6.12. Digital Rebar version 4.10

Release Date: Mid 2022

Release Themes: DHCPv6

In addition to bug fixes and performance improvements, the release includes several customer-driven features.

See Release Summaries for a complete list of all releases.

6.12.1. Important Notices

New for this release:

  • v4.10 … no items yet

From prior releases:

  • v4.9 Digital Rebar cannot run in a container when using features including Contexts, Brokers, Clusters, Multi-Site Manager and High Availability. These features all rely on Digital Rebar managing both it’s own lifecycle and driving containers. Running in a container prevents Digital Rebar from performing operations required for these features.

  • v4.9 work_order_templates (preview in v4.8) have been renamed to be blueprints

  • v4.9 removal of the Centos mirrors require users to use an archival Centos8 mirror for Sledgehammer8.

  • v4.9 format for content pack meta data changed, you must use the v4.9 drpcli to bundle v4.9 content

  • v4.8 Workflows relating to Clusters and Cloud_Wrappers have been significantly changed. Operators using those patterns should carefully review their implementation before upgrading.

  • v4.8 Cleanup operation offers safer option than destroy by enabling pre-destroy actions by defining on-delete-workflow. Operators should migrate destroy to cleanup where possible.

  • v4.8 Portal UX editing panels on several screens have been signficantly changed. UXViews ability to limit machine field view/edit is no longer enabled in v4.8.

  • v4.8 Context Containers need to be rebuilt for v4.8+ Docker Context so as to NOT inject a DRPCLI copy. To ensure that the DRPCLI version matches the DRP endpoint, the Docker Context will now automatically attach the correct DRPCLI to containers during the starting process. See Context Images and Bootstrap Updated.

  • v4.8 added Workflows relating to Clusters and Cloud_Wrappers have been significantly changed. Operators using those patterns should carefully review their implementation before upgrading.

  • v4.8 added Workflows relating to Clusters and Cloud_Wrappers have been significantly changed. Operators using those patterns should carefully review their implementation before upgrading.

  • v4.7 added port 8090 to the list of ports _required_ for provisioning operations. Please verify that port 8090 (default, this can be changed) is accessible for Digital Rebar endpoints.

  • v4.7 changed the install zip format, the API-based upgrade of DRP to v4.7+ requires usage of most recent https://portal.RackN.io (v4.7 for self-hosted UX users) or the use of DRPCLI v4.6.7+. The v4.7 install.sh upgrade process also includes theses changes.

  • v4.6 changed mananging of signed certificates, the process for updating and importing certificates has changed to require using the DRPCLI or API to update certificates. See Certificate Operations for details.

6.12.1.1. Vulnerabilities

None known

6.12.1.2. Deprecations

None known

6.12.1.3. Removals

TBD

6.12.2. FEATURES

6.12.3. IPv6 DHCP

Planned

6.12.4. Integrated Billing

Planned

6.12.5. Restricted Access ISOs

not committed

6.12.6. Integrated Simple DNS

not committed

6.12.7. VMware Cluster Building

Beyond ESXi installation, Digital Rebar will coordinate cluster building activities for completed vCenter build out including VSAN, NSX-T using vmware lib and other tools.

6.12.8. Integrated Billing

Planned, not committed

6.12.9. Other Items of Note

  • UX * TBD