Deployment

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These release notes cover changes to Mendix Cloud, other deployment options, and app operations. For updates on the status of Mendix Cloud v4, Mendix Cloud v3, and other deployment options, see Mendix Status.

2019

December 5th, 2019

Improvements

  • On the General page of App Buzz, we added a Private Cloud target. This will currently take you to a closed beta test that allows you to connect your private cluster to Mendix. You can ask to join the beta program, but places are currently limited.

November 26th, 2019

IBM Cloud Portal Deployment

  • We have updated the process for deploying to IBM Cloud Portal - see IBM Cloud to see the new process.
  • We have also added the ability to manage IBM Cloud Portal Cloud Foundry Marketplace services from within the Mendix Developer Portal.

November 21st, 2019

Mendix Cloud Deployment Upgrade

  • We implemented a number of improvements to enable Mendix Support to provide better support if there are deployment issues

November 7th, 2019

Mendix Cloud Deployment Upgrade

  • We have improved the stability and performance of Mendix Cloud Deployment and Operations.

October 30th, 2019

Mendix Cloud Deployment Upgrade

  • We have upgraded Mendix Cloud Deployment and Operation. It is now a Mendix 7 app.
  • You can now mask app constant values so that they cannot be seen in the Model Options tab of the Environment Details.
  • We now warn you on all OPERATE and DEPLOY pages if a maintenance window has been created to allow updating of the Mendix Developer Portal.

Known Issue

  • In the Environments page, when you click the Details button for a Production environment and successfully complete two-factor authentication you are redirected to the first environment listed for your app, not the Production environment. (Ticket 90999)

    • Workaround – Choose the Details for the Production environment again and you will be taken to the correct environment.
  • When you attempt to open an OPERATE or DEPLOY page in the Developer Portal, you may see a login page. You will need to force a refresh of your page, or clear your browser cache, in order to access the page.

September 27th, 2019

Update of *.mendixcloud.com SSL/TLS certificate

We have renewed the SSL/TLS certificate for *.mendixcloud.com. Browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer automatically trust the new certificate. In those cases, there is nothing you have to do.

Current Certificate Details

  • Subject: *.mendixcloud.com
  • Issuer: C = US, O = DigiCert Inc, OU = www.digicert.com, CN = RapidSSL RSA CA 2018
  • Validity: Jan 3 00:00:00 2018 GMT - Oct 2 12:00:00 2019 GMT
  • SHA-256 Fingerprint: F8:FD:79:7A:73:48:E5:B0:9E:70:42:2B:15:D0:8C:D4:5E:F3:66:74:F8:B7:CF:5A:36:16:07:0D:E8:73:BE:8A
  • SHA-1 Fingerprint: 78:0D:25:B2:86:12:64:BA:A0:F0:0C:C3:DD:88:C8:32:55:BD:C0:F8

New Certificate Details

  • Subject: *.mendixcloud.com
  • Issuer: C = US, O = DigiCert Inc, OU = www.digicert.com, CN = RapidSSL TLS RSA CA G1
  • Validity: Sep 12 00:00:00 2019 GMT - Nov 10 12:00:00 2021 GMT
  • SHA-256 Fingerprint: AE:55:1D:88:32:E1:7E:BF:AB:0D:F3:2F:57:57:C8:98:8D:87:3F:E8:F6:5F:A6:09:82:EA:37:F7:12:25:A5:D3
  • SHA-1 Fingerprint: 5E:4D:05:9B:FE:54:3F:B6:D8:A4:D7:86:7F:3B:50:9A:EE:09:35:8F

September 13th, 2019

SAP Cloud Platform Improvements

  • We added support for AWS RDS PostgreSQL databases when deploying to SAP Cloud Platform

September 5th, 2019

Mendix Cloud Fixes

  • We fixed an issue that caused the wrong Technical Contact information to be shown on the app’s General page in the Developer Portal. (Ticket 84852)
  • We added a feedback message when you try to restore a backup while the backup is still being created. (Ticket 85786)

August 23rd, 2019

Mendix Cloud Improvements

  • We improved the performance of the Environments page by reducing the number of remote requests needed.

July 25th, 2019

Mendix Cloud Improvements

  • We reordered and improved the Trends pages of operating metrics to improve the user experience.
  • We improved the performance of calculating the environment health status.
  • We improved the ability to recover from a failed deployment in the Free App cluster.

