Foreman 1.10.0-RC2 available for testing

The second release candidate for Foreman 1.10.0 is now available,
which fixes a few important issues found in RC1:

  • RPMs now all GPG signed with 1.10 key
  • Smart proxy plugins work with the "RC" version suffix
  • Installer sets up smart proxy DNS providers correctly

plus other small regressions and general bug fixes.

We'll almost certainly be doing a third RC in about two weeks as
further fixes are in progress, but now is a good time to be testing,
either by installing a new instance or upgrading a test server.

Thanks to everybody who's helped us by filing, investigating and
fixing issues so far.

Headline features

··· ================= A new button to rebuild DNS, DHCP and TFTP configs has been added to the UI and API, which will help in cases where records have been lost due to server rebuilds or other issues.

More detailed host statuses are available, with an extensible
mechanism for plugins to be able to add to the green/yellow/red status
shown on the host list and dashboard.

Lots of host and host group cloning enhancements and fixes are present
in this release, so virtual machine details, Puppet class associations
and more are copied correctly, among other improvements.

Creating hosts with host groups, but changing and unsetting certain
inherited attributes has become easier with new “inherit” buttons.
Similarly, passwords already saved can be removed now.

The smart proxy DNS module has been overhauled, and is now extensible.
New PowerDNS and Route 53 plugins are available already!

Parameter management has seen a few improvements, particularly in the
Puppet class edit form. The host and host group parameters tabs have
improved tooltips and layout fixes to improve readability.

A full list of the changes in Foreman 1.10 is in our release notes, and
we’ll continue documenting the new features in the coming weeks:

Upgrading or installing

When upgrading, follow these instructions and please take note of any
known issues, we’ll update the manual if they arise.

If you’re installing a new test instance, follow the quickstart:

Packages may be found in the 1.10 directories on both
and, and tarballs are on

The GPG key used for RPMs and tarballs has the following fingerprint:
9EFD 673A 649D 77F5 C615 44AC C1B2 621D BE67 E9DA
(Foreman :: Security)

Bug reporting

If you come across a bug in your testing, please file it and note the
version of Foreman that you’re using in the report.

Foreman: Foreman
Proxy: Foreman

Dominic Cleal