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BitssCloud 5.7.4 5.6

In this document, you will find all of the new features, enhancements and visible changes included to the BitssCloud PaaS 5.7.4 release

The New release will be applicable for dashboard after 6 Sept 2019.

Debian 10 OS Distribution Support

In the present 5.7.6 BitssCloud release, the list of Linux distributions that are supported as a base for Docker images was extended with the latest Debian 10 operating system. Now, the platform can create any custom Docker container based on this OS type.

Supported OS Distributions for Docker Containers

Currently, the following Linux distributions are supported as a base of Docker images that could be deployed at  PaaS and properly handled by the system (this information is subject to change):

DistributionVersionVZ Template
Alpinealpine 3alpine-3.x-x86_64
CentOScentos 6centos-6-x86_64
centos 7centos-7-x86_64
Debiandebian 8debian-8.0-x86_64
debian 9debian-9.0-x86_64
debian 10debian-10.0-x86_64
Fedorafedora 23fedora-23-x86_64
fedora 24fedora-23-x86_64
fedora 25fedora-23-x86_64
fedora 26fedora-23-x86_64
fedora 27fedora-23-x86_64
RHEL 6centos-6-x86_64
RHEL 7centos-7-x86_64
Ubuntuubuntu 16.04ubuntu-16.04-x86_64
ubuntu 18.04ubuntu-18.04-x86_64

GlusterFS Storage with Auto-Clustering (5.7.4)

Starting with the current 5.7.4 platform release, the Shared Storage Container was upgraded to the second (2.0) version. It provides built-in Gluster support with the appropriate version (6.3) represented in the stack name – Shared Storage 2.0-6.3.

The GlusterFS RPM packages are provided by default to support clusterization of the Shared Storage nodes but are not enabled on the standalone storage container. The former one can be enabled with the Auto-Clustering switcher in the topology wizard. Consider the following specifics:

  • auto-clustering requires Shared Storage 2.0 (i.e. created after the platform upgrade) and is not available for the preceding versions; however, you can use redeploy to update your old storage to 2.0 and then turn on Auto-Clustering via the wizard
  • Shared Storage auto-clustering requires the latest Virtuozzo 7 virtualization used on the environment region (depends on your hosting provider)
  • for existing environments, auto-clustering can be enabled only in case the storage node is not scaled yet; herewith, the data is replicated to all new containers
  • storage auto-cluster requires 2 or more nodes and cannot be disabled after creation

shared storage auto clustering
During creation, the GlusterFS volume is mounted into the /data folder and is accessible over NFSv4 protocol. Consequently, when mounting from/to your storage cluster, it is managed as a single component (i.e. not a collection of separate storage containers). In case of failure of one or several nodes, the AutoFS client automatically switches to the working instances, which ensures HA for your storage.

mounting shared storage

Additionally, within the dashboard, a dedicated icon and label are provided for your storage auto-cluster.

Dashboard Search Amendment (5.7.4)

The dashboard search for environments is performed via name (domain) and alias, so starting with the BitssCloud 5.7.4 release, the search results in the appropriate Environments section are provided with both these values. Compared with the initial implementation of just an alias being displayed, the current one helps to avoid confusion in some cases (e.g. when several environments are provided with the same aliases).

environment alias and domain in search

Built-In SSL Description (5.7.4)

The built-in SSL option allows securing your environment with the enterprise-level data encryption as easily as switching a toggle. If enabled, BitssCloud PaaS automatically configures a wildcard SSL certificate on the Shared Load Balancers (SLB).

Herewith, to highlight the incompatibility of such implementation with direct access provided by public IP, the appropriate denotation was added to the description in the topology wizard. It will help to avoid misconfigurations when establishing a secure connection to the application.

built-in ssl descriptionTip: If working over public IP, consider utilizing the Let’s Encrypt SSL (free-of-charge option) to automatically issue certificates for your environment. Alternatively, you can manually provide your custom SSL certificates. 

Auto-Clustering Labels (5.7.4)

In the current 5.7.4 BitssCloud release, the “new” label for the auto-clustering option in the topology wizard was removed for all of the supported stacks by default. Herewith, for the newly implemented clusterization of the Shared Storage container, a “beta” label was added.

shared storage cluster beta label

Deployment Archives Types (5.7.4)

Archive deployment is a quick and simple option to install your application in BitssCloud PaaS. The provided package (either as a local file or via URL) is automatically processed by the platform, making your application available for usage without any manual steps required. A support for the following archive types was added in the BitssCloud 5.7.4: gzip (.gz.tgz.taz), compress (.Z.taZ), bzip2 (.bz2.tz2.tbz.tbz2), lzip (.lz), lzma (.lzma.tlz), lzop (.lzo), xz (.xz), zstd (.zst.tzst).

Ruby Rake Deploy Adjustment (5.7.4)

Rake is a software task management and builds automation tool for Ruby used by BitssCloud PaaS. It automatically performs commands from the rake_deploy file (located in the root folder of the project) after the Apache/NGINX server restart. Starting with the current 5.7.4 platform release, the commands from rake_deploy will be run from under the BitssCloud user instead of the root one. Such an adjustment provides better compatibility with projects as it is the default user for all of the Ruby containers.

