IBM UrbanCode Velocity 2.6 delivers enhanced capabilities to advance your organization's DevOps practices through value stream management, release orchestration, and insights managementIBM Canada Software Announcement A22-0398
May 31, 2022
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IBM® UrbanCode® Velocity enables value stream management, pipeline orchestration, and near real-time analytics to help DevOps teams visualize work and the creation of value as development proceeds from idea to client.
UrbanCode Velocity 2.6 is designed to accelerate DevOps practices, promoting, and integrating value stream management within your organization's development environment. Value stream management is a core business practice that aggregates, analyzes, and displays data from multiple tools to optimize software development and delivery initiatives and resources. Essential to DevOps transformation, it helps improve the flow of value to your organization, while managing and monitoring the process-wide software delivery lifecycle. By identifying and examining these value streams and measuring software delivery success, teams can put more focus on the processes that are effective and gain insights that enable better decision making.
New in version 2.6
Release and deployment plans:
- Performance and responsiveness are enhanced for better usage.
- Task approvals require authentication. Approval requests initiated from a deployment plan can now require authentication before approve and deny status is passed.
- Performance improvements. On Kubernetes and Red Hat® OpenShift®, the responsiveness, stability, and performance
across UrbanCode Velocity are improved
for better separation of the underlying microservice architecture.
Note: This change does not affect Docker-Compose. Docker-Compose is used only for nonproduction usage.
- Increased RabbitMQ stability. This stability improvement increases the responsiveness of pipeline and deployment plan deployments. Performance is optimised for IBM UrbanCode Deploy and Jenkins deployments, but other types of deployments can see improvements.
- Support for MongoDB 4.4.
- Installation of MongoDB 4.2 with Docker-Compose installation method.
- Support for IBM Common Licensing V9.0, formerly known as Rational® License Key Server.
Plug-ins and framework:
- The following plug-ins are added:
- GitHub actions
- Dependabot plug-in
- Snyk plug-in
- Planview LeanKit plug-in
- Micro Focus Fortify and Octane plug-ins
- The following plug-ins are enhanced:
- Jira plug-in updated with improved polling logic
- GitHub plug-in updated with improved polling logic
- WhiteSource plug-in updated with changed scheduling type
Depreciation or removal:
- MongoDB 4.0 is no longer supported. Your teams must check system requirements for the latest supported versions.
- Offline installation file no longer includes MongoDB. Users must download MongoDB manually and make it accessible for the Docker-Compose installation.
- Kubernetes and Red Hat OpenShift users must continue to manage their MongoDB installation separately.
- On-line installs are not affected.
- Red Hat OpenShift template Install method is replaced with Helm, a Kubernetes deployment tool that is used for automating creation, packaging, configuration, and deployment of applications and services to Kubernetes clusters.
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May 31, 2022
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