Foreman 1.7.0-RC2 now available for testing

Today we make the second release candidate for Foreman 1.7 available,
which fixes a number of issues found by folks testing RC1. This will
likely become the 1.7.0 release in a week or so.

All help is appreciated to ensure our dot-zero release is solid, either
installing a new instance or upgrading a test server. Thanks to
everybody who's provided feedback so far.

Foreman Discovery 1.4.1 will also be released in the next day to fix an
issue with IP addresses being set to from fact imports on
Foreman 1.7. This update will be available from our plugin repos.

Headline features

··· ================= Foreman 1.7 features a handful of exciting enhancements to smart class parameters, providing better control over default values and merging of values across matchers.

A new build review page helps you check for common errors when switching
a host into build mode, such as template rendering problems.

Networking has been a big focus over the past few months, with support
for specifying bonds, VLANs and aliased interfaces on a host, importing
them from facts and using that information in provisioning templates and
via the ENC.

Two existing features have been moved into plugins, so they can be
developed outside of Foreman’s release cycle. If you’re using the
Rundeck integration, you should install the foreman_host_rundeck plugin,
and if you’re using the Chef Proxy feature then install the
smart_proxy_chef plugin to replace it.

This also marks the end of Debian 6 (Squeeze) support, and Ruby 1.8.7 in
the Foreman application (not the proxy or installer).

Much more information about the changes in Foreman 1.7 is available in
our release notes:

Upgrading or installing

When upgrading, follow these instructions and please take note of the
known issues and warnings (especially Ubuntu 12.04 users):

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

Packages may be found in the 1.7 directories on both and, and tarballs are on

The GPG key used for RPMs and tarballs has the following fingerprint:
730A 9338 F93E E729 2EAC 2052 4C25 8BD4 2D76 2E88
(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
Installer: Foreman

Dominic Cleal
Red Hat Engineering