Changes in Behavior

  • When creating a network in Azure Resource Manager, RightScale no longer creates a default subnet. Instead, create subnets as required when creating a new network.
  • Bill data can now only be added to your enterprise parent account in RightScale.

Changes in Behavior

  • CentOS 5 mirrors are now frozen to 4/12/2017 (latest points to this date). Any use of a date farther in the future will cause errors when launching.

New Features

  • Google Virtual Machines can now be launched using images from another project if the current project has appropriate read access to those images. In order to take advantage of this, you will need to whitelist the source projects in RightScale.
  • The registration process for Azure Resource Manager has been greatly simplified and no longer requires the user to provide the tenant or subscription ID.
  • Added support for AWS i3 instance types to Cloud Management, Self-Service, and Cloud Analytics

New Features

  • Improved integration with Azure Resource Groups, allowing you to launch resources through RightScale into user-specified new or existing Resource Groups in Azure. Associate any RightScale Deployment with any Azure Resource Group so that resources in the Deployment exist in the associated Resource Group. Read more about this integration in the docs site.

New Features

  • New Audit Entries are now being created when a Server Array pricing type or state change is made in either Cloud Management UI or CM API 1.5. You can find these audit entries in the Audit Entries tab of the affected Server Array.

Changes in Behavior

  • Fixed a bug that would, in some cases, cause VmWare volumes to not be able to be re-attached once they were detached

New Features

  • Support for new AWS Regions - AWS Canada Central, and AWS UK London are now available in Cloud Management. Follow the AWS registration flow to add these new regions to your account.
  • A custom admin username can now be set for Windows instances on Azure Resource Manager. You can find the new field in the Server launch UI and API.
  • Install-at-boot support for Windows on ARM, GCE, and AWS allows for easier installation of the RightLink10 agent on your servers. Follow the install-at-boot instructions and note that this requires RightLink v10.6.0 or later

New Features

  • New Audit Entries are now being created for various actions in Cloud Management. The following actions are now being audited and can be found in the accounts audit entries under Reports -> Audit Entries:
    • Connecting to a cloud
    • Changes to IP Whitelist settings
    • Creating a new child account
    • Changes to SSO settings

New Features

Changes in Behavior

  • Bugfix: fixed a bug that would cause problems when launching multiple instances concurrently on Azure Resource Manager
  • Bugfix: fixed a bug that would revert the spot/On-Demand choice for AWS instances when editing a Server

New Features

Changes in Behavior

  • You can now specify just a Server href instead of an Instance href when creating IPAddressBindings and VolumeAttachments, simplifying the API call and/or Cloud Workflow code for managing these resources (the server must have a current_instance)
  • The Availability Set is now an optional parameter when creating a server/instance in Azure Resource Manager
  • Bugfix: fixed a bug where not all available volumes were being shown for attachment for vSphere clouds

New Features

  • Support for AWS R4 and refreshed T2 instance types is now available in RightScale. You can read more about these new instances types on the AWS Blog.

New Features

Changes in Behavior

  • Use of Availability Sets for Instances in Azure Resource Manager is now optional

New Features

  • Increased the amount of SSD disks that can be attached to a new instance in Google Cloud Platform to 8, to match their current capabilities.

Changes in Behavior

  • Updated various parts of the UI to make it clear that SSH Keys are not required for launching instances in AWS
  • Bugfix: fixed a bug that prevented prices from showing in Cloud Management for Azure Resource Manager instance types

New Features

  • Improved monitoring graphs have been released as a Beta feature under our Labs banner. The new graphs improve on the user interface by adding drag-to-zoom, interactive highlighting, and more. If you are interested in checking these out and providing feedback, please contact your Account Manager.

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New Features

  • Support for AWS Ohio (us-east-2) region
  • Support for AWS Seoul (ap-northeast-2) region

Changes in Behavior

  • Bugfix that was preventing more than 400 ELBs from being displayed in the ELB Browser for AWS
  • Bugfix that was preventing more than 100 RDSs from being displayed in the RDS Browser for AWS

Changes in Behavior

  • Fixed a bug that prevented tags starting with ec2 to be inherited from a MultiCloudImage to a Server launched from that image

New Features

  • Support for P2 Instance Types when launching servers on AWS. Note that the pricing information has not yet been updated in Cloud Analytics, so Instance Analyzer might show incorrect costs for these instances.
  • Azure Placement Group Tags now sync between RightScale and Azure Resource Manager. Use the tag predicate azure in RightScale to create a tag that syncs to the cloud. More resource tag sync functionality is coming soon.

