Azure Arc Jumpstart release notes

Release notes will be released around the first week of each month and will cover the previous month.

May 2022

Release highlights

  • Announcing ArcBox for DevOps
    • Added Azure Bastion support
    • Added Azure Just-in-Time (JIT) support
    • New sample applications for GitOps, Open Service Mesh (OSM), and Azure Key Vault integration
    • New automated GitOps configuration
    • New Azure Monitor workbook
    • Updated Microsoft Defender for Cloud experience
    • Bump Kubernetes version to v1.22.8
    • Bump Cluster API Azure provider version to v1.2.1
    • Bump Clusterctl version to v1.2.1
    • API bumps across all ARM and Bicep templates
    • Optimized Azure VM SKUs
    • Added FAQ and a sample ArcBox cost estimator with Azure Pricing Calculator
    • Additional misc optimizations, enhancements and bug fixes

April 2022

Release highlights and general Jumpstart enhancements

  • Refreshed Azure Arc Jumpstart Scenario Write-up Guidelines
  • New and updated Azure Arc-enabled servers scenarios
  • New and updated Azure Arc-enabled Kubernetes scenarios
  • New and updated Azure Arc-enabled data servers scenarios
  • Updated Azure Arc-enabled app services scenarios
  • Multiple Jumpstart ArcBox optimizations, enhancements and bug fixes

Azure Arc-enabled servers scenarios

Azure Arc-enabled SQL Server scenarios

Azure Arc-enabled Kubernetes scenarios

Azure Arc-enabled data services

Azure Arc-enabled app services scenarios

Jumpstart ArcBox

March 2022

Release highlights and general Jumpstart enhancements

  • New and updated Azure Arc-enabled servers scenarios
  • New and updated Azure Arc-enabled Kubernetes scenario
  • Azure Bastion support for Azure Arc-enabled servers and data services
  • Updated Arc-enabled data services enhancements

Azure Arc-enabled servers scenarios

Azure Arc-enabled Kubernetes scenarios

Azure Arc-enabled data services scenarios

February 2022

Release highlights and general Jumpstart enhancements

  • In this release, we reached 100 individual Jumpstart scenarios!
  • New Azure Arc-enabled servers scenario
  • New Azure Arc-enabled Kubernetes scenarios
  • Azure Arc-enabled data services enhancements
  • Multiple Jumpstart ArcBox optimizations, enhancements and bug fixes

Azure Arc-enabled servers scenarios

Azure Arc-enabled Kubernetes scenarios

Azure Arc-enabled data services scenarios

Jumpstart ArcBox

  • ArcBox optimizations #965
    • Replacing sed with Kustomize functionality
    • Adding templateBaseUrl parameter to the installCAPI.sh script
    • Adding kubeconfig copy functionality for easy CAPI Management cluster (k3s) operations
    • Adding cluster naming “fail safe” functionality around CAPI Arc K8s onboarding
    • Bumping ArcBox-CAPI-MGMT and ArcBox-K3s OS to Ubuntu 20.04
    • Bumping CAPI K8s version to 1.22.6
    • Bumping CAPZ version to 1.1.1
    • Bumping data controller version docker images version to v1.3.0_2022-01-27
    • Enhanced Troubleshooting section + screenshots
    • Updating all VMs SKU to v4

January 2022

Release highlights and general Jumpstart enhancements

Azure Arc-enabled servers scenarios

Azure Arc-enabled Kubernetes scenarios

Azure Arc-enabled data services scenarios

December 2021

All of December 2021 release notes were consolidated to the January 2022 release notes.