July 4th, 2019

Fixes to SAP Cloud Platform Deployment

  • We fixed an issue where the XSUAA configuration wasn’t updated after deployment. Please redeploy any apps which you deployed to SAP Cloud Platform between June 27th and 8:00 CST on July 4th.

June 27th, 2019

Mendix Cloud Improvements

  • We added a confirmation dialogue when you delete Custom Headers.
  • We made general performance improvements.

Mendix Cloud Fixes

  • We fixed an issue which prevented the adding of comments to a backup. (Ticket 81993)
  • We updated the Read documentation link in the Mendix Cloud v4 metrics page to point to the right document. (Ticket 82130)
  • We added appropriate feedback if you try to upload a client certificate which is unsupported because it is not encoded in PEM. (Ticket 82299)
  • We fixed an issue which prevented the offboarding of a single environment if you wanted to retain other environments in the Mendix Cloud node. (Ticket 83189)

June 15th, 2019

Mendix Cloud Updates

  • All HTTP Request Headers set by the Mendix Cloud which available to app developers are documented in Mendix Cloud HTTP Request Headers.
  • The X-Client-Certificate request header that is currently present is deprecated and will be removed in a later stage. Any application relying on this header must switch to the new SSL-Client-S-DN header. See the previously mentioned documentation for more information.

May 17th, 2019

Environment Fixes

  • We made several changes to our maintenance window management to ensure that environments are completely locked during maintenance.

May 16th, 2019

Mendix Cloud Improvements

  • We redesigned the app user management page of the Developer Portal for Mendix Cloud environments which are enabled for single sign-on (SSO).

May 13th, 2019

SAP Cloud Portal Deployment Fix

  • We fixed an issue for users deploying to SAP Cloud Portal where newly-bound services were bound correctly but did not appear in the Mendix Developer Portal. (Ticket 81418)

May 9th, 2019

Fixes

  • We fixed an issue where the Mendix feedback widget stopped working for apps deployed to Mendix Cloud because of a change to HTTP Headers. (Ticket 83001)

May 7th, 2019

Mendix Cloud Improvements

  • For Mendix Cloud v4, we have extended the range of HTTP Headers which are supported in the Developer Portal. Previously, only X-Frame-Options was supported. For more information, see Environment Details.
    • If you add or change these settings, you will need to redeploy your app before the changes take effect.
  • For Mendix Cloud v4 deployments of Mendix apps version 7.23.1 and above, we now support AdoptOpenJDK, and the relevant Java version is displayed on the Environment Details page.
  • We clarified which logs can be downloaded from the Developer Portal by changing the button text from Download Today’s Log to Download Current Log

Fixes

  • We resolved an issue where some team members were not visible in Node Permissions after an app was relinked (Tickets 70285, 79708, 79824, 80557, 81713, 82591).

May 3rd, 2019

Free App Improvements

  • We released Free Edition of Mendix. This removes the limit of 10 named users on Free Apps which are deployed to the Mendix Cloud. To take advantage of the Free Edition for an existing app, you need to redeploy your app.

April 8th, 2019

SAP HANA Deployment Availability

  • We have added support for SAP HANA in the Developer Portal. You can now choose to deploy to SAP Cloud Platform using an SAP HANA database schema. For more information see SAP Cloud Platform.

April 4th, 2019

Fixes

March 29th, 2019

Flexible Environments Availability

  • We have introduced Flexible Environments for Mendix Cloud v4. This means that you can have more than three environments for your licensed node. More information is available here. If you need more than three environments, contact Mendix Support. Features of Flexible Environments include the following:
    • You can search for the environment for which you want to see details
    • The Technical Contact can rename the environments
    • The Technical Contact can re-order the environments
  • As part of support for Flexible Environments we have made the following changes:
    • When deploying your application via the Developer Portal you can choose the destination environment
    • When viewing metrics, logs, backups, etc. you will have to choose the environment using a drop-down rather than clicking directly on the environment you want

