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2.15 Release Notes

Highlighted Functions and Changes in Behavior


Operating System Support

Highlighted Changes

  • No KITs support on RHEL 8.0 or above.

  • conserver is no longer shipped in xcat-dep. It is replaced by goconserver.

xCAT Documentation

xCAT documentation is hosted on ReadTheDocs:

Download xCAT

Test Environment

Hardware Platform and Operating Systems which have been verified:

Hardware Platform Operating System
IBM Power System AC922 RHEL 8.0
IBM Power System AC922 RHEL-Alt 7.6
IBM Power System AC922 Ubuntu 18.04.2
IBM Power S822LC for HPC RHEL 8.0
IBM Power S822LC for HPC RHEL 7.6
IBM Power S822LC for HPC Ubuntu 16.04.5
IBM Power S822LC for HPC Ubuntu 18.04.2
IBM Power S822LC for HPC SLES 12.3
iDataPlex M4 DX360 RHEL 8.0
iDataPlex M4 DX360 RHEL 7.6
iDataPlex M4 DX360 Ubuntu 16.04.5
iDataPlex M4 DX360 Ubuntu 18.04.2
iDataPlex M4 DX360 SLES 12.3

Issues Resolved

Restrictions and Known Issues

Issue #5121 rspconfig failed to set BMC ip etc in some specific condition



  • Oct 22, 2010: xCAT 2.5 released.
  • Apr 30, 2010: xCAT 2.4 is released.
  • Oct 31, 2009: xCAT 2.3 released. xCAT's 10 year anniversary!
  • Apr 16, 2009: xCAT 2.2 released.
  • Oct 31, 2008: xCAT 2.1 released.
  • Sep 12, 2008: Support for xCAT 2 can now be purchased!
  • June 9, 2008: xCAT breaths life into (at the time) the fastest supercomputer on the planet
  • May 30, 2008: xCAT 2.0 for Linux officially released!
  • Oct 31, 2007: IBM open sources xCAT 2.0 to allow collaboration among all of the xCAT users.
  • Oct 31, 1999: xCAT 1.0 is born!
    xCAT started out as a project in IBM developed by Egan Ford. It was quickly adopted by customers and IBM manufacturing sites to rapidly deploy clusters.
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