Release Manual 8.2.x

    Upgrade instructions

    XL Deploy 8.0.0 shipped with a new SQL database backend. For detailed instructions, refer to Migrate XL Deploy data storage to an SQL database.

    For upgrade instructions, refer to Upgrade XL Deploy.

    Important: If you plan to skip versions when you upgrade, ensure that you read the version-specific upgrade notes for each intermediate version. You may be required to perform manual actions as part of the upgrade.

    XL Deploy 8.2.1

    XL Deploy 8.2.1 release notes

    Bug fixes

    • [DEPL-13727] - Deleting a referenced deployment package results in child artifacts being deleted
    • [DEPL-13854] - GUI Permission Issue when moving CIs to different folders
    • [DEPL-13955] - Migration issue with Oracle Database

    XL Deploy 8.2.0

    XL Deploy 8.2.0 is a short-term support (STS) version that will be supported until it is superseded by the next STS or long-term support (LTS) version. STS versions do not receive specific maintenance releases. For more information, refer to Short-term support/Long-term support policy.

    XL Deploy 8.2.0 new features

    Implemented artifacts migration

    XL Deploy can be configured to store and retrieve artifacts in two local storage repository formats: file or db. You can now move artifacts stored in the file system to a database. For more information, see Move artifacts from the file system to a database.

    Added satellites summary view

    Added a summary view for satellites in XL Deploy. This view provides information about the satellite, helps you manage satellites and monitor their health from the XL Deploy user interface.For more information, see View satellite summary information.

    Store credentials for accessing artifacts securely

    When deploying applications, you can access the application artifacts that are stored in a repository such as Artifactory or Nexus. As of XL Deploy 8.2, you can store the credentials needed to access externally stored artifacts in a secure way, ensuring that user names and passwords cannot be read by other users.

    User Interface enhancements

    Added several improvements to the XL Deploy graphical user interface:

    • Right-click support for the configuration item tree in the Explorer
    • One-click copy of deployment task IDs
    • One-click save and close for configuration items
    • More filters on the Task Monitor for control tasks
    • Consistent date and time formats throughout the interface

    Contact XebiaLabs Support if you have hotfixes

    If you have hotfixes installed, contact the XebiaLabs support team before upgrading.

    XL Deploy 8.2.0 release notes

    New features

    • [DEPL-13371] - Add “Save & Close” button for CI configuration screens
    • [DEPL-13384] - Uniform Date Format for On Screen Display
    • [DEPL-13356] - Secure Credentials for Authenticated HTTP URL
    • [DEPL-13410] - Allow discovery to run as privileged in View As mode
    • [DEPL-13419] - Change active color of the Calendar component
    • [DEPL-13443] - Migrate Artifacts from File To Database
    • [DEPL-13471] - Basic Situational Awareness Form
    • [DEPL-13472] - Deployment tasks overview (FE)
    • [DEPL-13473] - Deployment tasks overview (BE)
    • [DEPL-13474] - Basic form header (State)
    • [DEPL-13475] - Basic header (Version)
    • [DEPL-13511] - Allow OIDC traffic to use a proxy
    • [DEPL-13514] - Show synchronization status of plugins
    • [DEPL-13515] - Make Sync Plugins button work
    • [DEPL-13516] - Harmonize action menu items with satellite page
    • [DEPL-13517] - Implement ping action
    • [DEPL-13521] - Adjust type system to support instance boot retry count (integer) for AWS XL Deploy plugin
    • [DEPL-13524] - Adjust type system to support specifying a field that can be mirrored, such as the "instance name" on the XL Deploy AWS plugin
    • [DEPL-13561] - Modify AWS plugin utilize type hinting
    • [DEPL-13567] - Add infrastructure table to satellite overview page
    • [DEPL-13568] - Synchronize plugin and ping should show link to navigate to the control task
    • [DEPL-13569] - Add label with satellite used to the deployment progress page
    • [DEPL-13570] - Ping should be a control task
    • [DEPL-13571] - Show filter options on deployment tasks (see task monitor)
    • [DEPL-13581] - Change the font size and color in the status bar of Satellite
    • [DEPL-13582] - Messages for users who do not have permissions to see Deployments and Managed hosts
    • [DEPL-13583] - Small changes with buttons Ping and Sync plugins
    • [DEPL-13607] - Small Satellite UX Enhancements
    • [DEPL-13610] - Fix the pagination/scrolling on the Satellite page
    • [DEPL-13648] - XL Deploy -setup prompts user password with plain text


    • [DEPL-13480] - Preview orchestration in Pre-Plan
    • [DEPL-13529] - Adding an icon on hover when copying task ID
    • [DEPL-13553] - Improve security measures based on Fortify reports
    • [DEPL-13621] - When generating a keystore with self-signed certificate in setup, a warning is displayed: The JKS keystore uses a proprietary format
    • [DEPL-13655] - Make artifact FileUri not editable on update
    • [DEPL-13709] - Upgrade spring-framework to 5.0.8
    • [DEPL-13729] - Upgrading akka libs newly found to be vulnerable

    Bug fixes

    • [DEPL-12690] - IIS Security Issue
    • [DEPL-13014] - Getting error "invalid range" during second deployment with dependencies
    • [DEPL-13375] - XL Deploy Remember Me Logout Issue
    • [DEPL-13380] - Adding tags to a Configuration Item via UI & REST is buggy
    • [DEPL-13391] - Banner API Hardening
    • [DEPL-13424] - Update secondary button on toggle buttons
    • [DEPL-13426] - Select widget style is off
    • [DEPL-13437] - XL Deploy treating placeholder substitution differently with a fileUri based on Nexus and Maven
    • [DEPL-13447] - [IE] Impossible to choose specific deployed type during mapping
    • [DEPL-13448] - "Remember me" feature does not work well with LDAP
    • [DEPL-13477] - User/Role unable to login after deleting a CI
    • [DEPL-13490] - XL Deploy throws Timer already cancelled during deployment attempts Exception
    • [DEPL-13528] - PowerShell Security Issue
    • [DEPL-13564] - Non-admin users having discovery and repo#edit permission not able to save discovered WAS items.
    • [DEPL-13572] - Copy of artifact not removed from work directory when package created if using Maven coordinates in URI
    • [DEPL-13587] - Remember me Checkbox disappears if wrong username/password is entered
    • [DEPL-13634] - Editing satellite name and clicking 'Save' button shows error message
    • [DEPL-13644] - Migrating artifacts file->db only starts on second boot-up of XL Deploy
    • [DEPL-13647] - Artifact types allow changes in fileUri without proper validation
    • [DEPL-13651] - Enormous distance between labels and names in the CI properties window
    • [DEPL-13671] - UI fixing on the Satellite page
    • [DEPL-13672] - Not possible to search for roles using ctrl+F under 'edit permission' because of on-the-fly loading