Qstack version 17.02.01 is a major release. Here are the important highlights:
- Application Orchestration
Qstack now supports deploying applications via its built-in support for Kubernetes 1.5. A dedicated k8s cluster is automatically started and configured when a user starts an an application via one of the six supported methods: Selecting a Helm chart from the official chart repository, entering a custom YAML, supplying the name of a docker image from hub.docker.com, using the Helm CLI, kubectl or the k8s API.
Applications can be backed with persistent storage, seamlessly and transparently configured as Qstack volumes. Additionally, the k8s cluster is automatically configured for loadbalancing and firewall rules.
- Advanced networking for baremetal
Qstack's baremetal implementation now supports full multi-tenancy with secure hard disk wiping after usage. A new web-based serial console guarantees access to baremetal servers during provisioning and support. Baremetal zones can be created easily through the Qstack web interface, including connecting to network switches.
- Feature flag support
Qstack can now be further customised by enabling and disabled different features at runtime. This allows administrators the flexibility to configure and control what the end user can access.
- Various improvements
Improved Amazon EC2 API signature support in Qstack's hybrid API for better aws-cli compatibility.
New and improved web based RDP for Windows VMs
Hyper-V now supports volume snapshots and VHDX generation 2 images.
User management integration with Active Directory via SAML integration
New deployment tool for easily deploying Qstack on VMware