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1. Release Notes for Automation Controller Version 4.0.0

1.1. Automation Controller Version 4.0

Introduced

  • Support for automation execution environments. All automation now runs in execution environments via containers, either directly via OpenShift, or locally via podman

  • New PatternFly 4 based user-interface for increased performance, security, and consistency with other Ansible Automation Platform components

Added

  • Added identity provider support for GitHub Enterprise

  • Support for RHEL system crypto profiles to nginx configuration

  • The ability to disable local system users and only pull users from configured identity providers

  • Additional Prometheus metrics for tracking job event processing performance

  • New awx-manage command for dumping host automation information

  • Red Hat Insights as an inventory source

  • Ability to set server-side password policies using Django’s AUTH_PASSWORD_VALIDATORS setting

  • Support for Centrify Vault as a credential lookup plugin

  • Support for namespaces in Hashicorp Vault credential plugin

Updated

  • OpenShift deployment to be done via an Operator instead of a playbook

  • Python used by application to Python 3.8

  • Nginx used to version 1.18

  • PostgreSQL used to PostgreSQL 12, and moved to partitioned databases for performance

  • The “container groups” feature to general availability from Tech Preview; now fully utilizes execution environments

  • Insights remediation to use new Red Hat Insights inventory source rather than utilizing scan playbooks with arbitrary inventory

  • Subscriptions display to count hosts automated on instead of hosts imported

  • Inventory source, credential, and Ansible content collection to reference controller instead of tower

Deprecated

  • None

Removed

  • Support for deploying on CentOS (any version) and RHEL 7

  • Support for Mercurial projects

  • Support for custom inventory scripts stored in controller (use awx-manage export_custom_scripts to export them)

  • Resource profiling code (AWX_RESOURCE_PROFILING_*)

  • Support for custom Python virtual environments for execution. Use new awx-manage tools for assisting in migration

  • Top-level /api/v2/job_events/ API endpoint

  • The ability to disable job isolation