I’m happy to announce that we released Verrazzano 1.2.0 on March 14, 2022. As usual, the software is available on GitHub and on Oracle Software Delivery Cloud. In this release, we focused on making applications easier to operate. That is, we focused on the “Ops” side of DevOps. Here are the highlights of what’s new in this release:
- OpenSearch replaced ElasticSearch
- OpenSearch Dashboards replaced Kibana
- OCI Logging Service integration
- Automatic metrics capture for “plain Kubernetes” deployments
- Continued updates to key components in the platform
I also want to note that Helidon, a sister technology to Verrazzano, recently released a milestone in their latest version. Take a look at https://medium.com/helidon/helidon-3-0-0-m1-release-7dad655cd469!
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So what about OpenSearch?
A little less than a year ago, the OpenSearch project was created with an eye towards a “more open” open source for search and analytics. The group released its 1.0 offering in August of 2021. Since then, the community around it has taken hold, and there are more companies and individuals participating, including Oracle. In an effort to avoid proprietary code, and in the spirit of Verrazzano’s open source nature, we thought it best to replace ElasticSearch and Kibana with OpenSearch and OpenSearch Dashboards. As part of this update, we made sure that upgrade from Verrazzano 1.1.x to 1.2.0 will be smooth. We made sure that we manage the stored log records so that when you do the upgrade, and OpenSearch comes up, it will attach to the existing persistent volumes, and will pick up where ElasticSearch left off.
Verrazzano Logs in OCI Logging Service
Sticking with the subject of logging in Verrazzano, new in Verrazzano 1.2 is the ability to substitute OCI Logging Service for the OpenSearch and OpenSearch Dashboards components in the Verrazzano platform. In December, my colleague Fred Tibbitts wrote a blog about using OCI Logging in addition to the logging infrastructure in Verrazzano, but now we have the full substitution. Read the complete article here.
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