What's New

You can find information about the features introduced, enhancements, or other changes made in HCL DevOps Deploy (Deploy). You can also find the features that were introduced in earlier versions of Deploy. HCL DevOps Deploy is the new name of HCL Launch from 8.0.0 onwards.

You can find the following information:

What's New in 2024.03 (8.0.1.1)

Release date: 7 May 2024

Version 8.0.1.1 is a maintenance release and includes fixes for various bugs and security-related issues. This release is appropriate for all customers.

What's New in 2024.03 (8.0.1)

Release date: 11 April 2024

The following section lists the features, enhancements, and other changes made in Deploy.

Feature title Description
Added the unavailable status for online agents You can make agents unavailable so they are not scheduled for jobs and are not resolved in agent pools. By using the unavailable state, you can prepare an agent for a shutdown. See Managing agents remotely.
Added Recycle Bin for resources in the resource tree

The recycle bin feature prevents you from accidentally deleting large portions of a resource tree. Additionally, you can also restore resources from the recycle bin to recover items removed by mistake. See Deleting and restoring resources.

Added the Load Compliancy option to show compliance on the snapshot dashboard

The Load Compliancy option is added to the snapshot dashboard page. This option prevents a performance impact that can occur when compliance data is loaded on every environment when you view the application environment list page.

Added login-type logs to the default logging configuration

Added the login log to the Other Logs that displays errors and warnings that occur during login processing. See Viewing logs.

Added enhancements for web server communication
Included the capability of sorting resource properties in batch mode

While viewing resource properties, the sorting order specified for properties in table mode is applied to the batch mode as well.

Corrected security in the getAllUsersWithEmail and getAllUsersInRoleForTeam CLIs

The security checks for the getAllUsersWithEmail and getAllUsersInRoleForTeam CLI calls are made consistent to function the same way as the web UI and REST APIs. See Get all users with a given e-mail address and List all users with a given role on a team.

Added CLIs for environment gates and environment gate templates

Added the ability to create, read, update, and delete environment gates and environment gate templates. See environment resource.

Added a Maven source plug-in enhancement

When a new component version is created for Maven artifacts (manually or automatically), a version link is created that specifies the binary version folder path for the imported version. See Maven plug-in for HCL Deploy.

Added support for Java 21 This release supports Java 21 version.
Updated the Argo CD plug-in Updated the Argo CD plug-in to include support for the Argo CD component version as deployment inventory when the app-sync step runs. See Argo CD plug-in.

What's New in 2023.12 (8.0.0.1)

Release date: 23 January 2024

Version 8.0.0.1 is a maintenance release and includes fixes for various bugs and security-related issues. This release is appropriate for all customers.

What's New in 2023.12 (8.0.0)

Release date: 12 December 2023

The following section lists the features, enhancements, or other changes made in Deploy.

Feature title Description
Declarative onboarding of Deploy elements that use YAML files A YAML declarative approach is introduced for configuring elements like components, applications, and processes in Deploy. With this approach, you can declare components, applications, and processes either individually or in an application definition in YAML format.

In this release, you can export and import elements in YAML format by using the REST APIs. See How-to: Export and import elements with YAML configuration.

API enhancements
Sync inventory with environment component mappings The environment component cleanup process was improved to remove inventory entries in environment components that no longer have any mapped resources. See Cleaning up component versions.
Permissions that override system cleanup settings Permissions were added that override system cleanup settings of environment, environment templates, and components. See Cleaning up component versions and Permission reference.
Show Compliancy option to load compliance information on demand Application environment compliance is loaded on demand. However, you can still load compliance information automatically by enabling the Show Compliancy on Load setting of application environment. See Creating environments and System settings.
Automatically fetch OpenID configuration from provider The OpenID endpoint configurations are fetched automatically with the Discover option. See Creating authentication realms.
Updated the keyrotate tool to display status at regular intervals You can add the --status-interval-secs N argument with the keyrotate command to print key rotation status. See Rotating an encryption key.
JVM options automatically added for improved performance The agent adds the appropriate Java optimization options automatically to the plugin-javaopts.conf file, if the option is not available. See The plugin-javaopts.conf file.
Agent Windows service display name The agent service display name is changed to DevOps Deploy Agent.
Override suggested ciphers suites You can add or remove certain cipher suites from the list of ciphers that Deploy suggests. See Supported TLS and SSL protocols and ciphers.
Support for Open ID Connect (OIDC) authorization that uses Proof Key for Code Exchange (PKCE) Enhanced security of the OIDC authentication by allowing the OIDC Provider to match the authentication request to the token ID request.
AES256 encryption key for encryption.keystore
The following updates were made to encryption keys:
  • The default property encryption level is raised to AES-256.
  • At the time of installation and upgrade, the new keys are generated as AES-256 and set to default.
  • Enabled AES-256 support for plug-in input and output properties.
Other fixes
  • Fixed Create With Team Assignment tooltip to display accurate description.
  • Fixed /security/* REST endpoints that returned 500 status codes.
  • Fixed the issue where an empty external approval process results in null pointer exception.

