virtual machine template edition in progress" popup appears during an invalid operation

 

8401

"Create instance" form should select ALL disks by default and user should unselect the ISO disks

 

8407

Not possible to create VM from OVA template with an ISO attached

 

8418

List of external networks refreshes automatically and the selected network is not displayed any more

 

8424

UI auto refresh jumps from VDC statistics to Enterprise statistics on Home page

3.6.2

8428

Very long event trace displayed after deploy has failed

 

8431

UI has invalid media type in header when trying to select a mechanism for 2FA

3.6.2

8432

Invalid header added in the request when editing a user who has 2FA enabled

3.6.2

8433

Properties files for email templates only work with lower case names when using different languages

 

8436

Digital Ocean v2 - Not able to perform an instance (jclouds issue)

3.6.2

8438

AWS firewall - not able to select "All traffic" option and invalid MYSQL port displayed

 

8451

Azure - Deleting network displays invalid popups

 

8461

Selecting a default tier for a storage pool, drop-down list may be incorrectly located

 

8463

Changing enterprise name, the enterprise name in top right corner does not refresh until user switches to the enterprise again

 

8467

Remove the HPCloud provider

 

8483

Not able to modify VM if there is an unmanaged NIC already attached

3.6.4

8501

Available Chef components displayed incorrectly when editing a VM

 

8505

Enable users to configure Chef in AWS without Elastic IPs or firewalls

 

8506

Synchronize "attached" floating IPs creates IPs without rasd entry, which can lead to failure in reconfigure or delete

 

8507

In Home view, can't double click and go to a vApp if its enterprise is not selected in list. Should be able to double click VApp in another enterprise and automatically switch to the enterprise and go to the VApp

3.6.4

8508

API will not add an unmanaged NIC to VMs that already have unmanaged NIC(s)

3.6.4

8527

Invalid requests to disk conversions are performed with shared templates for tenant admin user

 

8536

Inconsistency with SCSI diskcontrollers on ESXi

3.6.4

8552

ESXI - Reconfigure does not change disks from IDE 0:1 to IDE 0:0

3.6.5

8553

Virtual machine check should update change to disk controller type in hypervisor

3.6.5

8556

AWS - Deleting a template also removes its recommended hardware profiles

3.6.5

8557

AWS - Deleting a template may delete more than one template with the same recommended hardware profiles

3.6.5

8571

Hyper-V cannot deploy persistent images (since CSV support was introduced)

 

8577

It is possible to add the same public cloud credentials into different enterprises

 

8601

Cannot deploy standard disks in ESXi version 4.1 and 5.0.0

3.6.5

 

1.6. Planned improvements

Key

Summary

8470

Assign icons to a captured VM, for example during the capture process

8471

Add backup symbol to VM icon

8562

Alarms - Display the active value of the alarm

8587

Enable user to change the DiskController when attaching a Volume or reconfiguring the virtualmachine storage

8593

Alarm - display the minimum value for period is 60 seconds

8619

Datacenter link does not contain externalips action

 

1.7. Known Issues

Key

Summary

8325

Correctly manage when a template of an AWS instance can't be imported

8526

IPs in quarantine can be attached to virtual machines

8563

Missing toast when trying to import template without PCR credentials

8565

Fail to deploy virtual machine without datastores (only persistent volumes) in ESXi without system properties

8579

Uploaded ISO disks are created as SCSI by default but should be IDE

8585

Load balancer - Events are not properly generated

8586

Invalid checkDiskLimits when adding disk to a virtual machine

8588

When user account is made inactive, the user is logged out immediately and cannot log in with other user

8599

Load balancer - 500 internal server error trying to add health check setting a different protocol

8607

Hyper-V - datastoreUuid might not be unique

8608

Refresh datastores must throw an error if shared datastore is from another datacenter

8612

API Spec validation: return error if missing vdcId query parameter

8613

Wrong info is displayed when an IP is put in quarantine

8621

HD soft limits message doesn't show required MB correctly

2. Release Notes for Abiquo 3.8.1

2.1. New features and improvements

Abiquo 3.8.1 contains the following new features and improvements. The pages linked to here are new feature guides, which means they explain the new features from the perspective of a user who is already familiar with Abiquo concepts. They are found under the New in Abiquo 3.8 page in Current Release Info.

