Stemcell v1709.x (Windows Server version 1709) Release Notes

This topic includes release notes for Windows stemcells used with Pivotal Application Service for Windows (PASW).

To download a stemcell, see Stemcells for PCF (Windows) on Pivotal Network.

Note: The Windows stemcell v1709.x line is compatible with PASW v2.1 and v2.2.

1709.13

Release Date: September 24, 2018

Features

  • Includes ephemeral disk support. This enables you to configure the size of your Windows cells in the PAS for Windows tile. For more information, see the Configure Tile Resources section in Installing and Configuring PAS for Windows.
  • Intended for use with September 2018 Microsoft Security Updates.

Bug Fix

  • Previously, the os_version argument was mandatory during the Invoke-Sysprep step. The OS is now detected by default, and the os_version argument is optional.

1709.12

Release Date: August 27, 2018

Features

  • Intended for use with the August 2018 Microsoft Security Updates.
  • Includes an important Microsoft Security Update that provides protections against a new speculative execution side-channel vulnerability known as L1 Terminal Fault (L1TF). For more information, see Windows Support.
  • Compatible with the latest stable OpenSSH version, OpenSSH_for_Windows_v7.7.2.0p1-Beta. This version fixed the issue of OpenSSH logs filling up the disk.

Bug Fix

  • Deployment of PASW fails due to “Access is Denied” error during compilation of packages on the Windows VM.

1709.11

Release Date: August 2, 2018

Features

This is the first official release of the 1709 stemcell for Amazon Web Services (AWS). PASW can be deployed on AWS going forward.

Improvements

This release incorporates Patch Tuesday July 2018 security updates.

Bug Fix

Previously, when operators selected the Encrypt Linux EBS Volumes checkbox in the IaaS-specific configuration section of the BOSH Director tile, the deployment of PASW would fail.

This release enables operators to select the Encrypt Linux EBS Volumes checkbox without the deployment of PASW failing. However, only Linux VMs will be encrypted, not Windows VMs.

vSphere Stemcell

The source code and other assets are available on GitHub.

1709.10

Release Date: June 27, 2018

Bug Fix

  • Updated the bosh-davcli and the bosh-s3cli to the latest.
  • Repairs NTP. Specifically, run time sync command via Powershell to strip quotes from NTP server. Tracker Story.

The source code and other assets are available on GitHub.

1709.8

Release Date: June 1, 2018

Bug Fix

  • Includes a fix to support syncing as stated by Microsoft even when the time is drastically off.

The source code and other assets are available on GitHub.

1709.7

Release Date: May 24, 2018

Improvements

  • Disabled root disk resizing for the 1709 AWS stemcell.

The source code and other assets are available on GitHub.

1709.6

Release Date: May 18, 2018

Improvements

  • Intended for use with May 2018 Microsoft security updates.

The source code and other assets are available on GitHub.

1709.5

Release Date: May 8, 2018

Improvements

  • Intended for use with April 2018 Microsoft security updates.
  • Disabled root disk resizing and provided large root disks by default. For more information, see Windows Stemcells v1709.5-v1709.12 in Installing and Configuring PAS for Windows.

The source code and other assets are available on GitHub.

1709.4

Release Date: March 20, 2018

Note

Improvements

Source code and other assets on GitHub.

1709.3

Release Date: February 21, 2018

Note

Improvements

Fixes

  • Fix BOSH ssh when stemcell is operating as a Diego Cell.

Source code and other assets on GitHub.

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