Announcing the Latest Apigee Edge Installer for PCF
With proven product-level integrations, Apigee and Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) have helped enterprises boost the consumption of their applications and microservices, modernize legacy systems, and chart a smoother path to cloud migration.
Today we’re excited to strengthen our partnership even more by announcing the general availability of Apigee Edge BOSH Installer for PCF for our Private Cloud 4.18.05 version. This is the latest BOSH installer that Apigee has released and marks another important step in our relationship with Pivotal.
Operators who deploy PCF use BOSH to install, manage, and maintain it (BOSH is an open-source project that unifies release engineering, deployment, and lifecycle management of cloud software). The latest installer makes it simple for operators to do the same for Apigee Edge Private Cloud 4.18.05. The new release is built to further simplify user experience and provide self-service functionality.
A key feature of the new release is offline install, which enables operators to install Apigee Edge VMs even without internet connectivity. The new installer enables you to specify a custom repo URL so that it can resolve CentOS and EPEL dependencies required to install Apigee Edge. You can find more details here.
Latest CentOS 7 stem cells support
This release also supports the latest CentOS 7 stem cells (version 3586). Stem cells are customized operating system images containing the filesystem for BOSH-managed VMs.
PCF 2.1 and 2.2 support
The latest release also supports PCF 2.1 and 2.2. Customers running 4.17.09 Edge installer tile on PCF 1.10 or 1.11 should first upgrade to PCF 2.1 or 2.2 and then upgrade the tile to 18.05.01. Details of the upgrade procedure can be found here.
JSON Web Tokens (JWT)
The JWT policies enable Edge API proxies to generate, validate, and decode JWT tokens, which are commonly used to share claims or assertions between connected applications.
Unified Apigee Edge experience (beta)
The unified Apigee Edge experience, now in beta, improves API lifecycle management, from API design and development to publishing.
Postgres upgrades to latest version (9.6)
Postgres 9.6 enables parallel query processing and improves analytics performance.
Give it a try!
This new release can simplify your Apigee Edge deployment, management, and maintenance experience (please note that we've retired the monitoring dashboard and API BaaS in this latest BOSH release).
All you need is an account on the Pivotal Network (to download the tile) and your Apigee Edge license file (you can get it from your Apigee account team). Please check out the full documentation and release notes, and visit Apigee Community with any questions or feedback.