Key

Summary

8012

Add VMDK_STREAM_OPTIMIZED as compatible disk format for ESX deploys

8248

Hyper-V plugin must prevent multiple concurrent connections to Hyper-V server. Users must set Abiquo Configuration Property

8548

Remote Services - in Abiquo UI, type should be set when editing an RS if it is already selected on the list

8587

Allow users to change the DiskController when attaching a volume or reconfiguring virtual machine storage on ESXi

8589

Allow administrators to force downgrade of hardwareVersion for new virtual machines on ESXi

8614

In Abiquo UI, enable users to change the DiskController when attaching a volume or reconfiguring virtual machine storage on ESXi

If you are using Abiquo Reporting please contact Abiquo Support to obtain the latest Abiquo Reporting pack that is compatible with Abiquo 3.8 versions

2.2. Resolved issues

Key

Summary

6115

Incomplete message when trying to reconfigure a VM with an IP in quarantine

7780

All datacenters statistics are missing "Available" values and "Reserved" public IPs

7871

VM network description tab sometimes shows columns collapsed

8242

Hyper-V undeploy fails when cannot find a disk

8325

Manage correctly when a template of an AWS instance can't be imported. Manage the template in a similar way to a captured template in a datacenter

8400

Unmanaged IPs - network name is not updated

8412

When downloading a template, Cancel button does not work

8421

Sync events are incomplete for some public cloud providers

8447

Not able to synchronize if any instance has more than one network interface attached on AWS. Added support for multiple IPs on AWS

8500

New load balancer policies added in EC2. The "ELBSecurityPolicy-2015-05'" and such policies in load balancers with SSL refer to the cipher suites allowed to be used in the encrypted connections, not how the traffic is routed from the load balancer to the nodes behind it. Abiquo will not select the SSL cipher policies as load balancer algorithms

8520

Chef - individual components are not shown after returning from Attributes tab

8526

IPs in quarantine can be attached to virtual machines

8563

When trying to import template without PCR credentials, no popup error is shown

8579

Uploaded ISO disks are created as SCSI by default but should be IDE. The diskControllerType is now set to IDE by force

8586

Invalid checkDiskLimits when adding a disk to a virtual machine

8588

When user is set to inactive, the user is logged out immediately and cannot log in with another user

8594

All the cloud admins can be deleted (but a new account can later be assigned the role of cloud admin)

8601

Cannot deploy standard disks in ESX version 4.1 and 5.0.0

8607

Hyperv - datastoreUuid might not be unique under certain conditions

8608

Refresh datastores must throw an error if shared datastore is from another datacenter

8610

Not possible to reconfigure a captured virtual machine that did not have a NIC (ESXi)

8612

Spec validation: return an error if vdcId is missing (API)

8613

Wrong info is displayed when an IP is put into quarantine

8618

Captured virtualmachines should supply value of isEnabled(Cpu/Ram)HotAdd and (disks/nics/remoteAccess)

8621

HD soft limits message doesn't show required MB correctly

8631

Amazon - Not able to deploy if the current user has public key configured and the template has no user created

8633

Can't import some Azure public templates because of long descriptions. Description field has been extended

8634

Not possible to create OVA template with a CD-ROM device that is not attached to an ISO. The template should be created ignoring the CDROM because passthrough CD-ROM is only supported in VM capture

8635

OVA - extracted content is not deleted after invalid OVF error

8639

Load balancer - Error message when trying to add a healthcheck without a port number in private cloud

8640

2FA - Google authenticator app cannot authenticate if enterprise name contains spaces. Removed whitespace from the link for the QR code

8642

Creating alert from 2 identical alarms on different VMs, the UI seems to "lose" one. Added tooltip to display VM name

8643

Have to save metric definition before adding alarms. User can now create alarms from all metrics available to the virtual machine

8644

Typo in alarm panel

8645

Reconfigure fails with a captured VM which contains DVD and more than one hard disk on ESXi

8646

Load balancer - Error message when trying to add a routing rule without port numbers in private cloud

8647

External IP - Not able to put an external IP into quarantine

 

2.3. Planned Improvements

Key

Summary

8470

Assign icons to an imported VM as part of the capture process

8471

Add backup symbol to VM icon to show a backup is configured

8562

Alarms - Display the ACTIVE value of the alarm that shows if the alarm is activated or not

8593

Alarms - Display the minimum value for period, which is currently 60 seconds, because you cannot save an alarm with a lower value

8619

Datacenter links do not contain externalips action link

8626

Datastore tiers + Pricing - Display which VM has invalid or missing datastore tier

8649

ESX - Display message when the hardware version set is not compatible with the current ESX version causing deploy to fail

8667

Include support for latest GuestOsIdentifier from vsphere 6.0

8669

Add the operating system from a captured VM into its template

 

