Tanzu Community Edition


Tanzu Community Edition 0.10 is Now Available

Roger Klorese

Feb 17, 2022

The Tanzu Community Edition team is pleased to announce the availability of Tanzu Community Edition 0.10. The new version enhances usability on your local system, makes it easier to customize your platform, and simplifies IP address management across all nodes in a cluster. Today’s release follows the recent addition of build automation capabilities into Tanzu Community Edition as the team continues to deliver the power of Tanzu to you in a free, open source distribution.

Here is a quick summary of the highlights of the new release:

  • The 0.10 release introduces a new ‘unmanaged’ cluster type that significantly improves the efficiency of Tanzu Community Edition clusters in most local environments. Offered today in alpha stage, unmanaged clusters will replace the existing ‘standalone’ cluster type, cutting cluster setup time by half or more, shortening tear-down time to seconds, and significantly reducing overall resource requirements. Depending on network configuration, they can also survive system reboots. Unmanaged clusters are ideal for use in your local development environment; in fact, they’re a great solution whenever you’re working locally with more limited resources, need only one cluster at a time, and especially if you’re frequently creating and destroying those clusters. Standalone clusters are also included in this release but are now deprecated and will be removed from Tanzu Community Edition in the 0.11 release. We’ve posted a cool demo for it.

  • Responding to users, the 0.10 release also provides requested platform management enhancements (keep those requests coming!). You can now configure most packages more flexibly with expanded YTT template parameters that give you more options to tweak when packages are installed. And the addition of the optional Whereabouts IP Address Management (IPAM) CNI plugin provides a Pod IP space that is not split on a per-node basis. This supports an IP assignment pattern that is consistent with more traditional enterprise networking models, making it easier to integrate clusters into environments that use those long-standing models.

  • Continuous improvement enhancements are offered as part of the 0.10 release as well. Among them are updates to documentation, to underlying Tanzu components, and to many of the packages included in the distribution, as well as expanded test coverage.

For more details about the release and changelog, check out the Tanzu Community Edition 0.10 release notes.

Get involved: the community welcomes you

It is wonderful to see our community growing – thank you to all who have been providing ideas, feedback, and other contributions! There is much more to do, and lots of opportunity for us to help each other:

  • If you haven’t done so already at the end of the installation process, please take a few minutes to complete a short survey about your experience installing Tanzu Community Edition.

  • Looking for help? Please send your questions to the Tanzu Community Edition Google Group. We’ll respond to you there so that others with the same question can more easily find the answer.

  • You can also get help at Office Hours. Take advantage of an open floor with live participants to discuss what’s on your mind and find the expert support you need.

  • Learn more about the technology and your community at Community Meetings. We review upcoming roadmap and development work, dive deep into technical discussions, and generally enjoy spending time together

  • Our Slack channel is open to anyone interested in watching or participating in up-to-the-minute community conversation. It’s a great place to engage directly with the development team

  • Make your wishes known! Open an issue to file an enhancement request or report a defect.

Enjoy the new release!

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