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What's new

These are the most important features you'll get by upgrading from 2018.7.14 to 2018.8.4

Octopus 2018.8

Highlights

2018.8.0 introduces initial alpha level support for Kubernetes. These new steps, feeds and targets allow you to deploy Kubernetes Deployment, Service, Ingress, ConfigMap and Secret resources. You can find documentation of these features here.

Client Versions

Octopus.Clients, the Octo CLI command line tools and the Team City plugin must be updated to version 4.39.4 to work with the new features in Octopus 2018.8.0.

CloudFormation

We have added a new feature to the deploy CloudFormation Template step which enables the use of changesets. This allows transforms such as AWS::Serverless and AWS::Include to be used and optionally deferring execution in order to review changes as part of a manual intervention step before executing changes.

Release notes

These are the features and fixes you'll get by upgrading from 2018.7.14 to 2018.8.4.

Changes in Octopus 2018.8.4

  • 4855 - Support for proxies in Azure CLI commands in Azure PowerShell script steps
  • 4859 - Variable substitution syntax now support replacement of text using regular expressions
  • 4860 - Support for proxies in AWS CLI in AWS CLI script steps
  • 4861 - Fixed a UI exception when deleting a user
  • 4865 - Added validation to ensure the project is entered on the Deploy Release step
  • 4876 - Added validation to the Windows Service step
  • 4879 - Azure CLI configuration written to subdirectory of Calamari working directory to avoid clashes with Variable Substitution
  • 4880 - Navigation shortcut via overflow menu from User Profile and User Listing pages to the Test Permissions page
  • 4881 - Create a user invite link directly from the Team edit page
  • 4882 - Improved handling of variable merging when using Octopus.Migrator.exe to import to a server where the project already exists
  • 4886 - The Octopus.Upgrader.exe file is now digitally signed allowing automatic Tentacle upgrades to work in environments where untrusted/unsigned executables are prevented from running
  • 4889 - Resolved issue with packages not being acquired when role matched no targets

Changes in Octopus 2018.8.3

  • 4266 - Fixed Halibut issue where connections were kept open by the server
  • 4812 - Improved messaging for different failure scenarios when running the database schema upgrades to be clearer about the state of their database, what they can do to get back up and running, and how to get help if they need it
  • 4824 - Fixed memory issue in Halibut
  • 4833 - Octo.exe, Octopus.Client and the TeamCity plugin (version 4.41.0+) now use delta compression when pushing packages to the Octopus Server
  • 4866 - Kubernetes container name validation now accepts variables
  • 4867 - Helm Kubernetes Release Name now shows the variable bindings
  • 4868 - Kubernetes service port names now accept variables
  • 4870 - Fixed an error on the project dashboard if project ids on releases are lowercase

Changes in Octopus 2018.8.2

  • 4746 - Provide a bigger dialog when editing in-line ARM, CF and Terraform templates
  • 4838 - The data migration API /api/migrations/import now runs under the correct security context
  • 4847 - Markdown links are now shown correctly in highlight and fatal messages on the the Task Summary tab
  • 4856 - Fix for Azure Resource Group (ARM) step bug
  • 4858 - Packages from AWS ECR feeds will now show option to 'Not Acquire'
  • 4862 - UI adding concept images to help visualise the execution location/strategy in steps
  • 4863 - Server Web Request Proxy configuration now shown in Configuration - Settings
  • 4744 - Fixed null reference when viewing community step templates
  • 4767 - Check if worker pools are available to prevent null reference in summary UI

Changes in Octopus 2018.8.1

  • 4850 - Fixed a bug where environments filter wasn't shown on the tasks page for users with scoped EnvironmentView permission
  • 4851 - Updated AWS CLI to version 1.16.6
  • 4852 - Fix an issue where a legacy azure web app would show an error when account or web site is bound
  • 4853 - Token account type is now visible in the UI

Changes in Octopus 2018.8.0

  • 4560 - Allow CloudFormation steps to specify RoleARN for the stack
  • 4695 - Add CloudFormation change set feature and add apply change set step
  • 4736 - UI to show cloned project information
  • 4793 - Fix an issue where s3 multiple file selections would not retain folder structures
  • 4800 - Fixed script syntax warning when no script syntax provided
  • 4828 - Fixed issue with logging in to non-default Azure Clouds with Azure CLI
  • 4842 - Reference Packages from Script Steps
  • 4843 - Variable Substitution Features from Script Steps
  • 4848 - Initial Kubernetes Support

Changes in Octopus 2018.7.14

  • 4720 - Fixed an issue when cloning a project with scheduled triggers scoped to channel
  • 4766 - Fixed an issue where we were trying to deploy a child project after resuming from a manual intervention when that child project shouldn't be deployed due to deployment condition selected
  • 4771 - UI Optimise wasted space on the dashboards
  • 4790 - Octopus Server logs are now manually flushed when shutting down to avoid losing any messages written just prior to shut down
  • 4835 - Added DeploymentProcess link to deployment api response
  • 4837 - Improved descriptiveness of the scheduled task cleaner when it cleans up old task logs