What's New in earlier versions

The following sections list the features, enhancements, or other changes made in earlier versions of HCL Launch.

What's New in 7.3.2.6

Release date: 7 May 2024

Version 7.3.2.6 is a maintenance release and includes fixes for various bugs and security-related issues. This release is appropriate for all customers.

What's New in 7.3.2.5

Release date: 26 March 2024

Version 7.3.2.5 is a maintenance release and includes fixes for various bugs and security-related issues. This release is appropriate for all customers.

What's New in 7.3.2.4

Release date: 23 January 2024

Version 7.3.2.4 is a maintenance release and includes fixes for various bugs and security-related issues. This release is appropriate for all customers.

What's New in 7.3.2.3

Release date: 12 December 2023

Version 7.3.2.3 is a maintenance release and includes fixes for various bugs and security-related issues. This release is appropriate for all customers.

What's New in 7.3.2.2

Release date: 19 September 2023

The following section lists the features, enhancements, or other changes made in HCL Launch 7.3.2.2.

Agent temp file permissions are not changed if not impersonating
Updated the agent so that if it is not impersonating (that is, it has no impersonation token), it does not modify the permissions of the directory or its files.
This release contains the following bug fixes:
Issue description Impacts version
Sorting is not working correctly in the Changes tab 7.3.2.0
When creating an application from template, the top-level resource is created with the wrong mappings 7.3.2.0
In zsearch screen application, selection doesn't have an impact on the environment drop-down 7.3.2.0

What's New in 7.3.2.1

Release date: 8 August 2023

The following section lists the features, enhancements, or other changes made in HCL Launch 7.3.2.1.

Changed the default MySQL JDBC driver from 'com.mysql.jdbc.Driver' to 'com.mysql.cj.jdbc.Driver'
Removed the Is Inherited and Description columns from the agent properties table
Updated resource CLI to allow setting team mappings and inheritTeam flags like other create/update APIs
This release contains the following bug fixes:
Issue description Impacts version
For French locales, the string "Search" from z/OS search is not translated. 7.3.1
Add missing translations for the PipelineCLIResource. 7.3.0
Unable to send webhook notification for Microsoft Teams. 7.3.1
The verbiage in the alert pop-up window of z/OS search report is incorrect. 7.3.1
User is able to deploy an application without giving value to the required component process property. 7.3.0.1
Cannot change the codestation.keystore password on a relay. 7.2.2.1

What's New in 7.3.2

Release date: 6 July 2023

The following section lists the features, enhancements, or other changes made in HCL Launch 7.3.2.

