Parallels H-Sphere 3.5.1 Release Notes

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Parallels H-Sphere documentation is available at http://www.parallels.com/en/products/hsphere/docs.

1. Installing Parallels H-Sphere

2. Upgrading Parallels H-Sphere

3. Supported Operating Systems

4. What's New in Parallels H-Sphere 3.5.1

5. Contact Information


1. Installing Parallels H-Sphere

1.1 Installing Parallels H-Sphere Control Panel and *nix Servers

Pre-Installation:

Before installing H-Sphere 3.5.1:

Installation:

To install Parallels H-Sphere on Unix:

  1. Download Parallels H-Sphere 3.5.1 Installation/Update script available at http://download.hsphere.parallels.com/shiv/HS/releases/U35.0/U35.0P1/U35.0P1.

  2. Run the script with the install option:

    # sh U35.0P1 install

    Installation script will run in interactive mode.

  3. Follow instructions of the interactive installation wizard.

For more details on installing Parallels H-Sphere on Unix, refer to the H-Sphere Control Panel Installation Guide at http://hsphere.parallels.com/docs/3.5.1/installation/cp/html/index.htm.

Post-Installation:

1.2 Installing Parallels H-Sphere Winbox

Pre-Installation:

You can also refer to the Preparing Windows Server documentation.

Installation:

To install Parallels H-Sphere Winbox:

  1. In Control Panel, add proper physical and logical servers.

    For details, please refer to the Winbox Installation documentation.

  2. (Optional) If adding new Windows server to a NAT configured Parallels H-Sphere cluster, add this server IPs to the ~cpanel/shiva/psoft_config/ips-map.xml file.

  3. Download Parallels H-Sphere Windows HsCore and HsInstaller MSI packages for your OS:

  4. Run the downloaded HsCore installation package and follow the wizard's instructions.

  5. Run the downloaded HsInstaller installation package and follow the wizard's instructions.

  6. (Windows 2008 R2) Run the downloaded HsGeneralHosting_IIS75 installation package and follow the wizard's instructions.

  7. (Windows 2008 R2) Run the downloaded HsWeb_IIS75 installation package and follow the wizard's instructions.

Note: Some third-party Parallels H-Sphere services (like Miva or ColdFusion) will not be installed on the Windows server if the original software is absent on the box. First, install the third-party software, and then run the Update Wizard on this box again to install respective Parallels H-Sphere MSI packages (HSMiva, HSColdFusion, etc.).

2. Upgrading Parallels H-Sphere

This section instructs on how to upgrade Parallels H-Sphere to version 3.5.1 from the version 3.5.

Note: in case you have older H-Sphere version it will be needed to upgrade to 3.5 first.

If there are Winboxes in your H-Sphere environment, please address both the following sub-sections consequently.

2.1 Upgrading Parallels H-Sphere Control Panel and *nix Servers

Pre-upgrade:

  1. Make sure you have an up-to-date license.

Upgrade:

To upgrade Parallels H-Sphere on Unix:

  1. Download Parallels H-Sphere 3.5.1 Installation/Update script available at http://download.hsphere.parallels.com/shiv/HS/releases/U35.0/U35.0P1/U35.0P1.

  2. Run the script:

    # sh U35.0P1 update

    Installation script will run in interactive mode.

  3. Follow instructions of the interactive installation wizard.

For more details on installing Parallels H-Sphere on Unix, refer to Parallels H-Sphere Upgrade Guide at http://hsphere.parallels.com/docs/3.5.1/upgrade/html/index.htm.

Post-upgrade:

2.2 Upgrading Parallels H-Sphere Winbox

This section instructs on how to upgrade Parallels H-Sphere Windows software to version 3.5.1 from the version 3.5.

Before Update:

  1. Parallels H-Sphere 3.5.1 for Windows is not compatible with Parallels H-Sphere 3.3 and lower version. Before upgrading a Windows box to the newer version, make sure that the Control Panel of the same version is already installed on the CP server.
  2. Parallels H-Sphere 3.5.1 for Windows requires ASP.NET 2.0. Ensure that your server has ASP.NET 2.0 before upgrading Parallels H-Sphere.
  3. We currently do not recommend updating Parallels H-Sphere Winbox when there are 512 and more ColdFusion mappings on a Windows server (i.e., ColdFusion is turned on for more than 511 user domains).

Update:

To update Parallels H-Sphere Winbox:

  1. Update the Winbox from the Control Panel:

    1. Go to E.Manager > Update > Update Boxes.

    2. Select checkboxes of the servers you need to update.

    3. Click Start Update.

For details, refer to the Parallels H-Sphere Upgrade Guide at http://hsphere.parallels.com/docs/3.5.1/upgrade/html/index.htm.

3. Supported Operating Systems

This is a list of supported operating systems for Parallels H-Sphere 3.5.1.

4. What's new in Parallels H-Sphere 3.5.1

4.1 Changelog

Legend:     [+]  Added new features       [*]  Improvements       [-]  Fixes 

Windows

  1. [+]  ColdFusion 9 is supported.

Unix

  1. [+]  Updated Virtuozzo Support (new PVA API & Virtual Environment Templates).

  2. [*]  Updated BIND to 9.6-ESV-R5-P1.

  3. [*]  Updated ProFTPD to 1.3.3g.

  4. [-]  Fixed issue with sending wrong notifications after subdomain is created

Announcements

Parallels Hsphere will not support DNS bogon list (blackhole.conf) in the hsphere-bind package starting from the next 3.6 release.

5. Contact Information

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