orcharhino 6.5.0 is here!
Next-Generation orcharhino Delivery Platform
- With orcharhino 6.5, users will be automatically registered at the next-generation orcharhino delivery platform OCC (orcharhino Customer Center).
- This will further improve the reliability and speed of orcharhino installations.
- For more information, see Registering orcharhino Server to OCC in the ATIX Service Portal.
- New orcharhino Client for Debian 12 “Bookworm”
- New orcharhino Client for SLES15 SP5
- New orcharhino Client for Oracle Linux 8.8
- We are introducing the concept of orcharhino Client “generations” to ensure graceful upgrades from now on:
- Breaking orcharhino Client changes will only be introduced as part of a new orcharhino Client generation.
- As a new orcharhino Client generation may include breaking changes, existing orcharhino Servers will have to change the Upstream URL or add a new orcharhino Client repository to use it.
- After a new orcharhino Client generation has been released, the old generation remains available, but will no longer receive updates other than bug fixes and security patches.
- New installations of orcharhino 6.5 will automatically receive orcharhino Clients “gen2”.
- Significant changes between orcharhino Clients “gen1” and “gen2” include:
- orcharhino Clients for Enterprise Linux 8 and higher (excluding Oracle Linux) no longer provide
subscription-manager; instead, the OS platform version of
subscription-managerwill be used.
- orcharhino Clients for Oracle Linux 8 and higher now provide a separate orcharhino Client for every minor release of Oracle Linux 8 from 8.0 to 8.8. By default, the latest available Y version will be used.
- orcharhino Clients for Debian and Ubuntu now support “structured APT” mode. For more information, see the “Structured APT tech preview” below.
- For more information, see Using orcharhino Clients gen2 in the ATIX Service Portal.
- We now provide the documentation on docs.orcharhino.com for multiple orcharhino versions in parallel. You can select your orcharhino version in the top right-hand corner.
Structured APT tech preview
- In the course of the coming releases, orcharhino will transition to a new way of presenting APT content to registered hosts that mirrors the structure of the upstream APT repository that was synced to orcharhino more closely.
- This will improve compatibility with client-side features, such as APT pinning or the “apt list –upgradable” command.
- It will also allow for a significant sync performance boost once the transition is fully completed.
- orcharhino 6.5 includes these new features as tech preview.
- For more information, see Enabling the technical preview for structured APT content on orcharhino 6.5 in the ATIX Service Portal.
This page shows the “Installing orcharhino Server” guide for orcharhino 6.5; “docs” always points to the latest orcharhino release; and clicking “6.4” in the top right corner brings you to the same page but for verion 6.4; the menu in the bottom left switches versions but you’ll start at the “homepage” again for the selected version.
orcharhino with the new orcharhino Client for Debian 12 “Bookworm”.
orcharhino with the new orcharhino Client for SLES 15 SP5.
- Added new script to list repository changes between orcharhino versions for use during offline upgrades.
- Added errata provisioning for the Ubuntu Bionic ESM (Expanded Security Maintenance) program.
- orcharhino installations automatically configure the orcharhino Client for the latest minor release of Oracle Linux 8.Y. If you require a specific 8.Y version, you have to setup the repository manually. For more information, see https://atixservice.zendesk.com/hc/de/articles/9833499769116
- Added a list of partitions and their disk usage to the hosts page for hosts using vSphere.
- New update_packages job template will allow you to update all packages of a host by running the job without setting a package name. In addition, you can use the new “refresh_subscription” option to force a refresh of the subscription state before any packages are installed.
- Improved the formatting of the answers.yaml file written by the orcharhino installer GUI.
- Added UEFI provisioning support for AlmaLinux.
- Added support for upgrading orcharhino Servers in a disconnected environment to orcharhino-maintain.
- Added iPXE provisioning template for Ubuntu autoinstall (20.04.3+).
- Documented the migration from ACC to OCC delivery server during the upgrade to orcharhino 6.5.
- Documented the “Snapshot Mode” menu in the Snapshot Management plug-in. You can create snapshots of VMs on VMware and Proxmox with or without their system memory. For more information, see https://docs.orcharhino.com/or/docs/sources/guides/rocky_linux/managing_hosts/administering_hosts.html#Creating_Snapshots_of_a_Managed_Host_managing-hosts.
- Documented the configuration of content credentials for Debian 12 (bookworm).
- Added a hint on verifying the DNF module configuration on orcharhino Proxies before upgrading.
- With the release of orcharhino 6.5, we will no longer provide support for orcharhino 5.12.
- Replaced the update_all_packages job template with the update_packages job template.
- Removed the
/etc/foreman/plugins/katello.yamlthat was introduced with orcharhino 6.4 because it is no longer needed.
- Fixed a bug causing the orcharhino-installer to fail when the salt plugin is enabled.
- Updated Django to fix CVE-2023-23969, CVE-2023-24580, and CVE-2023-31047.
- Updated the Ansible role used by the “orcharhino Proxy Content” job for compatibility with Ansible >= 2.14.
- Added a parameter to orcharhino-installer to ignore changes to errata in synced Yum repositories. For more information, see https://atixservice.zendesk.com/hc/de/articles/9638418742940.
- Fixed a bug where katello-upload-profile is not installed when using Register Host for a Debian or Ubuntu host.
- Fixed a bug that was causing Proxmox notifications to display “unknown string” instead of the VM name.
- Fixed a Proxmox Compute Resource bug that was changing the MAC address every time the VM was edited.
- Fixed a bug preventing use of the VNC/remote console for Proxmox QEMU hosts. Documented how to use the VNC/remote console.
- Fixed a Proxmox Compute Resource bug that prevented the use of image based provisioning.
- Fixed the orcharhino proxy sync for proxies that use one network interface to communicate with the orcharhino server and another for attached hosts.
- Fixed a bug where the lifecycle and content view association was missing from the UI when cloning a host.
- Fixed a bug where VNC for libvirt only allows a maximum password length of 8 characters.
- Fixed the Ansible API URL configuration needed to install Ansible content.