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

Latest Weekly Changes

Week of 2018-10-22


New Features

  • Policies now include the option to approve actions prior to execution. Users have the ability to add an approval action as part of escalation or resolution. The Approval API creates an approval request and blocks further actions from executing until a user approves or denies the action. Parameters can be referenced by subsequent cloud workflows or emails within the same escalation or resolution. Users with policy_approval role can approve or deny an action with the ability to add a comment, the details of which can be seen on the Incident details page as well as the api. policy_approval.png

  • Applied polices API now includes a filtering option on name.

Week of 2018-09-16

Cloud Management

New Features

  • Hashicorp has certified the RightScale provider for Terraform, allowing Terraform users to include multi-cloud resources in their configurations. RightScale resources can be provisioned/updated/destroyed/etc using the Terraform tools like any other resource, and allow for building Terraform configurations that can support multiple clouds with one set of files/resources. Additionally, the provider exposes the ability to run arbitrary Cloud Workflow code as part of a configuration, providing a powerful tool for complex configuration tasks as part of a Terraform configuration.

Week of 2018-09-10

Cloud Management

New Features

  • Added support for the AWS X1e instance type

Week of 2018-09-03

Cloud Management

New Features

  • Added support for the AWS t3 instance type

Week of 2018-08-20


New Features

  • An applied policy can now be run on-demand by leveraging the Run Now option in either the UI in the Actions menu or the AppliedPolicy#evaluate method in the API.
  • Each run of a policy now provides a detailed log that can be accessed by users with the policy_designer role to see a full log of all data and requests made by the policy. Users with the privilege will see this both in the UI in the Actions menu as well as in the AppliedPolicy#log action in the API.


  • The datasource now supports an ignore_status_code field to allow you to specify any status code responses to ignore, instead of throwing an error. Read more about this in the Request details for datasource in the documentation.

  • Applied policies now provide detailed status, including the last time the policy was started and finished as well as the next scheduled time it will run. All of these fields are available in the AppliedPolicy#status action in the API and the last started time is shown in the UI as Last ran on.

Week of 2018-08-06

Cloud Management

New Features

  • Added support for the AWS r5, r5d, and z1d instance families.
  • New CM 1.6 Cloud Account API to expose cloud accounts registered in the RightScale account. The index call will return the subscription-id for Azure, Account id for AWS, and Project name for Google in the tenant_uid field of the response. The API requires observer role on any account.
  • Support for discovering Google Custom Instances. RightScale will now detect the custom instance and display it in the instance list for Google. It may take up to 5 minutes before the information is updated.


Week of 2018-07-30


New Features

Announcing a completely redesigned multi-cloud policy management capability in RightScale with built-in Cost, Security, Compliance, and Operational policies to help you achieve quick ROI.

Key Capabilities

  • Built-in Policies for Cost, Security, Operational, and Compliance use cases
  • Dry run policies and then configure them to take automatic actions on any API backed cloud, service, and resource
  • Automate policies across your entire cloud landscape (multiple accounts)
  • Maintain policy-as-code using the built-in policy template language to write your own policies
  • Policies can enforce rules on any cloud or any service with an API
  • Automate your policies using the fully-featured Policies API and documentation

Learn more about RightScale Policies.






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