Interactive Cloud OS 14.8 released

The new release 14.8 of Interactive Cloud OS is ready for download. It gives you a one node OpenStack Icehouse installation ready to run in less than 10 minutes.

This is a maintenance release fixing a couple of bugs introduced in 14.7 but adding new features too:

  • Fixes a serious bug not properly deploying routers to external network.
  • Fixes a serious bug not allowing console access to instances.
  • New feature: supports booting from usb stick.
  • New feature: enables ssl for dashboard web access.
  • New feature: no reboot required after installation.

Update 2014-08-15: There’s a nasty bug in 14.8 always setting the password for OpenStack dashboard users to cloudos regardless of what you entered during installation.

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5 thoughts on “Interactive Cloud OS 14.8 released

  1. Zaman B

    Anyone else have problem with vm console not available — Also router interface status = DOWN
    this is from fresh install 14.8.1

    1. Ralf Herrmann Post author

      It’s a known bug (bug #34) neutron always showing the external router interface as down in any release since 14.5 (first release of cloudos with icehouse). But the interface is up on the linux side and fully usable. So you can ping the external interface and packets get routed over the interface. From the outside as well as the inside.

      The console should be working at least with newest Firefox on linux as well as on windows. Chrome is known to work well on windows, but older versions of Internet Explorer lack support for it.

      For any bug you encounter, please send a bug report to including the log files from /opt/cloudos/*.log, the cloudos version, a description of the problem in detail (maybe including a screenshot from dashboard) and especially which browser / OS you’re using on the client side.

  2. John

    When you are opening the console, the web browser needs to resolve the name of the host. So you need a DNS, which converts the server name you have given to the IP of the server.

    This can be either done by a Domain Name Server (DNS, in Linux use named/bind) or edit your local system’s hosts file (i.e. Windows XP C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts) and enter the name and IP there.

  3. Zaman

    Thank you all for the hard work and continuously improving CloudOS.
    It will be nice to have these features in the future
    1. Live (sync -replication-backup-copy whatever you want to call it.) of VM’s data from HostA VM’s to HostB VM’s. So technically HostB will backup of HostA – if HostA fails we still have openstack and all the VM’s

    2. An options to add or install more than 1 Host from the beginning of the 1st installation . Also in the future if you want add more host later.

    This is my wish list lol }

    1. Ralf Herrmann Post author

      Your second wish is already in the queue. It’s planned to support installing a cloud using any number of nodes just as easy as the actual one node install. But, sorry, I won’t give you a deadline now. At the moment we focus on the one node install. Your first wish will be implicit fulfilled with a multi node installation.

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