April 16, 2019
eZuce is pleased to announce the Beta Release of Uniteme 19.04.
As a beta release, some of these notes may be revised before the actual release.
Important - For Beta Testers - Do not directly upgrade to 19.04 from any version before 18.04. The 18.04 upgrade must be completed first. Please read the release notes for 18.04 if you are not on 18.04 yet.
There again will be 2 releases for 19.04. A CentOS 7 release (19.04.centos7) will follow shortly. While it’s a small update, there are a few interesting things to point out.
When a user is deleted from the system, the configuration services will now go through all phones and remove that user from the phones and re-send phone profiles. If that was the only user on the phone, the phone will go back to the auto-provision ID. What we were finding is that administrators were deleting users but not re-sending phone profiles which would then create traffic floods with bad subscribes to MWI and such to the server.
The new Polycom VVX ‘50’ series phones is now supported for configuration as well as auto provision! Firmware 3.8.0 and later supported.
Also, mongoDB has been updated to 3.6.9. This has had a positive effect in recovery from a node outage. The new mongodb seems much more resilient.
This will be the last release for CentOS 6! As of version 19.08 we will only be releasing for CentOS 7! To go from a CentOS 6 based system to a CentOS 7 based system will require a backup and restore. As such a parallel install will be recommended.
uniteme New Features:
Support for Polycom VVX 150, 250, 350 and 450
Alarm for Certificate Expiration
Make mongoDB cache size configurable
Remove user from phones automatically after user deleted from system
Automatically generate certificate from Let’s Encrypt.
Sort alarms alphabetically
Upgrade mongodb to 3.6.9
Add http provisioning option to DHCP configuration
Full Beta Release Notes with installation information are located here: 18.12 Full Beta Release Notes
The regular release of 19.04 will have the ability to upgrade from earlier versions using the upgrade script used in 18.04. For the purposes of this beta release, please only do upgrades from 18.04 if you test systems are on a version earlier than 18.04, upgrade to 18.04 first.
Who Should Install?
This is a beta release and not recommended for production use.
This release is recommended for all 4.6 and later installations. If you have a patch installed to your system a new patch may be required. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if think you may have a patch applied as that may be replaced during the update.
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New software releases are made at a rate of two to four releases a year. Releases are numbered in the <yy>.<mm>.<uu> format where <yy> and <mm> designate the year and the month, respectively, in which a release is made generally available. Where applicable, <uu> corresponds to an update release relative to a general release on which fixes are made available.
In order to ensure service continuity and stability, customers may keep their production environments unchanged for up to a 6-month period during which release updates or patches are made available. After a release is more than 6-months old, eZuce customers would have to upgrade to the latest generally available release - inclusive of all fixes to date and any new patches.
Specific Issues Addressed
Specific issues can be located in the detailed release notes in the wiki at: http://wiki.ezuce.com/display/unite/uniteme+18.12