Deployment Improvements

  • We have changed Mendix deployment to SAP Cloud Platform so that the Cloud Foundry stack cflinuxfs3 is used. Previously, Mendix apps were using cflinuxfs2, which has been deprecated by SAP. See Cloud Foundry Environment – Deprecation of cflinuxfs2 SAP release note from 8 November 2018, and Rapid Application Development by Mendix – Stack Switch SAP release note from 29 March 2019 for more information. The next time that you deploy a new, or existing, Mendix app to SAP Cloud Platform from the Mendix Developer Portal, the new stack will be applied to your app.
  • We have added the ability to manage tags through the Developer Portal, in addition to the current method which involved using the API

March 21st, 2019

SAP Cloud Platform Improvements

  • We have added the ability to manage SAP Cloud Platform Cloud Foundry Marketplace services from within the Mendix Developer Portal.

Limitation

  • If an app is deployed to SAP from the Desktop Modeler before it has been started from the Developer Portal, the deployment will fail because the marketplace services have not been bound. Please ensure that apps are first deployed from the Developer Portal before trying to deploy them from the Desktop Modeler.

March 7th, 2019

Fixes

  • We have fixed the issue where custom domains were not getting bound to environments if they were added before the environment was initialized. (Tickets 78324, 76159, 76439, 77366, 77504, 78324, 78484)
  • We have fixed the issue which caused the “Running Since” value in the Environment Details to be updated after transporting an MDA to an environment but where the process was canceled without restarting the environment. (Ticket 76893)
  • We have fixed the issue regarding unclear application version numbering when building an MDA packages. The “App latest tag” and “Branch latest tag” have been replaced with “App highest tag” and “Branch highest tag” respectively to represent the values more precisely. (Ticket 78699)
  • We have fixed the issue which meant that license information was displayed incorrectly in the Developer Portal for some Mendix Cloud v3 production environments. (Ticket 78229, 80336)

February 6th, 2019

Fixes

  • We addressed and fixed an issue which caused some Mendix Cloud v4 backups to be duplicated.
  • We fixed a problem on Mendix Cloud v3 which prevented Path-based Access Restrictions from working with multiple TLS certificate authorities. (Ticket 77282)
  • We fixed the problem which prevented users in the Pacific Time Zone from being able to download the current day’s logs. (Tickets 78325, 78586, 79119, 79162, 79427)
  • We addressed and solved a problem which meant that some sandboxes could not be resumed after getting stopped.
  • We have fixed the issue that prevented apps with ACS (AppCloudServices) from being deployed using the Web Modeler. (Ticket 76888)

January 28th, 2019

TLS v1.0 & v1.1 Disabled for Mendix Cloud v4

  • We have implemented a change on our Mendix Cloud v4 infrastructure so that incoming connections that do not support TLS v1.2 or higher will stop working. This effectively means that TLS v1.0 and v1.1 are disabled, and Mendix Cloud v4 now has an A+ rating at SSL Labs again.

January 3rd, 2019

Fixes

  • We fixed issues regarding incorrect values for some application constants for some Mendix Cloud v4 and v3 applications. (Tickets 77302, 77390, 77505, 77797)
  • We addressed and fixed an issue that prevented some Mendix Cloud v3 users from being able to change Java version of their applications. (Tickets 77251, 77652)

2018

December 1st, 2018

Fixes

  • We fixed an issue that caused deployments for some users to hang. (Tickets, 76691,76700)
  • We fixed a security issue that allowed app team members without deploy access to see the debugger password. (Ticket 76172)
  • We fixed a security issue that allowed app team members without deploy access to see application constants. (Ticket 76171)
  • We addressed and fixed an issue that prevented some users from being able to deploy to their environments. (Tickets 77060, 77122)

November 14th, 2018

Fix

  • We fixed an issue in which custom error pages did not work for online applications in Mendix Cloud v4.

November 1st, 2018

Fix

  • We fixed an issue that caused an error while creating a backup in Mendix Cloud v4. (Tickets 70086, 70090, 75936, 75996)

October 30th, 2018

Cloud v3 PostgreSQL Backup Format Changed

  • Cloud v3 PostgreSQL backups are now created with pg_dump version 1.13. This version has been shipped with PostgreSQL since March 2018 (PostgreSQL 10.3, 9.6.8, 9.5.12, 9.4.17, and 9.3.22). The side-effect is that it is not possible to restore these PostgreSQL backups using a pg_restore version below 1.13. The error that you will receive is pg_restore: [archiver] unsupported version (1.13) in file header. To fix this issue, upgrade your PostgreSQL client software to one that includes newer versions of pg_dump and pg_restore.

