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Cisco CloudCenter 4.8.1.2 Release Notes

Release Date

CloudCenter 4.8.1.2 – November 20, 2017

Installation

CloudCenter 4.8.1.2 is available as installer files for ALL components for all supported clouds. Contact the CloudCenter Support team for additional details.

Upgrade Instructions

You can only upgrade to CloudCenter 4.8.1.2 from CloudCenter 4.6.0 and later releases.

To upgrade to CloudCenter 4.8.1.2, see Upgrade Overview for additional context.

Architecture

No updates

Clouds

  • VMware:

    • SysPrep: You can now skip running sysprep on the Windows platform, for VMware (vSphere) cloud. See Callout Scripts for additional context.

  • OpenStack:

    • Batch Node Launch: You can now launch VMs batch-wise on OpenStack clouds. This option reduces the number of API calls made to OpenStack. See Region-Level Cloud Settings for additional context. 

    • Configuration Drive: You can now use the config drive option while launching VMs on OpenStack clouds. See Region-Level Cloud Settings for additional context.  

  • AzureRM:

    • Delete Boot Diagnostic Logs on VM Termination:

      • You can now configure this setting in the region-level cloud settings – if you prefer to delete the diagnostic logs when a VM or an application is terminated

      • See Region-Level Cloud Settings > Edit Cloud Settings popup to delete the diagnostic logs.

      • See Configure an Azure RM Cloud for additional context.

Applications and Services

  • Minimum Number of Nodes: Sometimes, a few VMs in a cluster of VMs may not launch fully and error out. This resulted in a complete deployment failure. Starting from CloudCenter 4.8.1.2, the deployment continues as long as the Minimum Number of Nodes specified for an application launches successfully.

  • Node Ready Timeout: You can now specify a timeout for initialization scripts that run on VMs through an application parameter. The VM gets terminated if the initialization scripts do not complete within the specified time. This setting prevents VMs from running indefinitely if the initialization scripts get stuck.

  • Bootstrap Timeout: You can configure the timeout for launched VMs to become available through an application parameter. The bootstrap timeout window is enhanced to ensure that VMs become fully operational within this window.

  • See Deployment and VM States > Orchestration Lifecycle Threshold Settings for additional context.

CloudCenter Management

No updates

Administration and Governance

  • System Tags:

    • The System Tags table includes an additional Priority column that is only visible when Governance mode is ON. Use this column to change the priority for system tags. 

    • See System TagsPrioritizing System Tags for additional context.

Security

No updates

End of Life Notices

See End of Life Notices for additional details.

Deprecated

No updates 

CCM UI

  • Browser Compatibility: Cisco supports the two latest versions of each browser. See Browser Compatibility for a list of compatible browsers. 

  • LocalizationSee UI Behavior for additional context.

API

No updates

Integrations

  • IPAM – VMware for Windows 

    • If the IPAM parameters do not require SysPrep, then the CloudCenter platform does not start the SysPrep operation for the corresponding operation. 

    • See Callout Scripts > Alternate Windows Guest OS Customization for additional context. 

  • ServiceNow

    • CloudCenter Integration, v1.5 is available for the following ServiceNow releases (added to CloudCenter documentation on October 10, 2017):

      • ServiceNow, Istanbul

      • ServiceNow, Helsinki

    • See Release Notes for v1.5 for additional context.

  • Instance IPAM Strategy

    • If you enable both the Resource Placement option and the IPAM callout option identified in the Region-Level Cloud Settings > Instance IPAM Strategy, then CloudCenter 4.8.1.2 enables you to invoke both callouts during the deployment.

Documentation

All changes listed in the CloudCenter 4.8.0.2 release notes are repeated here for inclusion as those changes are also ported to the 4.8.1 train.

This section lists the documentation changes implemented in CloudCenter 4.8.1.2

Known Issues

CloudCenter 4.8.1.2 has the following known issues:  

  • When you submit several jobs concurrently, a few may fail with a gateway timeout error.

  • When a new user submits multiple jobs concurrently, some of them fail with a database constraint violated exception. Subsequent jobs submission by the same user continue to work as designed.

Resolved Issues

The following issues were resolved/addressed in CloudCenter 4.8.1.2:

  • Issue: The system encountered a race condition when multiple jobs were submitted and the security group creation failed on AWS.
    Resolution: CloudCenter 4.8.1.2 provides a fix to ensure that initial job submission is verified and the security groups are reused in these cases. 

  • Issue: The Job Details page makes too many calls to vCenter. 
    Resolution: If the VMs launched for a job have a single NIC, then additional calls will no longer be made to the CCO from the Job Details page.

  • Issue: The Dashboard was slow to load in cases where the deployments contain a large number of VMs. 
    Resolution: CloudCenter 4.8.1.2 includes a fix to enhance the underlying query and the Dashboard loads as designed. 

  • Issue: The job details page was slow to load.
    Resolution: CloudCenter 4.8.1.2 includes performance enhancements to the underlying APIs to eliminate unnecessary delay when loading the Job details page.

  • Issue: Job submission fails with an internal server error for N-tier applications that have a tier mapped to an external service.
    Resolution: CloudCenter 4.8.1.2 includes a fix to address this issue and the job submission completes as designed.

  • Issue: Azure diagnostic extension failed to be provisioned on Windows VMs.
    Resolution: CloudCenter 4.8.1.2 includes a fix to ensure that this extension is provisioned as designed on Windows VMs.

  • Issue: The VM's userenv file in some VMware deployments did not contain the IP addresses for all tiers.
    ResolutionCloudCenter 4.8.1.2 includes a fix to ensure that IP addresses for all tiers are included as designed.



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