OnApp 5.5 Release Notes

OnApp 5.5 was released on Sep 6, 2017. You can upgrade to OnApp version 5.5 from the 5.4 and 5.0 LTS versions. For details refer to the Upgrade Guide.

The following section lists all the features, improvements, and fixes included in OnApp 5.5 release for all components.

Key Type Summary Affects Version/s
CORE-9126 Feature Added ability to add private vCenter compute zones to Federation and to create and manage vCenter VSs via the Federation.
CORE-10100 Feature Added possibility to add secondary disks for VSs using the XFS file system.
CORE-6414 Feature Added support of CentOS 7 operating system as OnApp Xen compute resource.
CORE-8499 Feature Implemented ability for certain users to approve or decline transactions performed by other users in the cloud.
CORE-7799 Feature Improved OVAs functionality: added slider, which enables hot migration for OVA virtual servers; added Windows support for OVA; added support of additional file formats for virtual hard disk drives.
CORE-8676 Feature Improved Service Add-ons functionality: added ability to assign service add-on during VS creation; added 'On Destroy VS' and 'On Rebuild VS' events; added Raise Event action; added slider which enables VS provisioning for service add-on; added ability to run recipe action on Control Panel; added ability to add icon for service add-on group.
CORE-8228 Feature Improved OnApp and vCenter integration functionality: updated statistics collection mechanism; created a mechanism which synchronizes changes in vCenter with OnApp.
CORE-10034 Feature Implemented all power state actions for vApps.
CORE-9862 Feature Added ability to select service add-ons for vCD virtual servers when creating or recomposing a vApp.
CORE-9579 Feature Added new type of Cloudboot compute resource - CloudBoot Provisioning and Backup Resource, based on CentOS 7.
CORE-9527 Feature Added in beta the ability to use epochs mechanism for Integrated Storage data stores, which helps to decrease vDisk repair time.
CORE-9522 Feature Added list of API requests to perform different health checks in Integrated Storage diagnostics.
CORE-8806 Feature Added ability to enable acceleration for VSs in Federation.
CORE-7883 Feature Implemented service insertion framework functionality, which allows you to bring other portals into OnApp.
CORE-7819 Feature Added ability to view prefetch and purge transactions statuses at the Control Panel.
CORE-7811 Feature Added ability to select a backup server zone when adding a compute zone to Federation.
CORE-7672 Feature Added UEFI support with PXE boot for KVM CloudBoot compute resources and backup servers on CentOS6/CentOS7.
STORAGE-2032 Improvement Added ability to specify SSH keys when accessing shadow VS from compute resources on source cloud.
INSTALLER-277 Improvement Added ability to use openssl utility to generate random passwords.
INSTALLER-275 Improvement Updated parted to the version 3.2, which supports disks with logical/physical sector size > 512B for CentOS 7.x Static and CloudBoot Backup Server and Xen/KVM compute resources.
INSTALLER-268 Improvement Enabled logging for the monit service on CentOS 5.x and 6.x.
INSTALLER-266 Improvement Implemented an ability for the CP installer to proceed with quick update procedure.
INSTALLER-263 Improvement Added xfsprogs to the compute resource and backup server installer/updater.
INSTALLER-247 Improvement Added libguestfs for static backup server under CentOS 6.x and 7.x (x86_64 only).
INSTALLER-232 Improvement Added functionality to delete iptables rules for Xen/KVM VS when it goes offline.
INSTALLER-230 Improvement Updated ntfs tools version for compute resources and backup servers.
INSTALLER-209 Improvement Adjusted statistics scripts to use libvirt as data source for CentOS7 Xen static compute resources.
INSTALLER-194 Improvement Provided Libvirt v. 2.x for Xen compute resources on CentOS 7.
INSTALLER-264 Improvement Added support of the Xen 4.9 kernel version for Static compute resources.
INFRA-336 Improvement Integrated vCenter event processing into OnApp Engine.
CORE-10458 Improvement Removed ability to track statuses for PurgeAll transactions.
CORE-10369 Improvement Added support of ip_id parameter for /virtual_machines/accelerator_presence.
CORE-10365 Improvement Removed support of Debian distro for vCenter.
CORE-10343 Improvement Added ability to assign a range of IPs to a user.
CORE-10228 Improvement Improved removal logic of VS that resides on Integrated Storage data store to increase performance of the large vDisk removal.
