Juju 2.2.0 and conjure-up 2.2.0 are here!

Juju and conjure-up 2.2.0 are here!

We are excited to announce the release of Juju 2.2.0 and conjure-up 2.2.0! This release greatly enhances memory and CPU utilisation at scale, improves the modelling of networks, and adds support for KVM containers on arm64. Additionally, there is now outline support for Oracle Compute, and vSphere clouds are now easier to deploy. conjure-up now supports Juju as a Service (JAAS), macOS clients, Oracle and vSphere clouds, and repeatable spell deployments.

How can I get it?

The best way to get your hands on this release of Juju and conjure-up is to install them via snap packages (see https://snapcraft.io/ for more info on snaps).

         snap install juju --classic
         snap install conjure-up --classic

Other packages are available for a variety of platforms. Please see the online documentation at https://jujucharms.com/docs/stable/reference-install. Those subscribed to a snap channel should be automatically upgraded. If you’re using the ppa/homebrew, you should see an upgrade available.

Upgrading

Changes introduced in 2.2.0 mean that you should also upgrade any controllers and hosted models after installing the new client software. Please see the documentation at https://jujucharms.com/docs/2.2/models-upgrade#upgrading-the-model-software for more information.

New and Improved

  • Users can now deploy workloads to Centos7 machines on Azure.
  • vSphere Juju users with vCenter 5.5 and vCenter 6.0 can now bootstrap successfully and deploy workloads as well as have machines organised into folders.
  • Juju now has initial support for Oracle Cloud, https://jujucharms.com/docs/2.2/help-oracle.
  • Users of Azure can now benefit from better credential management support, we’ve eliminated the need to manually discover subscription ID in order to add an Azure credential. All you need is to have Azure CLI installed and regular Juju credential management commands will “Just Work”.
  • Juju login command now accepts the name or hostname of a public controller as a parameter. Passing a user to log in as has been moved to an option rather than a positional parameter.
  • Behavior for a Juju bootstrap argument ‘-metadata-source’ has changed. In addition to specifying a parent directory that contains “tools” and “images” subdirectories with metadata, this argument can now also point directly to one of these subdirectories if only one type of custom metadata is required. (lp:1696555)
  • Actions that require ‘sudo’ can now be used in conjure-up steps.
  • conjure-up now uses libjuju as its api client.
  • conjure-up can now deploy from release channels, e.g. ‘beta’. * There’s a new bootstrap configuration option, max-txn-log-size, that can be used to configure the size of the capped transaction log used internally by Juju. Larger deployments needed to be able to tune this setting; we don’t recommend setting this option without careful consideration.
  • General Juju log pruning policy can now be configured to specify maximum log entry age and log collection size, https://jujucharms.com/docs/2.2/controllers-config. 
  • Juju status history pruning policy can also be configured to specify maximum status entry age and status collection size, https://jujucharms.com/docs/2.2/models-config.
  • The ‘status –format=yaml’ and ‘show-machine’ commands now show more detailed information about individual machines’ network configuration.
  • Added support for AWS ‘ap-northeast-2’ region, and GCE ‘us-west1’, ‘asia-northeast1’ regions.
  • Actions have received some polish and can now be canceled, and showing a previously run action will include the name of the action along with the results..
  • Rotated Juju log files are now also compressed.
  • Updates to MAAS spaces and subnets can be made available to a Juju model using the new ‘reload-spaces’ command.
  • ‘unit-get private-address’ now uses the default binding for an application.
  • Juju models have always been internally identified by their owner and their short name. These full names have not been exposed well to the user but are now part of juju models and show-model command output.

Fixes

  • Juju more reliably determines whether to connect to the MAASv2 or MAASv1 API based on MAAS endpoint URL as well as the response received from MAAS.
  • Juju is now built with Go version 1.8 to take advantage of performance improvements.
  • Juju users will no longer be missing their firewall rules when adding a new machine on Azure.
  • Juju models with storage can now be cleanly destroyed.
  • Juju is now resilient to a MITM attack as SSH Keys of the bootstrap host are now verified before bootstrap (lp:1579593).
  • Root escalation vulnerability in ‘juju-run’ has been fixed (lp:1682411).
  • Juju’s agent presence data is now aggressively pruned, reducing controller disk space usage and avoiding associated performance issues.
  • MAAS 2.x block storage now works with physical disks, when MAAS reports the WWN unique identifier. (lp:1677001).
  • Automatic bridge names are now properly limited to 15 characters in Juju (lp:1672327).
  • Juju subordinate units are now removed as expected when their principal is removed (lp:1686696 and lp:1655486) You can check the milestones for a detailed breakdown of the Juju and conjure-up bugs we have fixed: https://launchpad.net/juju/+milestone/2.2.0 https://github.com/conjure-up/conjure-up/milestone/19?closed=1

Known issues

Feedback Appreciated!

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More information

To learn more about these great technologies please visit https://jujucharms.com and http://conjure-up.io

About the author

Rick has worked on the Juju Engineering team for several years and can be found in IRC as rick_h. Make sure to check out The Juju Show that Rick hosts every other week. https://youtube.com/jujucharms You can read more about Rick at his site https://mitechie.com

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