CloudBees Accelerator® 2020.03 is now available

Summary

We are pleased to announce the general availability of our March 2020 Preview Release (PR): CloudBees Accelerator 2020.03.00. Please see our earlier announcement about our Accelerator Release Strategy update and our plan to accelerate the delivery of new content through Preview Releases.

Cloudbees Accelerator v2020.03 PR introduces new capabilities that shrink development cycles and enable software engineering teams to improve software quality while releasing more frequently. The v2020.03 PR release introduces improved support for cloud bursting with the addition of IAM role support for GCP.  In addition, out-of-the-box performance improvements for embedded Linux builds is introduced. 

IAM Role support in the Cluster Manager for Google Cloud Platform

This release introduces Server IAM Role support for GCP cloud bursting in Accelerator enabling customers to create and use credentials on Accelerator in a more secure fashion for GCP.

 

Improved out-of-the-box performance with embedded Linux builds for the Yocto project 

This release delivers improved performance out-of-the-box for Yocto builds (v2.1 and v3.0) through the accelerated building of modules such as glibc. 

 

Gmake compatibility improvements 

Accelerator support for Gmake versions 3.81 and 3.82 is improved along with improvements to the latest Gmake 4.X versions through the addition of support for the $file function. For more details refer to the Accelerator 2020.03 release notes. 

 

Cluster Manager Reporting improvements

The Cluster Manager Build Details Page UI is enhanced to provide a speedup-factor on a per build basis. 

 

Download instructions

Download Cloudbees Accelerator 2020.03 from the CloudBees Sharefile site:

Installers are located in the directory corresponding to the operating system (for example, windows). Release notes and product documentation are available online at CloudBees Accelerator Documentation.

Supported configurations

See CloudBees Accelerator Supported Platforms for a complete list of supported platforms and configurations.

 

Upgrade

CloudBees recommends that customers moving to the Preview Release upgrade all of their Accelerator components to version 2020.03.00. This includes the Cluster Manager, cluster nodes (agent machines), and all local eMake build machines. See the CloudBees Accelerator Preview Version Upgrade Guide for complete upgrade instructions.

Customers using perpetual licenses can go to the CloudBees technical support site at https://support.cloudbees.com and submit a support request for a test license to try out the Preview Version.

 

Support

Contact Customer Support with questions related to this release by going to the CloudBees technical support site at https://support.cloudbees.com and submitting a support request.

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