The Executions Widget in the dashboard now displays a dry-run indicator in the attributes column for every dry-run execution. This allows quick differentiation between actual executions and dry-runs.
The Agents widget is a new dashboard tabular widget listing the Cloudify agents in the system. The displayed attributes per each agent are: ID, IP, Deployment ID, Node ID, Hosting OS, Agent version, and installation mode. The widget allows two operations: Installation of a new agent on selected deployments, and agent status validation.
Improved log filtering
Events and Logs widgets now allow sorting & filtering by operation, node, and node instances
Snapshots performance improvement
Snapshots are used for system backup, upgrades, and disaster recovery. Optimization of the snapshot restoration flow allows faster upgrade and recovery times.
Cloudify manager support for external database
The Cloudify manager can now be deployed with either embedded (same box) database or with existing customer maintained database. Segregation of data store is a common compliance demand, hence some organizations are required to run the Cloudify manager database on their own self-maintained DB instance. Learn more about using an external DB
When managing a large deployment, some scenarios require specific details about the deployment. The new <capabilities> declaration allows each deployment to expose certain properties which can later be retrieved in real-time via CLI or Rest API call to be used as part of a workflow or an interacting deployment. Learn more about the syntax & potential usage
Failed or canceled workflow executions can now be resumed. This is useful for cases in which an execution failed after some tasks were already executed and re-execution should skip these tasks. Learn more about this
Secrets and passwords stored by Cloudify are now encrypted using AES256 (previous encryption was AES128) During an upgrade, all encrypted data will be updated to the new AES256 encryption.
Agents OS support
Extended agent support for Ubuntu Bionic 18.04 Removed support for Ubuntu Precise 12.04
Composite and recursive intrinsic functions
Intrinsic functions allow usage of complex structures such as lists or YAML and allow the selection of a certain item in these objects. For example, get_input: [mylist,5] will get the fifth element in mylist. One may also use this recursively and use an intrinsic function as a parameter in another intrinsic function. Learn more about this
Features and Improvements
Cloudify 4.5.5 features & general improvements: Snapshots CY-687 – Improved performance of snapshot restoration UI & Widgets CY-654 – New Agents widget CY-764 – Create agents table in the DB CY-681 – Improve error message in Deployment Wizard CY-661 – Add dry-run indication in Executions widget CY-669 – Add search filter to widgets presenting tabular data CY-758 – Improve Events/Logs widgets to allow sorting/filtering by operations, nodes, node CY-856 – Show node instance state in Topology widget CY-880 – Change “Number of nodes” widget to “Number of Compute Nodes” CY-722 – Allow providing a YAML file for execution parameters in Execute workflow modal CY-726 – Update Blueprint Sources widget to support namespace-based imports CY-718 – Allow providing a YAML file instead of a zip file in the blueprint upload form CY-937 – Turn off disabling action menu in Deployments widget when execution is in progress CY-891 – Optimize Deployments widget data fetching after /deployments REST API changes CY-645 – Deployment Wizard improvements CY-713 – Align inputs/parameters in deployments and executions creation CY-678 – Align the presentation of roles picks and tenants pick in new template creation DSL and service composition CY-643 – Deployment capabilities CY-642 – Adding namespace to import CY-746 – Add ability to get_input to get nested property CY-884 – Add support for nested intrinsic function calls CY-866 – Add ability to get_capability to get nested property Remote Database CY-789 – Enable SSL communication with PostgreSQL in an external DB scenario CY-634 – Add Cloudify Cluster support for external DB implementations Security CY-709 – Create RabbitMQ user per agent CY-164 – Stop Rabbitmq listening on non-ssl port CY-752 – Stop using `admin_token` file in Cloudify Stage backend CY-782 – Stop using `admin_token` file in Cloudify Manager CY-731 – Secrets and rabbit credentials encrypted with AES256 CY-682 – LDAP connection with a non-admin user Agents CY-780 – Configurable amqp heartbeat per agent CY-658 – Verify agent is alive before sending a task Workflow CY-844 – Add resuming to each built-in workflow CY-821 – Allow manual resume of failed or canceled executions CY-974 – Uninstall skip stop/delete operation for stopped/deleted instances CY-888 – Add possibility to schedule execution in UI CY-790 – Workflow failure – option to wait for tasks CY-844 – Add resuming to each built-in workflow CY-818 – Create models for storing running workflows details CY-792 – Add Resume action for canceled and failed executions in Cloudify UI CY-819 – Add store/restore to each task type CY-783 – Make scale down of specific node instances possible Service Composition CY-644 – Allow using get_capability to access another deployment’s capabilities CY-680 – Adding the ability to import a loaded blueprint CY-711 – Allow setting deployments as global (REST) CY-793 – Allow setting deployment visibility to `global` (UI) CY-794 – Update