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Ansible 2.6

Release Schedule

Actual

  • 2018-05-17 Core Freeze (Engine and Core Modules/Plugins)
  • 2018-05-21 Alpha Release 1
  • 2018-05-25 Community Freeze (Non-Core Modules/Plugins)
  • 2018-05-25 Branch stable-2.6
  • 2018-05-30 Alpha Release 2
  • 2018-06-05 Release Candidate 1
  • 2018-06-08 Release Candidate 2
  • 2018-06-18 Release Candidate 3
  • 2018-06-25 Release Candidate 4
  • 2018-06-26 Release Candidate 5

Expected

  • 2018-06-28 Final Release

Engine improvements

  • Version 2.6 is largely going to be a stabilization release for Core code.
  • Some of the items covered in this release, but are not limited to are the following:
    • ansible-inventory
    • import_*
    • include_*
    • Test coverage
    • Performance Testing

Core Modules

  • Adopt-a-module Campaign
    • Review current status of all Core Modules
    • Reduce backlog of open issues against these modules

Network

Connection work

  • New connection plugin: eAPI proposal#102
  • New connection plugin: NX-API
  • Support for configurable options for network_cli & netconf

Modules

  • New net_get - platform agnostic module for pulling configuration via SCP/SFTP over network_cli
  • New net_put - platform agnostic module for pushing configuration via SCP/SFTP over network_cli
  • New netconf_get - Netconf module to fetch configuration and state data proposal#104

Other Features

  • Stretch & tech preview: Configuration caching for network_cli. Opt-in feature to avoid show running performance hit