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Engine Yard Release Notes- December 2016

Engine Yard Stack Release Notes for December 28th, 2016

Minor: Engine Yard Gentoo 2016 stack upgrade

Action: You apply the following changes the next time you click the Upgrade button for your Engine Yard Gentoo 2016 environment.

Note: For clarity, since we now have 2 Gentoo stacks, we refer to this stack as the Engine Yard Gentoo 2016 stack. You can access it by using the Stack select field in the Environment UI:

It's best practice to upgrade your Engine Yard Gentoo 2016 (stable-v5) stack regularly for the latest security and product updates. This week's updates:

  • Disabled transparent_hugepages and adjusted kernel vm dirty ratios and rates on large databse and Redis instances
  • Added custom chef recipes for Resque, Timezone, and Logrotate
  • Fixed a bug on the Redis custom chef recipe wherein redis.yml and /etc/hosts weren't populated with the correct Redist host

For more information on Engine Yard Gentoo 2016, see the Engine Yard Gentoo 2016 docs.

Engine Yard Stack Release Notes for December 15th, 2016

Minor: Engine Yard Gentoo 2016 stack upgrade

Action: You apply the following changes the next time you click the Upgrade button for your Engine Yard Gentoo 2016 environment.

Note: For clarity, since we now have 2 Gentoo stacks, we refer to this stack as the Engine Yard Gentoo 2016 stack. You can access it by using the Stack select field in the Environment UI:

It's best practice to upgrade your Engine Yard Gentoo 2016 (stable-v5) stack regularly for the latest security and product updates. This week's updates:

  • Added the Packages custom chef recipe
  • Added new AMI Stack Release

For more information on Engine Yard Gentoo 2016, see the Engine Yard Gentoo 2016 docs.

Engine Yard Stack Release Notes for December 6th, 2016

Minor: Engine Yard Gentoo 2016 stack upgrade

Action: You apply the following changes the next time you click the Upgrade button for your Engine Yard Gentoo 2016 environment.

Note: For clarity, since we now have 2 Gentoo stacks, we refer to this stack as the Engine Yard Gentoo 2016 stack. You can access it by using the Stack select field in the Environment UI:

It's best practice to upgrade your Engine Yard Gentoo 2016 (stable-v5) stack regularly for the latest security and product updates. This week's updates:

  • Upgraded to OpenSSL 1.0.2 with patches for CVE-2016-2177, CVE-2016-2178, CVE-2016-2181, CVE-2016-2179, CVE-2016-6302, CVE-2016-8610.
  • Added MySQL Community 5.5.49 behind a limited access flag.
  • Fixed incorrect comparison operator used in collectd check scripts that prevented some OKAY alerts from being delivered.
  • DelayedJob4 custom chef: Fixed the dj script where it kills monit when a worker reaches its memory limit
  • Added custom chef recipes for Elasticsearch, Papertrail, Solr, Sidekiq and Thinking Sphinx 3.

For more information on Engine Yard Gentoo 2016, see the Engine Yard Gentoo 2016 docs.

Engine Yard Stack Release Notes for December 1st, 2016

Minor: Engine Yard Gentoo 12.11 stack upgrade

Action: You apply the following 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.

  • Improved the reliability of chef when starting up Postgres on newly created servers. Improved the reliability of chef when booting instances with volumes larger than 2TB.
  • Added Percona-Server 5.5.51 to address CVE-2016-6662 and CVE-2016-6663 (5.6 updates were released previously).
  • This update allows Action Cable to be used without updating nginx proxy settings.
  • Reduced warnings created by interval controls of collectd check_health_for
  • Added functionality to improve stability of collectd monitoring.

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

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