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Monday November 15, 2021

The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® CloudStack® v4.16

The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® CloudStack® v4.16

"In the past years, CloudStack has been proving a mature and
easy-to-use platform. The released 4.16.0.0 LTS adds new features,
enhancements, and bug fixes that will help tech-savy companies stay up
to date." said Gabriel Brascher, Vice President of Apache CloudStack.

"I'm pleased to see another innovative release of Apache CloudStack
from the community. CloudStack continues to evolve both in terms of
functionality, integrations and also ease of management and stability.
It is great to see new integrations to major storage vendors and so
many other features developed by community members from a broad range
of organisations, reflecting CloudStack's increasing adoption across
both service provider and enterprise organisations.”, said Giles
Sirett, Chairman, CloudStack European User Group and Apache CloudStack
PMC Member.

Apache CloudStack 4.16.0.0 is a 4.16 LTS release with 22 major new
features, and 244 enhancements and fixes since 4.15. Some of the
highlights include:

Additional OS Support for Management Servers and hypervisor hosts:
- Support for OpenSuse
- Support for Rocky Linux

New vendor integrations to allow CloudStack to leverage advanced
storage capabilities:
- Dell EMC PowerFlex storage plugin integration
- LINSTOR storage plugin integration

UI Improvements:
- Structured comments on objects in the UI
- Custom Resource Icons to allow visual representation of most object types
- The ability to perform bulk actions through the UI

Enhancements to CloudStack Kubernetes Service:
- Support for Kubernetes Autoscaling through the CloudStack Kubernetes provider
- Kubernetes Clusters now based on System VM, giving simplified
ongoing management

Improved tools & management:
- Granular control of dynamic scaling of VM’s CPU/RAM
- Import and export of VMware virtual machines through the UI
- CloudStack-setup-databases script improvement to give more stable upgrades
- L2 Networks Persistent modern
- mac learning mode added to network offerings
- HA improvements allow a host to be marked as Degraded
- New API endpoint to update pod management network IP range
- New API endpoint to update VLAN IP range

# Documentation
The full list of new features can be found in the project release
notes at https://docs.cloudstack.apache.org/en/4.16.0.0/releasenotes/changes.html

The CloudStack documentation includes upgrade instructions from
previous versions of Apache CloudStack, and can be found at:
https://docs.cloudstack.apache.org/en/4.16.0.0/upgrading/index.html

The official installation, administration and API documentation for
each of the releases are available on our documentation page:
https://docs.cloudstack.apache.org/

# Downloads:
The official source code for the 4.16.0.0 release can be downloaded
from our downloads page: https://cloudstack.apache.org/downloads.html

In addition to the official source code release, individual
contributors have also made convenience binaries available on the
Apache CloudStack download page, and can be found at:

https://download.cloudstack.org/ubuntu/dists/
https://download.cloudstack.org/centos/7/
https://download.cloudstack.org/centos/8/
https://download.cloudstack.org/suse/15
https://www.shapeblue.com/packages/

Apache CloudStack powers numerous elastic Cloud computing services,
including solutions that have ranked as Gartner Magic Quadrant
leaders. Highlighted in the Forrester Q4 2017 Enterprise Open Source
Cloud Adoption report, Apache CloudStack "sits beneath hundreds of
service provider clouds", including Fortune 5 multinational
corporations. A list of known Apache CloudStack users are available at
https://cloudstack.apache.org/users.html

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