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Release 4.8.10 - Release Notes (22 February 2024)


This is our latest release (release 4.8.10) with major changes included.

Additional instructions would be published as far as the upgrade procedure is concerned.


  • [HCE] Change Amphora vdisk creation to be done without a license
  • [NexCenter] Updates, Read Status column adjustments
  • [NexCenter] Settings, Access Control, Add row separation lines on the table of step 3
  • [NexCenter] Updates section, add separation lines on the table rows
  • [NexCenter] Add row separation lines on table in Setting, User Management
  • [NexCenter] Change link style from show Instructions cta
  • [NexCenter] Change active user coloring on users menu dropdown
  • [NexCenter] Fix severity status background
  • [NexCenter] Center icon of Storage Optimized column in Resource Groups
  • [NexCenter] Add N/A on Resource Groups view
  • [NexCenter] Add N/A in rows with no data in Clusters view
  • [NexCenter] Change NV ID icon in Cluster View
  • [NexCenter] Add 'Create', ''Add', 'Cancel' buttons on Recipes
  • [NexCenter] Show HCE controller (virtupian) ip on On-Premise Clusters tab
  • [NexCenter] Hide add cluster and add cluster here actions
  • [NexCenter] Change title color for the active step on stepper form
  • [NexCenter] Make Upload Recipe button outlined
  • [NexCenter] Change look and feel on mass/delete actions
  • [NexCenter] Change labels of CTA buttons in Recipes
  • [NexCenter] Updated tooltips
  • [NexCenter] Changed manager VM template for AWS
  • [NexCenter] Aligned VM card in Clusters page
  • [NexCenter] Added VM icon for stats block
  • [NexCenter] Updated API's crypto library
  • [NexCenter] Icons in tables are centered
  • [NexCenter] Remove white space under the main content area in AppLibrary
  • [NexCenter] Changed the UI layout for resource group permissions
  • [NexCenter] Table column text alignment on the left
  • [NexCenter] Clusters section, make cluster name link to collapse/expand as the arrow

Bug Fixes

  • [HCE] Fixed race in 'delete sim connection' action
  • [HCE] Fixed node isolation process
  • [HCE] Fixed template naming that was causing wrong template to be used
  • [HCE] Fixed physical path connectivity issue for NIC0 going down under load
  • [HCE] Fixed default template repo for new shrinked image
  • [HCE] Fixed time sync for controller regarding Amphora mount
  • [NexCenter] Fixed .htaccess file population after install
  • [NexCenter] Fixed cluster state update after migration
  • [NexCenter] Fixed Search field in Recipe Hub
  • [NexCenter] Fixed unconfigured_disks endpoint in the API
  • [NexCenter] Fixed cluster initialisation process
  • [NexCenter] Fixed conflicting validation error code
  • [NexCenter] Fixed assign/deassign endpoint for roles

In Development - targeted for an upcoming release

  • TBD

Supported Features

For additional information on supported features, please visit the following link : Supported Features for version 4.8.10.

Compatibility and Limits Matrix

Please visit the following link for further information on compatibility and limits: Compatibility and Limits Matrix for version 4.8.10

Current list of supported Network Adapters

Please visit the following link for further information on supported Nics: supported Network adapters 4.8.10

Known Issues

  • In order for the GPU device to be assigned to a different VM, the persistence mode should be disabled. For more information, please refer to the section "Disable NVIDIA GPU Persistence mode" in the following document: Disable NVIDIA GPU Persistence mode
  • Occasional connection issues to PV guest console. Suggested mitigation solution is to reboot the VM.
  • The automated installation of PV drivers for MS Windows ISO images is not currently supported. An end-to-end functional solution is currently in the development process.
  • Editing an existing VLAN network is not currently supported. In order to edit the VLAN, you must delete and recreate the network.
  • It is not possible to edit the network configuration of a VM in the case the instance boots from an CD/ISO.
  • For a VM instance that is booted from CD/ISO, Sunlight does not initialize the cloud init logic. Network configuration must be applied on the VM by the user.
  • The maximum supported virtual disk size which is currently tested in the system is up to 2TB. Larger size vdisk deployments are currently under test.
  • NexCenter simultaneous resizing of multiple VM instances is not currently supported.
  • During the upgrade phase, primary and secondary nodes will be required to be booted down. Currently, the upgrade is performed manually by the Sunlight support team.
  • It is recommended that the maximum number of instances created in a cluster (all at once) should be limited to less or equal than 8.
  • Please use “SHIFT”, instead of the “CAPS LOCK” button, for capital letters, when typing the login/password of an instance through the VNC console. Using the “CAPS LOCK” button currently results in misspelled username/password.
  • Instances that will be moved and/or backed up in the NexCenter dashboard should have only one root disk. The existence of extra disks is currently not supported in this case.
  • The "Create snapshot" action currently does not support massive parallelism. We are currently testing to lift the limitations.
  • There is a caveat in using all physical NICs on an AWS cluster. Physical NICs 0,2,3 should be used only for private networks. Physical NIC 1 should not be used at all. The rest of the physical NICs, 4 to 15 should be used only for public access networks. In future releases this will be handled automatically via the virtupian UI.
  • Currently we do not support VMs using the UEFI bootloader.
  • We have noticed an issue when using large NVMe drives, larger than 2TB, during the installation process. We suggest that the NVMes are completely zeroe'd out before starting the installation.

PV images

PV images are deprecated - Our suggestion is to use a new template repo that does not include PV images, Please use HVM.

Supported Versions

You can visit the Release notes of the previous versions in the archive section. Please be reminded, versions prior to 4.6.4 are not supported.

We are limiting the scope of the minimum supported version to 4.6.4.

Relevant upgrade procedures will be published, please issue a request with out support team.

GPL Code Patches

The modified GPL code patches used in this release are available at: GPL Code Patches Release 4.8.10