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2009-12-29

Note: For information about current RightImages, see ServerTemplates and MultiCloud Images Release Notes.

This release note documents the new features, changes, and bug fixes of RightImagesTM.

Current Version: RightImage v4.4.10
Release Date: Dec 29, 2009

See OS and Software Package Support for more information about RightScale's officially supported operating systems and software packages.  When possible, all of our RightImages are replicated in each EC2 region.   If you are using a private AMI, you will need to manually replicate the image to another region.  See Replicate an Image to different AWS regions.   Some of our earlier RightImages are not available in the EC2 US-West region because some of the required Amazon Kernel Modules are not supported in that region.

Note: For more specific information, see CentOS (http://www.centos.org) or Ubuntu (http://www.ubuntu.com). 
 


 

Change History

RightImage CentOS 5.4 v4.4.10

Release Date:  Dec 29, 2009

CentOS 5.4
RightImage CentOS_5.4_i386_v4.4.10 (32-bit)
RightImage CentOS_5.4_x64_v4.4.10 (64-bit)

These RightImages support CentOS v5.4.  Use the 32-bit version for small and medium instances. Use the 64-bit version for all other instance types.

  • Amazon Kernel Modules v2.6.21
  • Sun Java 6 update 14
  • RubyGems v1.3.1
  • nano, ruby, postfix, openssl, openssh, curl, cvs, subversion, git, vim-enhanced, rrdtool-1.2.27, pkgconfig, lynx, screen, redhat-lsb
 Nickname  AMI ID  Location  Region
 RightImage CentOS_5.4_i386_v4.4.10  ami-f8b35e91  rightscale-us/CentOS_5.4_i386_v4.4.10  aws us-east
 RightImage CentOS_5.4_x64_v4.4.10  ami-ccb35ea5  rightscale-us/CentOS_5.4_x64_v4.4.10  aws us-east
 RightImage CentOS_5.4_i386_v4.4.10  ami-e32273a6  rightscale-us-west/CentOS_5.4_i386_v4.4.10  aws us-west
 RightImage CentOS_5.4_x64_v4.4.10  ami-eb2273ae  rightscale-us-west/CentOS_5.4_x64_v4.4.10  aws us-west
 RightImage CentOS_5.4_i386_v4.4.10  ami-efe4cf9b  rightscale-eu/CentOS_5.4_i386_v4.4.10  aws eu
 RightImage CentOS_5.4_x64_v4.4.10  ami-ebe4cf9f  rightscale-eu/CentOS_5.4_x64_v4.4.10  aws eu
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RightImage CentOS 5.2 v4.2.4

Release Date:  Aug 13, 2009

CentOS 5.2
RightImage CentOS_5.2_i386_v4.2.4 (32-bit)
RightImage CentOS_5.2_x64_v4.2.4 (64-bit)

The new version of these RightImages resolve a couple of issues that were found in the v4.1.20. The Bash prompt is now correctly configured and '/etc/fstab' is now properly terminated with a new line. Use the 32-bit version for small and medium instances. Use the 64-bit version for all other instance types.

  • Amazon Kernel Modules v2.6.21
  • Sun Java 6 update 14
  • RubyGems v1.3.1
  • nano, ruby, postfix, openssl, openssh, curl, cvs, subversion, vim-enhanced, rrdtool-1.2.27, pkgconfig, lynx, screen, redhat-lsb
 Nickname  AMI ID  Location
 RightImage CentOS_5.2_i386_v4.2.4  ami-6d749504  rightscale-us/CentOS_5.2_i386_v4.2.4
 RightImage CentOS_5.2_x64_v4.2.4  ami-7b749512  rightscale-us/CentOS_5.2_x64_v4.2.4
 RightImage CentOS_5.2_i386_v4.2.4  ami-3284ac46  rightscale-eu/CentOS_5.2_i386_v4.2.4
 RightImage CentOS_5.2_x64_v4.2.4  ami-5084ac24  rightscale-eu/CentOS_5.2_x64_v4.2.4
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RightImage CentOS 5.2 v4.1.20

Release Date:  June 25, 2009

CentOS 5.2
RightImage CentOS_5.2_i386_v4.1.20 (32-bit)
RightImage CentOS_5.2_x64_v4.1.20 (64-bit)

The new RightImages use the updated Amazon Kernel Modules (v2.6.21), which solves the XFS_FREEZE issue.  Use the 32-bit version for small and medium instances.  Use the 64-bit version for all other instance types.  We do not recommend that you use this image - please use the 4.2.4 image unless you have working deployments currently running with this image.

