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This is the roadmap for CloudStack code development.

Everyone can enter/claim items, collaborate on development and help deliver the fixes/feature/refactor.

Create a JIRA entry for each item and update progress in this table.

 

Feature/Component

JIRA bug

Participant

Planned Release

Short description

Last Updated

Comments

Upgrades      
  • Database upgrade
  • Schema versioning and tooling (jooq, flywaydb etc)
  • Agent upgrades
  • SystemVM upgrades
  • Component/Plugin level upgrades
  • Config upgrades
  • Rollback support
 

Kishan Kavala
(Citrix)

Rohit Yadav
(ShapeBlue)

John Burwell (ShapeBlue)

 WIP FS: CloudStack Chimp 

Is any of this complete?

It seems that this covers several projects.

Improved System VM template management

 Paul Angus Process for 'seeding' and updatingsystemVMtemplates needs revamping. Installation of system VM templates could/should be handled by API. As should the installing of 'updated templates'. Initial seeding of templates can be handled by the create zone wizard - thereby allowing for 'default' templates or custom URLs to be used.  
       
Packaging      
Use embedded jetty Rohit Yadav4.11   

Better Log handling

 

Paul Angus

Daan Hoogland

 The CloudStack logs are often difficult to read due to the sheer volume of information which is output. This can be helped by revisiting classifications of log output such logging can be set to 'info' (rather than debug) - without losing important information.  
       
Storage      
Shared data disk CLOUDSTACK-8561 Paul Angus 

Very large percentage of enterprises use clustering for applications such as MS SQL.  CloudStack cannot currently present a disk to multiple VMs

  
Snapshots on SAN Mike Tutkowski and Syed Ahmed    
Ability to migrate secondary storage Daan Hoogland, Wei ZHOU (Leaseweb)    
Snapshot Improvements CLOUDSTACK-8663

Anshul Gangwar
(Citrix)

 Split volume snapshot process
Allow VM snapshot and volume snapshots to exist together
 JIRA still open. "Planned Release" needs changing
Deploy user instance from VM snapshot CLOUDSTACK-8676 Sateesh Chodapuneedi Support quick deployment of user instance from VM snapshot JIRA still open. "Planned Release" needs changing
       
Network      
IPv6 CLOUDSTACK-8529 CLOUDSTACK-674 Wido den Hollander IPv6 support in Basic Networking: IPv6 in Basic Networking  
DST in egress ShapeBlue    
Netscaler integration

CLOUDSTACK-8672

CLOUDSTACK-8673

 

Rajesh Battala

(Citrix)

4.6

Integrate NCC with CloudStack to leverage ADC functionality and Additional Enterprise Features provided by NetScaler

FS link NCC Integration With Auto Provision VPX in CloudStack

 

 JIRAs still open. "Planned Release" needs changing
Openswan withstrongswan 

jayapal

(Citrix)
    
Next Generation Networking (NFV) Paul Angus 

Suite of features to allow users and operators to integrate virtual networking appliances from 3rdparyvendors into ACS networks

  • More versatile network topology (including service chaining)
  • Networking device/ Appliance object class
  • Expose additional processor features
  • Next Gennetworking SDK
  
Visual Network designer Paul Angus Visualisation of networks and VM's -allowcreation and modification of networks in a visual way  
OSPF,routed networks 

Abhinandan Prateek

Rohit Yadav
ShapeBlue

Future

Enterprises often require non-NAT/OSPF networks.

Dynamically routed VPC

 

  
Configurable MAC address IDC Frontier Enable to specify MAC address range to avoid MAC address collision when VMs are connected across zones and regions.  
       
UI, API      
Billing Quota CLOUDSTACK-8592

Abhinandan Prateek

Rohit Yadav
(ShapeBlue)

4.6.0Quota Service - FS 

JIRA fixed in 4.6.

Can this bedeleted.

RBAC or add new roles CLOUDSTACK-8562 ShapeBlue4.9

Static command.properties moved todatabaseand made user definable (RBAC Lite)

 

JIRA fixed in 4.9.

Can this be deleted?

