We are delighted to announce the release of Starburst Admin 1.3.1, a follow-on to release 1.3.0. In this post, we cover what’s new since 1.3.0.
Starburst Admin is the best tool choice for folks looking to install Starburst Enterprise platform (SEP) on bare metal or in your virtual machines. Recent updates include:
- Allow user to specify a custom
vars.ymlfile for Ansible playbooks to use.
- Allow users to specify the location of custom application configuration files.
- Enhanced clean up from previous installations.
- Remove the deprecated
discovery-server.enabledconfiguration property from the
To improve the flexibility of Starburst Admin, customers are now able to specify a custom
vars.yml file. This file contains all settings used by the install playbooks to do things like define the version and define where the configuration settings files can be found. No changes are required for you if you are not yet ready to customize.
More advanced installations may customize the
vars.yml file to tune the installation process to meet their needs. These customizations can be tedious to copy from one version install to the next. To make things easier, we’ve introduced a new variable named
vars_yml. This variable is used to specify the location of a custom
vars.yml file to override the default
vars.yml file included with the download.
An example of how to use the
vars_yml variable is included in the Starburst Admin install instructions. Also included there are instructions for setting the
local_vars variable in your customized
vars.yml file to optionally specify a custom location for the coordinator and worker configuration files.
Removing old installs
Some customers who installed a previous version of Starburst Enterprise platform (SEP) were experiencing issues when installing newer versions. In RPM installations for example, there were occasionally empty plugin directories that caused the application to crash when it tried to load an empty plugin. For some tarball installs old installs were not removed, which lead to VMs and bare metal servers running out of disk space.
install.yml playbook has now been amended to ensure that after installing the new version:
- any empty plugin directories are removed for rpm installs
- previous installation directories are removed for tarball installs
Deprecated configuration property
files/coordinator/config.properties.j2 file included with the Starburst Admin download has default settings for the coordinator’s
config.properties file. Previous versions of SEP required that the
discovery-server.enabled configuration property be set. This property was deprecated in version 360, however, and the property has now been removed from the
Keep an eye on our Starburst Admin release notes for more details and future updates. And of course, we’d love to hear from you – let us know how we can improve
starburst-admin to suit your needs!
Kevin, Frank and Annie