Platform9 2.2 Release Notes

Platform9 Release 2.2 comes with a slew of new features, and enhancements, including:

1. Entirely new User Experience

With this release, the Platform9 Clarity UI gets a complete facelift. Share your feedback with us about what you think of the new look at feel.

2. High Availability and Load Balancing for Glance Image Service

The Platform9 Glance image service now supports high availability and load balancing within a region to support large scale production workloads.

More details about this feature can be found here.

3. Murano Application Catalog

Platform9 deployments now include a full-featured Murano application catalog. The catalog allows developers or administrators to create new application templates based on OpenStack Heat and upload them to the catalog. End users can then perform 1-click deployment of applications into their environment.

More details about this feature can be found here.

 

4. Software-defined Networking with VMware NSX (beta)

Platform9 Managed OpenStack for VMware now provides out of box integration with VMware NSX via OpenStack Neutron. This feature is currently in Beta - contact support@platform9.com if you'd like to try it out!

 

5. Enhancements for Managed Kubernetes

- Secured cluster control plane
- Kubernetes API is now available via HTTPS only.
- All cluster components perform mutual TLS authentication.
- Support for using separate networks for the cluster control and data
planes
- This support is not yet available through the UI and requires the
Managed Kubernetes CLI. For more information, please contact your
Platform9 Customer Representative.
- Cluster connectivity validation
- Before a host joins a cluster as a master or worker, we verify the
network connectivity requirements for the cluster control and data
planes.
- For details on the requirements, please see our [Managed Kubernetes
Pre-Requisites](https://platform9.com/support/managed-container-cloud-requirements-checklist/)

6. Bug fixes and product improvements

This release also contains a number of performance optimizations and bug-fixes that should result in a better user experience for your Platform9 cloud platform!

 

Known Issues:

1. KVM redhat 6.x specific (centos/sl)
With the old versions of glibc-common package, there is a known issue with using nova-compute for filesystem data injection during instance creation. This will not fail the instance creation operation, but data injection will not be successful on such hosts. This is because nova-compute service relies on the guestfs library which tries to read the /usr/sbin/tzdata-update file on the host which in older glibc-common packages had read permission only for root user.

Workaround:

To resolve this issue, we grant read access to this host file as part of hypervisor role authorization on hosts with operating system based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

For Centos 6.x hosts, the latest glibc-common package (version 2.12-1.192.el6) from Centos 6.8 package repository already has this fix, but if you don’t have the latest version, please make sure that you retain the read permission on this file for all users.

For Scientific Linux 6.x hosts, the fix in glibc-common package has not yet been made available to the sl 6.x package repository and hence if you update this package on the host outside of Platform9, please reset the file permissions to allow read access to all users.

2. If you have deployed an application that calls the Kubernetes API server and uses a Kubernetes Service Account, the upgrade will invalidate the tokens your application uses to authenticate itself with the API server. Please see our support article for instructions on refreshing the tokens.

3. If you run CentOS or RHEL 7, please see (our instructions for optimizing storage and ensuring connectivity)[https://platform9.com/support/preparing-centos-7-system-running-containers/].


 


September 10, 2016