2.4. Known Issues

Key

Summary

8585

Load balancer - Events are not properly generated because some details are missing

8636

Create VApp from Spec fails when there are insufficient private IPs

8638

500 ISE including a path if protocol is TCP when creating a healthcheck and the plugin ignores the "path" field

8648

The list of available IPs is incomplete while configuring a VM if they have previously been filtered at infrastructure level

8651

Invalid queryParam sent when retrieving the list of available external IPs at virtual machine level

8653

Can't change a public network name when IPs in use

8654

Inconsistent boot order in hot reconfigure storage. Abiquo should update the boot order from the hypervisor

8655

Cannot power off a VM if it contains an IP in quarantine

8660

Investigate gateway modification with AWS provider to ensure valid gateways in Abiquo after deleting IPs

8670

Incorrect behavior when user tries to use specs with public cloud

3. Release Notes for Abiquo 3.8.2

3.1. New features and improvements

Abiquo 3.8.2 contains the following new features and improvements. The pages linked to here are new feature guides, which means they explain the new features from the perspective of a user who is already familiar with Abiquo concepts. They are found under the New in Abiquo 3.8 page in Current Release Info.

Key

Summary

Other versions

8334

Instances of Virtual Machines with CBT enabled also copy the -ctk.vmdk file. Abiquo will now check if the virtual machine is configured to support CBT and attempt to remove the associated -ctk file before finishing the instance process

Abiquo 3.6.1

8664

Add tooltip to display the entire VM label

 

8693

Add an Event when an alert is disabled

 

If you are using Abiquo Reporting please contact Abiquo Support to obtain the latest Abiquo Reporting pack that is compatible with Abiquo 3.8 versions

3.2. Resolved issues

Key

Summary

5185

VMware connection timeout is not properly set (and this stalls the abiquo.datacenter.notifcation queue)

6640

Links not properly validated returning 500 internal server error message. If a "rel" or "href" property of a link is missing, the API should return a 400 Bad request and a descriptive message

7722

Misspelled media-types in API requests are not controlled. Should return a 406 Not acceptable response

7933

Is it possible to capture VMs without NICs; these VM will not be manageable by Abiquo. Added API Error VM-145: Cannot capture a virtual machine without NICs

8043

Persistent template without any volumes. Will now be converted to a standard template

8495

500 Internal server error trying to add an external IP that is already created in the network but set as "Not available"

8509

Odd UI behavior when removing an auto-generated IP in an unmanaged network from a VM

8585

Load balancer is not visible for users with manage other enterprises (M user); Load balancer events are not properly generated

8636

Create VApp from Spec fails when there are insufficient private IPs

8638

500 Internal server error including a path when creating a health check if protocol is TCP and the plugin should ignore the "path" field

8648

While configuring a VM, the list of available IPs is incomplete if they have been filtered before at infrastructure level

8651

Invalid queryParam sent when retrieving the list of available external IPs at virtual machine level

8654

Inconsistent boot order in hot reconfigure storage. Abiquo should update the boot order from the hypervisor

8655

Cannot perform a power OFF if the VM contains an IP in quarantine

8657

Technical changes for some scheduling use cases

8658

The scheduler prints error tracers when there are no errors. Now send one WARN trace for each discarded rack (only for admins), and only if no machine can be selected and the scheduling fails. Now do not print traces, only print logs to show why a rack was discarded.

8670

VApp Specs are not currently supported in public cloud so user should not have option to create a VApp from a Spec in public cloud VDCs

8672

VApp Specs - Pagination does not work

8673

Alerts - Display of alerts is not updating when selecting virtual appliances from V. Appliances list with Control tab open

8674

Amazon - Dependency violation deleting a VPC with an Abiquo custom private network

8675

Events - Incomplete event information when deploying a VM fills up the IDE controller

8676

Volumes - Prevent editing disk controller and/or disk controller type at VDC level if VM exists in the hypervisor (ON,OFF, LOCKED, PAUSED)

8677

The theme_novnc.css file is not found in the released code

8678

500 Internal server error - when an external network is moved to a different enterprise but is the default network in the VDC of the first enterprise

8679

User interface allows reducing the CPU and RAM for hot-add enabled VMs

8680

API accepts reconfigure tasks for hot-add enabled VM to reduce CPU/RAM values

8683

Create VApp from Spec displays "VApp created successfully" message, even if isn't successful!

