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The Last Year In Foreman - Michael Moll

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Foreman Birthday Event 2017: The Last Year In Foreman by Michael Moll

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The Last Year In Foreman - Michael Moll

  1. 1. Questions Core Changes Hammer Changes Plugin Changes Community Events Thanks! The Last Year In Foreman Michael Moll <mmoll@mmoll.at> Foreman Birthday Party 27th July 2017 1 / 18
  2. 2. Questions Core Changes Hammer Changes Plugin Changes Community Events Thanks! Questions Who does not use Foreman, yet? Who does not use Puppet? Anybody still using Puppet <4? Who is already using Puppet 5? 2 / 18
  3. 3. Questions Core Changes Hammer Changes Plugin Changes Community Events Thanks! Puppet Support Puppet 3 support fading out 1.15 installer last to support 3.x Foreman and proxy still support it Aggressive upstream deprecation policy Puppet 5 support coming with 1.16 First version, so might be still rough 3 / 18
  4. 4. Questions Core Changes Hammer Changes Plugin Changes Community Events Thanks! Operating System Support EL 6 based OSes desupported with 1.13 Unofficial 1.13.2 RPMs available from Katello repositories Fedora 24 builds dropped with 1.16 Only 2% of Foreman server installs on Fedora Unclear if Fedora 26 builds will be established Debian/stretch (hopefully) supported with 1.16 Dependency on PuppetLabs’ packages in some areas Puppet master 4.x (not Puppetserver) not supported by Proxy Ubuntu/trusty builds dropped with 1.16 Debian/jessie will probably be desupported with 1.17 ARM64 builds available for Debian based OSes again ODroid C2 or ROCK64 are nice all-in-one demo boxes 4 / 18
  5. 5. Questions Core Changes Hammer Changes Plugin Changes Community Events Thanks! Backend Ruby 2.0 support dropped after 1.15 Rails 5.0 as option in 1.16, 4.2 still used 1.17 will switch to Rails 5.0 This will require Ruby >=2.3 (technically 2.2.2) Updates to plugins are probably needed Beginning of deeper integration of foreman-tasks into core Dynflow as backend for ActiveJob 5 / 18
  6. 6. Questions Core Changes Hammer Changes Plugin Changes Community Events Thanks! Frontend - Under The Hood Further usage of React Functional programming principles More predictable and testable code More stable Frontend experience Introduction of Redux Usage of npm and webpack for frontend assets beginnings of support for plugins Node.js with ES6 & Babel changes to development setups changes to the production packaging 6 / 18
  7. 7. Questions Core Changes Hammer Changes Plugin Changes Community Events Thanks! Frontend - Visible Changes Further usage of Patternfly as UI library Notification drawer Power status in host list New VMware storage UI (some) UX improvements Future project: vertical navigation 7 / 18
  8. 8. Questions Core Changes Hammer Changes Plugin Changes Community Events Thanks! IPv6 Supported (selection) IPv6 addresses and subnets DNS orchestration (AAAA and PTR DNS records) IPv6 address assignment on cloud compute resources TFTP orchestration TODO items: DHCPv6 IPv6 (only) PXE 8 / 18
  9. 9. Questions Core Changes Hammer Changes Plugin Changes Community Events Thanks! UEFI support support for different PXE bootloaders support for GRUB2 as PXE bootloader bootloader difficulties: RH vs. Debian vs. Ubuntu signed vs. unsigned GRUB2 versions non-x86 architectures standard set of bootloader binaries introduction of foreman-bootloaders-redhat RPM 9 / 18
  10. 10. Questions Core Changes Hammer Changes Plugin Changes Community Events Thanks! Template changes Template locking All templates that are coming with Foreman will be locked by default These will be updated automatically with every update Templates are extendable Job templates for remote execution plugin foreman_templates plugin enhancements API added Import/Export templates from/to the filesystem Lots of smaller changes 10 / 18
  11. 11. Questions Core Changes Hammer Changes Plugin Changes Community Events Thanks! Other changes custom.yaml Hiera configuration for the installer CSV export of tables (only host table in the UI for now) Import hosts from compute resources SSH public keys deployment per user MS Windows DHCP proxy uses native API calls now SSHFP DNS entries (probably not in 1.16) new plugins 11 / 18
  12. 12. Questions Core Changes Hammer Changes Plugin Changes Community Events Thanks! Hammer Session based login Log in once and stay authenticated for n minutes Groundwork for OAuth (or similar token based) login methods Tighter SSL verification by default Lots of small changes 12 / 18
  13. 13. Questions Core Changes Hammer Changes Plugin Changes Community Events Thanks! Discovery UEFI support New provisioning wizard with quick create action Image updates (hardware support) Future work UX improvements better internal integration more integration tests to prevent breakage 13 / 18
  14. 14. Questions Core Changes Hammer Changes Plugin Changes Community Events Thanks! Remote Execution Settings for using specific node interface IPs or FQDN Integration with core templates Kerberos authentication (i.e. FreeIPA) Future: asynchronous ssh provider 14 / 18
  15. 15. Questions Core Changes Hammer Changes Plugin Changes Community Events Thanks! Ansible Better support for hostgroups Import roles and run playbooks from smart proxy Ansible roles run after a host is provisioned foreman_ansible_inventory went under the theforeman umbrella 15 / 18
  16. 16. Questions Core Changes Hammer Changes Plugin Changes Community Events Thanks! cfgmgmtcamp European conference triple: FOSDEM (Brussels) cfgmgmtcamp & Foreman Construction Day (Gent) devconf.cz (Brno) 16 / 18
  17. 17. Questions Core Changes Hammer Changes Plugin Changes Community Events Thanks! more events Birthday Parties PuppetConf Red Hat Summit Meetups ... 17 / 18
  18. 18. Questions Core Changes Hammer Changes Plugin Changes Community Events Thanks! Thanks! Questions? Discussion! 18 / 18

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