Support for Google Compute Engine as a compute resource has been added.
Packages are unavailable in RC1 due to the late addition, but should follow. Since web-based VNC/SPICE console is popular, we have added possibility to set VNC password for libvirt and VMware resources which helps to integrate with VMs created outside Foreman too.
Brand new command-line interface for Foreman codenamed “Hammer” is introduced by this release.
The first version, which is released with Foreman 1.3, is not yet feature-complete and should be treated as a “preview”.
To install the new Foreman command line client, install package Support for Amazon EC2’s Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) feature has been added, allowing selection of VPC security groups when creating new hosts.
Placing the proxy on or near to the actual service will also help reduce latencies in large distributed organizations.
A new installer based on the kafo project is available.
Refer to the installation section of the manual for more information.In the default all-in-one setup, the smart-proxy is automatically registered in the Foreman UI, using the API during installation. The install module that manages Puppet was refactored, the puppet::server class is now top level.A Foreman installation will always contain a central foreman instance that is responsible for providing the Web based GUI, node configurations, initial host configuration files, etc.However, if the foreman installation supports unattended installations then other operations need to be performed to fully automate this process.The smart proxy manages remote services and is generally installed with all Foreman installations to allow for TFTP, DHCP, DNS, and Puppet, and the Puppet CA.A Smart-Proxy is located on or near a machine that performs a specific function and helps foreman orchestrate the process of commissioning a new host.