8691

In Abiquo 3.8, properties to disable metrics on ESXi were prefixed "abiquo.esx.metrics". Changed to "abiquo.esxi.metrics"

8697

Backup configuration - the only validation performed is if there are missing day(s) for weekly option. Resulted in change to backup privilege: if the user has the Manage virtual machine backup schedule, then they must supply the date and time. Without this privilege, the API will return an error about the required privilege

8701

VirtualMachine addresses not updated in Firewalls / LoadBalancers with Neutron

8703

Creating a VApp from a Spec, the list of suggested templates should indicate Chef enabled templates with display of Chef symbol

8705

Issues with detection of virtual machine state changes and moves when using Neutron integration

8706

Backup configuration in VM view needs privileges: user manage all enterprise. Now enable display of backup tab for user with "Manage virtual machine backups"

8709

Firewall modifications not applied from PUT virtualmachine (Neutron - firewall device)

8713

Display of VM control panel wrong when selecting a physical machine and searching for a VM in Infrastructure

8715

Create load balancer dialog fills a drop-down selection list with non-persistent elements

8719

On Load balancer dialog, the certificate Name field is too short. Display full name with tooltip

8720

Amazon - Load Balancers - 500 Internal server error trying to create a LB with HTTPS routing rule and NO SSL certificate

8722

500 Internal server error deleting a VApp with a VM, alarm and alert

8727

Amazon LB - routing rule ports are created the wrong way around

8728

Invalid link for LB device type in hypervisor types entity

 

3.3. Planned Improvements

Key

Summary

8667

Include support for latest GuestOsIdentifier from vSphere 6.0

8698

Create a new property to allow VMs to be deployed on a nested ESXi Hypervisor

8716

Add fontawesome into UI code

8724

No tip explaining how to list VApp Specs when no VDC is selected

8742

Improve user experience of disk controller management

8751

Without VAPP_DEFINE_BACKUP_INFO privilege to manage VM backup schedule, do not display UTC selector

8758

Firewall NSX: If an error occurs adding a rule, old rules are deleted

 

3.4. Known Issues

Key

Summary

8656

VM links for HardDisk and Volume have differences

8660

Investigate gateway modification with AWS provider

8671

Spec - allow user to create VApp Spec with a VM with gateway IP; register gateway use and act accordingly when creating a VApp based on the Spec

8689

There is no way to see created alarms on the Alerts page except through the Alert details box

8690

Monitoring graphs flow into each other

8717

Load balancer UI behavior creating a load balancer

8726

Load balancer - Certificates are being substituted and/or removed while adding many routing rules

8731

Edit SSL certificate for a load balancer routing rule is ignored for some providers

8732

Wrong error when deploying VM with malformed JSON

8741

Load balancer - 500 Internal server error setting a name size for the certificate larger than 128 characters

8744

VSM cannot start monitors if a monitor exists from a nonexistent plugin

8752

VApps in the EMPTY state are not draggable to other VDC

8753

Get location is returning duplicate links

8754

Resizing volumes on ESXI 5.5 seems to require detaching and attaching the volume again on the VM

4. Release Notes for Abiquo 3.8.3

4.1. New features and improvements

Abiquo 3.8.3 contains the following new features and improvements. The pages linked to here are new feature guides, which means they explain the new features from the perspective of a user who is already familiar with Abiquo concepts. They are found under the New in Abiquo 3.8 page in Current Release Info.

 

Key

Summary

8667

Include support in VM template for latest GuestOsIdentifier from vSphere 5.5 and 6.0. See Modify a VM Template#Operating system and OS version

8698

Create a new internal property to allow VMs to be deployed on a nested ESXi Hypervisor

8710

Update load balancers from PUT virtual machine to optimize API requests by UI

8712

Allow PUT virtual machine to reconfigure firewalls and load balancers while VM is powered on

8742

Improve user experience of disk controller management by restricting controller changes with privilege (by default assigned to all roles), and forcing same controller type as for template primary disk with property in abiquo.properties. Later we will add another improvement to enable admin to set controller per hypervisor type. Note that further changes to this improvement were introduced in Abiquo 3.8.5

8751

Without VAPP_DEFINE_BACKUP_INFO privilege, do not display UTC selector

8774

NSX: Validate network overlap with configured abiquo.nsx.edge.public-network-cidr

8784

Document that it has been possible to import and capture VMs on datastores that are not enabled in Abiquo since Abiquo 3.8

8795

The "cacheStamp" parameter in API requests by the UI may lead to the browser using cached responses. Zendesk ticket 4203

8797

Backup results: show date using time zone of system

8842

Allow use of local domain names in Remote Services

If you are using Abiquo Reporting please contact Abiquo Support to obtain the latest Abiquo Reporting pack that is compatible with Abiquo 3.8 versions

