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Release Notes - KX Insights Platform 1.3.1

Release for KX Insights Platform.

Release Date

2022-11-23

Security

[FIX] KX Insights Platform 1.3.1 contains security updates for a number of critical CVEs

Streams and Reliable Transport

[FIX] An issue which could cause RT archiving to fail has been fixed.

Artifacts

type location
Infrastructure kxi-terraform-1.3.0.tgz
Platform insights-1.3.1.tgz
Operator kxi-operator-1.3.1.tgz
CLI kxicli-1.3.0-py3-none-any.whl
ODBC Driver kodbc 1.3.0
Java SDK java-sdk 1.3.0

Upgrade notes

Upgrading assemblies

When upgrading KX Insights, assemblies deployed from the UI in earlier versions will be restarted but will not be automatically upgraded. To upgrade these assemblies, please restart them from the UI post-upgrade.

Keycloak Config CLI

It is recommended to enable the Keycloak Config CLI when upgrading to ensure that any realm changes are imported.

This can be enabled by setting:

keycloak:
  keycloakConfigCli:
    enabled: true

in your values file if you are deploying Keycloak as a part of KX Insights.

If you use a shared Keycloak instance, this can be enabled by setting:

keycloak-config-cli:
  enabled: true

in your values file.

Keycloak initUser password reset

Enabling the Keycloak Config CLI will cause the initUser's password to be reset. It will be reset to the value of the keycloak.initUser.auth key.

Default password policy

As of 1.3.0 a default password policy is now being enforced.

The default policy is:

  • At least one uppercase letter
  • At least one lowercase letter
  • At least one symbol
  • At least one number
  • Minimum length of 14 characters or greater

Information about how the policy can be configured and adjusted can be found here

If you are upgrading from an earlier version, and want the default password policy to be applied, the keycloak config CLI must be enabled.

Keycloak initUser

The Keycloak initUser password must satisfy the policy if it is enabled

Default Keycloak Credentials

As of 1.3.0 the Keycloak initUser and initClient credentials are no longer defaulted within the Insights values.yaml. These defaults would previously create the demoinsights user and test-publisher client on a new deployment of Insights Platform.

Users who currently set initUser.enabled=true or initClient.enabled=true within their own values.yaml may receive the following errors at deploy time:

Keycloak initUser has been enabled
The following fields are required to be set
    .Values.keycloak.initUser.name
    .Values.keycloak.initUser.auth

Keycloak initClient has been enabled
The following fields are required to be set
    .Values.keycloak.initClient.clientId
    .Values.keycloak.initClient.clientSecret

If enabling the initUser you are required to set:

keycloak:
  initUser:
    enabled: true
    name: "initUsername"
    auth: "initUserPassword"
Where keycloak passwordPolicy has been enabled, initUser.auth must satisfy the policy requirements.

If enabling the initClient you are required to set:

keycloak:
  initClient:
    enabled: true
    clientId: "initClientID"
    clientSecret: "initClientSecret"

Internal Network LoadBalancers

As of 1.3.0 by default annotations are added to Service resources of type LoadBalancer. These annotations restrict access to the LoadBalancers from outside the cluster.

To disable these annotations and permit access from outside the cluster, the user is required to set:

global:
    service:
        useInternalLBAnnotations: false

For additional configuration options see here

Assembly blockSize changed

The blockSize configuration within an assembly spec.tables.<table>.blockSize has been updated with the following semantics:

  • if unset: all data received in an interval will be buffered in RAM within SM, written down at the end of the interval
    • this has the highest performance, but has no RAM limit on received data
  • if set: once a table's rows surpass the configured limit, buffered data will be flushed to disk to release RAM
    • the smaller this number is set to, the worse ingest performance but stronger RAM limits - this should be balanced

Previously, blockSize was ignored, always buffering all data in memory. To reproduce previous behaviour, unset the blockSize field in the assembly for each table.

Known Issues

  • On startup of pods, the following error might be observed once roughly after three minutes of a pod starting up no acct for 3x period, exiting. This stems from a temporary startup job not shutting down correctly. It's independent from the main processes and doesn't indicate any application fault.

  • On initial startup of the KX Insights Platform, there may be some noise printed in the logs while the system initialises unable to flush accounting logs. This relates to the capturing of consumption-based license logs and is thrown while all pods get into a running state. It does not indicate any fault in the application and all data should be flushed correctly after a short period.

  • Setting SM replicas (defining size greater than 1) in assembly YAML will cause writedown/storage and query problems. The size parameter for SM should always be set to 1.
sm:
  size: 1
  • Upon upgrade or downgrade, the API Gateway containers may enter a CrashLoopBackOff state. Resources can be reapplied by performing a 'rollback' to the upgraded version. Get the upgraded version by looking at the output from:
helm ls

'Rollback' (re-apply resources) to the upgraded version:

helm rollback <release name> <current revision>
Note that despite the command name, this operation doesn't rollback to the initially installed version. It re-applies resources to the upgraded version.

There are two known issues with the UI logout.

  • After performing a logout action, the user will not be redirected back to the login screen.
  • In the case a user was logged out due to inactivity, a "Logout failed" error might be observed

In both of these cases, the logout has been successful and the user can re-login by navigating back to the main page, i.e. https://${INSIGHTS_HOSTNAME}

Backward Compatibility

Please see the release notes for KX Insights Platform 1.1.0 and KX Insights Platform 1.2.0 if you're upgrading from versions earlier than 1.1.0 or 1.2.0, for notes about