Comments/annotations to CloudStack elements

(i.e firewall rules, hypervisors,nics)

 ShapeBlue4.11   
Storage process progress feedback CLOUDSTACK-8564 ShapeBlue 

Users/admins cannot seeprogressof storage processes such as snapshot taking, template install or template zone copy can take hours/days. Storing ‘time taken’ for snapshots would also give admins visibility into their storage performance to identify issues.

  
Show (virtual) network typologies to users and Admin. Paul Angus
(ShapeBlue)
 It is complicated for cloud admins to see which VM is connected to which network and therefore which VR. Better visibility will give much better understanding when troubleshooting.
For users being able to clearly see which guest instances are connected to which network(s) will greatly improve the user experience
  
VM operations      
Separation of database object creation and physical object creation Paul Angus Ability to create and manipulate objects in DB without physical actions occurring. ie, add a disk (which already exists) change MAC address, add a VM - which already exists  
VM backup/restore Paul Angus 'Hooks' to enable Backup VM, In-place restore, alternative location, restore when original VM no longer exists. 'Restore'/import VM from alternate source  
Enterprise back/restore Paul Angus Integration of backup/recovery applications. i.e. Veeam and CommVault with VM Backup and restore feature  
VM ingestion Paul Angus 'Scan an existing environment' for VMs and 'import' them.  Supporting UI with 'wizards' to simplify moving and mapping of existing VMs.  
Enabling of managed and unmanaged guest instances in xenserver & KVM Paul Angus Pre-req of VM ingestion  
Enable multidisc OVA importing and deployment Paul Angus4.11Manage upload and storage multi-disk OVA templates (i.e. templates containing a root disk and one or more data disks), as well as, deployment and restoration of VMs from multi-disk OVA templates.  
User Authenticators      
Improve SAML plugin CLOUDSTACK-8457

Rohit Yadav
(ShapeBlue)

4.6.0, 4.5.2SAML 2.0 Plugin 

JIRA fixed in 4.6.

Can this be deleted?

       
QA, Drivers and automation      
Better tests 

Abhinandan Prateek
ShapeBlue

5.0, 4.9+Simulating faults in real and hybrid environments.  
Test environment (Trillian & Winston) ShapeBlue4.9   
QA/CI environment 

pdion891

Bharat Kumar
(Citrix)

4.6.0
  1. automatejenkinsslaves creation.
  2. build provide package repo for easier deployment
  3. automate tests run and test-cloud deployment
  
Plugin driver certification ShapeBlue    
Crowdsource QA results ShapeBlue    
       
Misc      
VNC console (noVNC) 

Rohit Yadav (ShapeBlue), Wei ZHOU (Leaseweb)

4.11   
Docker/Containers pdion8914.6.0Dockerfiles  
iSCSI and HA support in Hyper-V CLOUDSTACK-8444

Anshul Gangwar
(Citrix)

4.6.0Design document is available at iSCSI and HA support in Hyper-V JIRAs still open. "Planned Release" needs changing
Support for non-US keyboards in Console Proxy CLOUDSTACK-8665

Anshul Gangwar
(Citrix)

4.6.0

Make it easier for CloudStack service providers to add their own keyboards

 JIRAs still open. "Planned Release" needs changing
3rd party library updates all A lot of libraries are outdated.effortneeds to go into upgrading those Perhaps too general. Can a specific list be added or can this task be removed since it may be part of any release or bugfiz?
       
Architecture      
Multi-mangementserver aware agents CLOUDSTACK-8563 Rohit Yadav, Nicolas Vasquez (ShapeBlue)4.11

Management server(s) should publish a list of active management servers in failover order. The list should be dynamically updated according to load/availability/location ofindirectagent. Agents use this list.  May require also fixing management server clustering.

  
Optimisation      
Metrics view Rohit Yadav4.9allow users to explore usage of underlying infrastructure (hosts)  
Dynamic resource scheduling for KVM/Xen server Paul Angus Presently, CloudStack manages KVM and XenServer hosts and allows for the placement and migration of the VMs via deploy and migrate API calls. Build an engine that can move VMs within a cluster based on CPU and Memory metricsitsalready exposed, to pack hosts, balance load, or move VMs to 'make space' for large VMs.  
out of band management Rohit Yadav4.9power management of underlying hosts for power optimisation  
Customisable algorithms to enable automated power management Paul Angus    
       

 

 


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