Software Delivery Automation CD/RO v10.2.2

CloudBees CD/RO v10.2.2 is a maintenance release (MR) applied to the v10.2.0 long-term release. As such, consult the following in combination with these notes for everything that this release provides.

This MR is applicable to traditional installations, only. The latest MR for CloudBees CD/RO on Kubernetes is v10.2.1.

Security fixes

None.

New features

Documentation enhancements

No changes.

Database support

No changes.

Browser support

No changes.

Performance improvements

None.

Plugin enhancements

CloudBees CD/RO plugin catalog

The CloudBees CD/RO plugin catalog is available on the main product documentation site.

Updated plugins

The following is a list of key changes made to existing plugins. For a complete list see Bundled plugin report

EC-DslDeploy

3.0.4.2021072910

  • Problem fixed where command task contents are duplicated when tasks are contained in a task group. [CEV-28512]

New platform support

This section lists new platform support. For the current list of supported platforms, consult Supported platforms for CloudBees CD/RO

Server support

No updates.

Agent support

No updates

CloudBees CD/RO on Kubernetes

No updates.

Resolved issues

NMB-30969

Traditional server and agent installers will now attempt to find and use an alternative directory in the case where the /tmp partition does not allow execution. Provide the installer flag --temp or the environment variable TEMP to specify an alternative temporary directory for the installation log file and installer runtime objects.

Behavior changes

No changes.

Installation and upgrade notes

For complete installation and upgrade information, see CloudBees CD/RO installation guide.

Legacy services applications and container entities

The legacy Services applications and Traditional applications with containers have been deprecated in this version of CloudBees CD/RO. We recommend upgrading your applications to the current microservices application model.

CloudBees CD/RO on Kubernetes

This maintenance release not applicable for CloudBees CD/RO on Kubernetes. Refer to CloudBees CD/RO v10.2.1 release notes, released 2021-08-04, for latest CloudBees CD/RO on Kubernetes release.

Configuring autostart services for Linux installations

Linux installations that you perform as a non-root user or without sudo permissions cannot automatically start the CloudBees CD/RO server, web server, repository server, or agents. This means that you must set up service autostart after installation is complete. Learn more here.

Upgrading your CloudBees CD/RO environment

IMPORTANT: Before starting an upgrade, make sure to back up your existing CloudBees CD/RO data.

Upgradable versions

Upgrades to CloudBees CD/RO 10.x are supported only from ElectricCommander 5.0. For upgrade instructions, see Upgrade roadmap.

Upgrading an older CloudBees Analytics version

Upgrading from a CloudBees CD/RO version 9.0.x , or earlier, requires upgrading the CloudBees Analytics server to 10.2.1. Upgrading from CloudBees CD/RO version 9.1, or later, does not require CloudBees Analytics server to be updated.

Updating elements containing applicationServiceMapping [CEV-16237 and CEV-16158]

If your XML export file from CloudBees CD/RO 8.0.1 or earlier versions has elements containing applicationServiceMapping, you must change all instances of that string in the file to serviceClusterMapping before importing the file into version 10.2. For example, change the following XML:

<applicationServiceMapping>
  <applicationServiceMappingId>9efcda31-a85f-11e7-8500-0800279f198d</applicationServiceMappingId>
  <applicationServiceMappingName>9efcda31-a85f-11e7-8500-0800279f198d</applicationServiceMappingName>
 …
</applicationServiceMapping>

to

<serviceClusterMapping>
 <serviceClusterMappingId>9efcda31-a85f-11e7-8500-0800279f198d</serviceClusterMappingId>
 <serviceClusterMappingName>9efcda31-a85f-11e7-8500-0800279f198d</serviceClusterMappingName>
 …
</serviceClusterMapping>
Backing up and restoring custom settings

The CloudBees Analytics installer overwrites the elasticsearch.yml configuration file with a new file. As of CloudBees Analytics version 8.3, the file includes a Custom Settings section, which lets you add Elasticsearch settings not managed by the CloudBees Analytics server without being lost during an upgrade. If you added settings to this file in version 8.2 or earlier that you want to preserve, you must back up the file to a separate location before upgrading to version 9.2 or newer versions and then add the settings to the Custom Settings section after the upgrade. During future upgrades, the installer will preserve the settings in the Custom Settings section. [NMB-25850]

Updating the MySQL configuration before upgrading

Since release 8.0.1, CloudBees has instructed customers using a MySQL database to use the following two lines in their MySQL configuration:

init_connect='SET collation_connection = utf8_unicode_ci, NAMES utf8'
skip-character-set-client-handshake

Before upgrading CloudBees CD/RO, you must remove these lines or comment them out. Otherwise, jobs will not start.

