Announcing support for Ubuntu 18.04 on all Cloud 66 products (including registered servers). All new servers will default to Ubuntu 18.04 unless otherwise specified in your manifest.
It has been a while in the building and testing, but we are now very pleased to make it public. Some of our users have been waiting for this for a while, and we thank them for their patience!
Ubuntu 18.04 is the most current generation of Ubuntu's LTS (Long Term Support) releases. According to the release schedule maintained by Canonical, as a LTS release, Ubuntu 18.04 will have it EOL (End of Life) in April 2028, with standard support (patches and bugfixes) until April 2023. Users who are on Ubuntu 16.04 don't need to upgrade urgently as Ubuntu 16.04 is also a LTS release, and Ubuntu 16.04 has its EOL scheduled for April 2024, with standard support until April 2021.
What version do I have running now?
You can now view your stack's operating system versions via your stack information page. It will show you all the operating systems you have on your stack's servers (as there may be more than one). Each server information page now includes information about the operating system running on that server.
How to upgrade?
Because of differences at an operating system level, it isn't possible to perform and in-place upgrade of the operating system on Cloud 66 based servers in-place. Instead you should scale up new servers (which will be based on Ubuntu 18.04 by default). If you want to control the operating system version we create, you can do so via your manifest file.
Users on Ubuntu 14.04
Any users who are still on Ubuntu 14.04 should be looking to migrate to Ubuntu 18.04 as soon as possible. This is because Ubuntu 14.04 is now beyond its standard support lifetime.
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We hope you enjoy this release! Let us know what you think!