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We are happy to announce the Beta 3 of SUSE CaaS Platform 4.0.

 

SUSE CaaS Platform 4.0 is built on top of SLE 15 SP1 and requires either the JeOS version shipped from the product repositories or a regular SLE 15 SP1 installation.

Please note that SLE 15 SP1 is now officially out! Check out the official announcement for more information.

Thus you should not use a SLES 15 SP1 environment with the SLE Beta Registration Code anymore. Because the SLE Beta Registration Code has expired now, but you can either use your regular SLE Registration Code or use a Trial.

 

Beta 3

SUSE CaaS Platform 4.0 makes use of skuba (a wrapper for kubeadm) to bootstrap and update a cluster, making the whole process smoother, stable and easier to automate. kubeadm replaces the admin node and the salt states used in previous versions of SUSE CaaS Platform. Updates are implemented with skuba-update, that makes use of the kured tool and the SLE package manager.

That being said please check:

 

Changes from Beta 2

  • caaspctl has been renamed to skuba
    In Beta2, the tool for bootstrapping a cluster was named caaspctl. From Beta3, this tool has been renamed to skuba. This is not only a more aquatic name (in the Kubernetes tradition), but also reflects our desire to make this tool more generic.
  • Beta 3 implements base OS upgrades.
    Non-interactive updates are applied to nodes on a regular basis; updates that need a reboot (i.e. kernel) will schedule not only the reboot of the node, but the needed kubernetes orchestration. This is implemented in the skuba-update tool which glues zypper and the kured tool (https://github.com/weaveworks/kured).
  • Deployment instructions for bare metal and how to deploy a Centralized Logging node, for aggregating logs from all the nodes in the kubernetes cluster.
  • More Quality Assurance were done on Bare Metal installation.

For more details, see the Release Notes.

 

Beta Registration codes

You should not use a SLES 15 SP1 environment with the SLE Beta Registration Code anymore. Because the SLE Beta Registration Code is expired now but you can either use your regular SLE Registration Code or use a Trial.

Registration is not working with your regular key, special Beta Registration Code is required. You need to request one for SUSE CaaS Platform 4.0 Beta Program by contacting us at beta-programs@lists.suse.com.

 

Installation

Use the terraform package to install SUSE CaaS Platform. Refer to the Deployment Guide.

 

Architecture and working features

The architecture of SUSE CaaS Platform 4.0 is described here.

This build has been tested on SUSE OpenStack Cloud 8, VMware ESXi 6.7.0 and bare metal. We have validated the following features:

  • Bootstrap a cluster
  • Deploying with Terraform in SUSE OpenStack Cloud and VMware
  • Deploying with autoyast for Bare Metal
  • Adding and removing nodes
  • Deploying, scaling, and exposing nginx:alpine image
  • PodSecurityPolicy deployment and conformance
  • Applying Base OS updates
  • Centralized Logging

Please check our Release Notes for most recent changes and Known Issues.

Note that the product is not feature complete yet, we will continue to improve it.

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