Users can submit new deployments while in maintenance mode
A role-level security permission is added that enable users to run deployments even when maintenance mode is enabled.
See Setting server configuration security.
Split agent properties into versioned and non-versioned properties
Properties that users define (or versioned properties) are separated and available from the User Defined Properties page in the web UI.
See Setting agent properties.
Added custom claims in an OpenConnect ID authentication realm
Users can specify optional attributes to pull email and actual names when configuring an OpenConnect ID authentication realm.
See Creating authentication realms.
Included generic process history cleanup setting
Generic processes history that are run manually are cleaned up based on the system settings.
See Cleaning up generic process history files.
Expanded the set of team-type mappings for creating objects
To create an object, the user must have at least the "Create" permission for each team from the requested mappings. If the user is granted both "Create" and "Manage Teams" from a single security type in each team, and there is at least one requested mapping that allows "Manage Teams" in that team, then the object can also be created with all other types for that team, even if the "Create" permission is for the same team. If the user is not granted both permissions as described, then the requested mappings must only include types that grant the "Create" permission for that team. Otherwise, the creation is denied.
See Mapping teams to objects.
Added the Create with team assignment permission
A role-level permission is added that enables users to add additional team mappings to an object on creation if they include one team for which they have create permission.
See Mapping teams to objects.
Introduced deployment properties mapping with the configuration property sheet
This feature helps when you debug deployment failures and to identify issues in the related property sheet.
Enhanced diagnostics bundle
Updated the diagnostics bundle to include system settings.
See Viewing logs.
System settings changes for deletion of base resources when deleting environment
The legacy system setting Enable Deleting Resources Directly From Environments is required for users to delete attached resources when deleting an environment.
See System settings.
Added z/OS component-version property that indicates repository type
The ucd.repository.type z/OS component version property accepts values as HFS and Codestation.
See Creating z/OS component versions from JCL.
Added the following CLI commands for read and write resource role properties

What's New in 7.3.1.1

Release date: 25 April 2023

Version 7.3.1.1 is a maintenance release and includes fixes for various bugs and security-related issues. This release is appropriate for all customers.

What's New in 7.3.1

Release date: 28 March 2023

The following section lists the features, enhancements, or other changes made in HCL Launch 7.3.1.

OpenID Connect authentication mechanism in LDAP authentication realms
The LDAP authentication realms can use OpenID Connect as an authentication mechanism, so that you can easily switch from LDAP to OpenID Connect in your existing setup.
Disable password-based login for authentication realms
For a secured authentication mechanism, disable password-based login in the OpenID Connect authentication realm or LDAP with OpenID authentication realm, which redirects users to the dashboard (or any internal page) with no prompt or interruption.

Administrators can still login with passwords by using a new administrator URL.

DB latency diagnostic feature
This version introduces the DB latency diagnostic feature to check DB latency in on-premises and cloud deployments to monitor database performance.
Flag for agents running in a container
The agent.containerized property flags the agent that is running in a container so that you can distinguish such agents.
GitLab Generic Packages source configuration plug-in
With the source configuration plug-in for GitLab Generic Packages, you can pull generic packages from the GitLab package registry. The plug-in downloadable file and documentation are in the Plug-ins site.
z/OS search enhancement
The z/OS artifacts search is enhanced where you can search a file or version across all environments and applications, and generate a report to get the version or artifact's deployment information. For a detailed information about the feature, see z/OS search.
Updated Apache Velocity 1.5 to 2.3
See Apache Velocity upgrade documentation for information about VTL changes. The references of $velocityCount must be changed to $foreach.count which is the change for default templates. Also, see additional information about backward compatibility flags.
Updated Tomcat to 9.0.70
Updated Apache Commons FileUpload to 1.5
Bug Fixes
  • Resource Sync Service aborts when it encounters an error processing dynamic groups

What's New in 7.3.0.1

Release date: 6 December 2022

Version 7.3.0.1 is a maintenance release and includes fixes for various bugs and security-related issues. This release is appropriate for all customers.

What's New in 7.3.0

Release date: 15 November 2022

The following section lists the features, enhancements, or other changes made in HCL Launch 7.3.0.

Application pipelines
Added application pipelines that you can use to run application processes on across multiple environments in a series. Using the application pipelines, you can automate the promotion of some payload, a snapshot, or a collection of component versions from one environment to another in an automated way while still executing the environment gates, and approvals central to HCL Launch.
Java 17 support

Added support for java 17

Display date and time of execution of each line in the Output Log of process steps during execution

When a plug-in step generates output, the agent now tracks the time when the output was generated and displays it in the step output log.

Licensing grace period
Added a 24-hour grace period for HCL licensing to make the system more resilient to service disruptions.

What's New in 7.2.3.11

Release date: 7 May 2024

Version 7.2.3.11 is a maintenance release and includes fixes for various bugs and security-related issues. This release is appropriate for all customers.

