What's new in Version 184.108.40.206
Get a quick overview of what's added, changed, improved, or deprecated in this release.
IBM® Cloud Private Version 220.127.116.11 introduces the following new features or enhancements:
IBM Cloud Private Version 18.104.22.168 is now upgraded to use Kubernetes Version 1.9.1. For more information about the features that are introduced in Kubernetes 1.9.1, see https://github.com/kubernetes/sig-release/blob/master/releases/release-1.9/release-notes-draft.md .
IBM Cloud Private now supplies Docker packages for most of the supported operating systems and platforms. These Docker packages are available for manual installation on boot nodes and automatic installation on cluster nodes. See Using the supplied IBM Cloud Private Docker packages.
Cluster management from the IBM Cloud Private management console
You can now perform the following functions from the IBM Cloud Private management console:
- Create and manage Secrets. See Managing Secrets.
- Create and manage ReplicaSets. See Managing ReplicaSets.
- Remove images. See Removing an image from the console.
- Change image scope. See Changing the image scope from the management console.
- Upgrade and rollback Helm release versions. See Managing Helm releases.
- Load and deploy brokers as Helm charts. See Managing the service catalog resources with the management console in Managing service catalog resources for more information.
Cluster management from the IBM Cloud Private CLI
If you installed the IBM Cloud Private CLI, you can now perform the following functions:
- Add or remove worker nodes by using a cloud provider, such as VMware. See Adding or removing a worker node using a cloud provider to learn more.
TLS certificates are now needed to use the Helm CLI. See, Setting up the Helm CLI.
Role-based access control of resources
For IBM Cloud Private Version 22.214.171.124, the role-based access control of some resources such as Helm repository and charts are revised. Only the cluster administrator can add, remove, or synchronize Helm charts. See, Role-based access control.
Managing external cluster access
proxy_access_ip parameter values that were used in earlier versions of IBM Cloud Private are deprecated. Use the
proxy_lb_address parameters instead.
You can set IP addresses, fully-qualified domain names, or OpenStack floating IP addresses as the values of these parameters. See Customizing the cluster with the config.yaml file.
Cluster access URL
You can now customize the URL that you use to log in to the IBM® Cloud Private cluster management console. For more information, see Customizing the cluster access URL.
The super administrator is now called the cluster administrator.
Vulnerability Advisor is now GA
Use the Vulnerability Advisor to get security status for containers and images that are running in your IBM Cloud Private Cloud Native and IBM Cloud Private Enterprise edition clusters. See Vulnerability advisor.
- You can now secure your LDAP connection by using LDAP over SSL (LDAPS).
- You no longer need to disable SELinux on Red Hat Enterprise Linux nodes.
- You can now assign the cluster administrator role when you add a user to a team. The cluster administrator role allows an LDAP user to act as a cluster administrator.
- You can now add users or user groups from your LDAP directory to a team. You do not need to first import them into your IBM Cloud Private cluster.
You can now gather information about core, memory, and processor usage for subsets of your environment. These metrics can now be tracked by strategic namespace usage or deployment metadata management. Information that is collected can be used to manage billing for the cluster users, a practice that is commonly known as "chargeback." See Using the metering service to manage chargebacks.
More detailed reporting is also available with this release, as metrics are now collected at the container level and not the pod level.
The following new packages are available from the catalog:
- IBM Voice Gateway
- IBM Operational Decision Manager
- IBM Watson Compare and Comply: Element Classification
- IBM Event Streams
The following features are available as technology previews:
- Cluster federation - In multiple cluster environments, you can use a federation to deploy and manage common services across multiple Kubernetes clusters. See Working with multiple clusters (federation).
- Running kube-proxy in IP Virtual Server (IPVS) mode. See Manage kube-proxy by using IPVS.
Fixes and improvements
With the introduction of IBM Cloud Private Version 126.96.36.199, the following improvements and enhancements were made:
- Security fixes are implemented for management console authentication, image manager, and Kubernetes components.
- You can now access Helm Repositories in environments that use proxy servers.
IBM Cloud Private Cloud Foundry changes
For the details of changes to IBM Cloud Private Cloud Foundry, see What's new in IBM Cloud Private Cloud Foundry Version 188.8.131.52.
Kibana Helm chart removed from the public repository
Beginning March 8, 2019, the
ibmcom/ibm-icplogging-kibana was removed from the public repository in the IBM Cloud Private Catalog. The Kibana instance is installed automatically, and can be enabled. See Kibana for more information.
Moved Helm charts
ibmcom/ibm-icploggingchart was moved from the public repository to the
ibmcom/ibm-icpmonitoringchart was moved from the public repository to the
With the introduction of IBM Cloud Private Version 184.108.40.206, the following package versions changed:
- Kubernetes is upgraded from Version 1.8.3 to Version 1.9.1.
- Alert manager component is upgraded from Version 0.8.0 to Version 0.13.0.
- Calico is upgraded from Version 2.4.1 to Version 2.6.6.
- Calicoctl is upgraded from Version 1.4.0 to Version 1.6.3.
- Calico/cni is upgraded from Version 1.10.0 to Version 1.11.2.
- Grafana is upgraded from Version 4.4.3 to Version 4.6.3.
- Helm is upgraded from Version 2.6.0 to Version 2.7.2.
- NGINX Ingress controller is upgraded from Version 0.9.0-beta.12 to Version 0.9.0.
- Prometheus is upgraded from Version 1.7.1 to Version 2.0.0.
- Service catalog is upgraded from Version 0.0.15 to Version 0.1.2.
- etcd is upgraded from Version 3.1.5 to Version 3.2.14.