November 2021

Release highlights and general Jumpstart enhancements

  • New scenario for Azure Key Vault with Cluster API as an Azure Arc Connected Cluster

  • Support for Cluster API with Azure Provider v1.0.0

  • Support for Azure Arc-enabled data services 11/21 release

Azure Arc-enabled Kubernetes scenarios

Azure Arc-enabled data services scenarios

Azure Arc-enabled app service

Jumpstart ArcBox

October 2021

Release highlights and general Jumpstart enhancements

  • New Azure Arc-enabled servers scenario

  • New Azure Arc-enabled app service scenario

  • Updating all scenarios with Azure CLI version to 2.25.0 or higher prerequisite

  • Reliability bugs and docs fixes

Azure Arc-enabled servers scenarios

Azure Arc-enabled Kubernetes scenarios

Azure Arc-enabled data services scenarios

Azure Arc-enabled app service

Jumpstart ArcBox

September 2021

Release highlights and general Jumpstart enhancements

Azure Arc-enabled Kubernetes scenarios

Azure Arc-enabled data services scenarios

Azure Arc-enabled app service

Azure Arc-enabled machine learning scenarios

Jumpstart ArcBox

August 2021

Release highlights and general Jumpstart enhancements

  • New version of Jumpstart ArcBox

  • New scenarios for Azure Arc-enabled SQL Managed Instance high-availability

  • New scenario for Azure Arc-enabled app services with Logic App

  • First scenario for Azure Arc-enabled machine learning

  • Critical enhancements for Cluster API based scenarios

Azure Arc-enabled servers scenarios

Azure Arc-enabled Kubernetes scenarios

Azure Arc-enabled data services scenarios

Azure Arc-enabled app service

Azure Arc-enabled machine learning scenarios

Jumpstart ArcBox

  • New Azure Monitor workbook included that provides single pane of glass monitoring for all ArcBox resources.
  • Remove port 22 from Cluster API control plane Network Security Group
  • Update clusterctl to v0.4.2
  • Update CAPZ provider to v0.5.2
  • Update Kubernetes version to 1.20.10
  • Automation optimizations
  • Documentation revisions

July 2021

Release highlights and general Jumpstart enhancements

  • First new scenarios for Azure Arc-enabled app services

  • Major updates to support general availability of Azure Arc-enabled data services with SQL Managed Instance

  • Critical bug fixes for Cluster API based scenarios

  • Jumpstart ArcBox enhancements

Azure Arc-enabled servers scenarios

Azure Arc-enabled Kubernetes scenarios

Azure Arc-enabled data services scenarios

Azure Arc-enabled app services scenarios

Jumpstart ArcBox

June 2021

Release highlights and general Jumpstart enhancements

  • In this milestone, we introduced our new hosting show “Jumpstart Lightning”, show where you get a chance to share with our team and the world your Azure Arc, Jumpstart contribution and Hybrid cloud awesome stories.

Azure Arc-enabled servers scenarios

Azure Arc-enabled Kubernetes scenarios

Azure Arc-enabled data services scenarios

Jumpstart ArcBox

  • Azure Arc-enabled data services components of ArcBox have been updated to use directly connected mode.
  • Required resource providers are now enabled automatically as part of the automation scripts.
  • Per updated Azure Arc-enabled data services requirements, ArcBox region support is restricted to East US, Northern Europe, and Western Europe.
  • Incorporated streamlined modular automation approach for Azure Arc-enabled data services used by the primary Jumpstart data services scenarios.

Azure Arc Jumpstart YouTube channel demos

New Demo: Deploy SQL Managed Instance on GKE with Azure Arc-enabled data services

May 2021

Release highlights and general Jumpstart enhancements

Azure Arc-enabled servers scenarios

Azure Arc-enabled Kubernetes scenarios

Azure Arc-enabled data services scenarios

Azure Arc Jumpstart YouTube channel demos

New Demo: Azure Defender extension on Azure Arc-enabled Kubernetes

April 2021

Release highlights and general Jumpstart enhancements

Azure Arc-enabled data services scenarios

March 2021

Release highlights and general Jumpstart enhancements

Azure Arc-enabled Kubernetes scenarios

Azure Arc-enabled data services scenarios

February 2021

Azure Arc Jumpstart YouTube channel demos

In this milestone, we launched our new YouTube channel.

Azure Arc-enabled Kubernetes scenarios

Azure Arc-enabled data services scenarios

January 2021

Azure Arc-enabled servers scenarios

Azure Arc-enabled SQL Server scenarios

  • All the scenarios in this section were updated to support new Azure Arc-enabled SQL Server onboarding script.

Azure Arc-enabled Kubernetes scenarios

Azure Arc-enabled data services scenarios

Bug fixes & alignments