What's New in 7.2.3.10

Release date: 26 March 2024

Version 7.2.3.10 is a maintenance release and includes fixes for various bugs and security-related issues. This release is appropriate for all customers.

What's New in 7.2.3.9

Release date: 23 January 2024

Version 7.2.3.9 is a maintenance release and includes fixes for various bugs and security-related issues. This release is appropriate for all customers.

What's New in 7.2.3.8

Release date: 12 December 2023

Version 7.2.3.8 is a maintenance release and includes fixes for various bugs and security-related issues. This release is appropriate for all customers.

What's New in 7.2.3.7

Release date: 19 September 2023

The following section lists the features, enhancements, or other changes made in HCL Launch 7.2.3.7.

Keyrotate tool enhancements
  • 7.2.3.x keytools are blocked from targeting later product versions with a message to use only the version that is shipped with the product.
  • Added Windows scripts to the Keyrotate package.
  • Backported 7.3.0 keyrotate fixes to 7.2.3.x stream to support keytool upgrades from 7.2.3.x to 7.3.0.x.
  • Added an option for keyrotate to display regular status so that you know the tool is making progress.

What's New in 7.2.3.6

Release date: 8 August 2023

Version 7.2.3.6 is a maintenance release and includes fixes for various bugs and security-related issues. This release is appropriate for all customers.

What's New in 7.2.3.5

Release date: 6 July 2023

Version 7.2.3.5 is a maintenance release and includes fixes for various bugs and security-related issues. This release is appropriate for all customers.

What's New in 7.2.3.4

Release date: 28 March 2023

Version 7.2.3.4 is a maintenance release and includes fixes for various bugs and security-related issues. This release is appropriate for all customers.

What's New in 7.2.3.3

Release date: 6 December 2022

Version 7.2.3.3 is a maintenance release and includes fixes for various bugs and security-related issues. This release is appropriate for all customers.

What's New in 7.2.3.2

Release date: 15 November 2022

Version 7.2.3.2 is a maintenance release and includes fixes for various bugs and security-related issues. This release is appropriate for all customers.

What's New in 7.2.3.1.ifix01

Release date: 19 August 2022

This release replaces the HCL Launch version 7.2.3.1 and includes all updates made in the 7.2.3.1 release.

What's New in 7.2.3.1

Release date: 19 July 2022

This release is replaced with version 7.2.3.1.ifix01. Version 7.2.3.1.ifix01 contains all updates added in version 7.2.3.1. Version 7.2.3.1 has been removed and not available to download. If you have installed version 7.2.3.1, install 7.2.3.1.ifix01 to prevent potential problems.

What's New in 7.2.3.0.ifix01

Release date: 19 August 2022

This release replaces the HCL Launch version 7.2.3 and includes all updates made in the 7.2.3 release.

What's New in 7.2.3

Release date: 21 June 2022

This release is replaced with version 7.2.3.0.ifix01. Version 7.2.3.0.ifix01 contains all updates added in version 7.2.3. Version 7.2.3 has been removed and not available to download. If you have installed version 7.2.3, install 7.2.3.0.ifix01 to prevent potential problems.

The following section lists the features, enhancements, or other changes made in HCL Launch 7.2.3.

Hardening of logging configuration

HCL Launch now uses Log4j 2.x. A new feature is introduced that provides users an easy-to-use UI for logging configuration, and better security.

Removed $productName/java.home from agent
The $productName/java.home property is removed from agent properties file. Upgraded agents are compact agents that does not require Java home property.
Updated the sshInstallAgent/installNewAgent CLI endpoint as POST request
For security purposes, the sshInstallAgent/installNewAgent CLI endpoint is updated to post the install agent informaton without the sshPassword.
Support for Vault namespace

Vault namespaces (if exists) can be provided optionally at the Vault SecretStore level.

What's New in 7.2.2.1

Release date: 12 April 2022

Version 7.2.2.1 is a maintenance release and includes fixes for various bugs and security-related issues. This release is appropriate for all customers.

What's New in 7.2.2

Release date: 15 March 2022

The following section lists the features, enhancements, or other changes made in HCL Launch 7.2.2.

