This page provides a summary of enhancements and bug fixes for version 7.1.0.
Version 188.8.131.52 is a maintenance release and includes various bug fixes and enhancements. This release is recommended for all customers.
Processes as code
Application and component processes can now be modeled in the new custom Process as Code (PAC) format. You can use the bundled Process-as-Code Compiler to convert existing processes into the PAC format and then modify them using your text editor. The modified PAC files can then be translated and uploaded back into the server for use in your deployments.
The PAC Utility which includes a detailed guide to the new syntax, can be downloaded from the dashboard. Click Help > Tools > Process-as-code Compiler > **** to download.
CLI endpoint enhancements
This release continues the extension of the CLI API began in previous releases. Several actions that previously could only be done in the web UI can now be done using the API. This includes activities like importing and exporting objects, deleting objects, and removing users from roles.
Enhancement to tags
The Settings tab now includes a Tag page that allows for central management of all tags that have been created on the HCL™ Launch server. Users with the new Manage Tags permission can edit the name, color, and description of existing tags. When a tag is modified from the Tag page it is modified on all objects that are tagged with the tag.
Users assigned to an approval task are able to follow an URL in the email notification they receive to approve the task. The URL links to a mobile responsive page that allows the user to only review, and approve or reject the specified task.
Redesign of the Get Start page
The revised Get Started page can now be accessed from the Help menu or by clicking on the HCL™ Launch segment of the navigation bar. This page includes quick links to documentation, tutorials, release notes, and more.
License configuration has moved from the System Settings page and into a new License Management page. The new License Management page is where the license server connection and automatic agent license type can be configured. After a connection is made, information is displayed about the available licenses and license consumption.
Usage metrics for a license server now includes consumed versus available metrics.
Version 184.108.40.206 is a maintenance release and includes various bug fixes and enhancements. This release is recommended for all customers.
Approval notification update
Notification email updated to contain a listing of component versions.
Agent Relay improvement
Configuration information for Agent Relays using web communication to the server has been updated to contain information relevant to a web connection.
User interface updates
Selecting exempt processes for process approval updated to allow selection of multiple exempt processes instead of just one.
On the Groups page, groups can now be filtered by authorization realm.
Environment property process updates
When creating environment using an Environment Template, the environment is created even if required properties are not specified. Required properties an be added to the environment using the command line interface (CLI).
Generic process request history
CLI endpoint created that provides generic process request history. The first 100 generic process requests are provided.
Password requirements are displayed when creating a password.
Command line interface (CLI) improvements
The following commands have been added:
- Remove a user or group from a team
- Synchronize LDAP users with the LDAP authentication realm
- Pause and resume a workflow.
- Exempt a process from an approval requirement
- Verify user roles when using REST call to add a status to snapshot
- Remove a user or group from a team Synchronize LDAP users with the LDAP authentication realm
- Software updates
This release includes support for upgrading to the following:
- Tomcat 8.5.57
- Jetty 9.4.30
Version 220.127.116.11 is a maintenance release and includes various bug fixes and enhancements. This release is recommended for all customers.
Approval process enhancement
External approval processes can be done for individual export and import generic processes.
Update Tomcat to 8.5.55.
Log files downloaded from the Settings page downloads the file as a ZIP file. Error messages displayed when log would be empty.
User interface enhancements
Several updates and fixes added to the user interface. For example, the compare version information like environment, resource, and snapshot comparison is now its own page.
Version 7.1.0 is a maintenance release and includes various bug fixes and enhancements. This release is recommended for all customers.
On the Environment configuration page you can configuredeployment triggers on an environment. The deployment trigger causes the specified App Proc Request to run whenever a specified component imports a new version. This results in deploying the newly imported version automatically to all environments that have configured triggers.
This feature replaces the run process after version import functionality on a component.
External approval process
The external approval process is a pre-deployment process that allows or prevent the deployment from running based on the status of the external approval process. The process runs on an agent and has access to all plug-in steps. This feature can be used for or reaching out to change management systems. Access to the feature is on the Environment Configuration page under Require approvals.
Server cluster management improvements
Server to server communication now uses the new websocket communication technology. Front end servers are now displayed on the Networks tab. Additionally, connectivity status for all servers in a cluster can be viewed on the Networks tab.
Resource tree performance improvements
The performance when loading many resources has been improved.
Merge z/OS Version
Incremental z/OS versions can be consolidated into a single version. The most recent files are kept and older files of the same name/extension are replaced by the most recent version. Only version that follow the new z/OS package format can be merged. Merge versions can be accessed through the Snapshots page.
The new Deployment Dialog page improves the process of requesting an application. The page includes four sections: Process + property selection, version selection, scheduling, and review. The final review section allows you to verify all inputs before starting your deployment.
Enhancements to containers
The following enhancements added to HCL™ Launch containers.
- Kubernetes Operator Models for Agent, Relay, and Server
- Helm V3 support
- You can now configure the file system group ID used when accessing persistent storage required for deployment of the HCL™ Launch server, agent and agent relays. This support is important for multi-cloud environments where the persistent storage support may differ in implementation and require the use of a specific file system group ID.
- The Openshift plug-in now supports OpenShift Container Platform 4.x. In addition, new plug-in steps have been added to provide a complete integration scenario.