Ensuring the correct default MySQL default collation

Since release 8.0.1, CloudBees has instructed customers using a MySQL database to ensure that the default collation for their database schema is set to utf8_unicode_ci or utf8_general_ci and that no table in their schema overrides this. As of release 9.0, the CloudBees CD/RO server checks this configuration on startup and logs errors in the server log if it is not set correctly.

If the collation is not configured correctly, then entering non-ASCII text into CloudBees CD/RO might cause errors. For example, setting a release name to a non-ASCII value and attempting a search causes an exception.

If your MySQL database schema or any tables in it are set to a non-UTF-8 collation order, see Knowledge Base article KBEC-00385 - Converting a MySQL Database From Latin-1 to UTF-8 for detailed instructions about safely converting your schema to UTF-8. [NMB-26521, NMB_27459]

Upgrading agents that run the ec-groovy job step in multizone deployments

In multizone CloudBees CD/RO deployments, CloudBees CD/RO agents that are in a different zone than the CloudBees CD/RO server must be upgraded to version 9.0 or later for the ec-groovy job step to run successfully on those agents. You must also upgrade the gateway agents that lead back to the server’s zone including those in any zones in between the agent’s zone and the server’s zone. [NMB-27490]

For details about multiple zones and gateway agents, see gateways and zones.

Removing the SSL 2.0 Client Hello or SSLv2Hello protocol from your security configurations

CloudBees recommends removing the SSL 2.0 Client Hello or SSLv2Hello protocol from your security configurations for all components. [NMB-27934, NMB-29326]

  1. Upgrade agents older that fall into this category for security reasons:

    • Windows, Linux: 6.0.3 or older; 6.2 or older

    • Mac OS: 8.4 or older

  2. If this warning appears on the Automation Platform UI:

    Note: We recommend removing `SSL 2.0 Client Hello` format from server configuration and upgrade older agents as indicated on the Cloud/Resources Page to avoid security risk.

    then enter the following command on the CloudBees CD/RO server:

    $ ecconfigure --serverTLSEnabledProtocol=TLSv1.2
Upgrading the CloudBees Analytics server

This section provides information about upgrading the CloudBees Analytics server from Version 7.3 to Version 10.2.1.

Potential breaking change: Elasticsearch update

The Elasticsearch version shipped with CloudBees Analytics version 10.2 has been updated from v6.6.2 to v7.10.2. As such, upgrading to 10.2 or later may create breaking changes in your custom reports. All changes related to the new version are described in Elasticsearch documentation. The following change may effect your reports the most. [BEE-2717]

  • Accessing missing document values throws an error. The doc['field'].value throws an exception if the document is missing a value for the field field.

    To check if a document is missing a value, you can use doc['field'].size() == 0.

Upgrading CloudBees Analytics clusters

The principle of forming a cluster in CloudBees Analytics has changed as of v10.2 due to the update of Elasticsearch v7.10.2. In this regard, an additional action is required to upgrade to CloudBees Analytics v10.2 or later:

When updating the first master node, the user must explicitly specify that it is the first node to be updated. If this action is not performed, a cluster being updated is placed out of service.

All installers have been instrumented to accommodate this change. See Upgrading the CloudBees Analytics server for more details. [BEE-2717]

Re-Specifying configuration settings

The installers (GUI, interactive console, and silent mode) for the CloudBees Analytics server do not preserve the configuration setting for the CloudBees Analytics server host name ( --hostName ) or the setting for the Elasticsearch number of shards ( --elasticsearchNumberOfShards ) during the upgrade from 7.3 to 9.2. If you specified non-default values during the 7.3 Reporting server installation, you must re-specify these settings during the upgrade. (All other settings are preserved.)

CloudBees Analytics server configuration notes

For a production environment, CloudBees recommends that you install the CloudBees Analytics server on a system other than systems running other CloudBees CD/RO components (such as the CloudBees CD/RO server, web server, repository server, or agent). If you must install it on the same system (such as for testing or other non-production or trial-basis situations) see CloudBees Analytics server with other components for details.

CloudBees CI operations center configurations

After upgrading to CloudBees CD/RO v10.2, or later, from v10.0.x, your CloudBees CI operations center configurations may need to be reworked.

