Article ID: 8458, created on Apr 16, 2010, last review on Apr 16, 2012

Release notes

Synopsis:          New Parallels Virtuozzo Containers 4.0 tools update provides
                            fixes related to Container management functionality.
Issue date:        2010-04-16
Product:             Parallels Virtuozzo Containers 4.0
Keywords:         'vzctl' 'SLES' 'vzmlocal' 'vzmigrate'

1. Topic:

 Updated packages for Parallels Virtuozzo Containers 4.0 provide the following
 user-level tool fixes:
 - managing Containers using the 'vzctl' utility
 - moving Containers using the 'vzmigrate' and 'vzmlocal' utilities

2. Problem description:

 - It is impossible to start Containers based on the Fedora 11 EZ template if
   the server is running the 'SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES)'-based
   Virtuozzo kernel.

 - The 'vzmlocal' utility may fail to move a Container if it resides on a disk
   partition formatted as ReiserFS.

 - The 'vzmigrate' utility may change the file ownership in Containers under
   certain conditions.

 All Virtuozzo Containers 4.0 users are advised to update their tools packages.

3. Affected components description:

 - 'vzctl' is the primary tool for Container management. This tool is used
   to create new Containers, start and stop them, configure their parameters,

 - 'vzmigrate' is a utility used to migrate Containers from one Hardware Node to
 - 'vzmlocal' is a utility for moving and copying Containers within the same
   Hardware Node.

4. Bug fixes:

 #469907: 'vzpkg create cache' fails for the Fedora 11 template.

 #472684: 'vzmlocal' does not work for Containers on ReiserFS.

 #437755: File ownership is changed when migrating a Container online.

5. Obtaining:

 You can download and install this tools update using the 'vzup2date' utility
 included in the Virtuozzo Containers 4.0 distribution.

6. Installation:

 Use the 'vzup2date' command to install the new Parallels Virtuozzo tools

 The update does not require Virtuozzo restart or system reboot.

7. RPMs required:

 The following RPM packages are included in the tools update:


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