October 29th, 2018

Improvements

  • Deploying to IBM Cloud is available from within Mendix. If you start with an IBM starter app, you will be taken through the process of creating a deployment environment on IBM Cloud. You can then deploy your app to IBM Cloud from within the Desktop Modeler or Mendix Developer Portal. More information is available in IBM Cloud. You can also find Mendix Starter Kits on IBM Cloud and start the process from there.

October 22nd, 2018

Improvements

  • Apps deployed to SAP Cloud Platform can be edited in the Web Modeler or Desktop Modeler by choosing the appropriate option on the Edit App button in the Developer Portal. Older apps can have this functionality enabled using the Enable Web Modeler button on the General settings page.
  • Logs for apps deployed to SAP Cloud Platform can be viewed with Kibana from the Logs page of the Developer Portal. See Logs for more information.

October 17th, 2018

Improvements

  • It is now possible to pause and resume downloading backups for Mendix Cloud v4 applications.
  • We have overhauled the scaling user interface to make it more intuitive. (Ticket 67557)
  • We addressed an issue that caused live logging to freeze from time to time. The fix has been confirmed on all mainstream browsers except for Internet Explorer, which we still are investigating. (Ticket 66418)

Fix

  • We fixed an issue which caused subdomain validation errors for sandbox environments. (Ticket 56574)

October 1st, 2018

SAP Cloud Deployment Version 3.5.2

We now configure Destination Service in the scope of XSUAA. This means that we add the uaa.user default scope to the destination instances in each new environment. This is needed to fetch the destination configuration.

August 21st, 2018

Fixes

  • We have fixed a bug that was causing some Mendix Cloud v4 users to unsubscribe from alerting lists after changing environment privilege settings.
  • We have addressed an issue that caused some Mendix Cloud v4 users to not to be able to see their archived logs from previous day.

August 13th, 2018

Fixes

  • We improved the feedback messages in the case of a startup failure.
  • The status page link in alert emails now redirects you to the corresponding alerts page in the Developer Portal.
  • We solved an issue that caused blank error messages during backup creation.

Improvements

  • A new API call for accessing the logs of Mendix Cloud v4 applications is now available. Detailed information can be found in the Deploy API.
  • It is now possible to add custom environment variables via the Developer Portal to set up application metrics with Datadog and Telegraph.
  • All the log levels in the Developer Portal (as in, INFO, ERROR, TRACE, DEBUG, WARNING, CRITICAL) are now also available in Datadog.
  • The Postgres database size can also be observed in Datadog after enabling it in the Developer Portal.
  • The Environments breadcrumb in Deploy > Environments > environment is now a link that redirects you back to the Environments page.

August 9th, 2018

Improvements

  • Alerts are now sent when a Mendix Cloud v3 app or database runs out of system memory.

August 8th, 2018

Improvement

Over the last few months, we have made several improvements to our alerting stack of Mendix Cloud v4 applications to improve the timeliness of alerts. As a consequence, we are reducing the runtime heartbeat timeout from 15 minutes to 3 minutes. We are doing this to ensure that you do not accidentally miss any alerts. We will be monitoring your applications for false positives.

In some cases, you may still experience false positives for the runtime heartbeat alert. If that happens, you can resolve the problem by doing a transport and then a restart of the app.

August 7th, 2018

Improvements

  • We introduced a new environments lifecycle for our SAP apps and migrated all of the old environments.
  • We improved our UX, especially on the Environments screens of SAP apps.

July 23rd, 2018

Improvement

  • We fixed problems with the uploading, downloading, and restoring of backups with very large databases in Cloud v4.
  • We added alerts on database connections and on internal alerting problems.
  • We fixed the problem wherein 404, 403, and 503 responses to a REST call translated to an HTML error page.
  • We added Telegraf as a sidecar for monitoring.

