Ubuntu 16.10 Server Arrives with OpenStack Newton, QEMU 2.6.1, and LXD 2.4.1

Using the same internals as Ubuntu 16.10 Desktop, the Server variant of the Yakkety Yak release includes the latest OpenStack release, Newton, which consists of OpenStack Identity – Keystone, OpenStack Imaging – Glance, OpenStack Block Storage – Cinder, OpenStack Compute – Nova, and OpenStack Networking – Neutron components. Other novelties included in the Ubuntu 16.10 Server release are LXD 2.4.1 pure-container hypervisor with support for AppArmor profile stacking and new network management features, libvirt 2.1 virtualization API, Open vSwitch 2.6 multilayer virtual switch, as well as QEMU 2.6.1 virtualization software with a backport to enable GPU Passthru for PowerPC 64 Little Endian (PPC64le) platforms.

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