Monday, May 9, 2011


This summer Eucalyptus 3.0 will be released. I even said it to Barton George while at the OpenStack summit. You can check out the new features on our roadmap: heck, you can even vote on your favorite upcoming feature! Hopefully we listened to all or at least most of the comments and suggestions we received:

  • LDAP integration: we had quite a popular forum thread asking for it. You got it. And for good measure we added AD integration too;
  • HA. Eucalyptus 2.0 already introduced the capability of restarting single components without loosing state, but now we removed the single point of failure altogether. We are still working on trying to make the configuration as easy as possible;
  • boot from EBS. Another popular request: should I add anything more?
  • windows support: we are adding native guest windows support to 3.0. This should simplify quite a bit the setup of installation which needs it. 
We are planning an IRC Q/A session before the end of June, to introduce all these new features. Of course you don't need to wait that long to vote our new poll and tell us what do you think of the upcoming features! And if your demands were not listened to this time, let us know, or better yet, let us know if you want to work on them.

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