CORE-10163 Improvement Added ability to use "default" cache policy instead of "mq" one.
CORE-10161 Improvement Improved resource difference tables for log items related to the recompose vApp transaction.
CORE-10140 Improvement Improved resource diffs tables for log items related to Edge/Storage servers and Accelerators.
CORE-9997 Improvement Improved 'File URL' tab at Upload OVA template page.
CORE-9926 Improvement Added ability to change the owner of a vCenter virtual server.
CORE-9888 Improvement Improved attach/detach disk operations when timeout error occurred.
CORE-9640 Improvement Added slider which enables assertion decryption during adding new IdP for SAML authentication.
CORE-9628 Improvement Added the limitation that the ‘Add to Federation’ option appears only for zones of the ‘virtual’ type.
CORE-9601 Improvement Added ability to upload OVA templates for vCenter with a specified operating system.
CORE-9516 Improvement Added the seller’s transaction ID field to the log item details page.
CORE-9504 Improvement Added ability to remove all vCenter compute resources or a particular vCenter compute resource from OnApp.
CORE-9281 Improvement Added an infobox to the upload media to catalog screen.
CORE-9189 Improvement Removed the VMRC console type for vCenter virtual servers.
CORE-9003 Improvement Removed the Failover, Backup, CloudBoot and Gateway Servers options from the vCenter compute resource details page.
CORE-8986 Improvement Added ‘Manage services in vCD UI’ permission which controls whether users have access to the Services tab that links to vCD UI at the Edge Gateway details page.
CORE-8937 Improvement Implemented a mechanism to track when certain changes have been made in vCenter and update OnApp with these changes.
CORE-8935 Improvement Improved vCenter stats collection process.
CORE-8925 Improvement Added ability for customers to add their own java script files.
CORE-8880 Improvement Changed API requests for virtual server migration.
CORE-8781 Improvement Moved CDN Resource Stream Statistics to CDN Reporting scope.
CORE-8569 Improvement Added ability to assign multiple IP addresses to a user.
CORE-8438 Improvement Added slider, which enables hot migration for virtual servers built from ISO,OVA and regular templates.
CORE-8214 Improvement Added ability to edit the name and description of catalogs that are not marked as 'Published' in OnApp.
CORE-8213 Improvement Added the Status column to the vApps list page.
CORE-8212 Improvement Implemented all power state actions for vCloud Director VSs.
CORE-7689 Improvement Added ability to import vApps and VSs owned by the ‘System’ user in vCD into OnApp.
CORE-7688 Improvement Added ability to change the owner of a vApp in OnApp.
CLOUDBOOT-119 Improvement Added ability for onapp-store-install.sh to customize the Default ramdisk (centos7/ramdisk-default). 
CLOUDBOOT-118 Improvement Added XFS support (xfsprogs) to the CloudBoot images for XEN and KVM compute resource and backup server on CentOS6.
CLOUDBOOT-117 Improvement Updateв glibc packages for CentOS6 KVM and Xen ramdisks to address the CVE-2017-1000366 fix.
CLOUDBOOT-116 Improvement Updates CentOS6 KVM kernel to address the CVE-2017-1000364 fix.
CLOUDBOOT-111 Improvement Added a workaround into the CentOS6 Xen and KVM ramdisks' init to load correct module for Chelsio Communications Inc ethernet controller.
CLOUDBOOT-107 Improvement Updated ntfs-filesystem and tools version for CloudBoot ramdisks.
STORAGE-1825 Improvement Upgraded back-end kernel to 3.18.25-18.el6.x86_64.
