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2012-09-06

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General Release Information

Release Date: September 6th, 2012

Release Time: 6:00pm Pacific

The focus of this release is:

  • New beta features and improvements to beta functionality
  • Various UI improvements

 

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Terminology:

  • alpha - Feature that has undergone simple testing and is expected to change, possibly significantly, before going into "beta" or "general availability." Recommended for early access to new features and prototyping of new deployments/architectures. Only eligible for limited technical support. Service Level Response times are not applicable to alpha software.
  • beta - Feature that has undergone significant testing and is not expected to significantly change before "general availability." Recommended for non-production deployments.
  • general availability - Feature that has undergone testing and field experience or is a minor upgrade from prior releases. Recommended for production upgrade after testing. 

 


New Features

- Disclaimer -

recently_intro_icon.gifThe 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.

 

Copy Alerts to All Instances in an Array

You can now apply alerts from an array to all of its current instances without having to relaunch the instances. You may also delete alerts from an array's active instances in bulk without having to relaunch or delete the alerts from each instance individually. For more information, see Copy Alerts to all Instances in an Array.

Send all Alerts to SNS

You now have the ability to export alert escalations to your ticketing system of choice. We will export all alert escalations on your account to an SNS Topic you specify. In SNS, you can re-format the alerts to be compatible with your ticketing system. For more information, see Send All Alert Escalations to SNS.

IP Whitelisting

RightScale now supports IP Whitelisting. From the IP Whitelists tab, located under Account Settings, a range of IP addresses can be set so only users within a set of specified IP address can access RightScale. This feature can be used by account administrators to enable access to RightScale through a company's IP. For more information, see Add an IP Whitelist Range.  

SQS Cloud Service UI (beta)

SQS Cloud Service is intended to represent a single queue and its corresponding properties, permission, and messages. This is an Amazon Web Service feature and, when connected to the RightScale Dashboard, makes creating and mangaging AWS SQS queues very simple. This is currently a beta feature, for more information see SQS Cloud Service Beta

Note: This is a new UI implementation of a currently supported feature. The older version will still be supported. For information on the older version, see Queues.

Support for Google Disks

We now support persistent disks on Google Compute Engine. For more information, see Create a Volume in Google and https://developers.google.com/compute/docs/disks.
 


Enhanced Features

Mandate an Account to Require Single Sign-On with SAML

Enhancements have been made to the public beta for Federated Identity. With the latest release, an account  can require that Single Sign-On is enabled to access a RightScale account. For more information, see the Mandate Single Sign-On in Getting Started with SAML.

 

Bugs

Many bugs were resolved with this release. If you are interested in inquiring about a particular issue, please contact support@rightscale.com

 


 

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