New Features

  • Stop/Start/Reboot is now supported on Azure Resource Manager, no matter whether the action is initiated from the RightScale UI/API or from Azure itself.

New Features

  • Added the ability to use Credentials for proxy username/password tag settings for RightLink 10, offering a secure method for configuring proxy information. Read more about how to use these settings.
  • Add support for fingerprinted images in CM API 1.5, making it easier to create MultiCloud Images (MCIs) in an automated fashion for your private clouds. The new CM API 1.5 MultiCloudImageMatchers resource allows you to manage these MCI configurations.

New Features

  • Support for the X1 instance type on AWS clouds

Changes in Behavior

New Features

  • Premium Storage Accounts are now supported in RightScale - they can be managed via the Cloud Management UI and API as well as included in CAT files in Self-Service. Read more about using Azure Storage Accounts here.

Changes in Behavior

  • Fixed a bug that cause some support emails sent from the Cloud Management UI to bounce
  • Fixed an issue where starting a stopped server would sometimes cause the server to be stuck in the booting state

New Features

  • Azure private images in premium storage accounts can now be used to launch servers.
  • Expandable Deployment descriptions in Cloud Management allow you to leverage Deployment descriptions more effectively by placing relevant content right where it can be used while ensuring that important Server information isn't below the fold

New Features

  • Support for new Azure Regions and Azure India - RightScale now supports the additional regions recently added by MS Azure, West US 2 and West Central US as well as Azure India. Re-register your Azure Resource Manager subscriptions to get access to these new regions.

Changes in Behavior

  • Fixed a bug that was preventing proxy tags on an MCI from being inherited by Servers

New Features

  • Initial Support for Azure Resource Manager - Now available in Cloud Management is the next generation Microsoft cloud, Azure Resource Manager. During this initial release, access must be requested through support and there are some important known limitations to be aware of. Read more about our ARM Support here

New Features

  • Improved support for install-at-boot for RightLink 10 when an instance is behind a proxy. The rs_agent:mime_shellscript tag can be used to provide a proxy-aware environment to run the install script. Read more on the RightLink 10 Proxying page.

Changes in Behavior

  • Fixed a bug that caused some attributes set by API calls to not show correctly in the UI.

New Features

  • Improved Managed Login functionality for RightLink 10.5 and higher. With the new managed login feature, RightLink 10 leverages an open-source NSS plugin to authorize users from RightScale roles (server_login and server_superuser) and authenticate users using their keys stored in RightScale. Every user has a system-provided login name and can create a preferred login name in their User Settings under SSH. Read more on the RightLink 10 Managed SSH Login page.

Changes in Behavior

  • Tags on an MCI are now inherited by any instance that is launched using that MCI. This allows you to set tags on an MCI and know that all instances created from it will have those tags.

New Features

  • OpenStack Liberty Support. OpenStack Liberty is now a supported private cloud in RightScale. All of the major capabilities of OpenStack that are supported by RightScale are available with Liberty. Read more about RightScale's support for OpenStack on our docs site.
  • Added a new field to instances that indicate whether or not they were provisioned by RightScale.

Changes in Behavior

  • Changed the way that the platform gets password data for AWS instances -- if AWS responds with a 403 Permission Denied, the platform now gives up instead of retrying the call.

New Features

  • Change to the way instance names are set in GCE and Azure. With this release, the name of the Server/Array in RightScale is used as the instance name in those clouds, after it's been sanitized per cloud limitations. By default, a unique ID is still appended to ensure uniqueness on the cloud, but this can be disabled using an account setting by going to Account -> Preferences.
  • Added support to choose the root volume type for GCE instances. Use any supported volume type via the UI, API, and CAT files.
  • Added support for I2 instance types in AWS-Beijing.

New Features

  • Container Management is now available under Manage. This page shows information about the containers running on your instances, including image and tag information as well as monitoring data. Read the documentation for more information.

