What's new in IBM Cloud Pak for Integration 2021.4.1

Find out about new features and improvements in IBM Cloud Pak® for Integration.

New features

Cloud Pak for Integration version 2021.4.1 adds the following enhancements and new capabilities:

  • Event Endpoint Management supports usage-based deployment

    You can now deploy Event Endpoint Management with a usage-based license, where usage is tracked and charged by the number of API calls handled by Event Endpoint Management. If you have a standalone Event Gateway Service outside of your Cloud Pak for Integration cluster, you can also configure the gateway to report usage to the IBM License Service.

  • Event Streams includes the following updates:

    • Event Streams 11.0.1 includes Kafka release 3.1.0, and supports the use of all Kafka interfaces.
    • Event Streams 11.0.1 introduces support for renewing certificate authority (CA) certificates and keys for an existing deployment.
    • Event Streams 11.0.0 includes Kafka release 3.0.0, and supports the use of all Kafka interfaces.
    • Event Streams 11.0.0 introduces support for Kafka Bridge and OAuth.
    • Event Streams version 10.5.0 includes Kafka release 2.8.1, and supports the use of all Kafka interfaces.
    • Event Streams 10.5.0 introduces support for Linux on IBM Power Systems.
    • The previous registry in Event Streams was deprecated in version 10.1.0 and is not an available option for schemas in Event Streams version 10.5.0 and later. Use the open-source Apicurio Registry included in Event Streams version 10.1.0 and later to manage schemas.
  • New flow-generation feature in Automation assets

    IBM Automation foundation assets (Automation assets) now provides a new AI-based feature for use with App Connect Designer. This feature generates a flow that reveals the contents of a given asset when you describe an integration scenario in English natural language. For more information, see Generating flows by describing your scenario.

  • Enhancements for API test generation:
    These enhancements include:
    • Reduced time for test setup and take-down.
    • Ranking the top three test cases by API call occurrences and completeness of test case coverage.
    • IBM’s Watson AI offering using more of the available real-world data to build test cases, to reduce development time and improve the efficiency of testing.
  • Additional support for deployment on Linux on IBM Z Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) engines.
    • Automation assets and application integration (App Connect) Designer can now be deployed on Linux on IBM Z hardware.
  • New support for deployment of capabilities on Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Power
    These capabilities are supported for deployment on Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Power systems:
    • Messaging (MQ and MQ Advanced)
    • Application integration (App Connect)
    • Event Streams
    • Platform UI (Platform Navigator)
  • License Usage Management

    The new License Usage Management feature measures your organization's IBM software license and license deployment data and displays it to a dashboard on IBM Software Central. This integrated feature:

    • Deploys and configure a Red Hat OpenShift Certified Operator from the Red Hat Marketplace to submit usage data for visualization.
    • Identifies both containerized and VM-based IBM software deployments.
    • Provides customized tagging of license deployments for specific departments and projects.

Documentation updates

This release includes a number of improvements to the Cloud Pak for Integration guide:

New releases of Cloud Pak for Integration capabilities

This release of Cloud Pak for Integration includes the following updates to capabilities:

For information about previous releases, see the Cloud Pak for Integration documentation.

System requirements

Known issues

For known issues and workarounds, see IBM Cloud Pak for Integration - Known Limitations.