Outputs widget to show deployment’s capabilities MOM CY-967 – Fix Issue With Mom Plugin For Fixed IP Clusters CY-745 – Enhance Cloudify Managers Management widget Plugins AWS CY-893 – Fix Issue With Detach & Remove Elastic NetWork Interface When Creating AWS Lambda Function Inside VPC Enabled NetWork CY-892 – Update AWS SDK Integration Tests To Use Cloudify Manager Integration Tests CY-865 – Update AWS SDK Examples By Removing Reference To Old AWS Plugin OpenStack CY-854 – Add option to prevent floating IP stealing CY-868 – Revert OpenStack Clients Upgraded In Version 2.13.0 CY-797 – Support IP, Public IP, IPv4 and IPv6 Runtime Properties for Server type CY-798 – Support fixed_ip_address, mac_address Runtime Properties for Port type CY-801 – Add node type for Routes General CY-675 – Node instance states update CY-759 – Add force flag in blueprint and plugins deletion confirmation modal CY-769 – nginx configuration to support ipv6 CY-815 – Raise error on improper external resource usage CY-874 – Option to configure import resolver fallback CY-873 – cfy profiles show: display cluster nodes CY-720 – Add default ordering to queries (REST service)
Issues from previous releases that are resolved in Cloudify 4.5.5: CY-710 – Some timestamps in the DB use local time and not UTC. CY-708 – Deployment inputs from YAML file not properly recognized CY-707 – Running `cfy_manager configure/install` doesn’t recreate RabbitMQ elements CY-705 – Install: Composer doesn’t handle custom database URL or credentials CY-702 – More than one popup menu can be open at once CY-699 – Not optimal distribution of space in Deployments widget CY-697 – Running `cfy_manager configure/install` breaks live deployments CY-696 – Hooks.conf is overwritten on `cfy_manager configure/install` CY-694 – Restoring a snapshot breaks `cfy_manager configure/ CY-692 – Snapshot restore breaks stage CY-691 – Cloudify-stage.service auto-restart all time after snapshot restore CY-688 – Deployment outputs doesn’t show values with type other than string CY-674 – Workflow inputs not properly handled CY-673 – Resource Filter not working on Dashboard page when execution is selected in Executions widget CY-672 – State of nodes, topology and resource filter widgets not synced CY-668 – Invalid pagination in Runtime Properties table in nodes widget CY-667 – Runtime Properties outside of the window in node instance details modal CY-666 – Resetting rest conf with writing write permissions into the conf file CY-664 – Not possible to restore a snapshot in the UI CY-663 – Menu action column in Executions widget not visible by default after upgrading to 4.5 CY-662 – Running a dry-run execution alters the states of node instances CY-167 – File permissions aren’t set correctly on bootstrap instances CY-736 – Add extended error message modal for events/logs with error_causes CY-733 – Create Cloudify Managers Management widget CY-729 – Support single deployment with 1000+ nodes CY-728 – Removing the requirement for a blueprint to have node templates CY-727 – Make parameter values (inputs, outputs, runtime properties, execution parameters, update details) more user-friendly CY-693 – Adding protection against deleting used catalog blueprints CY-859 – Remove validation of max pagination size CY-761 – improve LDAP user search for non-active directory CY-757 – Add post-operation events in default lifecycle CY-750 – Metrics widget does not save graph resolution CY-747 – Impossible to install multiple agents concurrently on the same VM CY-744 – “cfy nodes get” should also print the node’s type hierarchy CY-735 – Can’t update group roles in tenant when using external auth CY-715 – When installing postgres_client add group might fail if OS system is not English CY-791 – Management workers should connect to RMQ through a loopback CY-781 – stdout, and stderr should be printed to context logger by default CY-779 – Setting SSL state through the rest service no longer works CY-777 – Detach agent effectively requires root CY-776 – A detached agent doesn’t use the leader after a failover CY-775 – Plugin uploads fail when a wheel is created as many-Linux CY-774 – Agent package URL does not change upon HA failover CY-771 – Relationship operations don’t have instance IDs CY-768 – “cfy events list” requires a switch for a required parameter CY-767 – Gunicorn restart REST worker every 1000 requests CY-757 – Add post-operation events in default lifecycle CY-719 – Log printing is delayed by more than a minute CY-702 – More than one popup menu can be open at once CY-816 – Wait for tasks to finish in scale list workflow when an exception is raised CY-807 – Stabilize vSphere Tests CY-806 – Validate Get Network CY-767 – Gunicorn restart REST worker every 1000 requests CY-702 – More than one popup menu can be open at once CY-936 – Selection in files tree in Blueprint Sources widget looks bad for labeled nodes CY-927 – Validate `scheduled for` date in CLI CY-895 – WSOD in UI when resource visibility is not set properly in Cloudify Manager CY-876 – Cluster join without a CA key tries to access the key anyway CY-867 – Agent logs are hardcoded for 5MB / 7 backup files CY-862 – Dropdowns from filter widget hidden behind topology canvas CY-858 – Nodes Icons are different in topology widget than in nodes list widget. CY-849 – WinRM runner should support NTLM transport CY-833 – SQL injection possible in Template Handler CY-970 – WSOD after putting special chars in log filter fields