    Container Management

  • Added support for the new D15v2 instance type in Azure

Changes in Behavior

  • Fixed a bug where the Network rulemap would sometimes show incorrect information for Openstack clouds

CM API 1.5 Change Log

Modified Resources

  • Permissions
    • Permissions IDs have changed from being a unique numeric ID for the resource to containing a combination of user ID and role title (example: user_id-role_title). See API documentation for details

New Features

  • Google Compute Engine - GCE Subnetworks are now discovered and can be used when creating and launching servers, arrays, and instances in GCE. Networks and their subnets are shown in Network Manager, however they can not be managed there today – they must first be created/configured in GCE. Any of those subnets can be used when managing servers, arrays, and instances through the CM Dashboard, CM API 1.5, and Self-Service CAT files.
  • MultiCloud Images - The MCI image selector now allows filtering on image metadata such as ID.

Changes in Behavior

  • AWS API Requests - We have updated the backoff algorithm used when AWS throttles API requests.
  • Deprecation of old Servers tab In 2013, we released a new version of our Servers tab for a deployment, while allowing you the option to switch back to the older version. This release removes the option to use the legacy Server tab for a deployment and all accounts will automatically switch to the new version of the Servers tab. *

New Features

  • Support for OpenStack volume types - RightScale now supports volume types for OpenStack volumes. You can create volumes using different volume types and view the type for any existing volume. This can done in Cloud Management as well as automated through the API and Self-Service CAT files.

New Features

  • MCI Creation - Selection of machine images when creating or editing MCIs has been improved with a new filterable selection interface.

Changes in Behavior

  • Server Arrays - Cloning a Server Array will now also clone the recurring volume attachments.

New Features

  • Amazon Web Services - Added support for the new t2.nano instance type across all supported AWS regions.

New Features

  • Google Compute Engine (GCE) - Network Support - Google Networks are now supported in the Network Manager of RightScale. Use RightScale's UI, API, and CAT files to create, manipulate, and manage any GCE Network object that is part of your application. See Using Network Manager with GCE for additional information.

New Features

  • GCE Instance Types - We have added support for GCE instance types that exist only in specific regions (specifically: n1-highcpu-32, n1-highmem-32, n1-standard-32).

Changes in Behavior

  • Changes to security group rules are now audited in more detail, including the exact fields of the rule that was created/removed, the author of the change, and the resulting security group definition.

New Features

  • OpenStack - OpenStack Kilo is now officially supported in RightScale. For more information, see the OpenStack documentation on our docs site.
  • Dashboard Sidebar Redesign - Along with resolving minor bugs in how the sidebar hides/shows on certain views within Cloud Management, the new sidebar design is part of a continued effort to align the look and feel of RightScale's applications for a consistent user experience.
  • Disabling RightScripts - We have added support for disabling RightScripts from the boot sequence when launching a Server/Array through the CM API 1.5, allowing you greater control of the boot behavior of your RightScale servers.
  • EC2 Instance Tenancy Option - In EC2, you can now select the tenancy for a given instance when launching it (instead of relying on the VPC tenancy setting), giving you more flexibility around workload placement in AWS.
  • EC2 g2 Instances - We have added support for g2.8xl instance types in EC2.
  • GCE Preemptible Instances - We have added support for launching instances and configuring servers/arrays to use preemptible instances in GCE. Use of these types of instances in GCE can drastically reduce costs, but come with a variety of limitations -- see GCE documentation for more information. This setting is now available in the Cloud Management Dashboard and available in the API and CAT through the cloud_specific_attributes hash of an instance.

New Features

  • Google GCE - Local SSDs - RightScale now supports local SSDs on GCE instances. When launching a supported instance, simply choose how many SSDs to attach. Each local SSD provides 375GB of storage and is deleted when the instance is terminated. See Create and Launch a New GCE Instance for additional information.

New Features

  • Microsoft Azure - All Azure instance types are now supported, including the newly released Dv2 instance type series.

Changes in Behavior

  • Updated the name sync with CloudStack so that hyphens no longer get stripped from instance names.

