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Release Date: March 1st, 2012
Release Time: 5:00pm Pacific
The focus of this release is:
Added bulk action functionality through the Dashboard UI.
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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 new inputs functionality allows you to group like inputs into categories such as Application, Monitoring, Database or DNS. Categories will be collapsible to show and hide information you would like to see. Use these features to only make the information visible that is important to you. Previously, inputs pages would differ slightly depending on where in the Dashboard you were viewing the inputs page. There is now a consistent look and feel for every inputs editing form. Also, missing inputs are now clearly identified, so inputs that are required for launch will be noticeably flagged.
New benefits include:
Collapsible view - collapse and expand categories and inputs to view or hide information.
If one or more of your server's inputs is set to "optional," and the input is in fact "required" for the RightScript to execute correctly, you may encounter one of the following scenarios:
Scenario 2: The server or array has missing inputs that are optional. This may cause the server or array to become launchable after the release, but may strand depending on usage of missing inputs.
Solution: Check all of the optional RightScript inputs used by the script(s) that are failing and verify that their values are suitable, especially those whose values are "No value/Ignore" or "Missing." If you conclude that some inputs are actually "required" and are working with HEAD RightScripts, you should edit the offending RightScripts and mark those inputs as "required." If working with committed RightScript revisions, you can simply ensure a value is provided for all deployments/servers.
Last release, we introduced a Dashboard UI bulk action feature with the ability to Update RightScripts across Multiple ServerTemplates. With this release, we are adding to our UI bulk functionality by introducing the ability to update the revision of a ServerTemplate on multiple servers at once. This can be done on running or non-running servers by selecting which revision of ServerTemplate (as well as its associated MCIs) you would like to update. Instead of performing this action on one server at a time, you may now update as many servers as you wish at once. For more information, see Update a ServerTemplate Revision on Multiple Servers.
There is a new filtering option in the MultiCloud Marketplace. Under "Advanced Options," you have the ability to search by cloud vendor, including public and private clouds. This allows you to search for assets associated with a specific cloud. For more information, see MultiCloud Marketplace.
You can now share ServerTemplates with your account groups in API 1.5. If you operate multiple accounts, this will allow you to maintain golden ServerTemplates in one account, then programatically push a particular revision of each ServerTemplate to your other accounts. Note that if your ServerTemplate uses a private image, you will have to make sure the private image is also shared with the other account through the cloud API. For more information, see API 1.5 Reference.
When importing a macro, the required RightScale assets will be automatically imported into the user's account, including the ServerTemplates. The previous behavior consisted of automatically importing the assets when the macro was executed. For users that have imported a macro before the migration but have yet to run it, no action needs to be taken; when running the macro for the first time after the migration, the required assets will be imported automatically. For more information, see Macros.
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