  • Amazon Kernel Modules v2.6.21
  • Sun Java 6 update 14
  • RubyGems v1.3.1
  • nano, ruby, postfix, openssl, openssh, curl, cvs, subversion, vim-enhanced, rrdtool-1.2.27, pkgconfig, lynx, screen, redhat-lsb
 Nickname  AMI ID  Location
 RightImage CentOS_5.2_i386_v4.1.20  ami-f95cba90  rightscale-us/CentOS_5.2_i386_v4.1.20
 RightImage CentOS_5.2_x64_v4.1.20  ami-155cba7c  rightscale-us/CentOS_5.2_x64_v4.1.20
 RightImage CentOS_5.2_i386_v4.1.20  ami-19be966d  rightscale-eu/CentOS_5.2_i386_v4.1.20
 RightImage CentOS_5.2_x64_v4.1.20  ami-03be9677  rightscale-eu/CentOS_5.2_x64_v4.1.20
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RightImage Ubuntu 8.04 v4.3.13 (Ruby Enterprise Edition)  [BETA]

Release Date:  June 25, 2009

Ubuntu 8.04
RightImage Ubuntu_8.04_i386_v4.3.13_RubyEE_beta (32-bit)
RightImage Ubuntu_8.04_x64_v4.3.13_RubyEE_beta  (64-bit)

The new RightImages contain Ruby Enterprise Edition 1.8.6 (http://www.rubyenterpriseedition.com/).  Use the 32-bit version for small and medium instances.  Use the 64-bit version for all other instance types.

 Nickname  AMI ID  Location
 RightImage Ubuntu_8.04_i386_v4.3.13_RubyEE_beta   ami-a7896fce  rightscale-us/Ubuntu_8.04_i386_v4.3.13_RubyEE_beta
 RightImage Ubuntu_8.04_x64_v4.3.13_RubyEE_beta   ami-a9896fc0  rightscale-us/Ubuntu_8.04_x64_v4.3.13_RubyEE_beta
 RightImage Ubuntu_8.04_i386_v4.3.13_RubyEE_beta  ami-61b09815  rightscale-eu/Ubuntu_8.04_i386_v4.3.13_RubyEE_beta
 RightImage Ubuntu_8.04_x64_v4.3.13_RubyEE_beta  ami-6db09819  rightscale-eu/Ubuntu_8.04_x64_v4.3.13_RubyEE_beta
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RightImage Ubuntu 8.04 v4.3.17 (Brent Packages)  [BETA]

Release Date:  June 25, 2009

Ubuntu 8.04
RightImage Ubuntu_8.04_i386_v4.3.13_RubyEE_beta (32-bit)
RightImage Ubuntu_8.04_x64_v4.3.13_RubyEE_beta  (64-bit)

The new RightImages contain Ruby with Brent's Patches 1.8.6 (http://sites.google.com/site/brentsrubypatches/).  Use the 32-bit version for small and medium instances.  Use the 64-bit version for all other instance types.

 Nickname  AMI ID  Location
 RightImage Ubuntu_8.04_i386_v4.3.17_Brents_Beta  ami-07df396e  rightscale-us/Ubuntu_8.04_i386_v4.3.17_Brents_Beta
 RightImage Ubuntu_8.04_x86_64_v4.3.17_Brents_Beta  ami-95df39fc  rightscale-us/Ubuntu_8.04_x86_64_v4.3.17_Brents_Beta
 RightImage Ubuntu_8.04_i386_v4.3.17_Brents_Beta  ami-51b09825  rightscale-eu/Ubuntu_8.04_i386_v4.3.17_Brents_Beta
 RightImage Ubuntu_8.04_x86_64_v4.3.17_Brents_Beta  ami-5fb0982b  rightscale-eu/Ubuntu_8.04_x86_64_v4.3.17_Brents_Beta
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RightImage v4.1.10; EC2-EU

Release Date:  Jan 29, 2009

CentOS 5.2
RightImage CentOS5_2V4_1_10 (32-bit)
RightImage CentOS5_2_X86_64_V4_1_10 (64-bit)

Same RightImage as EC2-US, but it's designed to launch instances in the EC2-EU region.  Use the 32-bit version for m1.small and c1.medium instances.  Use the 64-bit version for all other instance types.

