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Abiquo 4.7

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These release notes are for Abiquo v4.7.x versions.

For previous versions, see Release notes for previous 4.x versions

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4.7.0

Platform changes

For platform and component upgrades, see Changes#4.7

  • Abiquo 4.7.0 introduces changes to the Trace event data entity that is streamed by the Outbound API. Update your integrations with the Outbound API. For the new data entity format, see Trace entity
  • Abiquo 4.5+ does not support CentOS 6
  • All lang_xx_XX_labels.json files MUST end with an "__EOF" label (with double underscore character "_") or the UI will not load correctly

For changes to the Abiquo API, see https://wiki.abiquo.com/api/latest/#changelog.

  • Note: you may need to clear your browser cache to display the latest versions in the changelog menu

Changes to the Abiquo user interface configuration are described in Changes to UI configuration

To upgrade all Abiquo Platform Servers, follow the notes in Upgrade Abiquo.

New features

Features described in the New in Abiquo 4.7 section.


Key

Description

Notes

12340

Allow ALG (Application Level Gateway) support in NSX DFW (Distributed Firewall)


12316

Enable hot reconfigure of remote access for captured VMs

Customer ticket: 6139, 6051, 6164, 6181

12315Improve backup results management

12299

vCloud - storage reconfigure for hard disks

 

11856

Networker plugin. Introduce more functionality. See Abiquo Backup Plugins and Configure Dell EMC Networker backup plugin

 

11719

Tracer refactor and improvements to event management. See Improvements to event management and VM Events

 

11211

Budget control (Phase I)

 

11204

Implement Storage in public cloud. Includes Amazon persistent storage.

 

11203

Bill dashboard details for all providers and split by services

 

10258

Hide external and public network tabs in VDC if no privileges. Also require privileges to attach NICs in these networks to VMs

 

9276

Azure persistent storage

 

8868

Remote access to VMs in vCenter using web console (WebMKS)

 

8206

Source IP restriction per user

 


Improvements

Key

Description

Notes

12798

Bypass restriction on multiple VMs using the same disk. Ignore additional VMs using the same disk during capture. After deleting or releasing the first VM, to assign a disk to another VM, you must force the VM to synchronize with the hypervisor

  • To enable this feature, set the "abiquo.experimental.shareddisks.bypass" property to true on the Abiquo server.
4.6.7

12759

AWS: improve deploy error if AMI doesn't exist

 

12738Use cost code to match hardware profile when enabling HP mode and during VM synchronization with the hypervisor4.6.6
12728Implement OAuth authentication in the event streaming client (Outbound API)

12687

Add a cost code for Captured VMs

 

12658

Modify VCD price properties to allow prices for key node and tenant, as well as reseller

 

12657

Improve Default VDC role management

 

12651

Add max VMs per day report to abiquo-usage script


12621

Infrastructure graph labels incorrect - Servers states should be Online/Offline

 

12076

With action plans to add/remove resources (RAM/CPU) if they fail, information is not clear

 

10597

Deleting a VM with NAT rules does not create a NAT_DELETE event in Metering

 

12512

Add missing test to api-java-client

 

12375

Availability Zone Interface in Abiquo

 

12315

Improve Backup Results Management

 


Resolved Issues

Key

Description

Notes

12760

All tables in Abiquo schemas must have InnoDB engine and UTF8 charset


12726

VDC name change must be applied in accounting


12725

Infrastructure network tabs display has data update problem


12723

User interface - infrastructure network list heading wrong


12711

vCenter tag tool could reach ''com.vmware.vapi.endpoint.highRequestRate''. If the service is unavailable, retry and back off.


12705

Virtual datacenter CREATE + DELETE events are missing


12703

Instance has to copy recommended HPs from original template


12679

User interface - Missing labels in Spanish language


12642

DB accepts negative values for prices


12628

Accounting - changing name of a deployed VApp does not change it in "vapp_name" table (need to change state of VM)


12615

The "accounting_event_ds_storage" table does not include info from captured VMs unless a change of state is performed


12614

The idResource column has different varchar lengths depending on the table and can cause inconsistencies


12533

Abiquo assigns private reserved IP addresses to a VM when deploying it

Customer ticket: 6153.
Version 4.6.6

12459

Add variable for Price of backups in pricing estimate


12270

Optimization tab takes a long time to show the data and the MySQL process is full

Customer ticket: 6034

12190

vCloud - Undeploy action fails when using cloud-init with multiple orgVdcs


11693

Add event / log for backup policies properties changes


11678

Error with User privileges when editing an enterprise

Customer ticket: 5828

11642

Monitoring Graphs with incorrect axis labels

Customer ticket: 5829

11393

User Interface - Sync process does NOT block the UI automatically


10052

Misleading Enabled/Physical machine columns in the Datastore Tiers view. Should display all machines that share a datastore

Customer ticket: 5188


Required update

  • Abiquo Reporting requires an update for Abiquo 4.7.0. Please contact Customer Service for more information

4.7.1

New feature guides

The following feature guides describe Abiquo 4.7.1 features and improvements:

Features and improvements

KeySummaryNotes

12991

Handle VM remote access when certificate is not secure

 

12978

vCloud - Implement ''deleteExternalNetwork''. If you have deployed VMs in an external network, you will need to delete it directly in the Edge, then sync the network, and then remove it in Abiquo

 

12963

Publish Java API Stream Client. Contact Abiquo Support for more details

 

12959

Filter virtual datacenters by hypervisortype

 

12933

User interface - Add Network tab for NAT in Infrastructure view in public cloud regions that support NAT (vCloud Director). See Create a NAT network

