Asianux Server 4 Service Pack - 3: Release Notes

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Asianux Server 4 (Hiranya) Service Pack 3

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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 4 SP3 has the following features.

o Kernel
- Thin-provisioning and scalable snapshot capabilities
- Improved performance on large systems
- rdrand kernel support
- UEFI support for persistent storage
- USB 3.0 support
- Added ability to switch between two graphics cards
- Intel IvyBridge-class chipsets support
- 3D features of Ivy Bridge support

o Networking
- QFQ queuing discipline
- Maximum number of session slots

o Resource Management
- Network priority cgroup resource controller
- OOM control and notification API for cgroups
- New numad package

o Authentication and Interoperability
- Support for central management of SSH keys
- Multiple required methods of authentication for sshd
- SSSD support for automount map caching

o Virtualization
- KVM
- SPICE
- libvirt

o Clustering and High Availability
- Administrative UI enhancements
- Automatic timeout of inactive luci authenticated sessions
- Pacemaker uses libqb logging
- Utilizing CPG API for inter-node locking

o Storage
- LVM support for (non-clustered) thinly-provisioned snapshots
- LVM support for (non-clustered) thinly-provisioned LVs
- Dynamic aggregation of LVM metadata via lvmetad
- Fiber Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) target mode fully supported
- LVM RAID fully supported with the exception of RAID logical volumes in HA-LVM

o Language
- Supports Chinese, Japanese, Korean and English.

o For Chinese
- UTF-8 support.

o For Japanese
- UTF-8 support,
- User Defined Characters support in Japanese environment.

o For Korean
- Provides high quality Korean fonts,
- UTF-8 support.

o Standards
- LSB 4.0 (* to be updated)
- CGL 4.0 (* to be updated)

o Hardware Compatibility
- IA32 architecture.
- x86-64 architecture.
- support for many recent high performance ethernet adapters.

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 RHEL6,
binary drivers for RHEL6 can be loaded directly.

o KVM is only supported in x86_64 platform

o Support both BIOS and UEFI boot on x86_64

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2. Components
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- kernel 2.6.32
- glibc 2.12
- gcc 4.4.7
- xorg 1.10.6
- rpm 4.8.0
- KDE 4.3.4
- Gnome 2.28.0
- openssh 5.3p1
- bind 9.8.2
- dhcp 4.1.1
- openldap 2.4.23
- postfix 2.6.6
- sendmail 8.14.4
- vsftpd 2.2.2
- squid 3.1.10
- apache 2.2.15
- PHP 5.3.3
- MySQL 5.1.69
- PostgreSQL 8.4.13
- Samba 3.6.9
- Samba4 4.0.0
- ntp 4.2.4p8
- net-snmp 5.5
- iptables 1.4.7
- Perl 5.10.1
- Ruby 1.8.7.352

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3. General Notes
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o In order to receive e-mails sent to root, modify root's
alias in /etc/aliases.

o To change the default MTA to postfix:
- Stop the sendmail service:
# service sendmail stop

- Use the `alternatives` command to choose the default MTA:
# alternatives --config mta

- Run the postfix service:
# service postfix start

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4. Restrictions/Known Bugs
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o Problem with desktop resolution greater than 1024*768
On some machine, the maximum resolution of the monitor cannot
be automatically set up by the Xorg configuration utility.
Until this is fixed, here is a workaround:
As root, get into the terminal and get out of X:
#init 3
Then create the xorg.conf file if it doesn't exist:
#X -configure
#mv xorg.conf.new /etc/X11/xorg.conf
#vi /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Add the section below:

   Section "ServerLayout"
   Identifier "X.org Configured"
   Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
   Screen 1 "Screen1" RightOf "Screen0
   Screen 2 "Screen1" RightOf "Screen1
        ・・・
        ・・・
   Section "Screen"
     Identifier "Screen0"
     Device "Card0"
     Monitor "Monitor0"
        ・・・
     SubSection "Display"
       Viewport 0 0
       Depth 24
       Modes "1280x1024" ==> add this line

Save the changes to xorg.conf.

Start X again:
#init 5

o SELinux is disabled by default.
When enabling SELinux, the "xguest" account becomes available and
enabled.

o kickstart:
When using the anaconda-ks.cfg kickstart configuration file
generated from the DVD installation, it fails.
There are 2 ways to workaround this issue:

1st solution:
In the popup window dialog that reads "Unable to read package
metadata...", click the "edit" button , then a pop dialog
show, select "CD/DVD" and click ok, then it will continue successfully.

2nd solution:
edit the anaconda-ks.cfg file and replace the following
--baseurl=cdrom:sr0
with
--baseurl=file:///mnt/source

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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.

feedback@asianux.com

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6. Copyright
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Copyright 2013
Red Flag Software Co., Ltd.,
MIRACLE LINUX CORPORATION,
Hancom Inc,
All rights reserved.

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