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Engine Yard Release Updates February 2014

The updates described are either important (where you need to take action) or of interest (you might want to know about these changes but you don't need to do anything).

Minor: Engine Yard Gentoo 2009 stack upgrade

February 28th, 2014

Action: You automatically apply these changes the next time you click the Upgrade button for your environment.

Note: For clarity, since we now have 2 Gentoo stacks, we refer to this stack as the Engine Yard Gentoo 2009 stack. You can access it by using the Stack select field in the Environment UI:

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It's best practice to upgrade your Engine Yard Gentoo 2009 (stable-v2) stack regularly for the latest security and product updates. This week's updates:

  • Adds database instances to the scope of the Ext4 Linux File System feature (Early Access).
  • Improves protection from attacks, by no longer reporting server version in HTTP response headers.
  • Suppresses 'X-Powered-By: Phusion Passenger' HTTP response header line to further reduce information available for possible attack vectors.

Minor: Engine Yard Gentoo 12.11 stack upgrade

February 28th, 2014

Action: You automatically apply these changes the next time you click the Upgrade button for your Engine Yard Gentoo 12.11 environment.

Note: For clarity, since we now have 2 Gentoo stacks, we refer to this stack as the Engine Yard Gentoo 12.11 stack. You can access it by using the Stack select field in the Environment UI:

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It's best practice to upgrade your Engine Yard Gentoo 12.11 (stable-v4) stack regularly for the latest security and product updates. This week's updates:

  • Adds database instances to the scope of the Ext4 Linux File System feature (Early Access).
  • Suppresses 'X-Powered-By: Phusion Passenger' HTTP response header line to further reduce information available for possible attack vectors.

For more information on Engine Yard Gentoo 12.11, see the Engine Yard Gentoo 12.11 docs.

General Availability: Passenger 4 (with Nginx 1.4.4)

February 28th, 2014

Action: You can try Passenger 4 today.

We're happy to announce the general availability of Passenger 4 (with Nginx 1.4.4). When you select Passenger 4 as your application server stack for your environment, you automatically get Nginx 1.4.4. This Nginx version contains the SPDY and PageSpeed options.

Note:Passenger 4 is only available on the Engine Yard Gentoo 12.11 Technology Stack (stable-v4).

General Availability: Termination Protection

February 21st, 2014

Action: You can try termination protection today.

We're excited to announce the general availability of the termination protection feature. When you enable the termination protection feature, Engine Yard will ask users to re-enter their passwords before terminating the instances or environments. This extra step helps to ensure that users do not mistakenly terminate instances or environments.

For more information, see Use Termination Protection on Engine Yard

General Availability: PostgreSQL 9.3

February 14th, 2014

Action: You need to upgrade to the December 13th, 2013 (or later) Engine Yard stack release to activate this feature and you should read the Important Notes below.

We're excited to announce the general availability of PostgreSQL 9.3, the default database, which includes new materialized views, auto-updatable simple views, new JSON data type features (e.g., operators and functions), event triggers, and more exciting features.

Important Notes:

For more information, see Use PostgreSQL with Engine Yard.

Early Access: ext4 Linux File System

February 13th, 2014

Action: This is an optional Early Access release. If you would like to participate in this Early Access, you must upgrade to today's cookbook release.

We are happy to announce the availability of this early access feature: ext4 Linux File System. This feature provides you the option of having the /data and /db volumes formatted with ext4 instead of ext3.

For more information, see Use ext4 Linux File System on Engine Yard.

Note: We recommend testing in a staging environment before applying changes in a production environment.

Minor: Engine Yard Gentoo 2009 stack upgrade

February 13th, 2014

Action: You automatically apply these changes the next time you click the Upgrade button for your environment.

Note: For clarity, since we now have 2 Gentoo stacks, we refer to this stack as the Engine Yard Gentoo 2009 stack. You can access it by using the Stack select field in the Environment UI:

stack_stable-v2.png

It's best practice to upgrade your Engine Yard Gentoo 2009 (stable-v2) stack regularly for the latest security and product updates. This week's updates:

Minor: Engine Yard Gentoo 12.11 stack upgrade

February 13th, 2014

Action: You automatically apply these changes the next time you click the Upgrade button for your Engine Yard Gentoo 12.11 environment.

Note: For clarity, since we now have 2 Gentoo stacks, we refer to this stack as the Engine Yard Gentoo 12.11 stack. You can access it by using the Stack select field in the Environment UI:

stack_stable-v4.png 

It's best practice to upgrade your Engine Yard Gentoo 12.11 (stable-v4) stack regularly for the latest security and product updates. This week's updates:

For more information on Engine Yard Gentoo 12.11, see the Engine Yard Gentoo 12.11 docs.


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