 Nickname  AMI ID  Location
 RightImage CentOS5_2V4_1_10  ami-7c1c3408  rightscale-eu/CentOS5_2V4_1_10
 RightImage CentOS5_2_X86_64_V4_1_10  ami-7e1c340a  rightscale-eu/CentOS5_2_X86_64_V4_1_10
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RightImage v4.1.10; EC2-US

Release Date:  Dec 20, 2008

CentOS 5.2
RightImage CentOS5_2V4_1_10 (32-bit)
RightImage CentOS5_2_X86_64_V4_1_10 (64-bit)

Use the 32-bit version for m1.small and c1.medium instances.  Use the 64-bit version for all other instance types.

 Nickname  AMI ID  Location
 RightImage CentOS5_2V4_1_10  ami-cb52b6a2  rightscale-us/CentOS5_2V4_1_10
 RightImage CentOS5_2_X86_64_V4_1_10  ami-cd52b6a4  rightscale-us/CentOS5_2_X86_64_V4_1_10
  • Changes and Bug Fixes

     

    • Support for CentOS5.2  (32-bit, 64-bit)
    • Removal of Beta label.

 

RightImage v4.0.1 and v4.0.2

Release Date:  Nov 21, 2008

CentOS 5.0
RightImage CentOS5_0V4_0_1 (32-bit)
RightImage CentOS5_0_X86_64_V4_0_1 (64-bit)

CentOS 5.2
RightImage CentOS5_2V4_0_2_Beta (32-bit)
RightImage CentOS5_2_X86_64_V4_0_2_Beta (64-bit)

Use the 32-bit version for m1.small and c1.medium instances.  Use the 64-bit version for all other instance types.

 Nickname  AMI ID  Location
 RightImage CentOS5_0V4_0_1  ami-0913f760  rightscale_images/CentOS5_0V4_0_1
 RightImage CentOS5_0_X86_64_V4_0_1  ami-6d1df904  rightscale_images/CentOS5_0_X86_64_V4_0_1
 RightImage CentOS5_2V4_0_2_Beta  ami-1363877a  rightscale_images/CentOS5_2V4_0_2_Beta
 RightImage CentOS5_2_X86_64_V4_0_2_Beta  ami-e9638780  rightscale_images/CentOS5_2_X86_64_V4_0_2_Beta
  • Changes and Bug Fixes
    • Support for CentOS5.0 and CentOS5.2  (32-bit, 64-bit)
    • Changes were made to the RightImage to properly support the rebooting of an EC2 instance.
    • A cosmetic error was fixed with the RightImage v3.0 when instances were launched outside of RightScale.
    • Support for new Amazon Kernel Modules including 2.6.18
    • lynx, pkgconfig, screen, rrdtool-1.2.27-2
    • RubyGems V1.0.1

 


 

RightImage v3.0

Release Date:  June 17, 2008
Nickname: RightImage CentOS5_0V3_0_0
IDs: ami-d8a347b1 (32-bit), ami-c8ac48a1 (64-bit)
Locations: rightscale_images/CentOS5_0V3_0_0.img (32-bit), rightscale_images/CentOS5_0V3_0_0.img (64-bit)

Use the 32-bit version for m1.small and c1.medium instances.  Use the 64-bit version for all other instance types.

  • New Features
    • Support  for new Amazon Kernel Modules including the Linux 2.6.18 kernel.
    • The following packages were added/updated: lynx,pkgconfig,screen,rrdtool-1.2.27-2.  Some of these packages were previously unsupported. 
    • rpc_pipefs, a new feature for NFS, was added to fstab.
    • Improved logging - There will only be one audit entry per boot sequence.  The log file /var/log/install will contain all of the output from the boot process.  The audit entry showing the log on the web site is now updated during script execution.  The audit entry summary now displays the name of the currently executing script.  The execution time of each script, yum install, and attachment downloads are now logged.
    • Decommission Scripts - When a server is being terminated, decommission scripts will be run as part of the shutdown sequence.  Since Amazon forces server termination after approximately 100 seconds, these scripts will need to complete execution during this time.  See Decommission Scripts.
       
