Release Date: Nov 9, 2010
Reminder: ServerTemplates and RightScripts are typically released 3-7 days after the new release of the RightScale Cloud Management Platform. See the ServerTemplate and MultiCloud Images Release Notes.
Release Date: Nov 9, 2010
Release Time: 9:00pm Pacific
Description: The focus of this release is:
Please read the release notes in their entirety for a more exhaustive understanding of what comprises this release.
Note: Any numbers in parentheses below are for internal RightScale use only. Please ignore them, they are simply tracking numbers.
- Disclaimer -
The following new features have been added to the RightScale Cloud Management Platform. Be sure to read the documentation, follow best practice principles, and thoroughly test any new functionality before making any changes to your production deployment.
The Design > MultiCloud Marketplace > Your Imports page reveals overview and detailed information for all RightScale components (ServerTemplates, RightScripts, MultiCloud Images and Macros) that have been imported from the MultiCloud Marketplace to your local view. You can also easily discover published bug fixes and feature enhancements available to ServerTemplates that you use. To learn more, see About Your Imports. (bl-10757)
There is a new Billing Preferences tab under the Account -> Settings screen, for accounts that possess the 'Admin' User Role. By default, all accounts can see billing estimates on both the Usage Estimate Report and the Dashboard Overview page. By enabling the 'Billing Admin-only' feature, only users with 'Admin' or 'Billing' roles will see this information. To learn more see Enable Admin-only Billing. (bl-11845)
The Dashboard now supports federated login through OpenID. RightScale users can log into the Dashboard using an OpenID provider instead of their password. This feature is currently beta, and does not yet include automated account provisioning. Note that this now enables the use of multi-factor authentication (MFA) through 3rd-party identity providers like Verisign. Please contact your RightScale Account Representative if you are interested in using Single Sign On and providing feedback as part of the beta. (az-14391)
Changes to the software are listed here. Changes usually refer to enhancements to existing features, minor UI changes, additional logging or messaging, etc.
The 'Run Any Script' on a Deployment functionality has been improved. There is an intermediary page where you can filter by a Server's Nickname, the ServerTemplate it uses, or by machine tags prior to making the selection of what Servers to run the selected RightScript against. Based on the result set of the filters you choose you can also select "all on page", "none" or "all Number#" (where Number# is the total number of Servers in the result set. This is only displayed if pagination is involved in the Servers result set). Note: This new functionality applies to Servers only, not Server Arrays. Click here to learn more. (gr-12844)
There is now an updated look and feel to the left column, including new customizable bookmark features:
You can now customize your QuickMonitoring graphs in the left column. Thumbnail graphs can now be added, renamed, dragged, and rearranged. (gr-14670)
Previously, when a ServerTemplate was cloned and privately shared, the lineage was broken and additional reporting was not possible. The Dashboard can now continue to report metering information even in this scenario. This will prove beneficial for ISVs who can receive income based on continued metering. This scenario is best explained by an example:
Previously in this scenario the lineage would have been broken and the initial publisher would not possess the ability to receive payment for their work. Now, the lineage is tracked. Important: At Step #2 in the above process there is a warning message that makes it very clear the publisher of the original ServerTemplate (A) will continue to track the ServerTemplate's lineage. In summary, all users (with 'publisher' user role privileges) can publish RightScale components to the MultiCloud Marketplace. If they don't have publishing capabilities for their account they can only publish publicy, not to Account Groups and hence they can't receive payment for their work. See ISV Customer Usage Report to learn more. (bl-12882)
The Usage Estimate Report is more accurate with respect to pricing of reserved instances. Accounts with reserved instances will see several new rows of information in the report and the reserved instance rate will be reflected on the total dollar usage. Similarly the monthly and prior month usage also reflects the reserved instance pricing (Manage > Deployments > Servers and Dashboard Overview pages). Note: Although the mentioned reports reflect the more accurate pricing, the current runrate and projection do not have reserved instances calculated. They still use the same on-demand pricing scheme. (bl-13601)
Previously, if a ServerTemplate that had a EULA was included in a Macro, the user would not be required to accept the EULA when running the Macro. Now, all EULAs for included ServerTemplates are required to be accepted by the end user running the Macro.
The following bugs are user facing and have been resolved in this release. However this is not an exhaustive list, and if you are interested in a particular issue that is not shown here, please contact customer support.
Previously, when a server's alert condition was edited and saved, the following page would render incorrectly. (gr-7936w)
When navigating to the settings in an API server, an internal error would occur. (8031)
During a new user Sign-up, users choose an SSH Key they would like to use from a list. However, the user would be assigned the first available SSH Key on the list, regardless of the user's selection. (7403)
When a head revision of a RightScript would get committed, the version number would not change accordingly to the corresponding Library_object. (7888)
Images would appear broken when the title of the SSH Key contained spaces. (7830)
The SSH Console button was previously being prematurely displayed for servers using an EIP. Now this button will not be displayed until the EIP association is complete. (gr-6652w)
The Sketchy ID was displaying incorrectly in the info tab for v4 servers. The RightScale Dashboard now displays a Sketchy host and ID in the Info tab of a server. (gr-7598w)
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