Azure CycleCloud 8.4.0 release

We’re excited to announce the release of CycleCloud 8.4.0. Here is the list of the improvements and bug fixes:

New Features
• Slurm 3.0 is now supported
o Support for dynamic nodes, and dynamic partitions via dynamic nodearrays, supporting both single and multiple VM sizes
o New slurm versions 23.02 and 22.05.8
o Cost reporting via azslurm CLI
o azslurm cli based autoscaler
o Ubuntu 20 support
o Removed need for topology plugin, and therefore also any submit plugin
• Encryption-At-Host is now supported
• Added Event Log for auditing storage credentials
• Cluster usage schema now includes VM size details
• New regions supported for pricing, including Poland, Sweden, and Jio India
Resolved Issues
• VMSS which were removed outside of CycleCloud could trigger a null-pointer exception.
• Users were not able to interact with checkboxes in forms
• node.json was not parsed using utf-8 encoding on Windows
• Pricing for Ultra disks was not collected correctly
• VMs using Ultra disks failed to be created if there was no price information
• Restoring from backup sometimes picked an older version to restore from
• Restoring from backup did not work if port 80/443 were in use
• LSF example template was broken
• In certain cases, nodes could be added to the cluster but not counted against the limits
• Users were not able to change their password
• CVE-2021-43980 is mitigated

Here’s a link to the release notes in our public documentation: Release Notes v8.4.0 – Azure CycleCloud | Microsoft Learn


Please follow these links depending on the customer’s configuration:
 Upgrading on Debian or Ubuntu
 Upgrading on Enterprise Linux (RHEL) clones
 Upgrading from the Microsoft Download center

More info: Upgrade or Migrate – Azure CycleCloud | Microsoft Docs


Please feel free to reach out at, or the AskCycleCloud Teams channel
Source: Azure Roadmap

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