Jenkins X 3 - February 2021 LTS
This is the first LTS release for Jenkins X 3.x. We are still in the Beta release and the leadup to GA includes ensuring the process for LTS monthly releases is validated and working well. This first releases focuses on:
- community feedback following the Beta release
- general helm chart upgrades
- improved developer UX when editing Tekton pipelines here
- support for in-repo and shared Tekton pipeline libraries including git URI support, e.g.
more documentation and examples can be found here
What’s the difference?
Because Jenkins X uses GitOps we can see the git diff of changes that will be brought in with a cluster upgrade. Here is the Pull Request that has been verified for February LTS release. https://github.com/jenkins-x/jx3-lts-versions/pull/209/files
Anything else to be aware of?
Included in the release is a switch of the NGINX Helm chart from the old Helm stable registry. It was discussed on the community slack that some users on EKS and not using a custom domain had to change the domain in their cluster jx-requirements.yml file.
The change of Chart repository meant the old resources were removed and new ones added, resulting in a new Kubernetes LoadBalancer service was created, resulting in a new external IP address. You may need to update the domain in your
jx-requirements.yml. To get the external IP run:
kubectl get service -n nginx
Note the external ip address and update your cluster git repository,
git commit git push jx admin logs
And you should see the new ingress rules created when the boot job finishes:
kubectl get ing -n jx
March LTS release aims to switch the incluster boot jobs to use https://carvel.dev/kapp/ rather than using
kubectl to apply and prune Kubernetes resources.
kapp is a dependency aware approach to installing Kubernetes resources, this aims to help avoid timing issues when installing resources before certain services like cert-manager are fully up and running.