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Mirantis Container Cloud 2.11 Previews Azure Support, Improves Usability and Stability

Sergey Goncharov - September 2, 2021 - | | | | |

The newly released Mirantis Container Cloud 2.11 yet again delivers a diverse set of features, designed to improve usability and stability for the multi-cloud platform. Highlights of the release include support for Microsoft Azure as an infrastructure provider (Technical Preview), full support for AWS private endpoints, improved UX for Day 2 operations, and more.

In total, we delivered a whopping 120 features and enhancements and greatly improved existing workflows based on feedback we got from customers and partners. Additionally, we tackled and successfully resolved 90 issues, helping to make Mirantis Container Cloud safer and easier to use for operators and DevOps teams with varying levels of experience as they engage in Day 1, or Day 2 activities with the product. 

Mirantis Container Cloud 2.11 Release Summary

For more details, please view the release notes.

  • Technology Preview support for the Microsoft Azure cloud provider
  • RHEL 7.9 bootstrap node for the vSphere-based provider
  • Validation labels for the vSphere-based VM templates
  • Automatic migration of Docker data and LVP volumes to NVMe on AWS clusters
  • Switch of core Helm releases from v2 to v3
  • Bond interfaces for bare metal-based management clusters
  • Bare metal advanced configuration using web UI
  • Equinix Metal capacity labels for machines in web UI
  • Ceph:
    • Support for Ceph Octopus
    • Hyperconverged Ceph improvement
    • Ceph cluster status improvements
    • Ceph Manager modules
  • StackLight:
    • StackLight node labeling improvements
    • StackLight log level severity setting in web UI
    • Improvements to StackLight alerting
    • Salesforce feed update
  • Documentation:
    • How to manually remove a Ceph OSD from a Ceph cluster
    • How to update the Keycloak IP address on bare metal clusters

Mirantis Container Cloud 2.11 Notable Features

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We strongly believe that our great product has massive potential for early Cloud Native adopters, and we want to demonstrate that by letting users choose from two scenarios:

UI Improvements

Mirantis Container Cloud 2.11 StackLight

Mirantis Container Cloud 2.11 enables you to fine-tune logging and alerting in StackLight to focus on the data that matters to you.

As part of the long-term roadmap, we delivered UX enhancements for the Mirantis Container Cloud specifically aimed at extensively used daily operations. We put special focus on improving the UI for provisioning and deploying on bare metal, adding the ability to utilize templates and host profiles. Additionally, we made logging and alerting more intuitive for users to set up the proper baseline for a specific environment.

Interface Bonding

Customer feedback is critically important to our product development strategy, and in response to requests from numerous customers, we are excited to add support for interface bonding on the management plane within Container Cloud clusters.This feature will enable users to significantly improve networking control and resilience.

Ceph Octopus

Ceph

As part of our long-term commitment to improving operations for Mirantis Container Cloud users, we are providing full support for Ceph Octopus. The most interesting features of the Octopus release include improved RADOS, RBD and RGW stability and data processing capabilities, along with more fine-grained support on the FS level.

Microsoft Azure support (Technical Preview)

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Last but not least, we are introducing support for Microsoft Azure as an infrastructure provider in addition to our current options of AWS, VMware vSphere, Equinix Metal and OpenStack. This gives our customers and partners greater freedom to deploy hybrid clouds on the infrastructure of their choice.

For Mirantis Container Cloud 2.11, Azure support will be limited to a Technical Preview as we fine tune the implementation for specific customer use cases. We invite you to share feedback on your Azure deployment requirements so we can improve your Azure experience with Mirantis Container Cloud.

For instructions on how to use Mirantis Container Cloud to deploy Kubernetes clusters on Microsoft Azure, please refer to our QuickStart.

Start a free trial of Mirantis Container Cloud at: www.mirantis.com/trial

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Sergey Goncharov

Sergey Goncharov is a Product Manager at Mirantis, based in Prague.

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