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We are excited to announce that ClearOS 7.4 has been released. Your edition of ClearOS should be or has already been updated. As this release contains a new kernel, it is advised that you restart your machine during a service window in order to apply the new kernel. Changes to ClearOS since the release of 7.3 include:

ClearOS Marketplace:

Microsoft SQL Server app
Wordpress (Beta) app
Kapano app (Zarafa Replacement) (https://www.clearos.com/resources/documentation/clearos/content:en_us:7_kb_zarafa_to_kopano_upgrade)
PHP Engine app
LetsEncrypt (imminent)
Dynamic Firewall (imminent)
2-Factor Authentication for Webconfig (imminent)

ClearOS Platform Improvements:

Backend SSSD improvements
OpenLDAP improvements such as LMDB improvements
Samba updates disable NTLMv1
Improved backend Clustering support
SSL/TLS certificate verification for HTTP client by default in Python
Improvements to Perl modules
NFS server now support limited copy-offload. Settings consolidated in nfs.conf.
Improvements to support of Intel PCH devices
RAID chunk size support in Anaconda
Anaconda now support IPoIB interfaces
Improvements to Anaconda Kickstart parameters
NVMe driver updated
Better random number generation support in kernel
Improved kernel support for switch and virtual switch processes
Framework for ‘usbguard’ to prevent access to unauthorized USB devices
Improvements to openssh and openssl
Improvements to libreswan
LVM support for RAID level takeover and reshaping which allows for conversion between RAID types and RAID parameters
Backend Certificate improvements

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Please report any issues with the Community, Home, or Business (if using a self support license) Release to the forums in this thread or a new thread that indicates the issue in relation to 7.4. Users of ClearOS Business with qualified support (Gold and Platinum) please report issues in a ClearCare support ticket. Much of the backend engineering makes significant changes to the kernel in preparation to the modernization that will take place in ClearOS 8. Some marketplace apps listed in this list will appear within a short period after the release.
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    Saturday, December 16 2017, 09:34 AM - #Permalink
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    The current version is in /etc/clearos-release or Webconfig > Reports > Performance and Resources > System Report. If you installed anything in the 7.x line and have automatic updates, it should have upgraded itself to 7.4 plus all the minor updates as well (so, for example you should now have app-certificate-manager-2.4.6-1.v7 which was released on Thursday).

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    Saturday, December 16 2017, 09:32 AM - #Permalink
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    Nick Howitt wrote:

    7.4 s definitely ready. If you try to install 7.3 it will update itself to 7.4 anyway. I'll mention the website issue when I next speak to the devs.

    Its my bad I just saw you mentioned it will upgrade itself automatically.
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    Saturday, December 16 2017, 09:13 AM - #Permalink
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    Sorry, but how/where can I check what version I am running, and can I upgrade it from the webmin? Or do I need to download the installation media again and reinstall the system?

    Thanks
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    Monday, December 11 2017, 08:02 AM - #Permalink
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    7.4 s definitely ready. If you try to install 7.3 it will update itself to 7.4 anyway. I'll mention the website issue when I next speak to the devs.
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    Monday, December 11 2017, 04:05 AM - #Permalink
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    Geekzilla wrote:


    2- Is version 7.4 ready for use? (I'm not seeing in the website downloads section, only version 7.3).



    As per my post https://www.clearos.com/clearfoundation/social/community/latest-7-3-iso-invalid-checksum#answer I found that the iso is definitely 7.4 but the site still lists it as 7.3 and the checksum belongs to neither!
    Nick Howitt has posted a link in that discussion to the mirror where you can both download the iso and checksum info. Here is the link again for you
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    Sunday, December 10 2017, 11:52 PM - #Permalink
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    Hello there! I've got a couple of questions,

    1- Is the bandwidth app (the advanced one, where you can set bandwidth per ir) working? I've being doing some tests with version 7.4 and it's just not working. I even trying replicating my old 5.2 rules (and they work like a charm) but no luck.

    2- Is version 7.4 ready for use? (I'm not seeing in the website downloads section, only version 7.3).

    * I'm doing the bandwidth tests using virtual machines, maybe that's the issue, but I wanna make sure.

    Thanks for any help folks.
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    Wednesday, November 29 2017, 01:52 PM - #Permalink
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    Nick Howitt wrote:

    I replied to your other post, but no, and I don't know how I got your name as ghendo! Sorry!

    All good it was my bad I realised I was displaying as ghendo and decided to display my full name to be more personal on the forum.
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    Wednesday, November 29 2017, 09:54 AM - #Permalink
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    I replied to your other post, but no, and I don't know how I got your name as ghendo! Sorry!
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    Wednesday, November 29 2017, 09:05 AM - #Permalink
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    Nick Howitt wrote:

    Hi ghendo,
    There is no separate Business iso. The choice between Community, Home and Business is done in the first-run wizard in the Webconfig. If you've already installed Community and want to switch to Business, please post back and I'll dig out the instructions.


