xCAT2 Release Information

The following table is a summary of the new operating system (OS), hardware, and features that are added to each xCAT release. The OS and hardware listed in the table have been fully tested with xCAT. For a more detailed list of new function, bug fixes, restrictions and known problems, refer to the individual release notes for a specific release.

  • RHEL - Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • SLES - Suse Linux Enterprise Server
  • UBT - Ubuntu

xCAT 2.13.x

xCAT Version New OS New Hardware New Feature
xCAT 2.13.4
2017/5/19
  • RHV 4.1
 
  • OpenBMC support(experimental):

    rinv rinstall bmcdiscover

xCAT 2.13.3
2017/4/14
  • RHEL 6.9
 
  • OpenBMC support(experimental):

    rpower rcons

  • Add -C for rmdef to run nodeset offline

xCAT 2.13.2
2017/2/24
   
  • Refine ONIE switch support doc
  • Add -p for xcatprobe osdeploy to support performance calculate
  • To support PDU
xCAT 2.13.1
2017/1/13
   
  • ONIE switch support
  • refine xcatprobe subcommand: xcatmn, osdeploy
  • add ntp-wait for genesis-base
xCAT 2.13
2016/12/09
  • SLES 12.2
 
  • update drivers for genesis-base mlx4-en 3.2-1.0.1.1 i40e 1.5.16
  • rflash saving flashing progress
  • Update configureRAID document
  • statelite image create by copyds

xCAT 2.12.x

xCAT Version New OS New Hardware New Feature
xCAT 2.12.4
2016/11/11
  • RHEL 7.3 LE
  • RHEV 4.0
 
  • noboot added to dhcpinterface
  • new xcatprobe subcommand: xcatmn, deploy and discover
xCAT 2.12.3
2016/09/30
   
  • GitHub Issues resolved
  • rinv options for OpenPower
  • switch based switch discovery
  • additional options added to xcatprobe command
  • mkdef takes file redirection
xCAT 2.12.2
2016/08/19
  • UBT 16.04.1
 
  • nodeset <noderange> offline
  • Enhance: node status update
  • Support Bond for install nics
  • xcatprobe osdeploy -r (BETA)
  • New opt: packimage -m -c
xCAT 2.12.1
2016/07/08
   
  • New xCAT install tool: go-xcat
  • New opt: mkdef/lsdef –template
  • Support rinstall for all OS/ARCH
  • site.xcatdebugmode for diskless
  • Refine discovery framework
  • rscan <kvmhost>
  • New: xcatprobe (experimental)
xCAT 2.12
2016/5/20
  • RHEL 6.8
  • UBT 14.4.4 LE
  • UBT 16.04
 
  • Docker: xCAT in Docker
  • Docker: container life cycle mgt
  • Docker: Set up Docker Registry
  • New command: getadapter
  • Add get_install_disk (diskful)
  • Add site.xcatdebugmode
  • Add switchdiscover -s snmp
  • Disable auditlog by default
  • Add site.hierarchicalattrs

xCAT 2.11.x

xCAT Version New OS New Hardware New Feature
xCAT 2.11.1
2016/04/22
   
  • Bug fix
xCAT 2.11
2015/12/11
  • RHEL 7.2 LE
  • UBT 14.4.3 LE
  • UBT 15.10 LE
  • PowerKVM 3.1
  • S822LC(GCA)
  • S822LC(GTA)
  • S812LC
  • NeuCloud OP
  • ZoomNet RP
  • NVIDIA GPU for OpenPOWER
  • Infiniband for OpenPOWER
  • SW KIT support for OpenPOWER
  • renergy command for OpenPOWER
  • rflash command for OpenPower
  • Add xCAT Troubleshooting Log
  • xCAT Log Classification
  • RAID Configuration
  • Accelerate genimage process
  • Add bmcdiscover Command
  • Enhance xcatdebugmode
  • new xCAT doc in ReadTheDocs

xCAT 2.10.x

xCAT Version New OS New Hardware New Feature
xCAT 2.10
2015/07/31
  • RHEL 7.1 LE
  • UBT 15.4 LE
  • SLES 12 LE
  • RHEL 6.7
  • CentOS 7.1
  • SLES 11 SP4
  • Power 8 LE
  • Ubuntu LE -> RH 7.1 Mix
  • Cuda install for Ubuntu 14.4.2
  • additional kernel parameters
  • customized disk part (Ubuntu)
  • RAID configure base iprconfig
  • New command: switchdiscover
  • New command: makentp
  • New command: bmcdiscovery
  • Support getmacs –noping
  • site.xcatdebugmode
  • validate netboot attribute
  • buildcore on local server
  • copycds generates fewer osimage
  • nodeset only accepts osimage=

xCAT 2.9.x

xCAT Version New OS New Hardware New Feature
xCAT 2.9.3 for AIX
2016/03/11
  • AIX 7.2.0
  • AIX 7.1.4.1
 