STORAGE-2052 Fix Fixed the issue when Onappstorebond interface was not created on CloudBoot CentOS7 KVM images. 5.3-5.4
INFRA-321 Fix Fixed the issue when transaction remained in "Pending" "scheduled" state forever due to DB-level race-condition. 5.0-5.4
INFRA-303 Fix Fixed the issue when transaction became 'Pending’ after automatic cancellation. 5.0-5.4
CORE-10346 Fix Fixed the issue when IP addresses which are in use were displayed on the network overview page. 5.4
CORE-10307 Fix Fixed the issue when vCD users could not create vCD users without the ‘Any action on users’ permission as there were no roles for selection. 5.3-5.4
CORE-10242 Fix Fixed an incorrect alignment of elements at 'Language Phrases' page. 5.4
CORE-10192 Fix Fixed the issue when subscribed data stores, which did not support motion, did not get identifier. 5.2-5.4
CORE-10158 Fix Fixed displaying of templates in VS creation wizard. 5.4
CORE-10152 Fix Fixed the issue when VMware level 1 statistics attempted to update VS statuses if the compute resource was down. 5.4
CORE-10050 Fix Fixed the issue when the import of vCD edge gateways the interface of which did not contain the ‘ip_ranges’ field failed on vCD version 8.x. 5.4
CORE-10002 Fix Fixed the issue when an autoscaling load balancer was created with one IP address instead of two. 5.4
CORE-9937 Fix Fixed the issue when the last IP address could be removed from the Accelerator preventing it to accelerate VSs. 5.4
CORE-9916 Fix Fixed the issue when vCenter credentials were not deleted from OnApp after vCenter was removed from vCloud Director. 5.3-5.4
CORE-9912 Fix Fixed the issue when autoscale parameter for_minutes was not stored in database. 5.3-5.4
CORE-9911 Fix Fixed UI issue with 'Actions' column for nodes at Load Balancer overview page. 4.0-5.4
CORE-9907 Fix Fixed the issue when 'RebuildNetwork' transaction failed for not accelerated VSs when accelerator existed without IP address. 5.4
CORE-9896 Fix Fixed the issue when vCD re-sync failed if there were two or more vCD compute resources in OnApp are at least one of them was offline. 5.2-5.4
CORE-9885 Fix Fixed the issue when vApp deployment would fail if the vApp contains a VS without network interfaces. 5.4
CORE-9883 Fix Fixed the issue when increasing/decreasing the number of CPU cores or amount of RAM of a VS imported from vCenter caused the 500 Error. 5.4
CORE-9855 Fix Improved template's label visibility in VS creation wizard. 5.4
CORE-9828 Fix Removed ability to boot from ISO VSs, which were built from OVA template with operating system 'other'. 5.4
CORE-9824 Fix Fixed the issue when VS, built from OVA template with operating system 'other', could not be rebooted in recovery. 5.3-5.4
CORE-9806 Fix Fixed the issue when pagination buttons were not working at the 'Location group' page. 5.4
CORE-9800 Fix Fixed the issue with translation missing for container server failover. 5.4
CORE-9783 Fix Fixed the issue when the vApp owner was not changed in OnApp after the vApp owner has been changed in vCD, in case the new vApp owner did not have enough resources to own the vApp according to the OnApp billing plan. 5.4
CORE-9775 Fix Fixed the issue when a user could not use the amount of IP addresses available in their billing plan. 5.4
CORE-9773 Fix Fixed the issue when 'Build disk' transaction failed for VSs, built from OVA because of "Volume group has insufficient free space" error. 5.2-5.4
CORE-9742 Fix Removed redundant column at the end of the compute resources table. 5.4
CORE-9714 Fix Fixed the issue when the rake task vcloud:resync_clean failed and did not remove some objects if there was an object in DB the relations of which could not be removed. 5.3-5.4
CORE-9713 Fix Fixed the issue when an OnApp user who belongs to a vCD user group could not log into OnApp using SAML authentication. 5.4
CORE-9712 Fix Fixed the issue when it was possible to create a Storage/Edge server or Accelerator without an IP address via API. 5.4
CORE-9708 Fix Fixed the issue when it was impossible to allocate a new IP address to an Accelerator, Storage/Edge server after previously removing its network interface. 5.4
CORE-9677 Fix Removed the unnecessary fstab update transaction from the the vCenter VS disk resize process. 5.4
CORE-9667 Fix Fixed the issue when the filter for network interface statistics redirected to the list of network interfaces. 5.4
CORE-9581 Fix Fixed the broken instance package prices at VS creation wizard. 5.0-5.4
CORE-9565 Fix Fixed the issue when zones of the VPC type could be added to Federation, though they should not. 5.3-5.4
