Welcome again to another edition of the Foreman Community Newsletter. Step right this way for all the latest information…!
Foreman 1.15 RC1 & 2 out for testing
The Foreman 1.15 Release Candidates have been going strong, and 1.15-RC2 was out just this week. If you want to get an early look at all the upcoming features (such as an entirely new notification system, SSH key management for users, and much more) then jump in and get involved with testing the RCs.
As ever, we rely on you guys to test the release candidates (and so many of you do, thanks!), and again we’re seeing that participation bearing fruit. Please do continue to log the bugs you find in the RCs so that we can ensure the 1.15 release is as smooth as possible.
1.14.3 Bugfix release
Foreman 1.14.3 bugfix release was published on April 4th, containing eleven fixes for a variety of issues across the API, UI, Installer and so on. Thanks, as always, to the reporters, developers, and reviewers for the fixes!
Katello 3.4 RC1 & 2 available
In tandem with the 1.15 Release Candidates for Foreman Core, the Katello 3.4 Release Candidates are also available. See the release announcement. As ever, we value the testing, and if you hit any issues, please to raise a bug on the Katello tracker.
Debian 9 (Stretch) support lands in nightly
Thanks to the hard work of the packaging team (mostly @mmoll!) packages for
Debian 9 (Stretch) are now available in nightly, and feedback on how well they
work for people is welcome. If you do test, please be aware that MySQL support
is currently not functional as the
puppetlabs-mysql module is awaiting a new
release; PostgreSQL and SQLite should both work fine.
- Deep Dive - Monitoring with Foreman - 3pm Thu 4th May
Foreman already manages most of the lifecycle of your servers. To really put a server into production, it’s considered good practice to use automated monitoring to alert you whenever something doesn’t behave like it should. In this deep dive, Timo Goebel and Dirk Goetz will show off the new Foreman and SmartProxy monitoring plugin’s allow an administrator to connect Foreman and the monitoring solution Icinga 2.
- Foreman Community Demo - 11th May - 3pm Thu 11th May
Every 3 weeks we get together to take a look at what’s been happening in the Foreman community, and you’re always welcome to join us live on YouTube to get involved, ask questions, and make your views known. The next demo will be May 11th, so we’ll see you then!
For this community ‘demo’ we decided to turn the tables and ask the community what it wanted to hear about. We grabbed a panel of devs and had a chat covering a wide range of topics, so check it out! Do let me know if you’d like to see more of this style of content!
(All Foreman events are now available via the Foreman Calendar)
- foreman_discovery updated to 9.0.0
- foreman_expire_hosts updated to 3.0.0
- foreman_monitoring updated to 0.1.0
- foreman_openscap updated to 0.7.1
- foreman_remote_execution updated to 1.3.0
- foreman_templates updated to 5.0.0
- hammer_cli_foreman updated to 0.10.1
- hammer_cli updated to 0.10.1
- kafo updated to 2.0.1
- puppetdb_foreman updated to 3.0.2
Thanks to everyone who contributes to the Foreman community - patches, plugins, testing, bug reports, translations, interviews, presentations, meet ups and everything else. Your efforts are very much appreciated!