Today the Open vStorage team presents the Denver release of Open vStorage. We are working on some big StoryCards (replication, QEMU/iSCSI/block interface) which can’t be developed in a single sprint. This means the Denver release doesn’t contain many new fancy features but we will make up for it in the next releases.
The highlights of this release are:
- New repo structure: The new repo location is apt.openvstorage.org (deb) and yum.openvstorage.org (rpm). Note that we now only support name based releases and no longer have different quality levels (alpha, beta, …). The latest changes can be found on unstable.
- Failure Domains: The Failure Domains functionality allows to group Storage Routers together based upon their location and allows to configure the MetaDataServer based upon this grouping. In the next release the Failure Domain configuration will also take the Distributed Transaction Log (DTL) into account. This will allow to make sure that when there is a site disaster, the data in the DTL can be safeguarded to prevent dataloss.
- The Open vStorage updater now also supports rpms.
- An option was added to specify generic configuration parameters for ASDs f.e. the multicast period.
The Denver release also contains following bugfixes:
- Failure to start the distributed backend due to config files not being distributed correctly.
- Bug which prevented to remove ASDs from a node when the node was unavailable.
- Bugfix for incorrect locking of the vDisks events.
- The VMware deploy script now adds all disks to the Storage Router VM.
- Sync_with_mgmtcenter logs ERROR when the vdisk is not attached to a VM.
- Update of ovs-snmp to make sure Open vStorage Backends can be monitored.