New Features

Changes in Behavior

  • SAML/SSO Improvements - Our SAML/SSO implementation has been enhanced as follows:
    • Invitation emails sent to an SSO-enabled invitee now contain a link that logs the user in through SSO with one click, no additional user action required and no discovery hint needed.
    • SAML login once again redirects to a user's last account instead of to an account selector. (This is default behavior that can be changed by making use of default SAML RelayState; refer to the RightScale SAML RelayStates page on our documentation site for additional information.
    • Password-reset emails have consistent HTML styling.
  • Hard Instance Shutdown - We've added a hard shutdown after an instance has been decommissioning for a specified period. The default time is 50 minutes, but can be extended through the use of an instance tag. For more information, see: http://docs.rightscale.com/cm/management_guide/server_states.html#rightscale-server-states-decommissioning

New Features

  • OpenStack Bootable Volumes - We now support in the Cloud Management dashboard the ability to launch an OpenStack instance, server, or array and boot from an image to a new volume. You may also specify the size of the new volume and whether to delete or retain the volume when the instance/server terminates. The Instance Provisioner and Add Server Assistant UIs have been enhanced to provide this capability. For additional information, see Create a New Instance using the Instance Provisioner and Add Server Assistant.

New Features

  • Google Compute Engine - Stop/Start - We have added support for Stop/Start for instances on Google Compute Engine. Note that any instance terminated directly in Google Compute Engine will show as stopped in RightScale since they can be restarted. See the pertinent section of our GCE Quick Start Guide for additional information.

  • CM API 1.5 - Private IP Address - This new feature adds the ability to specify a private IP address when creating or updating the next instance of a Server resource. While currently available in the Cloud Management user interface, this feature extends the functionality into CM API 1.5.

New Features

  • Pricing Support - Building upon the recent addition of Spot or On-Demand pricing support for ServerArray and Server resources in API 1.5, you can now also specify Spot or On-Demand pricing when launching raw instances via API 1.5.

New Features

  • Google Compute Engine - Added support for the GCE option canIpForward for instances. You can find this option in both the Server and Instance Launch flows.

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New Features

  • Network Manager - Outbound security group rules are now supported for Openstack in Network Manager.

  • API 1.5 - Spot Pricing - Allowing the specification of Spot or On-Demand pricing for Server and ServerArray resources via API 1.5 adds further flexibility in selecting the best instance pricing for a given workload. While already available in the Cloud Management user interface, this feature extends this functionality into API 1.5. Read more about it in the API docs here: http://reference.rightscale.com/api1.5/index.html.

  • Customization - Logo Support - Cloud Management now provides a setting for organizations to change the top-left logo in the Cloud Management and Cloud Analytics interfaces to your own custom logo. Read more about changing the RightScale Logo to your own custom logo: http://docs.rightscale.com/cm/dashboard/settings/account/set_a_custom_dashboard_logo.html

New Features

  • OpenStack - Bootable Volume Support - We now provide tools that help you leverage OpenStack's ability to boot instances from an existing volume. With RightScale, you can now create volumes from images as well as specify volumes to boot from. See http://docs.rightscale.com/clouds/openstack/openstack_boot_volume_guide.html for additional information.

  • CM API 1.5 - Instance MediaType - Two new attributes have been added to API 1.5 Instance MediaType. The attributes are: monitoring_collector_http which specifies the hostname used to GET from or POST to the monitoring system, and monitoring_collector_udp which specifies the hostname used to push the data to the monitoring system using the collectd udp protocol. See http://reference.rightscale.com/api1.5/media_types/MediaTypeInstance.html for additional information.

New Features

  • CM API 1.5 - New Sessions Resource View - We have introduced a new “whoami” view to the API 1.5 Sessions resource that provides a link to the currently logged-in user (or instance) and to the account they are interacting with. This is useful for OAuth clients who may be given a refresh token without knowing to whom it belongs. For more information, see http://reference.rightscale.com/api1.5/resources/ResourceSessions.html#index

New Features

  • GCE - Remove Public IP Option - When creating an instance, server, or array on GCE, you now have the option to remove the public IP from the instance, ensuring that it will not have a public IP assigned when it is launched. When using this option, you must ensure that the instance's private network allows routes to the RightScale platform in order for RightLink to connect.

