Commit 25bf9b83 authored by Mike Hibler's avatar Mike Hibler

Lets get this thing announced finally!

parent b450cf1e
Emulab network testbed source release
Version 4.9.0
June 30, 2008
Version 5.0
September 1, 2008
University of Utah, Flux Research Group
This is a preliminary release of the full current source code for the
This is the first "official" release of the full current source code for the
software that runs the Emulab network testbed at the University of Utah,
as well as over 20 testbeds at other sites:
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HOW TO SETUP AN EMULAB
The Emulab installation documentation is located on the Utah Emulab Wiki:
http://users.emulab.net/trac/emulab/wiki/InstallDocs
http://users.emulab.net/trac/emulab/wiki/InstallRoot
under "Installation Documentation".
HOW TO UPDATE AN EMULAB
The upcoming 5.0 release (intended to be in July 2008) will have better
support for people upgrading existing Emulabs. We recommend you wait
for that; do not expect us to help much if you use this release.
If you insist, start by looking at doc/update-testbed.txt.
Updating your existing Emulab is a bit harder than a fresh install,
as different sites are running different combinations of FreeBSD,
FreeBSD ports, and Emulab software. A process that we hope will work
for most sites is located on the Utah Emulab Wiki:
http://users.emulab.net/trac/emulab/wiki/InstallRoot
under "Upgrade Documentation".
MAILING LISTS
If you are bringing up an Emulab, be sure to join the mailing list:
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www - Web Interface / User Documentation
xmlrpc - Programatic XML-RPC interface to testbed
UPGRADING FROM the 4.9.0 RELEASE
There are a surprising number of differences given that we have only
advanced 0.1 in version! In a nutshell:
* Updated FreeBSD packages from FreeBSD 6.1-era to 6.3-era
* Much more of the documentation has moved into the Wiki
* Changes to the (unused) "protogeni" code
* Improvements to the installation scripts
* Integration of code/fixes from Keith Sklower and DETER (Thanks!)
* Assorted fixes
If you did install the 4.9 release on FreeBSD 6.3, and want to upgrade
to 5.0 (you should), it should be straightforward. You will need to apply
the sql/database-migrate.txt changes 4.157 to 4.160 (which are all trivial)
and rebuild and reinstall your Emulab software.
It would be good to also update your ports. In theory, this is all handled
by a magic script we provide. Refer to the "Update ports" section of
http://users.emulab.net/trac/emulab/wiki/appendix/upgrade-410-63.html
Good luck!
Jay Lepreau, lepreau@cs.utah.edu, and the Utah testbed crew.
June 30, 2008
September 1, 2008
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<ul>
<li> <img src="/new.gif" alt="&lt;NEW&gt;">
<a href="/downloads/emulab-080630.tar.gz">
<a href="/downloads/emulab-080901.tar.gz">
Emulab network testbed software</a>,
Version 5.0.0, released September 1, 2008.
This is an update of the 4.9.0 source release and should be considered
the "official" Emulab release to be used for all fresh installs and
upgrades.
Includes source for everything except the GUI Client, which is available below.
See the <a href = "README">README</a> and the
<a href = "http://users.emulab.net/trac/emulab/wiki/InstallDocs">
online installation documentation</a>.
</li><p>
<li> <a href="/downloads/emulab-080630.tar.gz">
Emulab network testbed software</a>,
Version 4.9.0, released June 30, 2008.
Includes source for everything except the GUI Client, which is available below.
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