Article ID: 112581, created on Oct 20, 2011, last review on May 10, 2014

  • Applies to:
  • Virtuozzo containers for Windows 4.5

Release notes

Issue date: 2011-10-24
Product: Parallels Virtuozzo Containers 4.5
Keywords: stability

1. Topic:

This update for Parallels Virtuozzo Containers 4.5  provides a number of stability fixes and improvements.

2. Problem description:

   The update introduces the following new features and improvements: 
   • Fix for starting Containers if .Net is installed.
   • Fix for using the "--offline service" parameter with the vzctl utility.
   • Fix for using the p2v and fsresizer utilities.
   • Fix for application and role forwarding to CT.
   • Fix for using shared folders on clustered disks.
   • Fix for working with symliks.
   • Fix for using the Template Creation Wizard.
   • Fix for several supported applications.
   • Fix for managing backups.
   • Fix for maintaining up-to-date information about anti-viruses in Virtuozzo\AV keys.
   • Fixes for a number of network issues.
   • Fixes for a number of stability issues.

3. Affected components:

   • Parallels Virtuozzo Containers core

4. Bug fixes:

   • #PCWIN-11348 - It takes too much time for a Container to start if .Net is installed in it.
   • #PCWIN-12518 - "Nicache" errors like "F=vzfsctl\nicache.cpp,CheckAssemblyCache,663" can be present in vzlog.
   • #PCWIN-12667 - The "--offline_service" parameter does not work with the vzctl utility.
   • #PCWIN-12316 - After p2v migration, a Container may fail to start.
   • #PCWIN-15456 - Gateway manually set for a Container is not saved after restarting the Container.
   • #PCWIN-12772 - Windows Imaging Component may be forwarded incorrectly to a Container.
   • #PCWIN-12152, #PCWIN-13054 - Fixed some issues with the fresizer utility.
   • #PCWIN-11341 - Fixed the sharing folders issues on clustered disks mounted to a Container.
   • #PCWIN-12247 - The following error may occur when installing roles in Containers: "Transaction has already been aborted ".
   • #PCWIN-11595 - Fixed a problem with long delays when browsing SMB shares.
   • #PCWIN-11427 - File symlink cannot be accessed: "The system cannot find the path specified".
   • #PCWIN-11528, #PCWIN-15671 - Fixed some issues with the Template Creation Wizard.
   • #PCWIN-12559 - Fixed the following Tivoly Storage error that may appear when creating backups: "Writer name: 'Virtuozzo VSS Writer' Last error: Retryable error ".
   • #PCWIN-15669 - Bridged Containers may fail to get IP addresses over DHCP.
   • #PCWIN-14497, #PCWIN-15671, #PCWIN-15887, #PCWIN-15671 - Fixed a number of issues with Container backups.
   • #PCWIN-14881 - Need to maintain up-to-date information about antiviruses in Virtuozzo\AV keys.
   • #PCWIN-13109, #PCWIN-15457, #PCWIN-12561, #PCWIN-13340, #PCWIN-13422, #PCWIN-13453, #PCWIN-14570, #PCWIN-15173, #PCWIN-11534, vPCWIN-15844, #PCWIN-11233, #PCWIN-12299, #PCWIN-13401, #PCWIN-11538, #PCWIN-12291, #PCWIN-13380, #PCWIN-13378, #PCWIN-15623 - Fixed a number of stability issues.

5. New Microsoft updates available to the Node after this update installation:

   • No

6. Obtaining and installing the update:

On the Hardware Node, run the Parallels Virtuozzo Containers Update wizard (vzupdate.exe) and follow the on-screen instructions. This wizard will install the latest Parallels Virtuozzo Containers updates and hotfixes. You can also install this update manually.

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