New OpenShift Release – Aug 28, 2012 – Hot Deployments, SFTP, REST API and More!

It’s time for another OpenShift release, here’s what’s new this week:

New Client Tool Fixes

As with most of our releases, there have been fixes made to the new client tools and you should update them to take advantage of all of our latest features.

$ sudo gem update rhc

Auto-Scaling

We’ve been spending a lot of cycles on making our auto-scaling features better for everyone. Thank you to everyone who has been testing this feature during our developer preview. One of the updates this release is a more secure haproxy interaction during scale up events. As a reminder, you can create a scaled app with:

$ rhc app create -a myapp -t php-5.3 -s

Along with our scaled work, PostgreSQL can now be used with scaled applications.

Hot Deployments

A feature has slowly been creeping in over the last several releases called hot deployments.It’s time for another OpenShift release, here’s what’s new this week:

New Client Tool Fixes

As with most of our releases, there have been fixes made to the new client tools and you should update them to take advantage of all of our latest features.

$ sudo gem update rhc

Auto-Scaling

We’ve been spending a lot of cycles on making our auto-scaling features better for everyone. Thank you to everyone who has been testing this feature during our developer preview. One of the updates this release is a more secure haproxy interaction during scale up events. As a reminder, you can create a scaled app with:

$ rhc app create myapp php-5.3 -s

Along with our scaled work, PostgreSQL can now be used with scaled applications.

Hot Deployments

A feature has slowly been creeping in over the last several releases called hot deployments. This is a quick and easy way to test newly created code without the full takedown and creation of our normal app workflow. It also requires no downtime. All of our frameworks now support this except for Python and Node.js. To use this feature just create a new marker in your git repo:

$ touch .openshift/markers/hot_deploy
$ git add .openshift/markers/hot_deploy
$ git commit -m “enabling hot_deploy”

SFTP Support

We’ve had several requests to enable SFTP and it’s now enabled for those of you using IDE’s that support it. This makes debugging, backups, live editing easier than ever.

REST API Optimizations

We continue to stabilize the REST API and some calls should now be faster. We continue to optimize and hope the community will assist with this effort.

As you have issues or comments, don’t hesitate to contact us – openshift@redhat.com or in #openshift on irc.freenode.net

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