Secret Stores
Allows HCL Launch to retrieve credentials of individual servers from the Vault and authenticate a plug-in step in the deployment process.
Web agents secure property
Plug-in steps can now be configured to include an output property as a secure property.
Upgrade logs updated
Updated upgrade logs to add time duration for individual database changes.
Groovy updated to v3
The HCL Launch server and agent installers are updated to use Groovy 3.
Removed legacy proxy
Relays now support proxying HTTPS requests only. Any requests through the relay that try to do HTTP will be rejected with 501 error code.

What's New in 7.2.1.2

Release date: 11 January 2022

The following section lists the features, enhancements, or other changes made in HCL Launch 7.2.1.2.

IBM Common Licensing supported
HCL Launch now supports IBM Common Licensing V9.0 for managing your HCL Launch licenses.

What's New in 7.2.1.1

Release date: 7 December 2021

The following section lists the features, enhancements, or other changes made in HCL Launch 7.2.1.1.

A new agent script that sets the ANT_HOME and GROOVY_HOME variables.
The tool_env script is added to the agent directory on upgrading to v7.2.1.1. Agent startup tool uses this script to set and reference the environment variables appropriately.

What's New in 7.2.1

Release date: 26 October 2021

The following section lists the features, enhancements, or other changes made in HCL Launch 7.2.1.

A new UI for running an application process
The new UI for deploying applications is a single-page form that has collapsible sections rather than a multi-page wizard. The existing deployment wizard is not removed to allow you to configure each application to use the wizard or the form.
Java management additions
Three additions are made to the Java management feature:
  • Java package for a particular OS and architecture can be set as preferred. The preferred java package can be installed on multiple agents using the bulk actions menu.
  • Removal of unused java packages on multiple agents is possible.
  • Support for compact agents for Windows. Compact agents are required for Java package management.
Scheduled system blackouts
Maintenance mode can now be scheduled on the system calendar. These calendar events are called maintenance blackouts that consists of a start time and a planned duration. At the start time, maintenance mode gets engaged, but does not end automatically. Processes cannot be scheduled during a planned maintenance mode. When the administrator turns off the maintenance mode, the calendar event is updated with the actual duration of the event.
Get the start and end time of a plug-in step in the output log
Three new timestamps are provided in the output log of the plug-in step. The first timestamp logs the time prior to the step running but after the plug-in has been staged. The second timestamp logs the time plug-in step completes. The third timestamp is logged after the post processing script has been evaluated on the plug-in step.
CLI to download full set of execution logs
API support is available for downloading the execution logs of a workflow trace. Workflow trace is a generic name for a process. Processes such as generic process, component process, and application process have a workflow trace.
Get the name of the approver in a manual task as a property
When a manual task is approved, the approver name and display name are now exposed as output properties in the step. These properties can be referenced using: ${p:ManualTask/ApproverDisplayName} and ${p:ManualTask/ApproverName}
Trimmed whitespace in properties files
The server’s installed.properties values are now trimmed of whitespace to prevent install and deploy problems.
Instal and update information of plug-ins is recorded in the audit log
The audit logs entries when plug-ins are loaded and updated.
Script tool_env that sets the appropriate ANT_HOME and GROOVY_HOME
Added ability to specify a default state for the 'only changed versions' check box on per application basis
You can now specify if the 'only changed versions' check box should be enabled by default or not for your applications.
Webhook updates
Webhooks now supports the ApprovalCreated action. Webhooks templates are now imported and exported when importing and exporting applications and generic processes.

What's New in 7.2.0.2

Release date: 1 September 2021

Version 7.2.0.2 is a maintenance release and includes fixes for various bugs and security-related issues. This release is appropriate for all customers.

What's New in 7.2.0.1

Release date: 29 July 2021

Version 7.2.0.1 is a maintenance release and includes fixes for various bugs and security-related issues. This release is appropriate for all customers.

What's New in 7.2.0

Release date: 25 June 2021

The following section lists the features, enhancements, or other changes made in HCL Launch 7.2.0.

