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2011-06-9

Release Date:  June 9, 2011

The following ServerTemplates and MultiCloud Images can be found in the RightScale MultiCloud Marketplace. (Design -> MultiCloud Marketplace)

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General Release Information

This ServerTemplate release is the second half of a two part release: part 1 was released on May 19, 2011 and can be found here.

Release Purpose:

  • Scalable Web for .NET/IIS SQL Server applications
  • MultiCloud Backup and Recovery "Alpha" ServerTemplate for MySQL 5.1 Databases
  • Support for Windows Server 2008 R2.  New MultiCloud Images were published that leverage Windows Server 2008 R2 RightImages

 

Release Date:  June 9, 2011

Release Time:  Close of business (Pacific Standard Time)

Operating System and Software Package Support

Contact Information:

Terminology:

  • alpha - Feature that has undergone simple testing and is expected to change, possibly significantly, before going into "beta" or "general release."  Recommended for early access to new features and prototyping of new deployments/architectures.  Only eligible for limited technical support. Service Level Response times are not applicable to Alpha software.
  • beta - Feature that has undergone significant testing and is not expected to significantly change before "general release."  Recommended for non-production deployments.
  • general release - Feature that has undergone testing and field experience or is a minor upgrade from prior releases.  Recommended for production upgrade after testing.  (Also known as general availability (GA).)

 


New Features

Support for AWS-Tokyo

Previously, we did not have any RightImages published in the new AWS AP-Tokyo region. With this release, all of our recently published MultiCloud Images now support the AP-Tokyo region.

2008R2 RightImages

RightScale now offers RightImages for Windows Server 2008R2 for EC2 Windows users. Also being introduced are RightImages with SQL Server and Windows Server 2008 R2 for Windows users on Rackspace.


ServerTemplates

Database Manager for MySQL 5.1 (Chef) - Alpha

Description: Configures an instance as a Rails-passenger application server with Apache and MySQL on a single server. Configured for HTTP traffic only (not SSL). Includes centralized monitoring using Collectd. For more information, see the Database Manager with MySQL 5.1 (Chef) - Alpha setup guide. 

Supported Compute Clouds: Amazon Web Services EC2; Rackspace

Library Linkhttp://www.rightscale.com/library/server_templates/Database-Manager-for-MySQL-5-1/20695

Ancestor:  N/A

Supported OS: CentOS 5.4, RightLink v5.6

Additional Documentation (if any): 

  • Supports LVM snapshots backed by S3, Cloudfiles or Volumes (as available) for a production-quality backup solution on any cloud. (ac-20315)
  • The appropriate escape_string calls were added in order to sanitize the SQL credentials. (tr-3829)
  • Two definitions were created for authors writing recipes which want to customize monitoring. These definitions encapsulate the logic for adding collectd plugins or processes to monitor. (tr-3828)

Storage Toolbox (Chef) - Beta

Description: A new backup toolbox that uses chef.

Supported Compute Clouds: Amazon Web Services EC2; Rackspace

Library Linkhttp://www.rightscale.com/library/server_templates/Storage-Toolbox-Chef-Alpha/20696

Ancestor:  N/A

Supported OS: CentOS 5.4, RightLink v5.6; Ubuntu 10.04, RightLink v5.6

Additional Documentation (if any):

  • Supports LVM snapshots backed by S3, Cloudfiles or Volumes (as available) for a production-quality backup solution on any cloud. (ac-20315)
  • Two definitions were created for authors writing recipes which want to customize monitoring. These definitions encapsulate the logic for adding collectd plugins or processes to monitor. (tr-3828)

Database Manager for Microsoft SQL Server - Beta

Description: This is a premium ServerTemplate that configures Microsoft SQL Server database servers that act as a primary database server only. Microsoft SQL Server data will be stored using EBS Volumes with EBS Snapshots being used for database backups. It contains smart volume configuration and VSS-backed sane snapshot policy for database backups. It has best practice disk configuration for system and user databases, as well as configuration for log and tempdb. Also included are built in monitoring and alerts on CPU, memory and disk.

Supported Compute Clouds: Amazon Web Services EC2

Library Linkhttp://www.rightscale.com/library/server_templates/Database-Manager-for-Microsoft/20540

Ancestor: N/A

Supported OS: Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1; Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2; Windows Server 2008 SP2

Additional Documentation (if any):

  • N/A

Microsoft IIS App Server - Alpha

Description: This is a premium ServerTemplate that configures an IIS web application server with IIS to be used in conjunction with a local or remote SQL Server instance and HAProxy Load Balancer or Amazon’s Elastic Load Balancer (ELB) service. The Powershell-based RightScripts automatically connect to a database tier on boot as well as download and deploy an application on boot. This ServerTemplate includes built in monitoring and alerts on CPU, memory and disk. To get started with an IIS web application server, please see Launch a Microsoft IIS Application Server.

Supported Compute Clouds: Amazon Web Services EC2

Library Linkhttp://www.rightscale.com/library/server_templates/Microsoft-IIS-App-Server-Alpha/20557

Ancestor:  N/A

Supported OS: Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1; Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2; Windows Server 2008 SP2

Additional Documentation (if any):

  • IIS/.Net Web/App Tier that can scale with ELB to utilize RS Server Arrays in Windows. (ac-19382)

Base ServerTemplate for Windows

Description: This ServerTemplate is a starting point for custom ServerTemplate development in Windows. This template includes the following, which represent basic RightScale ServerTemplate functionality and how to harness Powershell within RightScripts:

  • Basic set of PowerShell scripts for a RightLink-based server with monitoring, alerts, etc.
  • MultiCloud Images that reference the latest supported images.
  • Basic set of alerts for monitoring.
  • Examples of system required input variables.

Supported Compute Clouds: Amazon Web Services EC2

Library Linkhttp://www.rightscale.com/library/server_templates/Base-ServerTemplate-for-Window/20524

Ancestor:  N/A

Supported OS: Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1; Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2; Windows Server 2008 SP2

Additional Documentation (if any):

  • N/A

V5 Images

MCI Name and Revision Notes
Windows 2003  
RightImage_Windows_2003_x64_v5.7 Released June 17, 2011
RightImage_Windows_2003_i386_v5.7 Released June 17, 2011
RightImage_Windows_2003_x64_iis6_sqlex2k5_v5.7 Released June 17, 2011
RightImage_Windows_2003_i386_iis6_sqlex2k5_v5.7 Released June 17, 2011
RightImage_Windows_2003_x64_sqlsvr2k5_v5.7 Released June 2, 2011
Windows 2008  
RightImage_Windows_2008_x64_v5.7 Released June 17, 2011
RightImage_Windows_2008_i386_v5.7 Released June 17, 2011
RightImage_Windows_2008_x64_iis7_sqlex2k8_v5.7 Released June 17, 2011
RightImage_Windows_2008_i386_iis7_sqlex2k8_v5.7 Released June 17, 2011
RightImage_Windows_2008_x64_sqlsvr2k8_v5.7 Released June 2, 2011
RightImage_Windows_2008R2_x64_v5.7 Released June 2, 2011
RightImage_Windows_2008R2_x64_iis7.5_sqlex2k8R2_v5.7 Released June 2, 2011
RightImage_Windows_2008R2_x64_sqlsvr2k8R2_v5.7 Released June 2, 2011

 


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