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Starting from Artifactory 7.27.0, Mission Control is available as a microservice in Artifactory. The trends and charts that are currently available with Mission Control will now be available through JFrog Insight. While you can continue to use Mission Control as a standalone product, it is recommended that you install Insight to take advantage of the latest features in trends and charts.

Mission Control is Moving to Artifactory as a Service

From JFrog Artifactory version 7.27, Mission Control has been integrated directly into Artifactory as a service. You will no longer need to install Mission Control to use the features it provides, only to enable the service in Artifactory.

The metrics capabilities that were provided Mission Control will now be provided through JFrog Insight. To learn more about how to install Insight, see Installing Insight.

To learn more about how Mission Control has been integrated into Artifactory and to migrate to Mission Control microservice, see Migrating Platform Deployments and License Buckets.

You must install JFrog Insights to use trends and charts after you migrate to Mission Control microservice. For more information, see Migrating from Mission Control to Insight.

The following table provides an overview of the Mission Control and Insight deployment.

Mission Control Deployment Options Matrix

While Mission Control will be in maintenance mode with minor fixes and security updates beyond version 4.7.x, you can still install it as an independent product and use it independently as in its previous versions. Since there are several ways in which you can use Mission Control within the JFrog Platform, the following table provides a matrix of the deployment options and their uses.

While Mission Control can be configured to manage multiple environments, it can only have one "home" JPD. Meaning, each Platform deployment, can only have one Mission Control installation as part of its topology - either as a standalone installation, or as an Artifactory microservice.  

Mission Control/Insight ConfigurationArtifactory VersionFunctionInstallation ProcessConfiguration
Mission Control Microservice in ArtifactoryFrom Artifactory 7.27.xMission Control microservice provides the topology of JPDs in the dashboard and manages the license buckets.Installing ArtifactoryMission Control microservice does not have a standalone system.yaml file. Enable the Mission Control microservice in the Artifactory system YAML file.
Standalone Mission Control ServiceUp to Mission Control 4.7.x

Mission Control works as a standalone service. You can continue to use Mission Control to manage your JPDs, license buckets, and view charts and trends.

You cannot use Insight service with standalone Mission Control service. Do not install Insight if you plan to use standalone Mission Control service.

If you enable Mission Control as an Artifactory microservice, the standalone Mission Control can no longer work as part of the Platform deployment.

Installing Mission ControlMission Control System YAML
Standalone Insight Service1.x

JFrog Insight is a product that provides the trends and charts that are currently available with Mission Control. Install Insight if you wish to view the trends and charts. For more information, see JFrog Insight.

You must enable Mission Control as a microservice and disable standalone Mission Control Service to use Insight.

Installing Insight

Migrating to Insight

To migrate to Insight, do the following:

  1. Stop standalone Mission Control service.
  2. Install Insight.
  3. Enable the Mission Control microservice in Artifactory.
  4. Enable filebeat for both Artifactory and Xray with the correct Elasticsearch value.
  5. Restart Artifactory.
Insight System YAML

Do not enable standalone Mission Control service after you migrate to the Mission Control microservice and install Insight.

To upgrade from Mission Control to Insight:

  1. Stop the existing Mission Control service.
  2. Disable Filebeat in the Artifactory and Xray system.yaml files.

    metrics:
        filebeat:
          enabled: false
          elasticsearch:
            url: http://<ip_address>:8082
            username: <mc elastic username>
            password: <password>
  3. Run the migration process to move to the Mission Control microservice. For more information, see Migrating Platform Deployments and License Buckets.
  4. Install Insight 1.x. For more information, see Installing Insight.

    Do not install Insight unless the standalone Mission Control service is completely down. There can be serious issues if you install Insight while the standalone Mission Control service is online.

  5. Enable the Mission Control microservice in the Artifactory system.yaml file.

    ## Mission control template
    mc:
      enabled: true
  6. Enable Filebeat in the Artifactory and Xray system.yaml files and update the details of the Elasticsearch associated with Insight.

    metrics:
        filebeat:
          enabled: true
          elasticsearch:
            url: http://<ip_address>:8082
            username: <insight elastic username>
            password: <password>
  7. Restart the Artifactory service.


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