PCF v1.11 Feature Highlights

This topic highlights important new features included in Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) v1.11.

Ops Manager Highlights

Ops Manager v1.11 includes the following major features:

CredHub Integration

Introducing CredHub!

CredHub centralizes and secures credential generation, storage, lifecycle management, and access. Debuting in Ops Manager v1.11, CredHub simplifies and improves credential management in PCF.

The initial release removes credentials from BOSH deployment manifests. For more information about CredHub, see the CredHub documentation.

If you are a PCF Tile Developer, see the documentation in the PCF Tile Developers Guide for more information about CredHub integration with Ops Manager.

NSX Security Group Integration

Operators can now configure Ops Manager v1.11 to communicate with VMware NSX. Ops Manager v1.11 supports NSX-V 6.2+.

This integration makes it easier for operators to define granular firewall access to VMs and apply company networking policies to cloud-native apps. You can use Ops Manager API endpoints to manage the NSX security groups for all your PCF VMs. See vCenter Config Page for more information about the new NSX Networking fields in Ops Manager.

Azure Managed Disks Support

PCF v1.11 supports Azure Managed Disks for PCF deployments on Azure.

Other Features

For information about other new features in Ops Manager v1.11, see the Pivotal Cloud Foundry Ops Manager v1.11 Release Notes.


Elastic Runtime Highlights

Elastic Runtime v1.11 includes the following major features:

Container Networking

No longer a beta feature, Container Networking is now generally available in ERT v1.11. This means that apps running on PCF can now directly communicate with each other, which greatly simplifies the task of creating networking policies. For more information, see the Administering Container-to-Container Networking topic.

NFS v3 Volume Services

No longer a beta feature, NFS v3 Volume Services is now generally available in ERT v1.11. Additionally, Elastic Runtime ships with an NFS Volume Service Broker. For more information, see the Using an External File System (Volume Services) and Enabling NFS Volume Services topics.

Private Docker Repositories

With Elastic Runtime v1.11, developers can now push Docker images from private registries that require authentication. For more information, see the Push a Docker Image with Authentication section of the Using Docker Registries topic.

Highly-Available Default Configuration

The Resource Configuration defaults have been changed to streamline the path to a production-ready deployment. The default instance count for each VM type in the deployment has been set to ensure an operator can deploy a highly-available Cloud Foundry out of the box.

This change results in larger resource requirements for a default Elastic Runtime deployment. Operators should take this into account when deploying environments on constrained resources. If your deployment does not require high availability, Pivotal recommends that you scale down jobs to the minimum required to run a functional deployment as described in Scaling Elastic Runtime.

Other Features

For information about other new features in Elastic Runtime v1.11, see the Pivotal Elastic Runtime v1.11 Release Notes.


Apps Manager Highlights

Apps Manager v1.11 includes the following features:

Spring Actuator

Apps Manager v1.11 includes Spring Actuator heap dumps, request traces, and thread dumps. For more information, see the Using Spring Boot Actuators with Apps Manager

You can now search for apps across all orgs and spaces by entering the name of the app in the search bar.

Route Services

You can now manage route services from Apps Manager. For more information, see the Manage Route Services section of the Managing Apps and Service Instances Using Apps Manager topic.

Custom Health Checks

You can now view custom application health checks in Apps Manager. For more information, see the View Health Checks section of the Managing Apps and Service Instances Using Apps Manager topic.

Tasks in the Usage Report

The Usage Report now includes information about task usage. For more information, see the View the Usage Report section of the Monitoring Instance Usage with Apps Manager topic.

Last Login Notice

Apps Manager v1.11 displays the date and time of the last login in the bottom right of the footer.

Section 508a Compliance

Apps Manager has improved its compliance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. Customers can now receive an approved Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) for Apps Manager.

For more information, see the Pivotal Elastic Runtime v1.11 Release Notes.


PCF Isolation Segment Highlights

The PCF Isolation Segment v1.11 tile includes the following features:

  • Container to Container Networking
  • NFSv3 Volume Services
  • System Logging

For more information, see the PCF Isolation Segment v1.11 Release Notes.


Cross-Platform Highlights

BOSH Backup and Restore (BBR)

BBR is a command-line tool for backing up and restoring BOSH deployments. You can use it to back up and restore PCF components. BBR is a beta feature in PCF v1.11.

For more information, see the Backing Up Pivotal Cloud Foundry with BBR and Restoring Pivotal Cloud Foundry from Backup with BBR topics.


Services Highlights

JMX Bridge v1.9

JMX Bridge v1.9 contains overall security improvements, support for the Firehose tagged metric format, and the addition of a new optional feature that allows you to turn off the opentsdb.nozzle prepend which was present in previous versions. For more information, see JMX Bridge Release Notes and Known Issues.

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