Changes in Behavior

  • RightScale now identifies and correctly handles cases in which instances are stopped/started in the cloud instead of through RightScale. This applies to AWS, Azure, CloudStack, VMware, and SoftLayer.
  • For OpenStack cloud registration, if the protocol returned by the public endpoint is incorrect, we instead use the protocol used in the catalog.

New Features

  • OpenStack SSH Keypairs - OpenStack ssh keypairs are now supported, allowing you to manage the keypairs with the RightScale UI/API and assign them to servers upon launch.

New Features

  • Account Overview - The Account Overview feature is now enabled for all customer accounts.

  • TSS Monitoring - We have switched all customer accounts to the new monitoring system – TSS. This change will allow you to do a lot more with your monitoring system data in the future.

Note: If you construct your own monitoring URLs you may need to update them. Previously, you could submit data points through collectd by using the hostname sketchyX-Y.rightscale.com (e.g., sketchy1-1.rightscale.com). With TSS, new instances will be assigned to tssX-Y instead of sketchyX-Y. You will now have to submit your data points to tss-collectdX-Y.rightscale.com. This change does not impact those using our RightScript/Recipe without modification, nor does it impact instances that are still assigned to the legacy sketchyX-Y.

New Features

  • SoftLayer - Added the ability to Stop and Start virtual servers using the RightScale Cloud Management (CM) Dashboard as well as the RightScale API. Due to the fickle nature of SoftLayer cloud, after issuing the Stop request, please confirm that the operation indeed completed successfully by looking at the audit entries for the virtual server in the CM Dashboard. In the event of failures, a retry of the operation is recommended.

CM API 1.5 Change Log

Modified Resources:

  • VolumeSnapshots
    • create - removed the optional volume_snapshot_copy hash
    • added copy action

New Features

  • Support for New AWS Instance Types - RightScale now supports the new M4 and t2.large instance types. Both instance types support 64-bit HVM AMIs and require to be launched within a VPC. For information on the M4 instance type see the official AWS blog entry - The New M4 Instance Type. For information on the new t2.large instance type see the official AWS blog entry - New T2.Large Instances.

Changes in Behavior

  • Removal of Usage Estimate Report - As part of our continued effort to remove cost information from the Cloud Management Dashboard, we have removed the Usage Estimate Report feature from the dashboard with this release. The Usage Estimate option is no longer accessible from the Reports menu in the dashboard user interface. Customers are encouraged to view costing information for their accounts using RightScale Cloud Analytics.

New Features

  • Instance Provisioner: Availability zones for AWS subnets are now visible in the Subnet Selector within the Instance Provisioner.

Changes in Behavior

  • The Deployment Show Servers (DSS) page (Manage > Deployments > Servers) was displaying selected items incorrectly in the overview. This issue has been resolved.
  • The Servers page had a bug where the SSH icon would not display. This defect has been fixed.
  • There was a bug in the Instance Provisioner which prevented the user from expanding the Hardware -> Advanced section. This problem has been addressed.

New Features

  • Support Added for AWS China Region - RightScale continues to expand its support for newly introduced AWS regions. The latest supported region is AWS China. The China (Beijing) region offers a technology service platform that is similar to other AWS Regions around the world with the same API and protocols that work in other regions. Customers who wish to use AWS resources in China are required to create an AWS (China) Account which includes a set of credentials that are distinct and separate from other global AWS Accounts. Only customers with an AWS (China) Account will be able to use resources operated in the AWS China (Beijing) region. For additional details on the AWS China region, please refer to: https://www.amazonaws.cn/en/about-aws/china/.

Changes in Behavior

  • Login Panel - The new login page will now remember your preferences. If you have closed the marketing panel or selected to log in via SSO etc, these preferences will now be persisted.

  • Multiple Tag Updates - When updating multiple tags at once in the Instances and Servers page, the updated tags would not be copied through properly to AWS. This bug has now been fixed.

  • Miscellaneous - A number of minor defects have been addressed in this release.

New Features

  • OpenStack and SoftLayer Support Added to Instance Provisioner - The Instance Provisioner in the RightScale Cloud Management Dashboard now supports OpenStack and SoftLayer clouds. You can access the Instance Provisioner by navigating to Manage > Instances & Servers > New Instance. For additional information on using the Instance Provisioner in the RightScale Dashboard see New Instance on the RightScale support site.

