Replicated Recent Release Highlights: July 2023

Ian Zink
Jul 13, 2023
release roundup

The fireworks have settled down, but our Product & Engineering teams are still lighting up new features. It’s time for another fresh batch of exciting capabilities newly available in KOTS (our application manager), kURL (our installer), and the vendor portal. Check out the recently shipped features and release highlights for July 2023 below.

What’s New for The Vendor Portal:

Vendor Portal: New Dashboard Tab

The new vendor portal dashboard tab is designed to give you a single pane of glass view into the health of the software distribution process. The Adoption graph announced last month has moved from the Customer reporting page to this new view. Check it out today to see your dashboard. 

Dashboard Tab in Vendor Portal

What’s New for KOTS (Application Installer):

KOTS: Enhanced Support of Custom Domains

KOTS now works more closely with Vendor Portal to support custom domains. Previously custom domains were specified at a team level in Vendor Portal and then referenced in your application’s KOTS manifest. Now you can specify a default custom domain at the application level and release channel level in Vendor Portal and KOTS automatically uses the domain specified.  You no longer need to use the replicatedRegistryDomain and proxyRegistryDomain KOTS configuration options. Because these are no longer necessary these parameters will be deprecated, but still supported for compatibility. If you want to keep your install experience on your brand, now is a great time to implement custom domains!

Selecting a custom domain on a channel

What’s New for kURL (Kubernetes Installer):

New: Support for non-HA to HA storage scaling (v2023.07.06-0)

Do you want to support single node deployments and have HA storage when the cluster grows? Wish granted. No longer do you have to maintain separate configurations for this type of requirement, now vendors can choose Rook with minimumNodes and kURL will automatically migrate from OpenEBS to Rook storage when the cluster reaches that value of nodes. Read the documentation for more information on how to enable and use this feature. 

What’s New for Troubleshoot

Troubleshoot: Verify Cluster Resources with New Comparison Operators (Troubleshoot v0.68.0)

Previously you could only check for exact values, now you can use mathematical operators like greater than or less than. If you’ve in the past wanted to make sure a PhysicalVolume was greater than a 20GB in a preflight test or your support bundle to look to make sure a pod’s memory limit was above 4GB, now is the time. Check out the documentation and make use of this in your own specifications today.

What’s New for Replicated Documentation

Replicated Documentation: New Content on Channel Assignment

You can peruse a new Channel Assignment section in the About Customers topic. This new documentation explains clearly how it works when you change a customer’s assigned channel. If you’ve wanted to know how it works switching a customer between beta and stable or any other channels, check it out.

That’s it for the July release highlights! Want to learn more about these new features and what Replicated does to help vendors and customers install and manage modern apps on-prem? We would love to show you -- click here to schedule a demo.