End-of-support for Java 8
Please be aware that HCL Launch will no longer support Java 8 starting June, 2022. We request customers to upgrade to later versions of Java.
JVM management and distribution
You can upload JVMs to the HCL Launch. You can view and manage them in a dedicated page. Once uploaded to the server, JVMs can be distributed to agents via the web UI or CLI. The agent automatically upgrades to the provided JVM.
Notification webhooks
Configure webhooks that define a payload (that can utilize Apache Velocity Template code to pull in the relevant HCL Launch object code), URL, and event type such as Process Started, Process Success / Failure, Approval Success / Failure, etc.
BMC Compuware ISPW plug-in
A plug-in that integrates ISPW with HCL Launch for the use in Mainframe deployments.
End-of-life for JMS Communication
Agents and relays that use the JMS communication protocol will no longer be able to connect to HCL Launch. Agents and Relays will need to be migrated to the Web communication type in order to connect.
JAVA_OPTS configuration for source-control / non-Groovy plug-ins
Previously, it was possible to set the JVM options for agents, agent relays, HCL Launch, and automation plug-ins, but not for the source-control plug-ins. Users can now configure JAVA_OPTS for source-control and non-Groovy plug-ins. Setting the custom JVM parameters for source-control plug-ins can help you in debugging and performance improvements.

What's New in 7.1.2.18

Release date: 7 May 2024

Version 7.1.2.18 is a maintenance release and includes fixes for various bugs and security-related issues. This release is appropriate for all customers.

What's New in 7.1.2.17

Release date: 26 March 2024

Version 7.1.2.17 is a maintenance release and includes fixes for various bugs and security-related issues. This release is appropriate for all customers.

What's New in 7.1.2.16

Release date: 23 January 2024

Version 7.1.2.16 is a maintenance release and includes fixes for various bugs and security-related issues. This release is appropriate for all customers.

What's New in 7.1.2.15

Release date: 19 December 2023

Version 7.1.2.15 is a maintenance release and includes fixes for various bugs and security-related issues. This release is appropriate for all customers.

What's New in 7.1.2.14

Release date: 19 September 2023

Version 7.1.2.14 is a maintenance release and includes fixes for various bugs and security-related issues. This release is appropriate for all customers.

What's New in 7.1.2.13

Release date: 8 August 2023

Version 7.1.2.13 is a maintenance release and includes fixes for various bugs and security-related issues. This release is appropriate for all customers.

What's New in 7.1.2.12

Release date: 6 July 2023

Version 7.1.2.12 is a maintenance release and includes fixes for various bugs and security-related issues. This release is appropriate for all customers.

What's New in 7.1.2.11

Release date: 28 March 2023

Version 7.1.2.11 is a maintenance release and includes fixes for various bugs and security-related issues. This release is appropriate for all customers.

What's New in 7.1.2.10

Release date: 6 December 2022

Version 7.1.2.10 is a maintenance release and includes fixes for various bugs and security-related issues. This release is appropriate for all customers.

What's New in 7.1.2.9

Release date: 15 November 2022

Version 7.1.2.9 is a maintenance release and includes fixes for various bugs and security-related issues. This release is appropriate for all customers.

What's New in 7.1.2.8

Release date: 19 July 2022

Version 7.1.2.8 is a maintenance release and includes fixes for various bugs and security-related issues. This release is appropriate for all customers.

What's New in 7.1.2.7

Release date: 21 June 2022

The following section lists the features, enhancements, or other changes made in HCL Launch 7.1.2.7.

Updated the sshInstallAgent/installNewAgent CLI endpoint as POST request
For security purposes, the sshInstallAgent/installNewAgent CLI endpoint is updated to post the install agent information without the sshPassword.

What's New in 7.1.2.6

Release date: 12 April 2022

Version 7.1.2.6 is a maintenance release and includes fixes for various bugs and security-related issues. This release is appropriate for all customers.

What's New in 7.1.2.5

Release date: 15 March 2022

Version 7.1.2.5 is a maintenance release and includes fixes for various bugs and security-related issues. This release is appropriate for all customers.

What's New in 7.1.2.4

Release date: 11 January 2022

Version 7.1.2.4 is a maintenance release and includes fixes for various bugs and security-related issues. This release is appropriate for all customers.

