Release Notes for SUSE Cloud 3

These release notes are generic for all SUSE Cloud 3 components. Some parts may not apply to a particular component.

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Publication date: 04/15/2014, Version: Version 3.0.2 (2014-04-15)

1 SUSE Cloud

Powered by OpenStack™, SUSE Cloud is an open source enterprise cloud computing platform that enables easy deployment and seamless management of an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) private cloud.

2 Support Statement for SUSE Cloud

To receive support, customers need an appropriate subscription with SUSE; for more information, see

3 Major Changes in SUSE Cloud 3

SUSE Cloud 3 is a major update to SUSE Cloud and comes with many new features, improvements and bug fixes. The following list highlights a selection of the major changes:

  • OpenStack has been updated to the 2013.2 (Havana) release, and the deployment framework has been updated accordingly to support new features. The Orchestration (Heat) and Telemetry (Ceilometer) components of OpenStack are now supported.

  • VMware as an hypervisor is not a technology preview anymore, and is now supported.

  • Nodes can be provisioned and installed through a third-party system, and then registered in SUSE Cloud.

  • OpenStack Networking (Neutron) is deployed with the ML2 (Modular Layer 2) plugin by default, which enables a greater flexibility. Moreover, in addition to the previously supported plugins, it can now also be configured to use the NSX plugin.

  • Availability zones for compute and block storage nodes can be specified during the deployment.

  • Ceph, which is included as a technology preview, has been updated to the 0.67 (Dumpling) release.

  • Deployment can be done with High Availability (this feature is provided through a maintenance update to SUSE Cloud 3).

4 Technology Previews

Technology previews are packages, stacks, or features delivered by SUSE. These features are not supported. They may be functionally incomplete, unstable or in other ways not suitable for production use. They are mainly included for customer convenience and give customers a chance to test new technologies within an enterprise environment.

Whether a technology preview will be moved to a fully supported package later, depends on customer and market feedback. A technology preview does not automatically result in support at a later point in time. Technology previews could be dropped at any time and SUSE is not committed to provide a technology preview later in the product cycle.

Please, give your SUSE representative feedback, including your experience and use case.

SUSE Cloud 3 ships with the following technology previews:

  • Ceph/RADOS, and the respective Crowbar barclamp for deploying it.

  • EqualLogic driver for Cinder.

  • MongoDB, as database for Ceilometer.

5 Documentation and Other Information

  • Read the READMEs on the DVDs.

  • Get the detailed changelog information about a particular package from the RPM (with filename <FILENAME>):

    rpm --changelog -qp <FILENAME>.rpm
  • Check the ChangeLog file in the top level of DVD1 for a chronological log of all changes made to the updated packages.

  • Find more information in the docu directory of CD1 of the SUSE Cloud 3 CDs. This directory includes PDF versions of the SUSE Cloud documentation.

  • contains additional or updated documentation for SUSE Cloud.

  • Visit for the latest product news from SUSE and for additional information on the source code of SUSE Linux Enterprise products.

6 Known Issues

  • No 32-bit support; currently x86_64 architecture is required for all components.

  • Live migration of instances only work between homogeneous compute nodes: the nodes need to have the same CPU.

  • Removal of barclamps from a node do not necessarily shut down associated services or remove associated packages. This means that you may well run into problem if moving barclamp roles from one node to another. Manual remediation may be required in these cases.

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