4.2. Resolved issues

Key

Summary

8524

Conversions remain in the "ENQUEUED" state after duplicating a template

8656

VM links for HardDisk and Volume have differences. Fix added diskController and diskControllerType to Volume

8671

VApp Spec: Materialize private network - gateway IP should be used when original VApp had this configuration

8681

UI : It is not possible to edit a routing rule in a load balancer (NSX)

8708

Cannot edit virtual machine firewalls when the virtual machine is powered off

8726

Load balancer - certificates are being substituted and/or removed while adding many routing rules

8730

ESXi CPU metrics scale is not a percentage, but it is shown as one in the UI. Zendesk ticket 4140

8731

Edit SSL certificate for a load balancer routing rule is ignored for NSX

8733

VM edition - sections are not properly displayed

8741

Load balancer - 500 internal server error setting a name for the certificate longer than 128 characters

8744

VSM cannot start monitors if a monitor exists from a nonexistent plugin

8752

VApps in the EMPTY state are not draggable to another VDC

8753

Get location is returning duplicated links

8754

ESXI 5.5 and 6: after resizing an attached NFS volume, guest doesn't see updated capacity

8756

Neutron firewall rule returns Gen-13 if IP is not correct

8757

UI: Firewall rule added in the wrong section

8759

In public cloud and SDN user should not be able to edit a private network except the name and default checkbox

8760

UI: Block fields of edit dialog for plugins that implement networking except network name and default checkbox

8761

Backup: 500 internal server error when adding a backup configuration to a VM that has some metrics selected

8765

Monitoring metrics are not displayed if some VM metrics are disabled in properties

8768

Incomplete event for delete of load balancer address

8769

NSX plugin fails if trying to add a load balancer routing rule on secure port without SSL certificate

8771

NSX - Not able to add a healthcheck with UDP protocol. Not properly documented by VMware for NSX

8772

Alerts - Materialize errors creating VApp from spec that contains info from another VDC hypervisortype

8773

Unable to create an NSX VApp spec with a load balancer that needs an SSL certificate

8776

VApp specs: For custom metrics, the description and units are not saved, so custom metrics are not properly materialized

8787

Saving a VM backup in metadata erases other metadata such as monitoring-metrics. Also in version 3.6.6

8789

VApp specs: creating a VApp from a spec does not check that there are enough available public IPs to use or purchase

8792

Storage elements are displayed multiple times in edit VM on VApp List tab

8793

VDC combo shows previous selection when materializing a VApp spec

8800

In Dashboard recent events pane for a selected enterprise, events queryparam "enterprise" should be exact match, not a "like" match

8801

Infrastructure view - private networking is not filtered by Datacenter

8802

NSX - 500 internal server error performing a firewall synchronization. Fixed by setting description to name value if the plugin provider does not return it

8803

Read-only user role issues. See Privileges for a description of the new ENTERPRISE_VIEWER role and the list of privileges assigned

8806

Increase length of Enterprise name to 128 characters. Database changes also affect Abiquo Reports database

8807

UI: Pricing model name length should be between 1 and 255 characters

8808

API: Pricing model name length should be between 1 and 255 characters

8810

Virtual Appliance name field in accounting is smaller than in kinton

8812

Get Datacenters using XML headers returns 500 internal server error

8817

NSX: It should be possible to use an NSX network even when the NSX DVS is not enabled in Abiquo (but it exists in the host)

8818

Default value for property ''abiquo.dvs.enabled'' is true

8821

Azure: user should not be able to edit/update external network in cloud provider

8825

Should validate virtual datacenter device in firewall / loadbalancer creation and edition

8826

Neutron: VDC creation could select invalid rack

8828

Netapp: invalid log messages appearing (abiquo.storagemanager.netapp.debug=false -> enables logging)

8833

VApp spec: It is not possible to get the list of SSL certificates while creating a VApp from a spec

8834

VApp spec: It is not possible to create more than one SSL certificate while creating the VApp (duplicate name error is thrown)

8835

Very long enterprise name (128 characters) is not user friendly when displayed

8841

Allow for DVS names longer than 25 characters. Now 255 characters

8847

Abiquo should be loaded in offline mode. See Configure Abiquo UI

8849

Public cloud - VApp spec: Not able to create a VApp from a spec which contains a load balancer on Amazon because maximum name length is 32 characters

8851

Nodecollector should not connect to ports other than the ones used by the plugin connection