  • new format in synclist (node)
xCAT 2.9.2 for AIX
2015/11/11
  • AIX 6.1.8.6
  • AIX 6.1.9.5
  • AIX 7.1.3.5
  • Power 8 for AIX
  • ssl version control in xcatd
xCAT 2.9.1 [1]
2015/03/20
  • RHEL 7.1
  • UBT 14.04.2
  • SLES 11 SP3 and later ONLY
 
  • Nvidia GPU
  • Ubuntu Local Mirror
  • SLES12 diskless
  • Energy management for Power 8
  • RHEL 7.1 LE -> BE mix cluster
  • nics.nicextraparams
  • xCAT in Docker Image
  • confluent replaces conserver
  • TLSv1 in xcatd
  • New GPG key for xCAT packages
  • fast restart xcatd (systemd)
  • netboot method: grub2-tftp
  • netboot method: grub2-http
xCAT 2.9
2014/12/12
  • UBT 14.4 LE
  • UBT 14.4.1 LE
  • UBT 14.10
  • SLES 12
  • RHEL 6.6
  • AIX 7.1.3.15
  • PowerKVM
  • Power 8 LE
  • sysclone enhancements
  • site.auditnosyslog
  • site.nmapoptions
  • customize postscripts
  • Power 8 LE hw discover
  • IB support for P8 LE
[1]xCAT 2.9.1 onwards provides support for Kernel-based Virtual Machines (KVM) and requires an operating system that ships the perl-Sys-Virt package.

xCAT 2.8.x

xCAT Version New OS New Hardware New Feature
xCAT 2.8.4
2014/03/23
  • RHEL 6.5
  • RHEL 5.10
 
  • RHEL 7 experimental,
  • support xCAT clusterzones
  • commands enhancements
xCAT 2.8.3
2013/11/15
  • AIX 7.3.1.1
  • AIX 7.3.1.0
  • AIX 7.1.2
  • Xeon Phi (P2)
  • NS nx360M4
  • xcatd flow control
  • sysclone x86_64 image
  • enhance genitird and nodeset
  • enhance confignics, KIT
  • enhance sequential discovery
  • deploy OpenStack on Ubuntu
xCAT 2.8.2
2013/06/26
  • SLES 11 SP3
  • Xeon Phi (P1)
  • HPC KIT for ppc64
  • sysclone x86_64 image (P1)
  • enhance xdsh, updatenode
  • localdisk for diskless
  • enhance sequential discovery
  • deploy OpenStack on Ubuntu
xCAT 2.8.1
2013/06/26
  • RHEL 6.4
  • RHEL 5.9
 
  • energy management for flex
  • sequential discovery
  • KIT enhancements
  • osimage enhancements
  • IPv6 enhancements
  • def/xdsh/xdcp enhancements
  • updatenode enhancements
xCAT 2.8
2013/02/28
  • UBT 12.04
  • WIN S 2012
  • WIN 8 Hv
 
  • Flex IMM setup
  • Multiple Hostname
  • KIT support
  • KVM/zVM enhancements
  • RHEV Support
  • Localdisk for statelite
  • Manage MN itslef
  • site auditskipcmds
  • precreate postscripts
  • mypostscript templates
  • pasu command
  • postscripts on stateful boot
  • node update status attrs
  • updatenode enhancements

xCAT 2.7.x

xCAT Version New OS New Hardware New Feature
xCAT 2.7.8
2014/01/24
  • AIX 7.1.3.1
  • AIX 7.1.3.0
  • AIX 6.1.9.1
   
xCAT 2.7.7
2013/03/17
  • RHEL 6.4
 
  • sinv for devices
  • Flex energy mgt and rbeacon
xCAT 2.7.6
2012/11/30
  • SLES 10 SP4
  • AIX 6.1.8
  • AIX 7.1.2
 
  • HPC Integration updates
xCAT 2.7.5
2012/10/29
  • RHEL 6.3
 
  • virtualization with RHEV
  • hardware discovery for x Flex
  • enhanced AIX HASN
xCAT 2.7.4
2012/08/27
  • SLES11 SP2
  • Flex
  • improved IPMI for large systems
xCAT 2.7.3
2012/06/22
  • SLES11 SP2
  • RHEL 6.2
  • Flex
  • HPC Integration updates
xCAT 2.7.2
2012/05/25
  • AIX 7.1.1.3
  • Power 775
  • Flex for P
  • SLES 11 kdump
  • HPC Integration updates
xCAT 2.7.1
2012/04/20
  • RHEL 6.3
 
  • minor enhancements
  • bug fixes
xCAT 2.7
2012/03/19
  • RHEL 6.2
 
  • xcatd memory usage reduced
  • xcatdebug for xcatd and plugins
  • lstree command
  • x86_64 genesis boot image
  • ipmi throttles
  • rpower suspend select IBM hw
  • stateful ESXi5
  • xnba UEFI boot
  • httpd for postscripts
  • rolling updates
  • Nagios monitoring plugin