The first beta release of ManageIQ Jansa is here! It has a bunch of interesting new stuff that you can see in the roadmap. When we announced Jansa Alpha, we highlighted Podification and VMware VimBroker Removal. Today, I want to draw your attention to other enhancements included in the Jansa Beta release.
Builds and Installation
- Switch to RPM-based builds means that the ManageIQ builds are created from exactly the same components, to be included in multiple flavors of builds - appliance and podified
- Because ManageIQ now leverages RPMs, going forward, you should be able to pull in updates via the
- Created ManageIQ Operator to deploy ManageIQ on Kubernetes and OpenShift
Dependencies and Componentry
- Run on Rails 5.2 means that ManageIQ is now on a supported version of Rails again
- Appliance leverages Systemd for Worker Management standing on the shoulders of a great component
- OpenID-Connect or OIDC Authentication support for both appliance and podified, for both UI and API
- Improvements to Chargeback API and Deep Linking in UI. Watch the demo!
- Automate Engine Performance was improved here and here
- Added Account Lockout Policy to enforce account lockout after several failed login attempts
- VMware inventory collection should be much faster and more resource-efficient with Streaming Refresh
- Kubernetes optimized targeted refresh of inventory by leveraging the Kubernetes Watch API to receive efficient change notifications. Watch the demo!
- Added support for OpenShift 4.x including the leveraging of Kubernetes Watches. Watch the demo!
- Optional syndication of events and metrics over Kafka on both podified and appliance
- Added support for Pluggable Configuration Managers in preparation for Terraform Integration
You can download the Jansa Beta (jansa-1-beta1) release here.
Since this is a beta release, we do expect a short period of stabilization before we release the GA version. Please try it and let us know of any issues you encounter to help us squash any remaining bugs. We are so proud of this release and looking forward to making it generally available soon!
Thanks again to everyone who keeps working on making ManageIQ better!