    Nick is there an upgrade path from 6.9 Community to 7.4 business?
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    Wednesday, November 29 2017, 08:17 AM - #Permalink
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    Hi ghendo,
    There is no separate Business iso. The choice between Community, Home and Business is done in the first-run wizard in the Webconfig. If you've already installed Community and want to switch to Business, please post back and I'll dig out the instructions.
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    Wednesday, November 29 2017, 03:15 AM - #Permalink
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    Where can I download the business iso?
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    Monday, November 06 2017, 08:58 PM - #Permalink
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    Hi Lex,
    I don't think it has made it to the marketplace yet, but it is available from the clearos-contribs repo. If you don't have it enabled a:
    yum install app-lets-encrypt --enablerepo=clearos-contribs
    should install it.
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    Monday, November 06 2017, 08:51 PM - #Permalink
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    Hi is there any time frame of when the letsencrypt app will be released? It's also no longer available in the testing repo.
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    Saturday, November 04 2017, 03:24 PM - #Permalink
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    Nick Howitt wrote:

    Hi Patrick, since the upgrade process is still manual, I do not see Kopano automatically replacing Zarafa, and the document also indicates you'd need to purchase Kopano first.


    Hi Nick,
    The update was pushed to my server last night by ClearOS (with a problem on de LDAP server) and Zarafa is still working.

    Still remains the question if ClearOS will supply a release like Home Edition with a Kopana license as we had with Zarafa (package deal)
    Now i've a home edition with a paid license and need to buy a extra license for Kopano.
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    Saturday, November 04 2017, 10:07 AM - #Permalink
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    Nick Howitt wrote:

    Hi Patrick, since the upgrade process is still manual, I do not see Kopano automatically replacing Zarafa, and the document also indicates you'd need to purchase Kopano first.


    No doubt this is the case nowdays. But Zarafa will become obsolete at one time. I would like to know if there is a plan to replace it with Kopano. AFAIK there's Kopano Community release available at kopano.io .
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    Saturday, November 04 2017, 09:23 AM - #Permalink
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    Hi Patrick, since the upgrade process is still manual, I do not see Kopano automatically replacing Zarafa, and the document also indicates you'd need to purchase Kopano first.
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    Friday, November 03 2017, 06:38 PM - #Permalink
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    If you do the update from 7.3 Home Edition, will you loose Zarafa and will it be replaced by Kopano? or can you still use Zarafa and can you choose later to update to Kopano
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    Friday, November 03 2017, 09:40 AM - #Permalink
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    Kopano Basic is still not a substitute for Zarafa Community in ClearOS 7 Home subscription. Can we expect this to happen anytime soon?
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    Sunday, October 22 2017, 03:22 PM - #Permalink
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    Thank you Nick and Peter. I'll install the app from the command line then.
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    Sunday, October 22 2017, 02:58 PM - #Permalink
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    Mansoor wrote:

    There is no option for choosing the PHP version for virtual hosts or flexshares. I searched the marketplace for "PHP Engine app" and found nothing. Am I missing something?


    Sorry, the app has not yet been approved for Marketplace and is only available via command line:

    yum install app-php-engines
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    Sunday, October 22 2017, 11:43 AM - #Permalink
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    Hi Mansoor,
    Doing a search shows app-php-engines in clearos-contribs. I'd need to check on a Community machine to see what is in the marketplace.
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    Saturday, October 21 2017, 09:51 PM - #Permalink
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    There is no option for choosing the PHP version for virtual hosts or flexshares. I searched the marketplace for "PHP Engine app" and found nothing. Am I missing something?
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    Saturday, October 21 2017, 08:48 AM - #Permalink
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    I should have added,

    If you use the kmod-r8168 or kmod-r8169 drivers, do not reboot until at least Saturday 21/10 as the drivers were missed in the original release and only made it to the repo on Friday. If you did reboot, please boot back to the old kernel. At you boot a screen comes up asking you to select the kernel to boot from. You get around 5 seconds to change to a different kernel before it boots with the current one. Once booted to the old kernel, your NICs will start working again. Run a "yum update" or leave for 24 hours and reboot back to the latest kernel.

    if you use any of these drivers and you have rebooted without them updating and have lost your NIC's, you can reboot to an older kernel. Then update to the drivers I have indicated and reboot again. At this point, you will no longer be able to boot to old kernels, but the new kernel will be fine.
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    Friday, October 20 2017, 09:57 PM - #Permalink
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    In the unlikely event anybody is still using any of the kmod drivers from my site (haven't advertised them in a long time now) - please follow the directions in Nick's append - https://www.clearos.com/clearfoundation/social/community/clearos-7-4-community-edition-released#reply-192411
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    Friday, October 20 2017, 09:07 PM - #Permalink
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    If anyone is using the following NIC drivers compiled by me:

    kmod-e100
    kmod-e1000e
    kmod-ne2k-pci
    kmod-via-rhine
    kmod-zd1211rw

    before you next reboot, please install the updated ones from here. The e1000e is probably not too important as it will revert to the stock driver. The other drivers must be updated or your NIC will stop working. Also note, that once you have updated the driver, the NIC will no longer work if you boot to an old kernel.

    Users of the kmod-r8168 and kmod-r8169 drivers are OK as the drivers will update themselves during the upgrade. ClearOS are now hosting them. You will also be able to boot to an older kernel but, if you do, the NICs will revert to using the built-in r8169 driver.

    Also, please note that this problem will repeat when ClearOS reverts to a stock kernel, but it will affect all users of ClearOS kmod NIC drivers.
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