xCAT2 Release Information

The following tables documents the xCAT release versions and release dates. For more detailed information regarding new functions, supported OSs, bug fixes, and download links, refer to the specific release notes.

xCAT 2.15.x

2.15.x Release Information
Version Release Date New OS Supported Release Notes
2.15.0 2019-11-11 RHEL 8.0 2.15.0 Release Notes

xCAT 2.14.x

2.14.x Release Information
Version Release Date New OS Supported Release Notes
2.14.6 2019-03-29   2.14.6 Release Notes
2.14.5 2018-12-07 RHEL 7.6 2.14.5 Release Notes
2.14.4 2018-10-19 Ubuntu 18.04.1 2.14.4 Release Notes
2.14.3 2018-08-24 SLES 12.3 2.14.3 Release Notes
2.14.2 2018-07-13 RHEL 6.10, Ubuntu 18.04 2.14.2 Release Notes
2.14.1 2018-06-01 RHV 4.2, RHEL 7.5 (Power8) 2.14.1 Release Notes
2.14.0 2018-04-20 RHEL 7.5 2.14.0 Release Notes

xCAT 2.13.x

2.13.x Release Information
Version Release Date New OS Supported Release Notes
2.13.11 2018-03-09   2.13.11 Release Notes
2.13.10 2018-01-26   2.13.10 Release Notes
2.13.9 2017-12-18   2.13.9 Release Notes
2.13.8 2017-11-03   2.13.8 Release Notes
2.13.7 2017-09-22   2.13.7 Release Notes
2.13.6 2017-08-10 RHEL 7.4 2.13.6 Release Notes
2.13.5 2017-06-30   2.13.5 Release Notes
2.13.4 2017-05-09 RHV 4.1 2.13.4 Release Notes
2.13.3 2017-04-14 RHEL 6.9 2.13.3 Release Notes
2.13.2 2017-02-24   2.13.2 Release Notes
2.13.1 2017-01-13   2.13.1 Release Notes
2.13.0 2016-12-09 SLES 12.2 2.13.0 Release Notes

xCAT 2.12.x

2.12.x Release Information
Version Release Date New OS Supported Release Notes
2.12.4 2016-11-11 RHEL 7.3 LE, RHEV 4.0 2.12.4 Release Notes
2.12.3 2016-09-30   2.12.3 Release Notes
2.12.2 2016-08-19 Ubuntu 16.04.1 2.12.2 Release Notes
2.12.1 2016-07-08   2.12.1 Release Notes
2.12.0 2016-05-20 RHEL 6.8, Ubuntu 14.4.4 LE, Ubuntu 16.04 2.12.0 Release Notes

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