July 17th, 2018

Improvements

  • We improved the deployment speed for the Asia region. The feature is not enabled by default, so you need to request it if necessary.
  • We implemented tags on environments for metrics in Datadog. It is now possible to add custom tags to metrics that will serve as selection criteria for grouping environments. Environment tags can be created, retrieved, and deleted using APIs. Detailed information can be found in the Deploy API.
  • We changed the yearly overview of trends to quarterly in the Developer Portal for v4 applications.
  • It is now possible for an Operations Manager to reorder environments.
  • Custom offline pages are now immediately active after the transport of a new deployment package.

Fix

  • You now get a warning if you try to restore a backup into a small environment. (Ticket 63367)
  • Creating a backup via REST API no longer returns error message 500 when it succeeds. (Ticket 65762)

July 3rd, 2018

Improvements

  • To improve integration and security between Mendix and SAP we now redirect you to SAP to provide your SAP credentials. This means that you need to use the same username (email address) for Mendix and SAP the next time you need to provide your credentials. This is currently implemented only for SAP regions eu10 (Europe - Frankfurt) and us10 (US East - VA).

July 2nd, 2018

Improvements

  • We improved the stability of the alerting stack.

June 26th, 2018

App Start Fix

  • We fixed the bug that allowed users to start an application during a restore.

June 15th, 2018

Improvement

  • We added support for client certificate validation in the Access Restriction Profile for Mendix Cloud v4 deployments.

Fixes

  • We fixed the incorrect message that was shown during the scaling of a non-deployed environment. (Ticket 64799)
  • Retrieving an environment package via REST API is no longer broken. (Tickets 65348, 65370)
  • We reintroduced copy privileges for operations.

June 11th, 2018

Improvement

  • We added alerts for when an application runs out of memory or otherwise unexpectedly crashes. This is only applicable to Mendix Cloud v4 deployments.

June 8th, 2018

Improvements

  • We have introduced scaling via API for Mendix Cloud v4. It is now possible to scale Mendix Cloud v4 applications via the Deploy API. For instructions, see the Deploy API.
  • We have aggregated the health icons for the acceptance and test environments in the Nodes dashboard and Company Admin screen.

  • The health icon will display the health status of the environment that is in the worst condition. This is to prepare for an upcoming release that will support more than three environments per application.

Fixes

  • We fixed an issue in our alerting infrastructure that prevented some Mendix Cloud v4 users from receiving alerts when their apps ran out of memory.
  • We fixed the problem that caused the Mendix Cloud v4 Metrics legend to remain on the screen even if the user navigated to a different page.
  • We fixed the health icon statuses of the environments so that they reflect the environment health with minimum delay.

May 22nd, 2018

Fixes

  • We fixed the bug in Mendix Cloud v4 that prevented users from using nested custom domains. Now you can have one domain (for example, app.example.com) and one on microservice.app.example.com.

May 5th, 2018

Improvements

  • It is now possible to add a comment as an optional parameter to the backup while generating one via REST API.
  • It is now possible to see the Mendix Runtime version in response to a “Retrieve Environment Package” API call.

Fixes

  • We fixed an issue that prevented our Mendix Cloud v4 users from uploading and restoring big backups (larger than ~30GB) to their environments. It has been tested with the archives (~90GBs) on Mendix Cloud v4.
  • We addressed and fixed an issue that caused Mendix Cloud v4 users in the Asia Pacific time zone to receive the wrong timestamps when they downloaded daily logs.

April 9th, 2018

Improvements

  • As of today, Mendix Cloud v4 users will be able to create and restore backups of their environments via REST API. Detailed information can be found in the Deploy API documentation.
  • The results of Retrieve Environments and Retrieve Environment REST API calls will now also include the model version and Mendix version information of the applications for which the call is being made.

March 21st, 2018

Improvements

  • Applications in Mendix Cloud v3 that were running for more than 248 days started to use 100% CPU due to an unknown bug in either the Mendix Runtime, the JVM, or a combination thereof. A very small number of applications have been impacted by this, as most applications are updated much more often, and every deployment restarts an application. However, this problem has been causing performance issues for both the affected applications and our infrastructure. As a workaround, we will now automatically restart apps that have been running non-stop for 247 days between 01:00 and 07:00 local time of the cloud region. If this happens to an application, you will see a message in the application log.