8854

Amazon - edit firewall on virtual machine in power OFF returns error message. Related to issue 8708

8855

It is not possible to reconfigure Amazon VMs to modify loadbalancers (or modify virtual NICs when in loadbalancer)

8856

Floating IP RESTLinks are not generated causing issues when accessing floating IPs

8859

VApp spec: Materializing in public cloud doesn't assign Floating IP correctly if more than 2 VMs

8861

Billing will not show full enterprise name if longer than 64 characters

8876

VApp spec: Specs materializing Floating IP for public cloud fail in different enterprise

8879

Validate spec in private cloud fails even if we have enough public IPs

 

4.3. Planned Improvements

Key

Summary

8694

Improve reconfigure virtual machine and backup configuration

8724

No tip explaining how to list VApp specs when no VDC is selected

8729

Perform JSON validation on Chef attributes screen

8758

Firewall: If an error occurs adding a rule, old rules are deleted

8785

Import VMs even though they do not have a NIC driver, and after you add a NIC in vCenter, you can capture these VMs

8820

VM sync should handle disks added and removed from the hypervisor, and disks resized

8868

ESXi: enable remote access to virtual machines using web console

 

4.4. Known Issues

8445

DigitalOcean and RackSpace - 500 internal server error when synchronizing and there is another virtual datacenter with the same name

8446

DigitalOcean-RackSpace-Google Compute Engine - Not able to have synchronized VMs from different regions at the same time

8732

Wrong error when deploying VM with malformed JSON

8764

NSX: UI should prevent more than one firewall rule with the same port

8836

NSX: Creating SSL certificates with the same key and certificate generates duplicated provider IDs in DB

8837

Not possible to edit a VM if it contains backup configuration option previously disabled on infrastructure

8840

Datastore list in Edit physical machine dialog doesn't show long names properly

8843

Uploading a template, after a disk fails, you can't save again or select the disk again

8848

Monitoring view is not refreshed when selecting another virtual appliance

8850

Devices - Popup error message is displayed saying the location does not exist when switching enterprise

8857

AM rejects OVF envelopes with a single VirtualSystem containing VirtualSystemCollection. Zendesk ticket 4255

8865

Amazon - VM should not deploy with load balancer attached. AWS only supports attaching load balancers to deployed VMs

8869

VApp spec: "magnifying glass" search icon doesn't work

8872

Not possible to materialize spec with Backup in public cloud region

8875

NSX: Load Balancer - Inconsistency between Abiquo and NSX when creating load balancers

8881

Azure: Abiquo floating IP is removed from VM when a deploy/schedule fails in validation

8882

UI: not possible to create a LB in NSX with Algorithm LEAST_CONNECTIONS

8883

NSX: Edit load balancer routing rules is not working using edit button in load balancer details view at bottom of screen

8884

NSX: Create/edit load balancer with protocol in lower case returns error

8885

VApp spec: purchased IP event is incomplete

8886

NSX: VApp spec - Materialize process may attach public IPs from a device other than the configured one

8887

VApp spec: Materialize in public cloud always creates/purchases new floating public IPs

5. Release Notes for Abiquo 3.8.5

This version includes the features of the private release for the 3.8.4 version

5.1. New features and improvements

Abiquo 3.8.5 contains the following new features and improvements. The pages linked to here are new feature guides, which means they explain the new features from the perspective of a user who is already familiar with Abiquo concepts. They are found under the New in Abiquo 3.8 page in Current Release Info.

Key

Summary

7043

Detect all vSwitches and DVswitches in ESXi

8724

No tip explaining how to list VApp specs when no VDC is selected

8729

Perform JSON validation on Chef attributes screen

8742

Changes to the improvement introduced in Abiquo 3.8.3 with privilege to restrict disk controller changes and force same controller type. Now enable administrator to force same controller type and controller of template primary disks for additional disks

8819

Deprecate system property ''abiquo.dvs.enabled''

8820

VM sync should handle disks added and removed from the hypervisor

8888

Add a new privilege to allow/deny the editing of a VM

8889

Have a maximum/minimum value for vCPU and vRAM

8897

Missing 'realName' attribute for deviceTypes

8899

Report VLAN Tag inconsistency

8908

Tool to check VLAN tag inconsistency

8915

Add a disclaimer label on the "Backup" tab of a VM

8916

Display information about load balancer IPs when materializing a VApp

If you are using Abiquo Reporting please contact Abiquo Support to obtain the latest Abiquo Reporting pack that is compatible with Abiquo 3.8 versions

 

5.2. Resolved issues

 