  • In v10.0.x, CloudBees CI operations center URLs specified in configurations are silently appended at runtime with the /cjoc path component.

  • In v10.1, URLs are used as defined in configurations. The /cjoc component is not appended.

In order to maintain pre-v10.1 runtime compatibility, the v10.1 upgrade process modifies CloudBees CI operations center URLs in existing configurations by hardcoding the /cjoc path component. You need to rework existing URLs in configurations where appending the \cjoc path component is inappropriate.

== Configuration notes

Performing a full import

During a full import, the import operation might hang in the following scenarios. To import successfully into CloudBees CD/RO 8.0 and newer versions, perform the appropriate workarounds [CEV-15447, CEV-11873]:

  • A manual process step in a process has formal parameters. The workaround is to remove the entry related to the property sheet for the job step that is associated with the manual process step.

  • In the exported XML file from the earlier release, two pipelines are in different projects, and both pipelines have no gate tasks. The flow associated with the pipeline is duplicated under both projects. The workaround is to remove the flow element under the projects.

Limitations

When an application is cloned from one project (the original project) to another (the destination project), the tier maps for the application point to the environments with the same names in the destination project. To deploy the application to the environments in the original project, you must create tier maps connecting the application to those environments.

== Known issues

BEE-4921

In the CloudBees CD/RO and CloudBees Analytics Continuous Integration Builds screen, if a build has a Running status, the Project column may temporarily not display project information. Once the build has completed, the Project column correctly displays the project information for each build.

NMB-30095

Browser redirects to port 2080 during first navigation to CD deployed from SDA and Flow Helmm charts.

NMB-24734

SyncArtifactVersions procedure completes with success, rather than showing a warning, when manifest is missing and overwrite = false.

NMB-24949

When you use the Automation Platform UI to upload and publish artifact files with non-English characters in their file names the operation fails with the following error: Upload file: Exit code 1: ERROR: Publish failure: Unexpected retrieval exception for repository error .

NMB-26021

Modifications of LDAP user data (such as email addresses) on an Active Directory server after registration in CloudBees CD/RO do not appear properly in user details (in the Automation Platform UI, the Deploy UI, or ectool ) until the CloudBees CD/RO server is restarted.

NMB-26962

(Windows platforms only) If the Elasticsearch cluster, which is used by CloudBees Analytics, is in the red state (in Elasticsearch this means that it only partly functions and some data is unavailable) then upgrade reconfigure or uninstall operations will not work. Because the Elasticsearch service can not be stopped when a cluster is in red state kill the Elasticsearch service process by the task manager before running the installer for these actions.

NMB-28135

The Microsoft Edge browser does not work with SAML 2.0 and a self-signed certificate during redirection from the identity provider to the service provider. Edge is not recommended for login via SAML 2.0.

NMB-28380

Can’t ignore server mismatch and override passkey from Database Configuration page.

NMB-28381

The ec-groovy command line utility fails when invoking createArtifactVersion with error This server cannot handle version <x> messages.

NMB-29391

The warning, WARNING: An illegal reflective access operation has occurred is logged by Java 11 for the cglib library.

NMB-29486

The LANG environment variable must be set to en.US.UTF-8; otherwise, the upgrade fails. See KBEC-00452 - Error installing CloudBees CD 10.0.x when Lang environment variable is different than en.US.UTF-8 for details.

NMB-30263

In some cases, job step diagnostic information is not available and server reports 507 error, Missing sessionId attribute in request, when trying to view job step logs.

CEV-11106

When an application with snapshots created in CloudBees CD/RO 6.1 or earlier is cloned and a project containing this application is imported to CloudBees CD/RO 6.3 or higher the import operation fails.

CEV-12363

Error prompts for runtimes started by a schedule are not visible if the schedule was created with a missed configuration.

CEV-12429

The stage inclusion status in the Release Dashboard changes color after a stage is renamed.

CEV-14689

No error prompt appears for failed tasks and retry tasks during a pipeline runtime.

CEV-15122

If an application process step cannot expand to its child steps (because of an invalid run condition or an invalid formal parameter) then the step is not retried even if it uses "retry on error" error handling. The job eventually completes with an error.

CEV-15829

The retry count for group tasks or rules using "automated retry on error" is missing from the Pipeline runtime page.

CEV-16245

Multiple mapped environments with the same name from different projects are not supported in email notifications.

CEV-16250

A project import might not include the path-to-production view.

