Eugene Release

To start the new year with a bang, the Open vStorage Team is proud to release Eugene: The highlights of this release are: Policy Update Open vStorage enables you to actively add, remove and update policies for specific ALBA backend presets. Updating active policies might result in Open vStorage to automatically rewrite data fragments. ALBA Backend Encryption When configuring a backend presets, AES-256 encryption algorithms can be selected. Failure Domain A Failure Domain is a logical grouping of Storage Routers. The Distributed Transaction Log (DTL) and MetaDataServer (MDS) for Storage Router groups can…Read more …

Welcome Chicago, the windy release

It has been a while since the Open vStorage team released an Open vStorage version. From now Open vStorage releases will carry a name instead of a number. The latest release is called Chicago. The nickname of Chicago, the windy city, is appropriate for this release as with the new cache tuning features Open vStorage is velocious. Just to say that this release has some long anticipated features: Flex SSD layout: We have been working towards this feature since May but finally it is ready. You now have the flexibility to configure how…Read more …

Open vStorage 2.2 alpha 6

Today we released Open vStorage 2.2 alpha 6. Like the alpha 4 this is a bugfix release. Bugs that were fixed as part of alpha 6: If required, Open vStorage updates the Cinder driver to be compatible with the installed Open vStorage version. Various issue where the ALBA proxy might get stuck. Issue where the ALBA proxy fails to add fragments to the fragment cache. Arakoon cluster remains masterless in some cases. Various issues with the updater. Remove vPool leaves MDS files. An xml file visible through FUSE isn't accessible but it is…Read more …

Open vStorage 2.2 alpha 4

We released Open vStorage 2.2 Alpha 4 which contains following bugfixes: Update of the About section under Administration. Open vStorage Backend detail page hangs in some cases. Various bugfixes for the use case when adding a vPool with a vPool name which was previously used. Hardening the vPool removal. Fix daily scrubbing not running. No log output from the scrubber. Failing to create a vDisk from a snapshot tries to delete the snapshot. ALBA discovery starts spinning if network is not available. ASD is no longer used by the proxy even after it…Read more …

Open vStorage 2.2 alpha 3

Today we released Open vStorage 2.2 alpha 3. The only new features are on the Open vStorage Backend (ALBA) front: Metadata is now stored with a higher protection level. The protocol of the ASD is now more flexible in the light of future changes. Bugfixes: Make it mandatory to configure both read- and writecache during the ovs setup partitioner. During add_vpool on devstack, the cinder.conf is updated with notification_driver which is incorrectly set as "nova.openstack.common.notifier.rpc_notifier" for Juno. Added support for more physical disk configuration layouts. ClusterNotReachableException during vPool changes. Cannot extend vPool with…Read more …

Open vStorage 2.2 alpha 2

As promised in our latest release update we would do more frequent releases. Et voilà , today we release a new alpha version of the upcoming GA release. If possible, we will provide new versions from now on as an update so that you don't have to reinstall your Open vStorage environment. As this new version is the first one with the update/upgrade functionality, there is no update possible between alpha 1 and alpha 2. What is new in Open vStorage 2.2 alpha 2: Upgrade functionality: Under the Administration section you can check…Read more …

Open vStorage 2.2 alpha 1

Today we released a first version of our upcoming 2.2 release. We will from now one do more frequent releases which will cover the latest changes but keep in mind that these release have not gone through our full QA cycle. Having these 'alpha' versions released will allow you, the Open vStorage community, to have earlier access to new features and bugfixes but on the other hand these releases are less stable than our 'beta'-releases. Documentation for these releases will also not always be available. In case you need help, the Open vStorage…Read more …

Open vStorage 2.1

It is with great pleasure I introduce Open vStorage 2.1. Yes, we went straight from version 1.6 to 2.1. We just had so much interesting features to add that we just couldn't call it 2.0. It is important to know that Open vStorage now comes in 2 flavors: a free, unrestricted version and a free, restricted community version which includes our own new Open vStorage backend and allows to run Open vStorage as hyperconverged solution. At the moment both versions only feature community support. The unrestricted version is open-source and allows to add…Read more …

Open vStorage 1.6

Just before we start the holiday season at the CloudFounder's HQ, we wanted to give the community an early Christmas present: Open vStorage version 1.6: So what is included in this release: Audit trails: In version 1.5 we added the option to add multiple users. In the 1.6 version we keep a log of all the actions performed through the Open vStorage API for 30 days. Not only user actions are included by also volume driver actions. This will allow us to f.e. track who  creates or deletes a vPool. Improved usability: With…Read more …