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Overview

This page presents release notes for JFrog Mission Control describing the main fixes and enhancements made to each version as it is released.

If you need release notes for earlier versions of Mission Control, please refer to the Release Notes in the Mission Control 3.x User Guide.

Before You Get Started!

Be sure to read the Mission Control 4.0 Release Notes carefully before installing or upgrading any version of Mission Control 4.X version to learn about the new features and functionality Introduced in the JFrog Platform.

Download 

Click to download the latest Mission Control version.

Installer Name Change!

From Mission Control 4.0, the installer naming convention has been changed to include the installer type.
The following table lists the official installer names.

Installer TypeInstaller Syntax
Linux archivejfrog-mc-<version>-linux.tar.gz
Composejfrog-mc-<version>-compose.tar.gz
RPM/Debianjfrog-mc-<version>.<rpm|deb>

Installation

For installation instructions, please refer to Installing Mission Control

To upgrade to the latest version, please refer to Upgrading Mission Control


Mission Control 4.5

Released: August 13, 2020

From Mission Control 4.5, the Control Executor service is no longer supported.

Highlights

Storage Garbage Collection Trends

The Storage Garbage Collection Trends tracks Artifactory storage garbage collection metrics. It enables you to track metrics such as the duration of garbage collection jobs and the total storage reclaimed by Artifactory. These metrics are presented in a visual graph to help you track possible performance issues and improve the garbage collection process.

PostgreSQL Version Bundling

All JFrog’s installers bundling PostgreSQL have been updated to use a newer PostgreSQL version 10.13.

Upgrading Mission Control

In Mission Control version 4.5.0 some improvements were made to the microservices. In order for these improvements to take effect, you need to run a migration script for Linux Archive upgrades, as described in Linux Archive Upgrade.

Resolved Issues

  1. Fixed an issue whereby, the license bucket migration from JFrog Mission Control version 3.x to 4.x did not work properly.
  2. Fixed issues in Replication Trends to display long-running replications.

Mission Control 4.4

Released: May 19, 2020

Feature Enhancements

Performance Improvements

Introduced the following improvements and enhancements to Mission Control:

  • Improved and enhanced performance in Trends Storage Summary.
  • Improved security for OSS dependencies identified by Xray. 
PostgreSQL Support

Mission Control now supports PostgreSQL versions 10.5 and 11.5.

Resolved Issues

  1. Fixed an issue whereby, when adding an existing JPD through the REST API, the previous token of the initially registered JPD was revoked, and the initial JPD was forbidden.
  2. Fixed an issue whereby, when downloading a Support Bundle, a few obfuscation issues occurred. 
  3. Fixed a bug whereby, when trying to log in to the JFrog Platform, an Out Of Memory error was generated due to gRPC server connectivity failure issues. 

Mission Control 4.4.1

Released: May 29, 2020

Mission Control 4.4.1 is compatible with Artifactory 7.4.1 and above.

Resolved Issues

Fixed an issue whereby, Mission Control had a compatibility issue with Microsoft Azure Cloud and PostgreSQL had SSL enabled.


Mission Control 4.4.2

Released: June 15, 2020

Mission Control 4.4.2 is compatible with Artifactory 7.4.1 and above.

PostgreSQL Support

Database connection pool management was improved to avoid unnecessary idle connections.


Mission Control 4.3.2

Released: 20 April, 2020

Mission Control version 4.3.2 is compatible with Artifactory 7.4.1 and above.

Highlights

Added Backward Compatibility for Artifactory Version 6.2

Artifactory 6.2 instances are now supported in the JFrog Platform web UI allowing users to register such instances, view details, and even add tags.

Improvements to Dashboard Replication Trends and Topology page

Performed multiple UX improvements to the Trends page and the Topology page has been redesigned to be more responsive.

Added Support for Elasticsearch 7.6.1

Previous versions of Mission Control are compatible with Elasticsearch version 6.6.0. This version adds support for Elasticsearch 7.6.1. 

This Mission Control version is not backward compatible with Elasticsearch 6.6.0, therefore if you have externalized Elasticsearch, please back up and upgrade before upgrading to this version.

Feature Enhancements 

Dashboard Topology Page Supports Display of Large Number of JPDs

The Dashboard Topology page been redesigned to be more responsive. When zooming out, nearby JPDs are displayed as a cluster whereas when zooming in the JPDs are displayed separately. 

Replication Trends View Improvements

Introduced the following improvements to the Replication Trends located under the Application | Dashboard | Trends page.

