Release Notes

What's New in Taikun

May 2022


New Features

Spot Virtual Machines for AWS and Azure

Taikun now supports by-request VMs known as Spot Instances, in which you can take advantage of unused capacity from cloud providers deploying virtual servers with a significantly lower-price than regular VMs.

Read more about Spot VMs on AWS and Azure.

These options are available for:

Add Project Page
  • Enable Spot
    • Allow Spot VM's
      • Allow Full Spot Kubernetes
      • Allow Spot Workers

If “Allow Spot VM’s” is enabled, you can define the Maximum Spot Price.

Servers Page – K8s view
  • Enable Spot Worker
  • Enable Full Spot
  • Disable Full Spot
Servers Page – VMs view
  • Enable Spot VMs
Specify Kubernetes Version

During the project creation, you can specify the Kubernetes version by checking this option.

Unique Cluster Name

Under “Add Kubernetes Profile” the option “Enable Unique Cluster Name” is available there.


Updated

Redesign of the Images page

Images are divided to the following three tabs

  • Quickstart Images
  • My Images
  • Public Images

Fixed

Also few minor changes and bug fixes in UI.

Previous Updates

February 2022


New Features

Standalone VMs Server Page
  • here you can see all created VMs for the project
  • you can add VM for a project stored in any cloud (OpenStack, AWS and Azure)
  • before you add new VM, keep in mind you have to bind the Image and create Standalone Profile first
Images
  • bind or unbind images from project
  • you can only bind images from the provider where your project is stored
  • without bound image you cannot add a new VM
Standalone Profile
  • create profile for your VM with SSH key, add Security Groups
  • you can define Security Groups – protocols ICMP, TCP and UDP are supported
  • it is not possible to add profile to VM later, once the profile is created SSH key cannot be edited
  • you cannot add a new VM without any standalone profile
Standalone VMs
  • see the overview of all standalone VMs

Updated

Project Page
  • in new column View you can choose if you want to see detailed K8s or VMs page

Fixed

Also few minor changes and bug fixes in UI – e.g. improved status colours contrast.

December 2021


New Features

API documentation
Terraform
Policy Profiles
  • automatically enforce, monitor, and remediate policies
  • use OPA (Open Policy Agent) to centralize operational, security, and compliance
  • all the features will be described in docs
  • namespaces monitoring, velero and kube-system violate these policies
  • enforce/disable policies in Project Server page

Updated

Notifications – Tickets
  • in Notifications can be newly found category Tickets
  • you will be notified when your ticket's status is updated or there is new comment on your ticket

Fixed

Few minor changes and bug fixes in UI (e.g. new look of K8s Info tab in Project server page)

November 2021


New Features

Dashboard
  • new button in Project servers page, accessible only if cluster is created and monitoring is enabled
  • will redirects you to new page where you can see Memory and CPU usage for the project
  • you can also add Query you want

Updated

Kubernetes Profile
  • besides enabling Octavia and other, you can allow Scheduling on Master
  • allow Scheduling on Master – you can schedule Pods on control-plane node to maximize resource usage, but we do not recommend it
K8s Info
  • Jobs – create one or more Pods and will continue to retry execution of the Pods until a specified number of them successfully terminate (docs)
  • CronJobs – creates Jobs on a repeating schedule (docs)
Kubeconfig
  • permission for role User are restricted
Alerts
  • Alerts are now working and accessible without requirement of monitoring enabled

Fixed

Few minor changes and bug fixes in UI (such as bell in the header or Azure cloud credentials)

October 2021


New Features

Ticketing
  • supporting system for your issues, problems and questions
  • your tickets will be handled by our IT guys and CSM (Customer Success Manager)
Subscription
  • for current Taikun users the subscription is not changed
  • price for subscription is various depending on the number of users, projects or TCU
  • can be accessed/changed only by owner
Payment
  • see payments to be paid and invoice for already paid
  • save or change your credit card for the payments
  • can be accessed only by owner

Updated

New apps for alerting profile
  • now Taikun also supports alerts notifications for Opsgenie, Pagerduty, Splunk and MicrosoftTeams
  • just fill in Integration in Alerting Profile

Fixed

Few minor changes and bug fixes in UI