Rancher Release - v1.6.11

Release v1.6.11


Supported Docker Versions

  • Docker 1.12.3-1.12.6
  • Docker 1.13.1
  • Docker 17.03-ce/ee
  • Docker 17.06-ce/ee
  • Docker 17.09-ce/ee

Note: Kubernetes 1.8 supports Docker 1.12.6, 1.13.1 and 17.03.2. Kubernetes 1.7 supports up to Docker 1.12.6

Rancher Server Tags

Rancher server has 2 different tags. For each major release tag, we will provide documentation for the specific version.

  • rancher/server:latest tag will be our latest development builds. These builds will have been validated through our CI automation framework. These releases are not meant for deployment in production.
  • rancher/server:stable tag will be our latest stable release builds. This tag is the version that we recommend for production.

Please do not the releases with a rc{n} suffix. These rc builds are meant for the Rancher team to test out builds.

Beta - v1.6.11 - rancher/server:latest

Stable - v1.6.10 - rancher/server:stable

Important - Upgrade

  • Users on a version prior to Rancher v1.5.0: We will automatically upgrade the network-services infrastructure stack as without this upgrade, your release will not work.

  • Users on a version prior to Rancher v1.6.0: If you make any changes to the default Rancher library setting for your catalogs and then roll back, you will need to reset the branch used for the default Rancher library under AdminSettingsCatalog. The current default branch is v1.6-release, but the old default branch is master.

  • Rollback Versions: We support rolling back to Rancher v1.6.10 from Rancher v1.6.11.

    • Steps to Rollback:
      1. In the upgraded version the AdminAdvanced Settings → API values, update the upgrade.manager value to all.
      2. “Upgrade” Rancher server but pointing to the older version of Rancher (v1.6.10). This should include backing up your database and launching Rancher to point to your current database.
      3. Once Rancher starts up again, all infrastructure stacks will automatically rollback to the applicable version in v1.6.10.
      4. After your setup is back to its original state, update the upgrade.manager value back to the original value that you had (either mandatory or none).

Note on Rollback: If you are rolling back and have authentication enabled using Active Directory, any new users/groups added to site access on the Access Control page after the upgrade will not be retained upon rolling back. Any users added before the upgrade will continue to remain. [#9850]

Important - Please read if you currently have authentication enabled using Active Directory with TLS enabled prior to upgrading to v1.6.10.

Starting with v1.6.8, Rancher has updated the Active Directory auth plugin and moved it into the new authentication framework. We have also further secured the AD+TLS option by ensuring that the hostname/IP of the AD server matches with the hostname/IP of the TLS certificate. Please see [#9459] for details.

Due to this new check, you should be aware that if the hostname/IP does not match your TLS certificate, you will be locked out of your Rancher server if you do not correct this prior to upgrading. To ensure you have no issues with the upgrade, please execute the following to verify your configuration is correct.

  • Verify the hostname/IP you used for your AD configuration. To do this, log into Rancher using a web browser as an admin and click AdminAccess Control. Note the server field to determine your configured hostname/IP for your AD server.
  • To verify your the configure hostname/IP for your TLS cert, you can execute the following command to determine the CN attribute:
    openssl s_client -showcerts -connect domain.example.com:443
    You should see something like:
    subject=/OU=Domain Control Validated/CN=domain.example.com
    Verify that the CN attribute matches with your configured server field from the above step.

If the fields match, you are good to go. Nothing else is required.

If the fields do not match, please execute the following steps to correct it.

  • Open a web browser and go to Rancher’s settings URL. This can be done by logging into Rancher as an admin and click APIKeys. You should see an Endpoint (v2-beta) field. Take the value of that field and append /settings. The final URL should look something like my.rancher.url:8080/v2-beta/settings. Launch this URL in your browser and you should see Rancher’s API browser.
  • Search for api.auth.ldap.server and click that setting to edit it. On the top right, you should be able to click an edit button. Change the value of that to match the hostname/IP of the value found in your cert as identified by the CN attribute and click Show RequestSend Request to persist the value into Rancher’s DB. The response should show your new value.

Once this is completed and the hostname/IP matches your certs’ CN attribute, you should have no issues with AD login after upgrading to 1.6.8.


