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by Kurt Garloff

December 2017

Updated images provided on 2017-12-15. Major changes over previous versions:

  • Linux images

    • All upstream updates, as usual
    • Use bms-network-setup.py for creating ifcfg-* from network_data.json on Bare Metal.
    • Make local_port_range an even number
    • Boot time optimizations (especially SUSE12/42)
    • Avoid cloud-init-wait-mds stalling on DNS requests
  • CentOS-7

    • kmod-20-15.el7_4.6 is broken (does break override statements), resulting in Inifiniband drivers no longer loading. Fix by downgrading to el7_4.4 until RH fixes this.
    • Note that detaching virtio (KVM ethX) network interfaces on Inifiniband flavors results in a kernel crash.
    • Lower cloud-init retries on OpenStack Network DatSource, as it stupidly does it for non-existing (404) user_data and network_data.json, resulting in slow boot times.
  • SUSE

    • Avoid waiting for interfaces as we can not distinguish between mandatory and optional interface in SLES12/openSUSE42 (wicked) any more; only wait short time and rely on cloud-init-wait-mds
    • SLES12_SPx_SAPHANA images with SAP data provider (contributed by Huawei)
    • SLES12: Add Modules and Add-On repositories, mostly disabled by default
  • OTC Windows Self-Managed - Release 2017-12-13-0
  • added MS Patches of December 2017
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
    • Update for Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 Edition (KB4049068)
    • Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool x64 - December 2017 (KB890830)
    • Update for Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 Edition (KB4051956)
    • Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 11 for Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems (KB4052978)
    • 2017-12 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems (KB4054518)
    • 2017-12 Security Only Quality Update for Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems (KB4054521)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
    • Update for Windows Server 2012 R2 (KB4049068)
    • Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool for Windows 8, 8.1, 10 and Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2, 2016 x64 Edition - December 2017 (KB890830)
    • Update for Windows Server 2012 R2 (KB4051956)
    • Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 11 for Windows Server 2012 R2 (KB4052978)
    • 2017-12 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows Server 2012 R2 for x64-based Systems (KB4054519)
    • 2017-12 Security Only Quality Update for Windows Server 2012 R2 for x64-based Systems (KB4054522)
  • Windows Server 2016

    • Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool for Windows 8, 8.1, 10 and Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2, 2016 x64 Edition - December 2017 (KB890830)
    • 2017-12 Cumulative Update for Windows Server 2016 for x64-based Systems (KB4053579)
    • XEN GPL driver: 3.0.144.590
    • KVM UVP Vmtools: 2.5.0.102
    • Intel SRIOV (High Performance ) driver : Version 22.0, January 27, 2017
    • NVIDIA vGPU driver: 369.71
    • NVIDIA pGPU driver: 385.54
    • Cloudbase-Init: 9.12
  • Default password length is changed to 16 characters
  • In pGPU image NVIDIA driver mode is set to WDDM per default. Can be changed to TCC by running :
    • "C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NVSMI\nvidia-smi.exe" -dm 1