|Release Notes / 4.4.5|
This topic describes special status release features and their support scope. It also provides a list of features in special status release for Eucalyptus 4.4.5.
|Attribute||Technology Preview||Controlled Availability||General Availability|
|Production ready||No||~ *||Yes|
|Future guaranteed||~||~ *||Yes|
|What’s it like?||Nightly / Alpha||Beta||Production|
|Performance standards||~||No *||Yes|
|May be deprecated||Yes||Yes||Yes; defined process|
* Per agreement – special cases and conditions to define support, upgrade / future path, production-ready status, level of performance to expect.
~ Possible - but not guaranteed.
During the development of a special status feature, additional components may become available to the public for testing. Because special status features are still under development, we cannot guarantee the stability of such features. As a result, if you are using special status features, you may not be able to seamlessly upgrade to subsequent Eucalyptus releases.
Special status features are included in a release to provide early access to features that we may support fully in future releases, but we cannot guarantee that support will be provided or issues resolved in a future release. Some special status features may only be available for specific hardware architectures.
The Eucalyptus customer success team may create bug reports on behalf of support cases filed by subscribed customers. These bug reports will then be forwarded to Eucalyptus engineering as proposed for inclusion in a future release.
Technology preview features provide early access to upcoming product innovations, enabling you to test functionality and provide feedback during the development process.
Customers and users should be aware that technology preview features:
In some cases, this may be applicable to the entire cloud deployment depending on the subsystems affected by the feature in technology preview. As we consider making future iterations of technology preview features generally available, we will attempt to resolve any issues that customers experience when using these features.
Current Technology Preview Features
The following features are in technology preview for this Eucalyptus release:
A controlled availability release is a conditional release of a product (or products) that does not meet a published standard, or for which we are unable to provide support under published policy.
Customers and users should be aware that controlled availability features:
In some cases, this may be applicable to the entire cloud deployment depending on the subsystems affected by the feature in controlled availability. As we consider making future iterations of these features generally available, we will attempt to resolve any issues that customers experience when using these features.
Current Controlled Availability Features
The following features are in controlled availability for this Eucalyptus release: