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What's New in Oracle® Solaris 11.3

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Updated: October 2017


This section describes the OpenStack update in this release.

Updated OpenStack Software

Oracle Solaris 11.3 includes Juno, an updated version of OpenStack. OpenStack is a popular, open-source cloud platform that provides comprehensive, self-service environments for sharing and managing compute, network, and storage resources in a data center through a centralized web-based portal. The updated version, OpenStack Juno, contains over 300 feature enhancements for administrators and self-service cloud users.

Apart from various enhancements, OpenStack Juno supports the following new services:

  • Heat – The template component of OpenStack. Heat simplifies the orchestration of applications in the cloud by enabling administrators to describe a tiered application deployment across multiple virtual machines (VMs) in a template language.

  • Ironic – A bare-metal provisioning service within an OpenStack environment. Ironic complements the existing Nova service that creates VM environments. Ironic takes advantage of the automated installer (AI) to provision new systems within the cloud.

Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Solaris 11.3 has been extended to support a number of new features through driver enhancements including source network address translation (SNAT) (many-to-one NAT/port NAT), flat networks, IPv6, and also VM console support within Horizon.

You can seamlessly update to OpenStack Juno using IPS. OpenStack can be evaluated through an all-in-one preconfigured Unified Archive for use in a single-node OpenStack environment.

For more information, see https://community.oracle.com/docs/DOC-910993.