Platform9 3.7 release notes

Platform9 Managed Kubernetes

1. Bug fixes

The following bugs have been resolved in the latest release of Platform9 Managed Kubernetes.

Platform9 Managed OpenStack

1. Neutron project upgraded to Pike release

OpenStack Neutron has been updated to the Pike release. This release brings a number of new features, critical bug fixes, and stability enhancements.

2. Telemetry services upgraded to Pike, and Panko introduced

Gnocchi, the time series database designed to store time series data generated by Ceilometer, has been updated to version 4.2.5.

OpenStack Telemetry projects (Ceilometer and Aodh) have been updated to the Pike release. This release also introduces support for the Panko project. Panko is a component of the OpenStack Telemetry project which provides scalable storage for event data generated by Ceilometer.

With the introduction of Panko, the Ceilometer API is now officially deprecated in Platform9 Managed OpenStack as of this 3.7 release. The Ceilometer API will be removed in a later release.
Users leveraging automation against Ceilometer are encouraged to migrate to the updated counterparts in aodh (alarms), Gnocchi (metrics), or Panko (events). Additionally, Heat Orchestration Templates leveraging auto-scaling should be updated to utilize the aodh alarm type.

3. Clarity allows booting Instances from volume by default

It is now possible to configure Clarity to default to booting instances from volume during Instance creation. Contact Platform9 if you would like to enable this setting.

4. Single sign-on support for SAML ECP (Enhanced Client or Proxy)

Platform9 now supports SAML authentication using the ECP (Enhanced Client or Proxy) standard, in addition to the previously supported WebSSO sign-in method. This allows non-browser clients (API/CLI) to authenticate with Platform9 using SAML authentication.

5. End-of-life for Ubuntu 14.04

Platform9 release 3.7 officially drops support for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS as a host operating system for nodes running Platform9 Managed OpenStack. Operators must deploy or upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS before being eligible to upgrade to Platform9 3.7.

6. Bug fixes

This release also contains a number of bug-fixes which should result in a better user experience for your Platform9 cloud platform! Some significant ones are listed below.

7. Known issues

8. Known limitations

August 31, 2018