  • Kubernetes 1.8.x Support - Rancher now supports the latest Kubernetes 1.8.3 version. One of the major highlight is the graduation of RBAC to stable and is now recommended for production use. Other major beta features getting more enhancements include the Workload API and CRD framework.
  • HAProxy now supports draining of connections [#2777] - You can set a drain timeout for your services so that existing open connections to old containers in a service are drained before reloading haproxy.
  • Clustered Mysql Support [#9329] - Clustered MySQL setups such as Percona is now supported.
  • CLI - Added an option --prune in CLI for rancher up to be able to remove services when upgrading [#7993]

Infrastructure Service Updates

When upgrading infrastructure services, please make sure to upgrade in the recommended order.

  • Network Services - v0.2.7

    • New image: rancher/network-manager:v0.7.18, rancher/metadata:v0.9.5
    • Fixed iptables rules reordering issue after docker daemon restart. [#8978, #9503]
    • Added ability to log message if MTU mismatch is found.
    • Added support for other network plugins.
    • Option to disable CNI setup.
    • Added ability to disable various syncs available.
    • Added ability to avoid adding rancher internal search domains if “io.rancher.container.dns.priority” is None.
    • Updated to include stopping containers [#10006]
  • IPsec - 0.2.0

    • New image: rancher/net:v0.13.2
    • Refactored to have a clean separation with rest of the plugins [#9698]
    • Updated to include stopping containers when establishing ipsec tunnels [#10006]
  • VXLAN - 0.3.0
    The earlier version of this stack would cause a traffic disruption during upgrades, this version address to solve this problem. Also this version removes the cni-driver service as a sidekick of the vxlan container and makes it standalone.

    • New image: rancher/net:v0.13.1
    • Refactored to run in host network ns for performance improvements.
    • Updated to include stopping containers [#10006]
    • Fixed an issue where when using scheduler IPs, the vxlan container may be re-scheduled and uses one of the scheduler IPs instead of the agent IP and cause network disruption [#9855]
  • Kubernetes 1.8.3 - v1.8.3-rancher1

    • New images: rancher/k8s:v1.8.3-rancher1, rancher/kubectld:v0.8.5, rancher/kubernetes-agent:v0.6.6
    • Added configurable value to service cluster IP cidr [#7694]
    • Added Azure as a Cloud Provider [#8721]
    • Fixed an issue where in Kubernetes adding a label to a host would remove an existing taint in the k8s node [#9500]
    • Fixed an issue where Kubernetes Users with a auth protected private registry were unable to pull the pause-amd64:3.0 image [#9790]
    • Fixed an issue where DNS errors were being logged [#9303]
    • Updated to latest add-ons for Heapster, which fixed a memory leak in the previous version of influxDB [#9527]

    Note: If upgrading from a k8s version prior to k8s v1.6, then you will need to re-generate any remote kubeconfig due to RBAC support.

  • Container Crontab - v0.3.0

    • New Image: rancher/container-crontab:v0.3.0
    • Fixed an issue where containers stopped during upgrade were being restarted by crontab [#8757].
  • Rancher EBS - v0.4.0

    • New Image: rancher/storage-ebs:v0.8.11
    • Fixed an issue where when creating EBS volumes, you couldn’t use the default kmsKeyId [#9633]
    • Fixed an issue where Rancher EBS volumes would eventually cause hosts to get into an inoperable state [#9760]
  • Route 53 - v0.7.7

    • New Image: rancher/external:v0.7.7
    • AWS-SDK updated to v1.12.19
    • Added support for configuring number of max. retries of rate-limited Route53 API requests

Known Major Issues

Major Bug Fixes since v1.6.10

  • Fixed an issue where health check enabled services would get recreated during IPSec upgrade [#10217]
  • FIxed an issue where API keys stopped working when the Azure AD token expired [#9986]
  • Fixed an issue where metadata service would increase CPU usage [#9957]
  • Fixed an issue where exporting the docker compose file would fail with an error if it included secrets using the mode attribute [#9950]
  • Fixed an issue where cattle-debug logs were growing indefinitely [#9887]
  • Fixed an issue where containers with the io.rancher.container.network=true label would override network modes for containers started within Rancher [#9700]
  • Fixed an issue where the Docker engine couldn’t be passed as an option for RancherOS [#9528]
  • Fixed an issue where a load balancer listens on all IPs when using scheduler IPs [#9752]
  • Fixed an issue where secrets were being lost during webhook triggered upgrades [#8714]
  • Fixed an issue where AWS ELB catalog items were hitting a max 20 ELB limit [#7307]
  • Fixed an issue to be able to set up Rancher with external MySQL over SSL [#4199]

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