Key

Summary

7422

Can't reconfigure to remove a DVS NIC and add a new regular vSwitch in the same request

 

8732

Wrong error when deploying VM with malformed JSON

8764

[NSX] Enforce firewall rules must have same ports in UI

8836

[NSX] Create SSL certificates with same key and certificate generates duplicated provider IDs in DB

8840

Improve display of Datastore list for long datastore names in Edit physical machine

8843

Uploading a template, you can't add disk twice

8848

Monitoring view is not refreshed when changing the virtual appliance

8857

Appliance Manager rejects OVF envelopes with a single VirtualSystem containing VirtualSystemCollection

8869

Spec search: click on icon "magnifying glass" doesn't work

8875

Load Balancer NSX - Inconsistency between Abiquo and NSX when creating load balancers

8881

[Azure] Floating IP is removed from VM when a deploy/schedule fails in validation

8882

[NSX] In UI it is not possible to create LB with Algorithm LEAST_CONNECTIONS

8883

[NSX] Edit load balancer routing rules is not working using edit button in LB details view at bottom of screen

8884

[NSX] Create/edit LB with protocol in lower case returns error

8885

[SPEC] Purchased IP event is incomplete

8886

NSX - Spec - Materialize process may attach public IPs from a device other than the configured one

8887

Spec materialize in public cloud will always create/purchase new IPs

8890

Unassign tag in a special outage situation can result in a bad situation

8894

Duplicate/Promote doesn't copy current CPU/RAM from source template

8895

ESXi - Deploy action may fail because of port group not ready after creation

8896

Licenses with devices are not well displayed in Configuration -> licenses

8900

VM instance cannot override CPU/RAM min/max value

8902

Prevent network name edition with not_deployed vms

8904

CPU/RAM not editable in public cloud template

8913

VM graceful shutdown not enabled

8914

noVNC mouse not working if device has touchscreen

8918

Race conditions when unregistering VMs from a Load Balancer in NSX

8925

Need constraint for firewall rules validation

8926

Specs materialize fail for public cloud regions not implementing FloatingIPs

8928

Fallback DHCP is never configured

8931

NSX always reports DEFINITION_SYNCER_TAG_CONFLICT

8932

Virtual machine backup doesn't show selected days

8936

Modifying a device automatically removes its current credentials

8939

Limits - "Creating virtual datacenter..." popup blocks the UI if hard limits have been exceeded

8942

Change Google Charts library to nvd3 that can be used offline

8943

NSX - only one VDC is permitted each time the API is launched

8944

Liquibase update - Error if there are two DCs with the same backup configurations in 3.8.3

8951

Infrastructure statistics have wrong labels for server and virtual machines

 

5.3. Known Issues

 

Key

Summary

8446

DigitalOcean-RackSpace-Google Compute Engine - Not able to have synchronized VMs from different regions at the same time

8837

Not possible to edit a VM if it contains a backup configuration option that was previously disabled for the datacenter

8850

Devices - Popup error message says the location does not exist but should say that more permissions are required

8872

Not possible to materialize spec with backup in public cloud region

8910

Arbitrary XML tags in virtualMachine element create malformed metadata

8927

ESXI - deploy action fails using same VLAN name on vSwitch and dvSwitch

8929

Port group deleted after checking it's not used by any VMs can cause race conditions in another VM configure in another thread

8933

Locked virtualmachines after VirtualFactory: ''actor name {task.uuid} is not unique''

8949

Materialize vApp spec does not enable metrics fetch

8954

VM variables attribute do not have a maximum length defined

 

5.4. Planned improvements

Key

Summary

8758

Firewall: If an error occurs adding a rule, old rules are deleted

8785

Manage or capture VMs even without a NIC driver

8868

Virtual machine remote access using web console

6. Release Notes for Abiquo 3.8.6

6.1. New features and improvements

Abiquo 3.8.6 contains the following new features and improvements. The pages linked to here explain the new features from the perspective of a user who is already familiar with Abiquo concepts. New feature guides can also be found under the New in Abiquo 3.8 page in Current Version information.