  • Changes and Bug Fixes
    • In v2.0, the swap partition was missing on m1.small instances because it was not a part of the fstab.  The swap partition was added to fstab, which should prevent some out-of-memory situations.
    • Upgraded RubyGems to V1.0.1
    • In v2.0, a nosegneg bootup warning message would appear.  This problem was fixed and the warning message no longer appears at bootup.
    • The yum configuration was changed to get the GSG key from the local disk that's initialized from the image.  This change helps prevent errors that were occurring when downloading the key.
    • All yum repos were moved to redundant mirror servers and off of S3, which yields more reliable boots.
    • Operational Scripts & Server Actions - The detection of success/failure was improved and audit entries for these actions will now have the appropriate "success:" or "failure:" summary.
    • Additional Retries - A retry will now be performed after an attachment download failure. The software installation using yum will also be retried when a failure is detected.
    • Working directory changed - Scripts are now executed out of an isolated directory in /tmp.
    • Attachment Checksums - Attachments are now checked against the etag in order to detect stale attachments and update them before running scripts.

 


 

RightImage v2.0

Release Date:  February 13, 2008
Nickname: RightImage CentOS5_0V2_0
ID: ami-be04e1d7
Location: rightscale_images/CentOS5_0V2_0

  • New Features
    • Java V6u4 (newest version)
    • Added Monit,vim-enhanced
       
  • Changes and Bug Fixes
    • Changed yum repo to use vault.centos.org for backup
    • EPEL, and RightScale Repo on S3
    • Gem V1.0.1

 


 

RightImage v1.10

Release Date:  September 6, 2007
Nickname: RightImage CentOS5_0V2_0
ID: ami-08f41161
Location: rightscale_images/CentOS5V1_10

  • New Features
    • yum packages
      • wget - for retrieving web based files
      • mlocate - for fast file searching
      • nano - Alternative to Vi/Emacs
      • logrotate - Log Rotation
      • ruby - needed for EC2 and RightScale scripts
      • rubygems - needed for ruby work
      • syslog-ng - replacement to syslog, better remote logging, used by RightScale features
      • postfix - alternative to Sendmail, easier to set-up for most people
      • gcc/gcc-c++ - needed to compile software
      • zip/unzip
      • glibc libraries - these are needed and must be force installed for some software to work.
    • non-yum based software added
      • Java JRE 1.6.0su1 - used by the Amazon API tools
      • Amazon Kernel Headers linux-2.6.16-xenU - useful to compile kernel modules
      • Amazon EC2 AMI Tools - enable bundling
      • Amazon EC2 API Tools - EC2 command line tools
      • S3Sync - rsync-like functionality to sync local filesystem with S3
      • RightScale Software - fetches launch data into /var/spool/ec2
         
  • Changes
    • EC2 meta-data is fetched from 169.254.169.254 into /var/spool/ec2/meta-data
    • EC2 meta-data and user-data include files in /var/spool/ec2/metat-data for Bash and Perl.
    • EC2 Command Line tools in /home/ec2
    • AWS variables for EC2 and S3 are set in /etc/profile.d/ec2.sh
    • Java variables are set in /etc/profile.d/java.sh
    • Disabled password authentication in /etc/ssh/sshd_config
    • Modifications to /network config according to Amazon documentation
    • Modifications to /etc/rc.local to fetch ssh key
    • Creation of /opt/rightscale directory tree for RightScale add-ons
       
  • Services Enabled
    • postfix, psacct, rightscale, syslog-ng
       
  • Services Disabled
The following services are not necessary on EC2 or were replaced by another service:
    • acpid, anacron, apmd, autofs, avahi-daemon, avahi-dnsconfd, bluetooth, cpuspeed, cups, dhcdbd, dund, firstboot, gpm, hidd, irda, irqbalance, kudzu, mdmpd, netplugd ,NetworkManager, NetworkManagerDispatcher, nfslock, pand, pcscd, portmap, rdisc, readahead_later ,rpcgssd ,rpcidmapd ,rpcsvcgssd ,sendmail ,smartd, syslog, wpa_supplicant, xfs, yum-updatesd

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