CORE-9551 Fix Fixed the error which occurred when SAML provider metadata was opened without logged in user. 5.0-5.4
CORE-9538 Fix Fixed the issue when SAML certificate could not be uploaded to the Control Panel. 5.3-5.4
CORE-9438 Fix Fixed the issue when a load balancer would be deleted without the confirmation window appearing. 5.3-5.4
CORE-9380 Fix Fixed the issue when the ‘Create network zone’ button appeared in UI for users who did not have the permission to create network zones. 5.3-5.4
CORE-9379 Fix Fixed the issue when the ‘Network Zones’ link appeared in UI for users who had the ‘See details of any network zone’ permission but did not have the ‘See list of all network zones’ permission. 5.3-5.4
CORE-9378 Fix Fixed the issue when the ‘Network Zones’ link did not appear in UI for users who had the ‘See list of all network zones’ permission but did not have the ‘See details of any network zone’ permission. 5.3-5.4
CORE-9304 Fix Fixed the issue when chart filters did not work when at least one chart was hidden at the Control Panel dashboard. 5.2-5.4
CORE-9165 Fix Added ability to check if all nodes have the exact amount of space needed for rebalance. 5.0-5.4
CORE-9087 Fix Fixed the issue when vApp deployment failed because template disk used LSI Logic SAS controller. 5.4
CORE-8950 Fix Added ‘Access to vCD UI’ permission which controls whether users can see the link to vCD UI in the VS tools menu. 5.0-5.4
CORE-8890 Fix Fixed the issue when CDN Server/Load could not be created, if user had some limits in template store in billing plan. 4.0-5.4
CORE-8824 Fix Fixed the issue when description of instance packages was not scalable during VS creation. 5.3-5.4
CORE-8805 Fix Fixed the issue when during org network creation routed or isolated network type could be selected for a resource pool that does not have a network pool. 5.3-5.4
CORE-8703 Fix Fixed the issue when IP addresses that were removed from vCenter VSs in OnApp were not removed on the vCenter side. 5.3-5.4
CORE-8701 Fix Fixed the issue when Cloudboot upgrade broke custom config of /etc/exports file. 5.1-5.4
CORE-8673 Fix Fixed the issue when no logs about the cause of user import failure were provided when attempting to import vCD users that do not have an email specified. 5.3-5.4
CORE-8653 Fix Fixed the issue when an irrelevant alert about default mailer setting would appear in UI. 5.2-5.4
CORE-8545 Fix Fixed the issue an autoscaling load balancer did not pick up nodes added automatically by autoscaling. 5.0-5.4
CORE-8482 Fix Fixed the issue when orchestration deployment was not possible if one of its resources had the customizable parameter as disabled but the visible parameter as enabled. 5.0-5.4
CORE-8404 Fix Fixed the issue when vApps could be skipped during import or resync, in case the vApp owner did not have enough resources to own the vApp according to the OnApp billing plan. 5.0-5.4
CORE-7919 Fix Fixed the issue when it was not possible to delete a vApp that had a 'deployed' status in vCD and all VSs in which were powered off. 5.0-5.4
CORE-7916 Fix Fixed the issue when the orchestration model deployment page showed different default values for storage policies than those which were set in the orchestration model. 5.1-5.4
CORE-7737 Fix Fixed the issue when a vApp with the status ‘Resolved’ could not be deleted through OnApp UI. 5.0-5.4
CORE-7580 Fix Fixed the UI typo at Compute resource overview page. 4.3-5.4
CORE-7386 Fix Fixed the issue when compute resource selection algorithm 'Take HV with maximum free RAM (Sparse)' did not work correctly during VS creation within specific compute zone. 4.3-5.4
CORE-7352 Fix Fixed the issue when restrictions were not applied to the list of users at the 'change VS owner' page. 4.3-5.4
CORE-5795 Fix Prohibited attaching Integrated Storage data store to a compute zone, if the data store was created in another compute zone. 4.0-5.4
CORE-1517 Fix Fixed the issue when second NIC iptables rules were missing after reboot from inside (not the UI). 3.0.8-5.4
CORE-1397 Fix Fixed the issue with missing German and Spanish locales. 3.0.6-5.4
CLOUDBOOT-128 Fix Added cron task, which helps to create VS's disks on backup server with less load. 5.4
CLOUDBOOT-115 Fix  Improved CentOS6 Xen ramdisk to avoid warning that xend/xm is deprecated. 5.4
CLOUDBOOT-112 Fix Fixed an issue when storageAPI.service was marked as failed on CentOS7 KVM ramdisks. 5.3-5.4
CLOUDBOOT-105 Fix Added SSHFS and NTFS support for CentOS7 KVM ramdisk. 5.4