Changes in Behavior

  • Product Selector Menu - The Product Selector on the RightScale Cloud Management Dashboard has been enhanced to always show all menu options (Cloud Analytics and Self-Service) regardless of account settings.

  • Account Cost Quotas - As indicated in a previous release note, we are gradually removing cost information from the CM Dashboard. With this release we have removed Account Cost Quotas from the Enterprise Account View on the CM Dashboard.

Note: Archived Release Notes are Available Here

New Features

  • Login Panel - We now have a new Dashboard Login Panel with cleaner styling for an improved user experience.
  • OpenStack - The web socket tunneling software wstunnel is now supported for OpenStack. The wstunnel server establishes a TCP socket tunnel over a web socket connection.

Changes in Behavior

  • Search Box - The search box in the Dashboard header now has expand/collapse functionality.
  • Account Overview - You can now hide the Getting Started content box on the Account Overview page. Previously, the Getting Started box would always be visible for the first 30 days that a new account was active. Now, clicking the 'close' button on the Getting Started box will dismiss the box.
  • Instance Provisioner - The Placement Group setting in the Instance Provisioner for Azure cloud is now optional.

Note: Archived Release Notes are Available Here

New Features

  • Stop/Start Functionality on Raw Instances - We now support stopping and starting raw instances on the Instances and Servers view as well as the Manage > Deployments > Servers Show view. For additional information see Instances and Servers

  • SoftLayer - Block device support has been added for the SoftLayer cloud.

Changes in Behavior

  • Cost Information Removed from the Enterprise Account View - As indicated in a previous release note, we are gradually removing cost information from the CM Dashboard. With this release we have removed cost information from the Enterprise Account View.

CM API Change Log

Modified Resources:

  • Volumes
    • update - added allowed_instance_hrefs hash (optional)

Note: Archived Release Notes are Available Here

New Features

  • VMware vSphere and Rackspace Support Added to Instance Provisioner - The Instance Provisioner in the RightScale Dashboard now supports VMware vSphere and Rackspace. You can access the Instance Provisioner by navigating to Manage > Instances & Servers > New Instance. For additional information on using the Instance Provisioner in the RightScale Dashboard see New Instance on the RightScale support site.

  • Style Updates - We're refreshing part of Cloud Management Dashboard and converging on CSS buttons for cross-product design consistency.

  • AuditEase - Audit information is now updated automatically on the Audit Entries tab. You no longer have to refresh the page manually to see the latest audit log records. This feature is now available to all customers.

  • SoftLayer SSH key support - SSH keys created in SoftLayer management console can now be used through RS dashboard and API during server launch. SSH keys can also be imported into SoftLayer, using RS dashboard. Note: At this time, SoftLayer cloud does not allow creation of new SSH keys. New SSH keys have to be created using tools like ssh-keygen and then imported into SoftLayer through RS dashboard or using SoftLayer management console directly.

Changes in Behavior

  • Cost Information in CM is Starting to be Removed - We will be gradually removing cost information from the CM Dashboard, first from the deployment overview widget on the Widgets dashboard, and also on the old Servers view in a deployment.

Note: Archived Release Notes are Available Here

New Features

  • Google GCE Support Added to Instance Provisioner - The Instance Provisioner in the RightScale Dashboard now supports Google GCE. You can access the Instance Provisioner by navigating to Clouds > Google > Instances > New or Manage > Instances & Servers > New Instance > Google. For additional information on using the Instance Provisioner in the RightScale Dashboard see New Instance on the RightScale support site.

  • Support Added for New AWS D2 Instance Types - The new Dense Storage instances for EC2 are suitable for situations where large amounts of data storage are needed. See the official [AWS blog on D2 Instance Types[(http://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/next-generation-of-dense-storage-instances-for-ec2/)] for additional information.

  • Cloud Management API v1.6 - Reference documentation is now publicly available for Cloud Management API v1.6. View the new API v1.6 docs here.

Note: Archived Release Notes are Available Here

CM API Change Log

Modified Resources:

  • Instances
    • create - added api_behavior attribute (optional)
    • index - added sensitive view
    • show - added sensitive view

Note: Archived Release Notes are Available Here