Asianux Server 7 - Release Notes

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 Asianux Server 7 (Lotus)
 
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 0. Contents
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The contents of this file is as follows:
 
 1. Overview of Features
 2. Components
 3. General Notes
 4. Restrictions/Known Bugs
 5. Feedback
 6. Copyright
 
 
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 1. Overview of Features  
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Asianux Server 7 has the following features.
 
 
o Architectures
* 64-bit AMD
* 64-bit Intel
 
 
o Installation and Booting
* GRUB2
 
 
o Hardware Enablement
* Intel Browdwell processor and graphics support
* Support for TCO watchdog and I2C on Intel Communications Chipset 89xx Series
* Intel Porcessor Microcode Update
* AMD Hawaii GPU support
* OSA-Express5S cards support in Qethqoat
 
 
o Storage
* LIO kernel Target Subsystem
* LVM Application Programming Interface
* LVM Cache
* Storage Array Management with libStorageMgmt API
* Support for LSI Syncro
* DIF/DIX Support
* Enhanced device-mapper-multipath Syntax Error Checking and Output
 
 
o File Systems
* Support of XFS File System
* Fast Block Devices Caching Slower Block Devices
* Support of Btrfs File System
* OverlayFS
* Support of Parallel NFS
 
 
o Kernel
* Swap Memory Compression
* NUMA-Aware Scheduling and Memory Allocation
* APIC Virtualization
* vmcp Built in the Kernel
* Hardware Error Reporting Mechanism
* Full DynTick Support
* Blacklisting kernel Modules
* Concurrent flash MCL updates
* AMD Microcode and AMD Opteron Support
* Available Memory for /proc/meminfo
* Open vSwitch Kernel Module
* Support for Ceph Block Devices
* Concurrent Flash MCL Updates
* Dynamic kernel Patching
* Crashkernel with More than 1 CPU
* dm-era Target
* Cisco VIC kernel Driver
* Enhanced Entropy Management in hwrng
* Scheduler Load-Balancing Performance Improvement
* Improved newidle Balance in Scheduler
* HugeTLB Supports Per-Node 1GB Huge Page Allocation
* New MCS-based Locking Mechanism
* Process Stack Size Increased from 8KB to 16KB
* uprobe and uretprobe Features Enabled in perf and systemtap
* End-To-End Data Consistency Checking
* DRBG on 32-Bit Systems
* NFSoRDMA Available
* Support for Large Crashkernel Sizes
* Firmware-assisted Crash Dumping
* Cisco usNIC Driver
* Intel Ethernet Server Adapter X710/XL710 Driver Update
 
 
o Virtualization
* Improved Block I/O Performance Using virtio-blk-data-plane
* PCI Bridge
* QEMU Sandboxing
* QEMU Virtual CPU Hot Add Support
* Multiple Queue NICs
* Multiple Queue virtio_scsi
* Page Delta Compression for Live Migration
* HyperV Enlightenment in KVM
* EOI Acceleration for High Bandwidth I/O
* I/O Throttling for QEMU Guests
* Integration of Ballooning and Transparent Huge Pages
* Pulling System Entropy from Host
* Bridge Zero Copy Transmit
* Live Migration Support
* Discard Support in qemu-kvm
* NVIDIA GPU Device Assignment
* Para-Virtualized Ticketlocks
* Error Handling on Assigned PCIe Devices
* Q35 Chipset, PCI Express Bus and AHCI Bus Emulation
* VFIO-based PCI Device Assignment
* Intel VT-d Large Pages
* KVM Clock Get Time Performance
* QCOW2 Version 3 Image Format
* Improved Live Migration Statistics
* Live Migration Thread
* Hot Plugging of Character Devices and Serial Ports
* Emulation of AMD Opteron G5
* Support of New Intel Instructions on KVM Guests
* VPC and VHDX File Formats
* New Features in libguestfs
* WHQL-Certified virtio-win Drivers
* Host and Guest Panic Notification in KVM
* Xen HVM Guest
* Asianux Server 7 Hosted as a Generation 2 Virtual Machine
* open-vm-tools
* Increased Maximum Number of vCPUs in KVM
* 5th Generation Intel Core New Instructions Support in QEMU, KVM, and libvirt API
* USB 3.0 Support for KVM Guests
* Compression for the dump-guest-memory Command
* Open Virtual Machine Firmware
* Improve Network Performance on Hyper-V
* hypervfcopyd in hyperv-daemons
* New Features in libguestfs
* Flight Recorder Tracing
* RDMA-based Migration of Live Guests
 
 
o System and Services
* systemd
 
 
o Clustering
* Pacemaker cluster manager
* Keepalived and haproxy replace piranha as load balancer
* High Availability Administration
* New resource agents
* Dynamic Token Timeout for Corosync
* Corosync Tie Breaker Enhancement
* Enhancements for High Availability
 
 
o Compiler and Tools
* GCC toolchain
* glibc
* gdb
* Performance Co-Pilot
* SystemTap
* Valgrind
* Performance Application Programming Interface Enhancement
* OProfile
* OpenJDK8
* sosreport Replaces snap
* Tuna Enhancement
* crash Moved to Debugging Tools
* Accurate ethtool Output
* Concerns Regarding Transactional Synchronization Extensions
 
