Additions and updates to the RightScale platform. Use the navigation on the left to select the product category.

Latest Weekly Changes

Week of 2019-08-12

Policies

Changes to Existing Policies

  • Superseded Instances was updated to show the monthly estimated cost for each instance instead of the run rate.
  • Cheaper Regions was updated to show the resource IDs of affected virtual machines.
  • Old Snaphots was updated to always send an email when new snapshots are detected.

Week of 2019-08-05

Policies

New Policies

  • AWS Unencrypted S3 Buckets checks all S3 buckets in the AWS account and reports on any that do not have default encryption set, allowing the user to set encryption settings for the bucket or delete it after manual approval.

Changes to Existing Policies

  • Low Service Usage has been changed to more closely meet the data provided in Optima Recommendations.

Week of 2019-07-29

Policies

Changes to Existing Policies

Week of 2019-07-22

Policies

New Policies

  • Azure VMs Not Using Managed Disks checks all Azure VMs and reports on any that are not using Managed Disks, which are the latest offering from Azure and are much easier to manage.
  • AWS S3 Buckets without Server Access Logging checks for any S3 buckets that don't have Server Access logging enabled and allows the user to enable logging after approval.
  • Azure Subscription Access checks all users who have Owner or Contributor access to a given Azure subscription and creates an incident whenever that user list changes.

Week of 2019-07-08

Policies

New Features

  • Cloud workflow now supports JWT tokens when making http calls so that any API that uses JWT can be leveraged when remediating policy incidents or automating cloud resource actions.

Week of 2019-07-01

Policies

New Policies

Week of 2019-06-24

Policies

New Policies

  • Superseded Instances checks for instances running on instance types that have been superseded by newer, usually improved, instance types.

Changes to Existing Policies

  • AWS Instance CloudWatch Utilization now supports tags to ignore instances, minimum usage thresholds for reporting, and actions to tag the resources that fail the policy check.

  • Low Account Usage can now be run against specific billing centers, supports a minimum savings threshold to limit the noise, and reports against the monthly run rate instead of the current usage.

  • Low Service Usage can now be run against specific billing centers, supports a minimum savings threshold to limit the noise, and reports against the monthly run rate instead of the current usage.

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RightScale Release Schedules

RightScale performs regularly scheduled weekly no-downtime releases of the Cloud Management and Self-Service products every Wednesday afternoon (PDT). Optima no-downtime releases occur every Thursday morning (PDT).

If you have questions regarding the RightScale release schedule, please contact our support team at support@rightscale.com