 

12915

Azure - GET regions using SDK

 

12913

Volume creation in Azure. Prevent creation of volumes of less than 1 GB to prevent errors

 

12898

UI should differentiate Azure power off (deallocated) and power off states

 

12888

AccountManagement interface for creating accounts in public cloud

 

12885

Need virtualmachineslight+json at enterprise level

 

12879

Update reports to use new event model

 

12876

Replicate API NAT resources in publiccloudregion

 

12874

Update ec2 + ARM billing for new "enterprise_property" table

 

12862

Change "Manage VDC default roles" privilege name

 

12859

Create virtualMachineLightDTO


12855

Restore firewall interface (fence vApp) as default configuration. Control with a property

 

12852

Implement NAT interface in vCloud Director

 

12844

Azure - GET hardware profiles using SDK

 

12827

Outbound API m module should return 401 status code for authorization errors

 

12825

vCloud - Create orgVDC networks as external networks

 

12822

Add average CPU and RAM as metrics attributes in VM entity for display in UI 5.0

 

12820

Azure - shutdown/poweroff/poweron using SDK

 

12819

Azure - GET virtualmachineStates using SDK

 

12818

Azure - GET virtualmachines using SDK

 

12809

M module no longer needs a user in Abiquo (remove from database)

 

12808

Improve performance of UpdateAccounting stored procedure

Ticket: 6215

12778

List events resource documentation is not correct

 

12747

SAML Integration. Note: this includes Changes to UI configuration that affect Open ID

 

12743

Create Customer AWS Account in API for inclusion in UI 5.0

 

12742

Create Customer CSP Account in API for inclusion in UI 5.0

 

12728

Implement OAuth authentication in Java Stream-client

 

12714

Azure - Remove extra calls to get disks when user requests sync of VMs

 

12689

Enable reuse of the same ''X-Abiquo-TracerContext'' in multiple requests. It can be sent as a header

 

12639

Add price per GB at create and update pricing template

 

12611

Backup pricing per GB. Note an upgrade to the Billing Integration is also required. Please contact Customer Service for more information

Ticket: 6399

12588

Amazon - Add Middle East Bahrain region ("me-south-1")

 

12532

Create quartz CronCheck to enable user to specify task execution time for the API

 

12452

VSM - Tracers from VSM

 

12418

AWS EBS volume encryption

 

12352

Support vCloud API version compatibility > 26 (support vcloud > 9.7 installations), up to API v30

 

12347

Support new versions of vCloud Director, up to v10 with API v30

 

12292

Add region name to Amazon provider and use in default region name instead of provider ID

 

12205

Action Plans CRUD in API Java Client

 

11912

Review Maven dependencies

 

11628

Azure - Abiquo should differentiate between Azure Deallocated and Shutdown states. Added VM "deallocated" attribute

 

10615

Improve concurrency in dnsmasq plugin

 

10269

Add Credentials dialog, filter the selection list to display fewer options. Only display allowed providers for "multi-providers" such as vCloud

 

10064

Allow users to create NAT rules that map to IPs that are not private IPs

 




Resolved Issues

KeySummaryNotes

12998

Amazon - Cannot remove VPC if network interface has been manually created

 

12990

Error adding public cloud credentials after adding pricing credentials in the same enterprise

 

12966

Create VDC always requests the creation of an external network as the default VLAN if the plugin supports it. Should only create by default if private networks are not supported

 

12957

Azure - Azure API returns vCpusPerSocket of some hardware profiles but does not display this in the portal. Ignore for now and open another issue to manage it

 

12953

Avoid checking/using Datastore if not Writable for DatastoreUUID. Configure with an abiquo.property

 

12932

Add a physical machine causes unhandled error when platform does not have license

 

12930

User interface - Pagination on Infrastructure PCR accounts does not work

 

12927

Create spec version causes error

 

12886

Scopes - Not possible to view and edit current allowed datacenters of enterprise

 

12883

Error messages are duplicated in the user interface

 

12877

Events - Adding license returns data truncation error

 

12873

Avoid updating Edge private network IP on network edit. See https://wiki.abiquo.com/display/doc/How+to+create+a+custom+private+network+gateway

Ticket: 6358

12865

Duplicated VIEW - ACCOUNT_PERIOD_USAGE_VW

 

12861

Cannot retrieve events with user with the MANAGE_PRIVATEIP_RESERVATION privilege

 

12847

Azure firewall: do not allow user to edit rules if a Deny rule is present

 

12845

Azure firewall: it's not possible to add a rule with protocol ALL/ICMP

 

12842

Azure firewall: error deleting an inbound rule with an IP as the source

 

12841

Azure firewall: outbound rule should set destination port range

 

12834

Error synchronizing volumes attached to a different enterprise

 

12833

Azure - Error returned synchronizing firewalls. Sync fails if an Application Security Group is selected as a security rule source

 

12823

Fail to sync virtual machines when there is a VM with more than 9 disks

 

12807

M module no longer needs a user in abiquo (remove abiquo.properties)

 

12790

Capturing VM and selecting costCode, a new Hardware profile without costCode is generated

 

12785

Budgets - Error when deleting bill registers

 

12755

Amazon / Azure - Public IPs should not require credentials for logical remove

 

12594

Search for invalid Azure template ID triggers unhandled error

 

12477

Azure ARM - Error adding credentials to all regions. Credentials are valid for all regions except China

 

12463

Inconsistent state after release VM using firewalls/loadbalancers. Error releasing a VM using a FW