Replicated Monthly Release Highlights May 2024

Alex Parker and Paige Calvert
Apr 30, 2024

What’s New for Compatibility Matrix

Alpha support for adding S3 object storage and AWS RDS Postgres databases to EKS clusters. For EKS clusters created with the compatibility matrix, you can now provision S3-compatible object store buckets and AWS RDS Postgres databases using the new object-store and postgres cloud add-ons. Docs.

Route traffic into VM-based clusters with tunnels. Replicated now provisions a DNS record and TLS certificate for any NodePorts in clusters created with the compatibility matrix, giving you access to the NodePort service. This change makes it possible to deploy a load balancer on a VM-based cluster, providing easier access to workloads in the cluster from a CI pipeline. Tunnels can be created with the CLI and the vendor portal. Docs

New full page in the vendor portal for creating clusters, including additional options. A new Create a cluster page in the vendor portal gives more space for the full set of features that you can configure for clusters, including node groups and cloud add-ons. Docs.

What’s New for the Replicated SDK

Programmatically name and tag instances with the Replicated SDK API. With the Replicated SDK version 1.0.0-beta.17, vendors can use the SDK API /app/instance-tags endpoint to programmatically set new instance tags or overwrite existing tags for online installations, including adding or changing an instance’s name by setting a tag with the name key. Tags updated with the SDK API will quickly become visible on the instance in the vendor portal and in any related instance reporting and data exports. Docs.

What’s New for Vendor Portal

Granular workload status details added to Slack and email notifications. The granular workload status information for an instance that is available on the Instance details page is now also included in any Slack and email notifications that are configured for the instance. Docs.

Channel release sequence displayed on the Release History page. The channel sequence number for a release is now featured prominently alongside the release information on the Release History page. The Vendor API often requires the channel sequence, but until now, there hasn’t been an easy way to find the channel sequence from the vendor portal. Docs.

What’s New for Embedded Cluster

Alpha support for single-node embedded cluster installations in air gap environments. Replicated embedded cluster now offers alpha support for single-node air gap installations. With this alpha release, you can build a single air gap bundle that includes the application artifacts as well as the infrastructure and cluster artifacts, then use it to install an application in an air gap environment. This also includes alpha support for updating both the application and the cluster in air gap environments. Docs.

What’s New for Product Documentation

Advanced KOTS template functions examples. A new Template Functions Examples page includes several advanced and real-world examples of using KOTS template functions, including creating conditional statements, comparing values, using variables, and more. Additionally, the description of the different syntax options for KOTS template functions is updated to clarify some reasons why you might use one or the other.

New telemetry overview diagram. A new overview diagram on the About Insights and Event Data topic provides a high-level visual of how data flows from instances running in customer environments to the vendor portal.

Hideable sidebar. To help cut down on noise when reading the docs, you can now dismiss the main sidebar by clicking on the arrow at the bottom of the screen.