Rudder 7.2 release notes
Rudder 7.2 is currently a maintained version.
Rudder 7 will be supported for at least three months after the next major release, and for 18 to 24 months with a subscription.
New patch management features
Patch management campaigns
The patch management feature gains the ability to schedule upgrade campaigns across your nodes.
You can define either one-shot or recurring (weekly or monthly) campaigns, targeting a set of groups. You also define a time windows, and the upgrades will automatically be spread across the target nodes.
Once the upgrade has run, you get a centralized view over the results.
And you can also access detailed logs to troubleshoot any issue.
Import-export of configuration
It is now possible to export to and import from another server a rule or directive and all of its dependencies (including techniques from the technique editor).
This allows finer-grained synchronization compared to git repository synchronization.
Terminology clarification for agent types
We renamed the agent types to make them clearer for users:
Linux(but also covers AIX)
The API allowing to pre-create nodes is now part of the base API
The plugin "create-node" allowed pre-creating nodes in Rudder. This means making the node visible in the interface, and being able to pre-provision settings (certificate, node properties, etc.) before the node actually sent its first inventory. This is useful in a provisioning automation context.
This feature is now part of the base HTTP API.
RHEL 9 support (and all its siblings!)
We added support both as server and agent for RHEL 9 and derivatives (CentOS Stream, Rocky Linux, AlmaLinux, Oracle Linux).
Improvements for our Windows agent
New execution engine
Our Windows agent improved with a new execution engine (written in F#), unlocking a lot of current and future improvements.
It is now possible to configure user logins to be case-insensitive
This allows matching the behavior of authentication sources (en particularly Active Directory).
Ability to define configuration override in a rudder-web.properties.d directory
It is not a lot easier to make changes to the Rudder server configuration by deploying them as overrides
over the default configuration in the
rudder-web.properties.d (with a the
New page to list information about server hooks
We added a page in the settings section to show the list of currently configured server hooks.
We merged and renamed packages to make their content more obvious:
rudder-reportsare merged into
cronis not used anymore on relays, avoiding installing it on minimal system installs
Installing, upgrading and testing
Install docs for Debian/Ubuntu, RHEL/CentOS and SLES
Supported operating systems
This version provides packages for these operating systems:
Rudder server and Rudder relay: Debian 10-11, RHEL/CentOS/Alma/Rocky 8 and 9, SLES 15, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and 22.04 LTS
Rudder agent: all of the above plus Debian 9, RHEL/CentOS 7, SLES 12
Rudder agent (binary packages available with a subscription) : Debian 5-8, RHEL/CentOS 3-6, SLES 10-11, Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, 12.04 LTS, 13.04, 15.10, 14.04 LTS, 16.04 LTS, 18.04 LTS, Windows Server 2008R2-2019, AIX 5-6-7, Solaris 10 & 11, Slackware 14
Read more about supported operating systems in the documentation.
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