Article ID: 6608, created on Aug 13, 2009, last review on Aug 12, 2014

  • Applies to:
  • Virtuozzo containers Tools

Release notes

Synopsis: New Parallels Infrastructure Manager 4.0 update provides new backup and restore features, improves scalability and performance
Issue date: 08-14-2009
Product: Parallels Infrastructure Manager 4.0
Keywords: backup, restore, performance

1. Subject:

   Updated packages for Parallels Infrastructure Manager 4.0 offer user-level tool fixes for the following functionality:

   -    Scalability and performance
   -    Backup and restore procedures

2. Problem description:

    -    PIM does not support IE 8.0
    -    Timeout for CT clone procedure is hard-coded to 1 hour
    -    Problems with CT migration and backups cannot easily be resolved from PIM logs
    -    Backing up CT using vzbackup fails: "[512] : connection establishing timeout 120 sec. expired"; see KB6605
    -    Global network sometimes becomes local
    -    Template dependencies are ignored in PIM and PMC
    -    VZAgent should order the CTs while making backups; see KB6603
    -    PIM does not discover dead Hardware Node; see KB6599
    -    Some backups cannot be browsed
    -    After a successful PIM installation, SOAP website may be absent
    -    No way to specify destination folder/CT ID in vzabackup/vzarestore utilities; see KB6607

PIM backup management has been improved for large number of backups
    -    PIM report collector does not respect vzreport "last X days" setting

   It is highly recommended to update the Parallels Infrastructure Manager 4.0 tools packages. 

3. Affected components description:

   - Parallels Infrastructure Manager 4.0 is a tool designed for managing Hardware Nodes and all Virtuozzo Containers residing on them with the help of a standard Web browser on any platform.

4. Bug fixes:

    426226  [IE8] support in PIM 4.0
    269614  Large CTs are backed up very slowly over the network
    432588  Unable to launch Remote Desktop app in Virtuozzo in IE7
    271975  Need decent logs for migration and backups. Should also have logs for vzlpl process
    427169  Add logging for SOAP
    438951  BACKUP ERROR: "#-1 exec vzbackup failed [512] : connection establishing timeout 120 sec. expired" (vzshellcon)
    440875  VEMOperator timeouts hardcoded in agent
    133593  "Locally defined" network issue
    423424  Failed backup (or vzaop failure/restart) causes CT to be locked
    426942  Container sample ignores template dependencies in PIM/PMC
    428003  VZAgent should order the CTs to backups
    428507  PIM does not discover a dead Hardware Node
    429867  Can't browse backup (Processing of the request does not complete)
    432508  Add commit IIS changes after SOAP installation
    434559  Slow queries in ServiceCT
    99424  PIM report collector doesn't respect vzreport "last X days" setting
    438596  Enhance vzarestore/vzabackup functionality

5. Obtaining and installing:

Installing in Windows:
On the Hardware Node, run the Virtuozzo Update wizard (vzupdate.exe) and follow the instructions. This wizard will install the latest Parallels Infrastructure Manager updates and hotfixes in the correct order.

Installing in Linux:
You can download and install the update with the help of the "vzup2date" utility included in the Virtuozzo Containers 4.0 distribution.

The update does not require a Virtuozzo restart or system reboot on either Linux or Windows.

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