Citrix CloudPlatform (powered by Apache CloudStack) version 3.0.3  is now available. This minor release includes advances in Amazon Compatibility, High Availability, XenServer Management, support for Cisco Nexus 1000v and more.

As Citrix CloudPlatform expands its dominant reach as the IaaS cloud orchestration solution of choice in large service provider clouds into enterprise cloud computing, this minor release provides some key features and enhancements to meet those users needs.  Expanding at over 100 net new open source CloudStack clouds per week since Citrix contributed the code to the Apache Software Foundation, CloudStack and the commercial Citrix CloudPlatform are being proven in many enterprise cloud environments from Fortune 500 to Web 2.0 and Education.  Check out the new features in CloudPlatform 3.0.3 and be sure to test drive them by downloading the latest code or contacting Citrix Sales

Overview of Major New Features
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Secure Console Access on XenServer
With the addition of Secure Console feature in CloudPlatform 3.0.3, users can now securely access the VM consoles on the XenServer hypervisor.

Stopped VM
CloudStack now supports creating a VM without starting it on the backend.

Uploading an Existing Volume to a Virtual Machine
Existing data can now be made accessible to a virtual machine. This is called uploading a volume to the VM. For example, this is useful to upload data from a local file system and attach it to a VM.

Dedicated High-Availability Hosts
One or more hosts can now be designated for use only by high-availability (HA) enabled VMs that are restarted due to a host failure.

Enhanced Support for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud API
Fidelity with the EC2 API and the installation experience for this functionality are both enhanced.

Support for Cisco Nexus 1000v
In addition to standard vSwitch, CloudStack now supports Cisco Nexus 1000v for virtual network configuration in VMware vSphere deployments.


More Information

Release Notes –
http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX133612

Full Documentation –
http://support.citrix.com/product/cs/v3.0/doc/