4.173. matahari

Updated matahari packages that fix multiple bugs and add various enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The matahari packages provide a set of APIs for operating system management that are exposed to remote access over the Qpid Management Framework (QMF).

Bug Fixes

BZ#688193
Prior to this update, the matahari services agent could not monitor the status of a system service. As a consequence, matahari could not be used in high-availability (HA) environments where status monitoring is a requirement. With this update, the user of the services agent can specify the frequency for the status check and the matahari services agent can now provide service health information for applications such as HA.
BZ#714249
Prior to this update, the wrong CPU core count was returned when requesting the CPU core count from the matahari host agent. With this update, matahari and the supporting library, sigar, have been modified to ensure that the core count is not improperly affected by hyperthreading support. Now, the expected CPU core count is returned.
BZ#729063
Prior to this update, the host agent included only time related metadata when producing heartbeat events. As a consequence, it was problematic to associate heartbeat events with the host they originated from, especially in logs. With this update, the heartbeat events produced by the Host agent include the hostname and the hardware's Universally Unique Identifier (UUID) as additional metadata. Now, it is easier to associate the host agent heartbeat events with the host they originated from.
BZ#732498
Prior to this update, the data address for matahari QMF objects was inconsistent. As a consequence, the data address for some agents was the class name, for others it was a UUID. This update uses consistently the class name as the data address. Now, the data address across all matahari agents is consistent.

Enhancements

BZ#663468
Prior to this update, matahari only supported IBM eServer xSeries 366, AMD64 and Intel 64 architectures. This update adds support for PowerPC and IBM System z architectures as a Technology Preview.
BZ#688181
This update adds support for QMF to allow for kerberos authentication.
BZ#688191
With this update, matahari includes an agent for system configuration to support updating the system configuration with both puppet and augeas.
BZ#735419
Prior to this update, users could only specify a hostname or IP address. As a consequence, a dynamically updated list of brokers to connect to was not provided. With this update, matahari supports querying for DNS SRV records to determine the broker, or the list of brokers to connect to. Now administrators can use DNS SRV to control where matahari agents connect to.
All users of matahari are advised to install these packages, which fix these bugs and add these enhancements.
Updated matahari packages that fix one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The matahari packages provide a set of APIs for operating system management that are exposed to remote access over the Qpid Management Framework (QMF).

Bug Fix

BZ#806766
Qpid APIs using the libpidclient and libqpidcommon libraries are not application binary interface (ABI) stable. These dependencies have been removed so that Qpid rebuilds do not affect the matahari packages.
All users of matahari are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix this bug.