What's New in 7.1.2.3

Release date: 1 September 2021
Version 7.1.2.3 is a maintenance release and includes fixes for various bugs and security-related issues.
Note: This release replaces the HCL Launch versions 7.1.2.1, and 7.1.2.2. It includes all updates made in the versions 7.1.2.1 and 7.1.2.2.

What's New in 7.1.2.2

Release date: 1 July 2021
Version 7.1.2.2 is a maintenance release and includes fixes for various bugs and security-related issues.
Note: This release has been removed and is not available to download. If you have installed this version, install 7.1.2.3 to prevent potential problems.

What's New in 7.1.2.1

Release date: 14 April 2021
Version 7.1.2.1 is a maintenance release and includes fixes for various bugs and security-related issues.
Note: This release has been removed and is not available to download. If you have installed this version, install 7.1.2.3 to prevent potential problems.
Enhanced Resource Role Property table

The Resource Role Property table on the Basic Settings page has been enhanced to include all property fields and values.

Role property table

What's New in 7.1.2.0.ifix01

This release replaces the HCL Launch version 7.1.2 and includes all updates made in the 7.1.2 release.

What's New in 7.1.2

Release date: 23 March 2021

This release is replaced with version 7.1.2.0.ifix01. Version 7.1.2.0.ifix01 contains all updates added in version 7.1.2. Version 7.1.2 has been removed and not available to download. If you have installed version 7.1.2, install 7.1.2.0.ifix01 to prevent potential problems.

The following section lists the features, enhancements, or other changes made in HCL Launch 7.1.2.

New cleanup configuration UI
Introducing a new centralized Cleanup Configuration UI for the administrators to edit the cleanup settings of component versions and environment in bulk.
OAuth 2.0 Support
Added support for user authentication with OpenID Connect that allows administrators to create an OpenID Connect authentication realm. This feature provides users the ability to login to the HCL Launch from a central OpenID Provider.
Improvement to environment gate
Environment gates can now be configured to obtain snapshot of statuses. Previously, only snapshot for version statuses was available.
Improved post-processing scripts security
Post Processing Scripts are now fully secured objects. This allows for assigning to them teams and types, and more for them to have more granular permissions than the previous manage post-processing scripts permission. Role-based permissions such as Create, Edit, Delete, View, and Manage Teams can be assigned to post-processing scripts.

The added permissions allow for control of which users can create, view, or modify post-processing scripts.

Improved searching for users in LDAP Group support
You can now search for users in LDAP recursively through user subtrees by setting the Search User Subtree option when configuring the LDAP connection. The default for this feature is off.
Rename properties
When editing properties, you can change the name of the property.

What's New in 7.1.1.2

Release date: 19 January 2021

Version 7.1.1.2 is a maintenance release and includes fixes for various bugs and security-related issues. This release is appropriate for all customers.

What's New in 7.1.1.1

Release date: 18 November 2020

The following section lists the features, enhancements, or other changes made in HCL Launch 7.1.2.

Ability to disable a snapshot
New field added to the application configuration. The Disable Deploying Snapshots field on the Create Process page allows you to disable snapshot versions, only component versions are deployed.
Links view enhancement
From the Versions page, you can click Version Links to view a table of links resulting from searches, filters, and favorites. You can sort links by name or date.
Process Designer Explorer mode removed
The Process Design Editor user interface no longer contains the Explorer mode.
Enhancement to Process as Code feature
Component and Application template processes can now be downloaded and uploaded.

What's New in 7.1.1.0.ifix01

This release replaces the HCL Launch version 7.1.1 and includes all updates made in the 7.1.1 release.

What's New in 7.1.1

Release date: 3 November 2020

This release is replaced with version 7.1.1.0.ifix01. Version 7.1.1.0.ifix01 contains all updates added in version 7.1.1. Version 7.1.1 has been removed and not available to download. If you have installed version 7.1.1, install 7.1.1.0.ifix01 to prevent potential problems.

The following section lists the features, enhancements, or other changes made in HCL Launch 7.1.1.

