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Apache CloudStack LTS Release

Ivet Petrova

The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache® CloudStack® v4.18.

Apache CloudStack is a 4.18 LTS release with 300+ new features, improvements, and bug fixes since 4.17, including 19 major new features. Some of the highlights include:

  • Edge Zones

  • Autoscaling

  • Managed User Data

  • Two-Factor Authentication Framework

  • Support for Time-based OTP (TOTP) Authenticator

  • Volume Encryption

  • SDN Integration – Tungsten Fabric

  • Ceph Multi Monitor Support

  • API-Driven Console Access

  • Console Access Security Improvements

  • New Global settings UI

  • Configurable MTU for VR

  • Adaptative Affinity Groups

  • Custom DNS Servers for Networks

  • Improved Guest OS Support Framework

  • Support for Enterprise Linux 9

  • Networker Backup Plugin for KVM Hypervisor

  • Custom Quota Tariffs

  • Secure VNC for KVM


The full list of new features can be found in the project release notes at:

The CloudStack documentation includes upgrade instructions from previous versions of Apache CloudStack, and can be found at:

The official installation, administration and API documentation for each of the releases are available on our documentation page:


The official source code for the release can be downloaded from our downloads page:

In addition to the official source code release, individual contributors have also made convenience binaries available on the Apache CloudStack download page, and can be found at: