Get an early look at Rundeck 2.0
We are excited to announce Rundeck 2.0.0-beta1. This is the second preview release of Rundeck 2.0. The purpose of this release is to continue to gather feedback and get input from as many users as possible.
Most of the work done in 2.0 development focuses on two areas:
- Providing a more professional and polished user experience for the many Rundeck users whose primary use case is providing self-service operations and helping their teams collaborate.
- Upgrades and enhancements to Rundeck’s core and development stack in order to improve performance, reduce development overhead, and prepare for upcoming features requested by the community
Your feedback really counts at this stage. We have set up our Trello board to help you leave comments and vote on changes (https://trello.com/b/sn3g9nOr/rundeck-development).
This video below provides a quick tour of Rundeck 2.0’s refreshed and improved UI. Keep scrolling down for how to try it for yourself and more details on what’s new.
Where to download
You can download Rundeck 2 from bintray.com:
- RPM: https://bintray.com/rundeck/candidate-rpm
- DEB: https://bintray.com/rundeck/candidate-deb
- Launcher JAR: https://bintray.com/rundeck/candidate-maven/rundeck-launcher
To install Rundeck2 on a RH/Centos host via YUM:
yum -y install java7 curl -# --fail -L -o /etc/yum.repos.d/rundeck.repo https://bintray.com/rundeck/candidate-rpm/rpm yum -y install rundeck service rundeckd start
Try it as a demo
You can try Rundeck 2 in the context of two working examples. Both examples use vagrant to bring up a working Rundeck server with a project and jobs already set up.
- The “anvils” demo: https://github.com/rundeck/anvils-demo
- The basic training example: https://github.com/simplifyops/training-service-oriented
To see Rundeck 2, install Vagrant, checkout one of the repos and run “vagrant up”.
What’s new in the 2.0.0-beta1?
Read the relase notes for a complete list of changes.
Here’s a few notable things:
- New Project listing page that can display welcome text.
- New Commands page dedicated to running ad hoc commands. Provides controls over threading and error handling.
- Easier to use job run page. Contains box score showing success metrics and easy views to history and job definition.
- Simplified execution views that collates output and organizes it into node and step
- Powerful yet simple node filtering expressions. Search for nodes matching tags and attributes.
- Nodes page that lets you navigate nodes more easily
- You can now provide a descriptive name for each step in a job to make the job output easier to understand
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