Release Notes for Spring Cloud® Services on Pivotal Cloud Foundry

Release notes for Spring Cloud Services for Pivotal Cloud Foundry

WARNING: Spring Cloud Services (SCS) 3.0.x and 2.0.x are separate tiles, and both use the p-spring-cloud-services org to deploy service instance backing apps. Deleting SCS v2.0.10 or earlier will delete this org, including any v3.0.x backing apps. See Known Issues.

Known Issues

Spring Cloud Services 3.0.x Shares Org Used by 2.0.x

Spring Cloud Services (SCS) 3.0.x uses the p-spring-cloud-services org for deployment of backing apps for service instances. SCS v2.0.x, which is a separate tile, also uses this org. In SCS v2.0.10 and earlier, the Broker Deregistrar pre-delete lifecycle errand deletes the p-spring-cloud-services org. Because of this, deleting the v2.0.x tile will also affect the v3.0.x tile. Deletion of the p-spring-cloud-services org can result in loss of v3.0.x service instance backing apps, potentially affecting client apps bound to the service instances.

If you have installed Spring Cloud Services v3.0.x alongside v2.0.10 or earlier, do NOT delete the v2.0.x tile. If you do wish to delete the 2.0.x tile, upgrade to SCS 3.0.4 or later and SCS 2.0.11 or later, then delete the 2.0.x tile.


Release Date: 29th August 2019

  • On Config Server service instance’s dashboard, added display of current Git commit hash value for each of the service instance’s configured Git repositories.
  • Fixed issue where Git basic authentication credentials were displayed inside sourceUri value on Config Server service instance’s dashboard.


Release Date: 9th August 2019

  • Fixed issue that caused uninstalling an SCS version prior to 3.0.0 could cause the service broker to no longer work. To ensure that uninstalling SCS 2.0.x causes no impact to SCS 3.0.x service instances, upgrade SCS 2.0.x to v2.0.11 and upgrade SCS 3.0.x to 3.0.4 before deleting SCS 2.0.x.
  • Added a section on the Config Server dashboard to show the currently-mirrored Git hash of each Git repository configured for the Config Server service instance.
  • Resolved issue that could cause uninstallation of SCS 3.0.x to fail on first attempt.


Release Date: 29th July 2019

  • Added ability to synchronize Git mirrors via a button on the Config Server’s dashboard.
  • Added tile dependency on PAS to ensure that on a brand-new PCF installation, PAS is installed before the Spring Cloud Services tile.
  • Added ability to use cf update-service to upgrade existing p.config-server service instances to the most recent version offered by the service broker.


Release Date: 31st May 2019

  • Fixed issue with cf CLI display of service instances and marketplace services.


Release Date: 30th May 2019

IMPORTANT: Known Issue

Running the cf services or cf marketplace commands results in the following error response:

json: cannot unmarshal string into Go struct field ServiceExtra.Shareable of
type bool

This affects the display of all service instances in a space when using the cf CLI.

Recommended Actions

Given the impact of users being unable to view the current state of their service instances in a space, Pivotal recommends that you do not install or upgrade to version 3.0.1. If you have already installed it, please upgrade to version 3.0.2, which resolves this issue.

Enhancements included in this release:

  • Fixed issue with Config Server service instances not updating correctly if created with no Git repositories configured.
  • Fixed Apps Manager name, description and icon for Config Server service in Marketplace.


Release Date: 21st May 2019

Enhancements included in this release:

  • Spring Cloud Services 3.0.0 runs alongside previous versions (2.0.x and 1.5.x) and adds a new service, named p.config-server, to the PCF Marketplace. Operators and developers may decide to migrate existing p-config-server service instances over to the new service and then disable use of the old service once existing service instances are fully migrated.
  • The Spring Cloud Services broker has been upgraded to Spring Boot 2.1.4.RELEASE and Spring Cloud Greenwich.RC1.
  • The Config Server service now mirrors Git repositories local to the PCF foundation. This reduces communication required with external Git servers and improves data governance options for configuration values served by the Config Server from Git repositories, as well as increasing availability of the Config Server.
  • The Config Server service now includes support for a CredHub backend, which can be used for secrets management. The new backend removes the need to store secrets in encrypted form within Git for use by the Config Server and improves the security of secret management for Config Server client applications. (The Config Server continues to include support for a HashiCorp Vault backend.)

Important items to note:

  • Spring Cloud Services 3.0.0 does not include Service Registry or Circuit Breaker Dashboard services. To use these services, you can install Spring Cloud Services 2.0.x alongside 3.0.0.
  • The Circuit Breaker Dashboard service will not return, as the underlying Netflix OSS Hystrix Dashboard project has been deprecated.

Known issue:

  • A Config Server service instance that is created without any Git repositories configured cannot be updated or deleted.