Enhancements

This section outlines new features and enhancements introduced in the Mirantis Container Cloud release 2.6.0. For the list of enhancements in the Cluster release 5.13.0 and Cluster release 6.12.0 that are supported by the Container Cloud release 2.6.0, see the 5.13.0 and 6.12.0 sections.


RHEL license activation using the activation key

Technology Preview

In the scope of Technology Preview support for the VMware vSphere cloud provider on RHEL, added an additional RHEL license activation method that uses the activation key through RedHat Customer Portal or RedHat Satellite server.

The Satellite configuration on the hosts is done by installing a specific pre-generated RPM package from the Satellite package URL provided by the user through API. The activation key is provided by the user through API.

Along with the new activation method, you can still use the existing method that is adding of your RHEL subscription with the user name and password of your RedHat Customer Portal account associated with your RHEL license for Virtual Datacenters.


Support for VMware vSphere Distributed Switch

Technology Preview

In the scope of Technology Preview support for the VMware vSphere cloud provider on RHEL, added support for VMware vSphere Distributed Switch (VDS) to provide networking to the vSphere virtual machines. This is an alternative to the vSphere Standard Switch with network on top of it. A VM is attached to a VDS port group. You can specify the path to the port group using the NetworkPath parameter in VsphereClusterProviderSpec.


VMware vSphere provider integration with IPAM controller

Technology Preview

In the scope of Technology Preview support for the VMware vSphere cloud provider on RHEL, enabled the vSphere provider to use IPAM controller to assign IP addresses to VMs automatically, without an external DHCP server. If the IPAM controller is not enabled in the bootstrap template, the vSphere provider must rely on external provisioning of the IP addresses by a DHCP server of the user infrastructure.


Proxy support for all Container Cloud providers

Extended proxy support by enabling the feature for the remaining supported AWS and bare metal cloud providers. If you require all Internet access to go through a proxy server for security and audit purposes, you can now bootstrap management and regional clusters of any cloud provider type using proxy.

You can also enable a separate proxy access on the OpenStack-based managed clusters using the Container Cloud web UI. This proxy is intended for the end user needs and is not used for a managed cluster deployment or for access to the Mirantis resources.

Caution

Enabling of proxy access using the Container Cloud web UI for the vSphere, AWS, and baremetal-based managed clusters is on the final development stage and will become available in the next release.


Updated documentation on the bare metal networking

Expanded and restructured the bare metal networking documentation that now contains the following subsections with a detailed description of every bare metal network type:

  • IPAM network

  • Management network

  • Cluster network

  • Host network