March 20th, 2018

Improvement

  • We enabled ICMP (ping) packets for our Mendix Cloud v4 load balancers. Now you can use tools like ping, traceroute, and mtr to debug connectivity issues from your location to Mendix Cloud v4 applications. Note that packets will not reach the actual application but only the load balancers. You can expect latency in the low single-digit milliseconds between the load balancers and applications.

March 16th, 2018

Fixes

  • Users of Mendix Cloud v4 applications will now see a notification if their environment fails to clean properly.
  • The health status of newly-created Mendix Cloud v4 applications used to be reflected with a red cross. This has been fixed.

Improvements

  • We have improved database storage alerts for Mendix Cloud v4 applications. If you subscribed to your applications’ alerts, you will receive a warning alert when you have less than 25% disk space on your applications’ databases and a critical alert when disk space is below 10%. You need to re-deploy your application to activate this alert.
  • Live logging for Mendix Cloud v4 applications is here! You can now view logs neatly and in real-time.

March 13th, 2018

Improvements

  • In the Mendix Cloud, we have renewed the SSL/TLS certificates for .mendixcloud.com, .mxapps.io, and .mendix.com.

March 1st, 2018

Fixes

  • Switching between environments in the Metrics menu of Mendix Cloud v3 apps is now fixed.
  • We fixed the synchronization problem that prevented Mendix Cloud v3 users from seeing their latest nightly backups.

February 27th, 2018

Fixes

  • We fixed an issue that prevented SAP Cloud users from viewing the Mobile App section properly.
  • When uploading a backup in Mendix Cloud v3, double-clicking the Restore button was causing the UI to break. This is now fixed.

February 23rd, 2018

Improvements

  • In Mendix Cloud v4, the native memory usage of applications was very high. This led to crashes and automatic restarts, especially on containers with 1GB of memory. We activated an advanced memory limiting setting for glibc (MALLOC_ARENA_MAX), which will prevent this behavior. The fix will automatically be applied to all apps that are transported and restarted as of today.

February 22nd, 2018

Improvements

  • We implemented a popular feedback item – the platform will now remember your selected environment while switching between screens.
  • It is now possible to see the database details such as DB Plan Space, Plan Cores, and Plan Memory of a Mendix Cloud v4 application.
  • Scaling Mendix 7 apps is now simplified and faster.

Fixes

  • Backup creation was reported as a backup restore action in the activity feed, which is now fixed.
  • We addressed and fixed an issue where a backup activity item was added each time the backups page was viewed.
  • The environment details list was loading slowly for some of our users, which is now fixed.

February 19th, 2018

Improvements

  • In Mendix Cloud v4, we have enabled logging slow database queries. This is the custom runtime setting LogMinDurationQuery, and it is useful for finding performance bottlenecks in your application. The value is set to a default of 10,000 ms, which was also the value on Mendix Cloud v3. You can customize this setting by using the Runtime tab on your environment details screen under Environments. To start using this feature on a Mendix Cloud environment, transport your deployment package and restart your app.

January 25th, 2018

Fix

  • The target cloud of a Free App is now shown correctly in the Environments section.
  • Happy new year! We addressed an issue where backup downloads were logged as restored backups in the activity log.
  • If you had a Backups section of your apps open in multiple tabs, you saw multiple activity log entries for each action taken. That’s fixed now.
  • The restart and stop/start activities are now distinctly defined in the Activity section.
  • Branches of an application are sorted alphabetically, but Main Line is now always on top.
  • The broken styling of the View Current Log button for a Free App has been fixed.

Improvement

  • The Alerts section in Mendix Cloud v4 apps will now include health check details, just like for Mendix Cloud v3 apps.

2017

December 29th, 2017

Fixes

  • In Mendix Cloud v4, the archived log function returned logs from a broader time range than what the user had selected (for example, the logs for one day returned log data from two days). This was fixed.

December 22nd, 2017

Improvements

  • We are introducing a Restart button for Mendix Cloud environments. This is useful for preparing configuration changes and activating them with only one click.

Fixes

  • It’s now possible to scale Mendix 6 applications on Cloud v4. Previously, this was only possible with environments that run Mendix 7 apps. With Mendix 6 apps, you can only scale the allocated memory, but not the amount of instances.
  • Big backups are now welcomed on v4 environments, as we fixed an issue that prevented users from uploading backup packages larger than 5 GBs.
  • We fixed an issue where some Mendix Cloud v3 users were not able to set a specified Java version for environments.
  • Hovering over a Mendix Cloud environment status icon will now give more information about the environment’s health.

