The 5.1 release of Platform9 is our first step in integrating our SaaS Managed platform with hyper-scale cloud Kubernetes service. Within the 5.1 release we have introduced the ability to import existing EKS clusters, expanding our unified managed Kubernetes experience. In addition to
|The 5.1 release includes a number of features that are limited to the Platform9 Next-Gen SaaS platform, this includes:|
- EKS Cluster Imports
- Application Catalog & Helm 3 SaaS Service
- Self Service SSO
Platform9 users on the Freedom and Growth plans are already running on the Next-Gen architecture.
Platform9 Enterprise users should contact email@example.com to discuss migrating.|
Platform9 now has the ability to import existing AWS EKS clusters. Learn more EKS Cluster Management
- New: EKS Cluster Discovery & Import - Users can now import clusters on Public and Private VPCs.
- New: EKS Cluster Imports - Users can deploy Platform9 monitoring to any imported EKS Cluster.
- New: EKS Cluster Imports - Users can use the Platform9 Helm 3 SaaS Service to deploy applications to EKS Clusters.
- New: Imported Clusters Dashboard - Imported EKS clusters can be accessed from the new imported clusters dashboard.
The popular Kubernetes packaging service Helm3 has been built into Platform9 as a SaaS service. Users can now leverage Helm directly from the SaaS Management Plane to deploy applications from public and private Helm Repositories to any Kubernetes cluster.
- New: Platform9 has added a Helm3 service to the SaaS management plane that enables users to connect Helm repositories and deploy Helm3 certified applications.
- New: Helm 3 Service - Deployed Applications can be viewed under the Applications Deployed Apps dashboard or from within the clusters details dashboard.
- New: Application Catalog - Users can now add public and private Helm repositories and link them to clusters managed by Platform9, including EKS Imported Clusters.
- New: Application Catalog - Users can now deploy apps using the Platform9 Helm 3 service to deploy applications to any managed cluster including EKS imported clusters.
- New: Users can edit an applications values.yaml file directly from the Platform9 SaaS Management Plane.
- New: The Platform9 Helm 3 service allows users to limit access to added repositories by cluster.
- New: The Platform9 Helm3 Services supports private repositories that use Username and Password configuration.
The following changes have been made to cluster setup and configuration.
- New: Platform9 now supports Kubernetes 1.19. Platform9 now supports Kubernetes 1.17, 1.18 and 1.19
- New: MetalLB now supports IPv6. New: Users can now select to use IPv6 whilst creating a new cluster.
- New: Users can now select to deploy the Luigi Network and Host Configuration operator whilst creating a new cluster.
- New: Users can now select to enable KubeVirt whilst creating a new cluster.
- New: Container Logs - You can now select the exact container within a pod and view the logs directly from Platform9.
- New: Users can now create cluster in AWS without the need for a Route53 domain.
- New: You can now enable Advanced Remote Support from the Cluster Details dashboard.
- New: When adding a new AWS or Azure cloud provider Platform9 will now validate the credentials.
- New: Platform9 has made IPVS the default data-plane for all new clusters.
- New: Platform9 Luigi - Platform9 now has a advanced networking operator that is able to automate the deployment and configuration of multiple CNIs and node level changes for setting up complex networking stacks such as SR-IOV. Learn more Advanced Networking with Luigi Operator.
- New: The Platform9 Terraform provider has been updated to support creating clusters with custom API Server Flags Terraform.
- Updated: The Platform9 terraform provider has been updated to make Route53 optional for AWS Clusters.
- New: There is a new User settings page available under the avatar menu that enables users to configure their profile.
- New: Users can now configure MFA via the new users settings menu accessable under the avatar menu.
- New (Enterprise Only): Enterprise users can now configure and update SSO directly form the Platform9 SaaS Managment Plane.