On 29 April the new Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Long Term Support) (codename Lucid) was released. The old LTS 8.04 (codename Hardy) will be maintained for the next 3 years.
The goal is to have all VMs running Lucid by the end of the year. This page will be the place to keep track of progress, features and issues.

It might be worth reinstalling hosts instead of upgrading, because upgrading will prevent certain new features from being introduced (for instance the GRUB2 bootloader, ext4 filesystems, etc). Also, the old VMs are created from templates that were designed two years ago. If we put some effort into a well designed Lucid template, newly installed VMs will look very similar, which is good for maintenance.

extra packages from the default install:

vim iptables ipcalc screen ldap-auth-config man nagios-plugins-basic nmap rsync tcpdump wget strace subversion