 
o Programming languages
* Ruby 2.0.0
* Python 2.7.5
* Java 7 and Multiple JDKs
 
 
o Networking
* Networking Team Driver
* Precision Time Protocol
* chrony Suite
* Dynamic Firewall Daemon, firewalld Suite
* DNSSEC
* DDoS Protection
* Support for 40 Gigabit NICs
* WiGig 60 GHz Band (IEEE 802.11ad)
* FreeRADIUS 3.0.1
* OpenLMI
* Trusted Network Connect
* SR-IOV Functionality in the qlcnic Driver
* Berkeley Packet Filter
* Improved Clock Stability
* libnetfilter_queue Packages
* Teaming Enhancements
* Intel QuickAssist Technology Driver
* LinuxPTP timemaster Support for Failover between PTP and NTP
* Network initscripts
* TCP Delayed ACK
* NetworkManager
* Network Namespaces and VTI
* Alternative Configuration Storage for the MemberOf Plug-In
 
 
o Resource Management
* Control Groups
 
 
o Linux Containers
* LXC 1.0.7
* Container orchestration
* Containers using the libvirt-lxc tooling have been deprecated
 
 
o Authentication and interoperability
* Improved Identity Management Cross-Realm Trusts to Active Directory
* Support of POSIX User and Group IDs In Active Directory
* Use of AD and LDAP sudo Providers
* Support of CA-Less Installations
* FreeIPA GUI Improvements
* Reclaiming IDs of Deleted Replicas
* Re-Enrolling Clients Using Existing Keytab Files
* Prompt for DNS
* Enhanced SSHFP DNS Records
* Filtering Groups by Type
* Improved Integration with the External Provisioning Systems
* CRL and OCSP DNS Name in Certificate Profiles
* Certificates Search
* Marking Kerberos Service as Trusted for Delegation of User Keys
* Samba 4.1.0
* Manual Backup and Restore Functionality
* Support for Migration from WinSync to Trust
* One-Time Password Authentication
* SSSD Integration for the Common Internet File System
* Certificate Authority Management Tool
* Increased Access Control Granularity
* Limited Domain Access for Unprivileged Users
* Automatic data provider configuration
* Use of AD and LDAP sudo Providers
* 32-bit Version of krb5-server and krb5-server-ldap Deprecated
* SSSD Leverages GPO Policies to Define HBAC
* Apache Modules for IPA
 
 
o Security
* OpenSSH chroot Shell Logins
* OpenSSH - Multiple Required Authentications
* GSS Proxy
* Changes in NSS
* New Boolean Names
* SCAP Workbench
* OSCAP Anaconda Add-On
* SCAP Security Guide
* SELinux Policy
* New Features in OpenSSH
* New Features in Libreswan
* New Features in TNC
* New Features in GnuTLS
 
 
o Desktop
* GNOME 3
* KDE
* Mozilla Thunderbird
* Support for Quad-buffered OpenGL Stereo Visuals
* Online Account Providers
 
 
o Web servers and services
* Apache HTTP Server 2.4
* MariaDB 5.5
* PostgreSQL 9.2
 
 
o Supportability and maintenance
* ABRT Authorized Micro-Reporting
* Support tools(mcinfo)
 
 
o Software Collections
* rh-php56
* rh-mysql56
* rh-postgresql94
* httpd24
 
 
o Additional Fonts
* Sazanami fonts
 
 
o Language
* Supports Chinese, Japanese, Korean and English.
  
o Standards
* LSB 4.1 (* to be updated)
* CGL 5.0 (* to be updated)
 
 
o Software Compatibility
* Hundreds of ISV partners, including mainstream DB, Middleware, backup, and other enterprise server applications.  
* On-going Certification process.
 
o Compatibility with other Linux distributions
* Same run-time environment and kernel symbols as RHEL7, binary drivers for RHEL7 can be loaded directly.
 
o Support for both BIOS and UEFI boot on x86_64
 
 
o Microsoft Azure agent utility(WALinuxAgent) and Linux Integration Services (LIS) drivers for Hyper-V
 
 
o Install Navigator for Oracle(oranavi) with Oracle Database 12c
 
 
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 2. Components
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 - kernel      kernel-3.10.0-229.4.2
 - glibc       2.17
 - gcc         4.8.3
 - xorg        1.15.0
 - rpm         4.11.1
 - KDE         4.10.5
 - GNOME       3.8.4
 - openssh     6.6.1p1
 - openssl     1.0.1e
 - bind        9.9.4
 - dhcp        4.2.5
 - openldap    2.4.39
 - postfix     2.10.1
 - sendmail    8.14.7
 - vsftpd      3.0.2
 - squid       3.3.8
 - apache      2.4.6
 - PHP         5.4.16
 - MariaDB     5.5.41
 - PostgreSQL  9.2.10
 - Samba       4.1.12
 - ntp         4.2.6p5
 - net-snmp    5.7.2
 - iptables    1.4.21
 - Perl        5.16.3
 - Ruby        2.0.0
 
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 3. General Notes
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o Non-support for UEFI secure boot. 
o SELinux is disabled by default.
 
 
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 4. Restrictions/Known Bugs
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o Vietnamese and other some non-support languages are not translated in Installer.
 
 
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 5. Feedback
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 We are always trying to improve Asianux, and we would like 
 to know what you think when using it.
 If you have any comments or suggestions about Asianux,
 please send them to the following e-mail address.
 
 
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 6. Copyright
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 Copyright 2015
 MIRACLE LINUX CORPORATION,
 Hancom Inc,
 All rights reserved.
Copyright© 2007-2019 Asianux. All rights reserved.