Dear perfSONAR Community,
email is to make everyone aware that on Monday September 28th the final
version of perfSONAR 3.5 will be made publicly available. Another
announcement will be sent on that date with more details.
of you have automatic updates enabled and will get this release
automatically when it is made available. After automatic updates
run you will be presented with a new web interface the next time you
visit your toolkit. Since the web interface is a highly visible
component of the Toolkit, we don’t want to catch anyone unaware by this
major change. If you would like to verify that automatic updates are
enabled or you would like to disable automatic updates before this
release please see our documentation at http://docs.perfsonar.net/manage_update.html#automatic-updates.
changes with this release will include the following:
brand new web interface that addresses many of the UI concerns voiced in
the community over the past few years including making testing results
easier to find and providing more information about the host (especially
to administrators). See the current release candidate documentation for
some screenshots of the new interface: http://docs.perfsonar.net/3.5rc2/install_config_first_time.html#accessing-the-web-interface (Please
note that this documentation will be on the main docs.perfsonar.net site
after the final release). For this release you will also be able to
visit the previous interface by navigating to http://hostaddress/toolkit-old in
your web browser.
Support for alternative installation methods to the Toolkit ISO on both
CentOS and Debian/Ubuntu. This allows for more flexibility in
deployment, especially for large deployments and/or those running lower
cost hardware. See http://docs.perfsonar.net/3.5rc2/install_options.html in
our release candidate documentation for more details.
Enhanced central management and “auto-configuration” features to aid in
the deployment of a large number of hosts. See our documentation at http://docs.perfsonar.net/3.5rc2/#managing-multiple-perfsonar-hosts for
the preview of the new features in this area.
addition to above there are of course the usual round of bug fixes and
performance improvements that go hand-in-hand with a release. Thank you
to all in the community who helped us to identify and solve those over
the past few months. See our release candidate notes for what’s been
included so far: http://www.perfsonar.net/release-notes/version-3-5-rc2/.
Final release notes will be provided on the release date.
please take this chance to review our hardware advice page: http://www.perfsonar.net/deploy/hardware-selection/hardware-advice/.
Version 3.5 should NOT introduce any significant hardware resource
requirements over version 3.4, but as test meshes continue to grow many
of the requirements such as memory, are becoming “stricter” minimum
requirements than in the past so this is a good opportunity to verify
your setup. In particular, note that we recommend a minimum of 4GB of
RAM for a perfSONAR Toolkit host.
always, please let the perfSONAR team know if you have any questions and
we look forward to sharing the final release with all of you on
perfSONAR Development Team