We are excited to announce the availability of our January rolling release for CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise (CJE) and fixed release for CloudBees Jenkins Platform (CJP). A significant highlight regarding January's rolling release is full support for CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise on Kubernetes.
Additionally, we published a new release of CJP fixed-2.46 (CJP Client Master & CJP Operations Center). This release line started with 18.104.22.168.2 on 2017-06-28. Now, 6 months later, we have started a new release line based on 2.73.
What does this mean for you?
- If you are on the fixed release, please upgrade now
- CJP Fixed 2.46 will be supported until 2018-04-17
- Over next three months, our release Team will manage both lines: fixed-2.46 and fixed-2.73
CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise 2.1.0 & 1.11.2
These releases of CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise enable cloud-native capabilities within the product and, most notably, allows for native integration with Kubernetes (K8S), which has fast become the industry standard for managing and deploying cloud-native applications. We support Kubernetes v.1.7.0 and higher, here are some highlights about this release.
Install and manage CJE on Kubernetes
Use the native CLI, kubectl, to control your CJE cluster just like any other application running on Kubernetes.
|Enterprises can follow a standard operations model to oversee their business-critical applications, like Jenkins, by reducing the burden on admins and decreasing the overall learning curve.|
Provision an unlimited number of Jenkins Masters and Agents as Kubernetes pods without manual intervention.
|True elasticity means your infrastructure scales on-demand as your workload increases, improving stability and giving time back to developers.|
Ability for CJE to run in its own unique namespace
|CJE running in its own namespace means stronger security and tighter access controls for your cluster.|
Configure resources needed for the cluster with YAML
YAML is a familiar language, which makes it easy for anyone on the team to read and maintain configurations.
|This capability allows for granular resource control and, in turn, improved manageability of your instance.|
Team master creation recipe
Allows customers to select what plugins are installed on a master during the creation.
Note: Currently restricted in version 1.0 to 2 fixed recipes. 1) "basic" and 2) "java-web"
|Enables faster onboarding of teams with pre-baked configurations.|
New User Experience installed by default
Eliminates the need to install the "New User Experience" plugin on Operations Center to use the new UX
|Improves productivity by eliminating installation steps.|
Team Master Creation Recipe Example
CloudBees Assurance Program (CAP)
CAP is a rigorous vetting process conducting hundreds of hours of testing on the Jenkins core and its plugins. Every month, CAP delivers a growing list of verified integrations and a recommended configuration based on a recent Jenkins LTS release. CAP updates are propagated to all CloudBees Jenkins Solutions, including CJP and CJE.
Upgraded recommended configuration
|Details recommended configuration changes can be found here.|
Minor fixes in Beekeeper Upgrade Assistant
|Includes fixes that improve performance and stability. Eliminated noisy logs when initializing an upgrade with Beekeeper Upgrade Assistant.|
CloudBees Jenkins Advisor
Please be aware that on February 15th, 2018, CloudBees Jenkins Advisor will be officially discontinued for non-CloudBees customers. If you have an active CloudBees subscription this action does not impact you.
CloudBees Jenkins Advisor will continue to help our Customer Success Team in providing the best support for our customers. If you have any concerns about this decision or need additional guidance, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
As of January 22nd, 2018, the following Jenkins plugin updates have been released to fix security vulnerabilities:
- Ant plugin version 1.8
- Checkstyle plugin version 3.50
- DRY plugin version 2.50
- FindBugs plugin version 4.72
- Pipeline: Nodes and Processes plugin version 2.18
- PMD plugin version 3.50
- Release plugin version 2.10
- Translation Assistance plugin version 1.16
- Warnings plugin version 4.65
Please see this security advisory notice for detailed information. If you have any additional questions, please contact your CloudBees Customer Success Manager.