Custom Color for Extra Layer in Topology Wizard (5.7.5)

custom color for extra layersBitssCloud PaaS provides a convenient and intuitive color legend for the certified containers based on the node group parameter. It helps to determine the role of each stack visually:

  • Load Balancers (“bl“) are green
  • Application Servers (“cp” – compute nodes) are blue
  • Databases and cache nodes (“cache“, “sqldb“, “nosqldb“) are orange
  • VPSbuild, and storage nodes (“vds“, “build“, “storage“) are gray

Herewith, all the custom images are added to the extra layers and are gray by default. Starting with the 5.7.5 platform upgrade, it is possible to manually redefine a color for such custom nodes by adding the mission parameter for layer in your JPS. Use the highlighted shortcuts from the list above as a value to set the required color.

Software Stack Versions

Check out the list of the most accurate BitssCloud software stacks for the current platform version:

StackBitssCloud 5.7.6
Apache Balancer2.4.41
Apache PHP2.4.41
Apache Python2.4.41
Apache Ruby2.4.41
CentOS (VPS)7.6
Couchbase CE5.1.1; 6.0.0
Debian (VPS)9.8
Docker Engine CE17.12; 18.09.7; 19.03.1
GlassFish3.1.2.2; 4.1.2; 5.1.0
HAProxy1.9.7; 2.0.5
LiteSpeed Web ADC2.5.1
LiteSpeed Web Server5.4.1
MariaDB5.5.64; 10.4.6
MongoDB2.6.12; 3.6.13; 4.0.10
MySQL CE5.7.26; 8.0.16
NGINX Balancer1.16.1
NGINX Ruby1.16.1
NodeJS6.17.1; 8.16.0; 9.11.2; 10.16.0; 11.15.0; 12.6.0
Payara4.1.2.181; 5.184
Percona5.6.6.44; 5.7.26
PostgreSQL9.6.14; 10.9; 11.4
Redis4.0.11; 5.0.5
Shared Storage2.0-6.5
Spring Boot2
Tomcat7.0.96; 8.5.43; 9.0.22
Ubuntu (VPS)16.04; 18.04
Varnish4.1.8; 5.2.1; 6.2.0
WildFly10.1.0; 11.0.0; 12.0.0; 13.0.0; 14.0.1; 15.0.1; 16.0.0; 17.0.1
Windows (VPS)2012
AdoptOpenJDK8.0.222; 9.0.4; 10.0.2; 11.0.4; 12.0.2
Amazon Corretto8.222.10.1;
Eclipse OpenJ90.9.0-; 0.9.0-10.0.2; 0.11.0-8u192-b12; 0.11.0-11.0.1; 0.15.1-8u222-b10; 0.15.1-11.0.4; 0.15.1-12.0.2
GraalVM CE19.1.1
Liberica JDK8.0.222; 11.0.4; 12.0.2
Oracle JDK Dev7.0_79; 8.0_202; 9.0.4; 10.0.2; 11.0.2
Oracle OpenJDK7.0.231; 8.0.222; 10.0.2; 11.0.4; 12.0.2; 13.ea-b31
Zulu Community7.0.232; 8.0.222; 11.0.4; 12.0.2
PHP 55.3.29; 5.4.45; 5.5.38; 5.6.40
PHP 77.0.33; 7.1.31; 7.2.21; 7.3.8
Ruby2.3.8; 2.4.6; 2.5.5; 2.6.3
Python 22.7.16
Python 33.4.10; 3.5.7; 3.6.9; 3.7.4
Node.js6.17.1; 8.16.0; 9.11.2; 10.16.0; 11.15.0; 12.6.0


BitssCloud 5.7.4
JE-33163The pricing model is not attached when switching to the new reseller region while keeping the same domain
JE-36883Incorrect conditions are configured for the docker cache location monitoring trigger
JE-45191The MySQL init.d service is started by both init.d and jelinit scripts on Shared Load Balancers
JE-46860Routes to containers are erased after host restart
JE-47324Links to the platform logo should be adjusted based on the SSL configuration in system setting during reseller creation
JE-47801The Phone Number column is hidden in the JCA > Users section if the verification method is not SMS
JE-48043Empty placeholders in a description of the detachExtIp API method in the JCA > Access Control > Audit Log section
JE-48521Environments are not charged for the last hour upon deletion
JE-48612No validation for the Password and Password Confirmation fields in the account activation form
JE-48650The developers’ dashboard remains accessible after activating maintenance mode via JCA
JE-48849A graceful period of 10 days should be provided for the platform without access to JLS before license invalidation
BitssCloud 5.7.5
JE-48998Incorrect container name after redeploy
JE-49060After endpoint removal, the connection remains available for a few minutes
JE-49103Events filtering by nodeGroupAlias does not work in Cloud Scripting
JE-49131The settings and globals placeholders don’t work with nodeGroupAlias in Cloud Scripting
JE-49199Iptables rules are removed incorrectly for endpoints
JE-49251Stack colors in the left and central parts of the topology wizard do not match
JE-49268Collaborator should be able to create an environment on another account in the regions of the environment owner
JE-49308An incorrect home directory is set when the rake_deploy file is executed on the Ruby environments


BitssCloud 5.7.6
JE-49055The process of data mounting between containers is slow
JE-49379Data cannot be mounted from the custom Docker containers based on the Debian 9 OS templates
JE-49443If mount point creation for the directory fails, existing mounts for the same folder become inaccessible
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