December 13th, 2017

Fixes

  • The JVM Process Memory graph in Cloud v4 now also show the native memory of the application.
  • The Application Node Operating System Memory graph for Cloud v4 now shows as two lines: total and used. The previous version displayed the total added to the used in a stacked area graph, which was very confusing.

December 6th, 2017

Fixes

  • We addressed an issue that prevents Free Apps from being embedded in an iframe.

November 27th, 2017

Improvements

  • Free App users now have the option to select between Web Modeler and Desktop Modeler for editing their application models.

November 15th, 2017

Improvements

  • Mendix Cloud v4 backups can now be restored to other environments in the same Mendix Cloud node. This is useful when preparing production migrations or for reproducing errors.
  • When creating a deployment package from Team Server, the dialog box now shows branches in case-insensitive order, which makes more sense for users.
  • Mendix Cloud v4 alert status showed UNKNOWN sometimes due to an error. This was fixed and the correct status is now shown.
  • In the Deploy, Operate, and Backups pages, you can finally use the Enter key to submit your two-factor authentication code. Happy typing!

October 20th, 2017

Improvements

  • Deploying a different version without stopping a running application is also now available on Mendix Cloud v3. Once the deployment is done, you can restart the application with a single click.
  • The user experience of backup uploads has been improved for Mendix Cloud v4. It is also possible to manually delete the old backups on Mendix Cloud v4.
  • We made a series of minor user experience improvements for metrics on Mendix Cloud v4.

Fix

  • When creating a deployment package from Team Server, users will now be able to see the revisions that were committed without the Mendix Modeler.

October 10th, 2017

Improvements

  • We removed the backup expiry entries from the activity logs for all applications in the Mendix Cloud, as we found they cluttered the overview and did not provide any useful information to users.

September 28th, 2017

Improvements

  • Deployments with almost no downtime: It is now possible to deploy a different version without stopping a running application. Once the deployment is done, you can restart the application with a single click. This is now available for Mendix Cloud v4. For Mendix Cloud v3, this will be available soon.
  • Improved the robustness of the Deploy API: Occasional failures that occurred while starting/stopping an environment via the Deploy API no longer occur.
  • Improved the stability for transporting deployment packages for Asia-Pacific users for Mendix Cloud v4.
  • Environment health indicators for your environments are now much more accurate.

August 30th, 2017

Improvements

  • The user interface of the instance/memory slider for Cloud v4 has been improved considerably. Scaling will also appear in the activity log of the application.
  • For Mendix Cloud v4, we do no longer show the size of the archived log. The size we displayed previously was wrong.
  • The expiry date for Mendix Cloud backups is now visible in the backup list.

August 22nd, 2017

Improvements

  • Due to various optimizations, the deployment speed for apps in Mendix Cloud v4 EU is now about twice as fast. The latency for FileDocument read/write actions has also improved for all Mendix Cloud v4 regions.

August 15th, 2017

Improvement

  • We enabled path-based access restrictions for all Mendix Cloud v3 apps. This allows users to more easily configure access restrictions on their environments. For more information, see Access Restrictions. Mendix Cloud v4 already has this functionality enabled.

August 1st, 2017

Improvements

  • For Mendix Cloud v3, Java will be upgraded, including the most recent security updates. The Java KeyStore has also been updated. It contains trusted root certificates for secure outgoing connections from your Mendix app. For example, with the updated Java KeyStore, you are now able to connect to endpoints that use a certificate signed by Let’s Encrypt. Root certificates that are considered unsecure by Oracle and Mozilla have been removed. Your app will automatically start using a newer Java version and KeyStore when you restart the app. For Mendix Cloud v4, we are still planning the rollout of this fix.

July 31st, 2017

Fixes

  • The Deploy API for apps in Mendix Cloud v4 contained multiple bugs in the start, stop and transport calls. These are now fixed.

