Release Date: October 25th, 2012
Release Time: 6:00pm Pacific
The focus of this release is:
Various bug improvements
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The following new features have been added to the RightScale Cloud Management Platform. Be sure to read the documentation, follow best practice principles, and thoroughly test any new functionality before making any changes to your production deployment.
Provisioned IOPS (Input/Output Operations Per Second) support is now available when creating a new EBS volume or when using our ServerTemplates that support block devices (Storage Toolbox and Database Manager ServerTemplates). Provisioned IOPS is an Elastic Block Storage (EBS) volume type for running persistent, high-performance, and high-availability databases with Amazon EC2. The IOPS provisioned ratio of the volume size can be a maximum of 10 and the range to create a Provisioned IOPS volume is 100 IOPS and 10GB up to 2,000 IOPS and 200GB. For more information on how to create a Provisioned IOPS volume, see Create a New EBS Volume.
EBS Optimized Instances are now supported. Although this instance type is not necessarily required to utilize the functionality of Provisioned IOPS, it can help communication between EC2 and EBS. Performance benefits can be seen if you're using high amounts of network bandwidth and disk bandwidth at the same time. Additionally, Amazon guarantees that when a Provisioned IOPS volume is attached to an Optimized Instance, the volume will perform within 10% of their provisioned performance 99.9% of the time. For more information on how to create Optimized Instances, see Create a New EC2 Instance.
The ability to clone Servers and ServerArrays have been included to RightScale API 1.5, RightScale's API that supports all clouds except Amazon Web Services. For more information, see RightScale API 1.5. Additionally, since RightScale API 1.0 supports only AWS, the ability to work with Optimized Instances and Provisioned IOPS has been added as well as being able to show if an instance is using on-demand or spot pricing. For more information, see RightScale API 1.0.
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