Key

Summary

8945

Alert creation in the UI, threshold label should identify the units of the metric in the alarm

8956

Make all grid columns resizable

8962

Backup - Backup "now" - Enable instant manual backup in the user interface and in the Avamar plugin

8963

Backup - Restore in Avamar

8965

OpenID Connect Integration

8966

Mobility - Export VM templates to Rackspace

8969

Remote Console in Rackspace and OpenStack

9003

Add an external link in header (new icon)

If you are using Abiquo Reporting please contact Abiquo Support to obtain the latest Abiquo Reporting pack that is compatible with Abiquo 3.8 versions

6.2. Resolved issues

Key

Summary

8926

Specs materialize fails for PCRs not implementing FloatingIP

8927

ESXI - deploy action fails when using same VLAN name on vSwitch and dvSwitch. Enforce portGroup network belongs to the expected switch and only one network with the same name

8929

portGroup deleted after checking it's not used by any VMs can cause race conditions in another VM configure in another thread

8954

VM variables attribute has no maxLength defined. Maximum length for VM variables is now a key of 50 characters and value of 255 characters. Maximum length of enterprise variables is key of 30 characters and value of 50 characters

8974

Standard user cannot see the message of a protected virtual machine (cannot select the virtual machine). The user can now select the virtual machine

8976

Validation error when OVF specifies password="". Empty password should be interpreted as no password.

8977

Upgrade process - VMs with backup configurations that are no longer enabled from Infrastructure

8978

Upgrade process - VMs with metadata that contains chef attributes or start-up script strings

8983

Metering - Not able to insert information in metering table if virtualApp name is longer than 30 chars. Changed length of VApp name in metering table

8984

Cannot undeploy/deploy virtualmachine with disks synchronized from the hypervisor. Added error and force option to undeploy with non-empty disks that are only on the datastore

8987

Scheduled_resources is not updated accordingly when imported VMs are deleted in the HV. Customer tickets: 4421 and 4348

8989

User Interface - Error trace from another VM is displayed by default

8991

Upgrade process - Delta failure if there is invalid metadata storage information related to Specs and backup

8993

500 Internal server error when using API to undeploy a virtual appliance with force=true and a single VM is NOT_ALLOCATED

8995

Apps library - Cost code pagination when editing a template is not working

8996

Pricing - Sorting long list of cost codes quickly generates numerous GET requests

8997

Scope - A user from another scope is able to modify a shared template which belongs to a different scope. Blocked with the following error: VIMAGE-40: A user from a different scope should only be able to modify shared templates from enterprises which are inside the same scope

9002

Accounting process for backups is generating a lot of duplicated data because of issues with queries

6.3. Known Issues

Key

Summary

8689

The only way to see created alarms is through the Alerts info box and you can only see alarms added to alerts

8690

Monitoring graphs flow into each other

8745

Errors when dealing with regions and remote services after public cloud provider plugin was deprecated and removed from platform

8790

Spec - Chef validation is wrongly performed while impersonating/switching to different enterprises

8804

Firewall - private Spec - 500 Stack Overflow Error creating a spec with a firewall which contains its own provider as rule

8809

Firewall - updating the name of a firewall in Abiquo does not apply the change on Amazon, NSX or Neutron

8837

Not possible to edit a VM if it contains a backup configuration option that was previously disabled for the datacenter

8850

Devices - Popup message is displayed with error that the location does not exist

8872

Not possible to materialize spec with Backup in PCR

8873

Materialize spec with extra HD in public cloud returns error in UI

8893

Duplicated vlan_network_assignment rows

8910

Arbitrary XML tags in virtualMachine element create malformed metadata

8919

Scheduled_resource table inconsistencies when adding datastores to a KVM physical machine

8921

Azure - 500 Internal server error trying to get networks through API

8955

Events filter actions are not readable

8982

UI - VApp information not properly displayed

8990

User Interface - Cancel button uploading an OVA or a local file does not work

8992

API pagination is not returning consistent results

8998

Alert - create / modify / activate alert generates invalid event trace

8999

500 Internal server error deleting a datacenter where a rack contains more than one hypervisor and deployed VMs are imported. Workaround is to delete rack before deleting datacenter

9000

Alert active / inactive events should be able to be displayed for users of the current enterprise

6.4. Planned improvements

Key

Summary

8446

DigitalOcean-RackSpace-Google Compute Engine - Enable synchronized VMs from different regions at the same time

8785

Import VMs without a NIC driver, but do not capture

8797

Backup results: show date using time zone of system. Note that this improvement is already in v3.6.6 and v3.8.3

8798

Add privilege or other means to control download of a shared template

8912

Multiple VDCs per NSX device (with multiple autonomous system IDs at datacenter or tenant level)

8923

Allow download of templates from HTTPS URLs

8947

Make list elements selectable to copy/paste

8948

Remove alarm creation from control view with Alerts

8950

VSM synchronization does not take NICs into account to detect changes in the VM definitions

8953

For a given tier, determine compatible datastore tiers that will be accessible to a single VM