July 18th, 2017

Improvements

  • For all apps running on the Mendix Cloud, the following HTTP request headers are now available: SSL-Protocol (possible values: TLSv1, TLSv1.1, TLSv1.2) and SSL-Cipher (for example, ECDHE-RSA-AES256-GCM-SHA384). These can be used to block login attempts (for example, TLSv1 connections). (Please note that these release notes previously stated the header name was SSL-Version, but it should have been SSL-Protocol.)
  • Modern browsers are aggressively caching static HTML resources, which can lead to user problems after deploying new versions of applications. Clearing the cache can solve this, but that is a bad user experience. So, for all apps running on Mendix Cloud v3, we have added an explicit no-cache header to the resources / and /index.html, /login.html, and /index[0-9].html. For Mendix Cloud v4, an expires with a negative value was already used, so no changes are required there. We believe this change eliminates most of the browser caching issues we have seen so far.
  • You can now restrict access to your Mendix Cloud v4 applications based on IP ranges. This is available for all Mendix Cloud v4 regions and can be configured from the Network tab of your cloud environment.

Fixes

  • When updating the admin user password in the Mendix Cloud, the password policy description was wrong, which led to confusing situations. We updated the text.
  • When navigating to Node Security, the App Team tab no longer disappears.
  • Due to a ZIP file encoding change in Mendix 7.5.0, AppServices could not be parsed when deploying to the Mendix Cloud. We fixed this.
  • The View Current Log button is no longer hidden for Free Apps.

May 19th, 2017

Fixes

  • We corrected the backup retention scheme for paid applications on Mendix Cloud v4, and it is now the same as on Mendix Cloud v3.
  • The “view current log” functionality for Mendix Cloud v4 applications was empty by default and the Show all button needed to be used. It now shows the content right away.

May 17th, 2017

Improvements

  • We upgraded the SSL/TLS ciphers for connections to apps in Mendix Cloud v4. These included dropping block-based ciphers (3DES), moving to 2048 bit DH params. Mendix Cloud v4 now has an A+ rating at SSL Labs.
  • We added HTTP/2 support for connections to all apps in Mendix Cloud v3 and Mendix Cloud v4. HTTP/2 is supported by all major browsers and results in more efficient network connections. Read more about HTTP/2 here.

May 4th, 2017

Improvement

  • Transporting a new deployment package dead-ended in a “Deploy successful” screen. Users are redirected to the environment details screen, which is much more useful.

Fixes

  • We fixed the failing of large backups in Mendix Cloud v4. Backups will now only fail when the disk of the database is filled up.
  • Alert Details now highlights the right menu item.
  • Fixed a race condition where two apps created at the same time could get the same domain name.
  • Added a warning message before restore backup, to prevent users clearing their environment. Clearing the environment before restoring resulted in a much slower non-incremental restore operation.
  • Disabled automatic copying of “Data Snapshots” to empty environments in Mendix Cloud v4 Pro/Enterprise environments. This features is only used in Free Apps. Weak admin passwords in the database snapshot would prevent the app from starting.

April 1st, 2017

  • We added list backups/download backup operations to the Deploy API.
  • We fixed the status page link in alert emails.
  • We updated the Security link from the Deploy/Operate tabs. It now goes to the same page on all pages in the platform.
  • We fixed an issue where the Free Apps backups page was very slow or resulted in an error in some cases.
  • We fixed an issue where the log viewer for Free Apps did not escape HTML, so if the application logged plain HTML, it was interpreted in the browser.
  • We fixed an issue where simultaneous snapshot restore jobs from the same environment to two others could lock one of the environments.

March 20th, 2017

Fix

  • The Deploy / Operate sections in the Platform Portal were broken on Internet Explorer 11 due to widget incompatibility, introduced in the previous release. This was already hot-patched in production on March 16th.

March 13th, 2017

Fix

  • Clicking Operate -> Backups resulted in errors for a Free App. This has been fixed.

March 10th, 2017

Improvement

  • We introduced a new setting in Node Security, you can now configure Monitoring Permissions separately from Transport Permissions. Immediately after this change, we granted all users that had Transport Permissions on an environment the Monitoring Permissions there as well. From now on, a Technical Contact can configure these settings for everyone in the team separately. While we introduced this setting, we revisited the layout of the Node Security screen, you now have a simpler interface to change the permissions en each environment.

February 20th, 2017

Improvement

  • We removed static information from the log lines in Mendix Cloud v3. Every line before contained tr10000 and 127.0.0.1. We removed these fields as they were useless.