CEV-16930

Jobs might not appear upon drill-down into the "Clusters With Most Deployments" widget in the CloudBees Analytics Microservices Dashboard if the service does not contain a deploy step in the process.

CEV-17164

When you do a full import from version 8.0 to version 8.2 or newer and two or more releases have the same name (under different projects) and are associated to the same pipeline then after import the runs for all releases might become associated to the first imported release. This is because CloudBees CD/RO cannot differentiate runs between the releases since all runs are under the same pipeline project and have the same name. To work around this issue rename releases in the export file so that all their occurrences (in deploymentHistoryItem flowRuntime and so on) are unique.

CEV-18531

All subreleases of a release must appear before the release in the DSL for the release-to-subrelease link to be created.

CEV-19239 CEV-19259

The ability to search by assignee in a Deployment Report is not available in the CloudBees Analytics report editor.

CEV-21426

If Release Command Center was setup for JIRA for user-stories and defects and the JIRA project name was mapped to the release project name using the following field mapping: ` projectName:releaseProjectName` then before upgrading to 10.0 the field mapping must be updated to mention the actual release project name using the following field mapping format: "release-project-name-in-CloudBees CD/RO":releaseProjectName

CEV-22379

Long custom labels in email notifications do not render correctly.

CEV-23624

Approval by email on manual tasks should not expect parameters.

CEV-22644

Navigation to a sub-release editor takes user to the parent release editor. As a workaround, select the subrelease from the left-hand navigation in the parent’s release editor.

CEV-23957

When you use the Deploy UI to edit a resource pool and add a tag while renaming it at the same time, the operation fails with the following error: Resource pool 'oldPoolName' does not exist . To work around this issue, rename the resource pool, then save the change, and then add the tag to the resource pool.

CEV-23958

Running an application process with a parallel manual application process step or running an application process with a parallel manual application and component process steps fails to delete the project.

CEV-23960

If you are signed in to the Deploy UI and upgrade to CloudBees CD/RO 10.0, the version 10.0 sign-in page for the Automation Platform UI goes into an infinite redirect. This is because the version 10.0 Automation Platform UI thinks that your sign-in session expired even though it is active. To work around this issue, do one of the following:

  • Before upgrading, sign out from the Deploy UI and the Automation Platform UI.

  • After upgrading, sign out from the Deploy UI and then sign in.

  • After upgrading, clean your browser cache and cookies to kill the pre-upgrade sign-in session.

CEV-24712

Attempt to delete a project containing a CIBuildDetails object (injected by Jenkins OSS or CloudBees CI) results in the error: The DELETE statement conflicted with the REFERENCE constraint.

CEV-24710

Users will not be able to delete a project if there are Jenkins builds associated with this project that are references in releases not in the project.

CEV-24617

Attempt to delete a build from a pipeline run via buildname and flowRuntimeId results in the error deleted object would be re-saved by cascade.

CEV-25150

If you use the ectool export to export your system configuration from a previous release and then use ectool import to import the same configuration to a CloudBees CD 10.0 server, some out-of-the-box content introduced in the releases since the version from which the full export was done, such as new or updated plugins, new catalog items, and persona based menu items, may be missing in the CD server UI. It is recommended to use ectool export and ectool import only between servers at the same version.

CEV-25400

These service catalog items are disabled because underlying plugin has been removed.

  • Azure Container Service Discovery

  • Amazon ECS Dynamic Cluster

  • GCE Dynamic Cluster

CEV-26700

Single Sign on does not work unless PHP configuration is changed due to a security related request. Workaround: change session.cookie_samesite to "Strict" in /opt/electriccloud/electriccommander/apache/conf/php.ini and restart web server.

N/A

You can revert changes only for high-level design objects such as applications procedures procedure steps workflow definitions and state definitions.

Restarting the CloudBees CD/RO server while new records are created for all tracked objects might take at least as long as an export or import of all projects (10 to 40 minutes for a large project).

N/A

Enabling Recursively Traverse Group Hierarchy might impact system performance when the LDAP group hierarchy is traversed. The amount of impact varies with the configurations of the CloudBees CD/RO and LDAP servers the depth of group hierarchy in the LDAP server and the network latency between the servers. Make sure that your directory provider can handle the additional load for supporting nested group hierarchy traversal.

N/A

System performance might decrease if you disable change tracking at the server level and then re-enable it. (Change tracking is enabled by default.) For details about using change tracking see change tracking.