Cloud Foundry Advisory Board Meeting, Aug 2020: cf-for-k8s 0.5 and Stratos 4.0

by Carlo GutierrezAugust 20, 2020
While the Cloud Foundry Summit Europe is planned for October or November, quite a number of ecosystem projects released new versions.

This month’s Cloud Foundry Community Advisory Board (CAB) meeting focused on development updates around the ecosystem projects and discussed the upcoming European summit. The call was moderated by Troy Topnik from SUSE.


Runtime PMC

Eric Malm

Eric Malm from VMware provided the following developments:

  • The CLI team released CLI v7.0.2.
  • The Release Integration team delivered Cloud Foundry for Kubernetes v0.5.0 with external database support. They are planning on releasing v0.6.0 soon.
  • The KubeCF team patched v2.2.3 and released v2.3.0, which has external support for the Eirini blobstore.
  • The CAPI team is finishing the automatic rollout of kpack stack updates for Cloud Foundry for Kubernetes. They are also investigating Kubernetes presentations of service bindings.
  • The Eirini team is almost done with application tasks. They are also refining the initial work done on custom resource definitions. On August 17, 2020, at KubeCon, SUSE officially announced its contribution of EiriniX to the Cloud Foundry Foundation a few days ago.
  • The Networking team is progressing on Istio scalability and route access logs for Cloud Foundry for Kubernetes.
  • The Logging and Metrics team has canceled the deprecation of Loggregator V1 Firehose. They are currently improving the performance of log-cache and the reverse log proxy gateway.
  • The UAA team is cleaning up some stale repos.

Runtime PMC’s GitHub repo



Kevin Rutten

Kevin Rutten from Stark & Wayne noted the BOSH team are working on a couple of Windows updates. They are also busy with pipeline maintenance and troubleshooting.

BOSH’s GitHub repo | BOSH’s Pivotal Tracker


Stratos v4.0

Troy Topnik

Troy Topnik from SUSE also listed some CF Extension updates. For instance, omniauth-uaa-oauth2 and cf-uaa-lib have been picked up by Dr. Nic Williams from Stark & Wayne. Troy then highlighted the release of Stratos v4.0.

Stratos is an open-source management user interface that provides operators and developers a web-based console to manage Cloud Foundry applications and environments. According to this blog post, the new version features the following improvements:

  • Themes are now npm packages and can be published to the npm registry. This means users can further utilize these packages to build their own Stratos.
  • The team is trying to enable developers to create extensions for Stratos, publish them to npm, and bring together different extensions when creating a Stratos distribution.
  • In terms of user experience, the home screen favorites and recents displays have been refined and now include icons.
  • Updated to Angular v9, Stratos will be soon localized.

The full list of improvements can be checked via the project’s change log.

CF Extensions’ GitHub repo | Stratos’ GitHub repo


Foundation updates

Chris Clark

Chris Clark from the Cloud Foundry Foundation mentioned that the European Summit is scheduled for either October or November. The final dates will be announced in a week. He also noted that the foundation will be running hands-on labs independent of the Cloud Foundry Summit. One of such hands-on labs is taking place today. The lab will be dedicated to deploying an app to Cloud Foundry and scaling it, binding services provisioned from the marketplace, and exploring what happens when one of the instances crash.

In a bi-weekly technical round-up by Chris, you can also learn about the prominent releases, some other updates and news, as well as community events for August. Earlier, the Cloud Foundry Foundation announced the winners of community awards.

The next CAB call is tentatively scheduled for September 16, 2020, at 8 a.m. PDT. Also, the next CF Operators SIG meeting will take place on August 26, 2020, at 8 a.m. PDT. Anyone interested can join Cloud Foundry’s CAB or cf-operators Slack channels.


Want details? Watch the videos!

Below, you will find the full recording of this month’s CAB meeting.

Another video features updates from the Cloud Foundry for Kubernetes special interest group recorded on August 18, 2020.

This blog post was written by Carlo Gutierrez, Sophia Turol, and Alex Khizhniak.