  • The Topology map is highlighted when hovering over a JPD cluster.
  • The Storage Summary checkboxes are disabled in a cloud environment.
  • The replication status color has been removed in the Topology arcs.
Attaching Licenses from a License Bucket is Included in Onboarding Wizard

The Onboarding Wizard now lets you attach a license or multiple licenses from a license bucket for your Artifactory instance.


Mission Control 4.2

Released: Feb 23, 2020

Resolved Issues

  1. Updated the Xray Scanning metric to display the Repos and Builds coverage.
  2. Fixed an issue in the Topology map linking to the replication details for a JPD.
  3. Fixed a few issues with the migration scripts.
  4. Fixed an issue around adding multiple JPDs with the same URL.
  5. Improved logging around adding and removing nodes. 
  6. Fixed an issue in the Trends page by retaining the same metric type when the JPD is changed.
  7. Fixed an issue with selecting location in the JPD registration page. 

Mission Control 4.0

Released: January 12, 2020

Deprecated Features
Mission Control 4.0 introduces several deprecated features. Learn More >
Also, read about the features that are currently out of scope and will be available in later releases. Learn More >

Breaking Changes
For a list of breaking changes in Mission Control and other services in the JFrog Platform. Learn More >

REST API Changes
For a list of REST API changes in Mission Control, click here >

Important: The JFrog Platform web UI is now accessed through port 8082 (For example, http://SERVER_HOSTNAME:8082/ui/). Accessing Mission Control directly for REST API and downloads is still possible through port 8081. Learn More >

Highlights

JFrog Platform

Announcing the new JFrog Platform, designed to provide developers and administrators with a seamless DevOps experience across all JFrog products, supporting the following main features:

  • Universal package management with all major packaging formats, build tools, and CI servers.
  • Security and Compliance that's fully integrated into the JFrog Platform, providing full trust of your pipeline from code to production.
  • Radically simplified administration with all configurations in one place.
  • Complete trust in your pipeline all the way from code to production.
  • Seamless DevOps experience from on-prem, cloud, hybrid or multi-cloud of your choice.

JFrog Platform New Functionalities

System Architecture

The new Mission Control architecture has been updated to align with all JFrog products in the Platform. Learn More >

Mission Control System.yaml

This release introduces a new system configuration file, allowing system configurations to be handled externally to the application, before/after the installation process. Learn More >

Installation and Upgrade

Mission Control 4.0 comes with a new installer, which affects the Install and Upgrade procedures. As part of the new installers, the file structure was changed and is now aligned with the other JFrog products.  

Upgrade Process Changes

Mission Control 4.0 will work only with services that are installed as part of a JPD. To upgrade, follow the instructions here.  

Unified User Interface
This version introduces a new UI that is unified for the entire JFrog Platform, including all JFrog products. If you are using Artifactory and other JFrog products such as JFrog Xray, JFrog Distribution, JFrog Mission Control and JFrog Insights, you will now be able to access them all from within a single UI with one URL address. Learn More >
Unified Permission Model

This version unifies all JFrog product permissions, allowing easier permission management across all products from one unified UI. The Unified Permission Model enables you to create a single permission target that applies to all products installed in the JFrog Platform. Since the products are unified within the Platform, you can now use a single permission target to control the permissions of all products. Learn More >

Managing Platform Deployments

You can register, manage, monitor and gain visibility on all your installed JFrog Platform Deployments (JPDs) and the installed services according to geographic locations in the JFrog Platform. The monitored services are Artifactory, Xray and Distribution. Start by registering your JPDs in the JFrog Platform. Learn More >

Dedicated JPD Health and Status Dashboard

The Topology Dasboard displays your registered JPDs across geographical areas in a map view with a set of indicators providing insight into the health of your services running on each JPD. You can view the status of your Access Federation and Replication in the map view and information about each of your Registered JPDs in the JFrog Platform.

Monitoring Metrics

The Trends view in the Dashboard displays metrics and a set of graphs related to Distribution, Replication, Security and Storage based on historical data collected and stored in the Unified JFrog Platform. For more information, see Viewing Trends in the Dashboard

Logging

All JFrog products now follow a standardized logging format and naming convention. Learn More >

Feature Enhancements

Replication Monitoring

Mission Control 4.0 now allows you to view all the configured replications including the most recent status for any of the registered JPDs. You can also view the status of the running replications. Historical trends are available to provide visibility into the performance and status of replications.

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