Processes as code
Application and component processes can now be modeled in the new custom Process as Code (PAC) format. You can use the bundled Process-as-Code Compiler to convert existing processes into the PAC format and then modify them using your text editor. The modified PAC files can then be translated and uploaded back into the server for use in your deployments.
The PAC Utility which includes a detailed guide to the new syntax, can be downloaded from the dashboard. Click Help > Tools > Process-as-code Compiler > to download.
CLI endpoint enhancements
This release continues the extension of the CLI API began in previous releases. Several actions that previously could only be done in the web UI can now be done using the API. This includes activities like importing and exporting objects, deleting objects, and removing users from roles.
Enhancement to tags
The Settings tab now includes a Tag page that allows for central management of all tags that have been created on the HCL Launch server. Users with the new Manage Tags permission can edit the name, color, and description of existing tags. When a tag is modified from the Tag page it is modified on all objects that are tagged with the tag.
Email approvals
Users assigned to an approval task are able to follow an URL in the email notification they receive to approve the task. The URL links to a mobile responsive page that allows the user to only review, and approve or reject the specified task.
Redesign of the Get Start page
The revised Get Started page can now be accessed from the Help menu or by clicking on the HCL Launch segment of the navigation bar. This page includes quick links to documentation, tutorials, release notes, and more.
License metrics
License configuration has moved from the System Settings page and into a new License Management page. The new License Management page is where the license server connection and automatic agent license type can be configured. After a connection is made, information is displayed about the available licenses and license consumption.
Usage metrics for a license server now includes consumed versus available metrics.

What's New in 7.1.0.3.ifix01

Release date: 19 January 2021

This release replaces the HCL Launch version 7.1.0.3 and includes all updates made in the 7.1.0.3 release.

What's New in 7.1.0.3

Release date: 10 September 2020

This release is replaced with version 7.1.0.3.ifix01. Version 7.1.0.3.ifix01 contains all updates added in version 7.1.0.3. Version 7.1.0.3 has been removed and not available to download. If you have installed version 7.1.0.3, install 7.1.0.3.ifix01 to prevent potential problems.

The following section lists the features, enhancements, or other changes made in HCL Launch 7.1.0.3.

Approval notification update
Notification email updated to contain a listing of component versions.
Agent Relay improvement
Configuration information for Agent Relays using web communication to the server has been updated to contain information relevant to a web connection.
User interface updates
Selecting exempt processes for process approval updated to allow selection of multiple exempt processes instead of just one.
On the Groups page, groups can now be filtered by authorization realm.
Environment property process updates
When creating environment using an Environment Template, the environment is created even if required properties are not specified. Required properties an be added to the environment using the command line interface (CLI).
Generic process request history
CLI endpoint created that provides generic process request history. The first 100 generic process requests are provided.
Security improvements
Password requirements are displayed when creating a password.
Command line interface (CLI) improvements
The following commands have been added:
  • Remove a user or group from a team
  • Synchronize LDAP users with the LDAP authentication realm
  • Pause and resume a workflow.
  • Exempt a process from an approval requirement
  • Verify user roles when using REST call to add a status to snapshot
  • Remove a user or group from a team Synchronize LDAP users with the LDAP authentication realm

What's New in 7.1.0.2

Release date: 12 August 2020

The following section lists the features, enhancements, or other changes made in HCL Launch 7.1.0.2.

Approval process enhancement
External approval processes can be done for individual export and import generic processes.
Logging updates
Log files downloaded from the Settings page downloads the file as a ZIP file. Error messages displayed when log would be empty.
User interface enhancements
Several updates and fixes added to the user interface. For example, the compare version information like environment, resource, and snapshot comparison is now its own page.

What's New in 7.1.0.1.ifix01

Release date: 28 July 2020

This release replaces the HCL Launch version 7.1.0.1 release. It includes all updates made in the 7.1.0.1 release.

What's New in 7.1.0.1

Release date: 14 July 2020

This release is replaced with version 7.1.0.1.ifix01. Version 7.1.0.1.ifix01 contains all updates added in version 7.1.0.1. Version 7.1.0.1 has been removed and not available to download. If you have installed version 7.1.0.1, install 7.1.0.1.ifix01 to prevent potential problems.

What's New in 7.1.0

Release date: 16 June 2020

The following section lists the features, enhancements, or other changes made in HCL Launch 7.1.0.

Deployment Triggers
On the Environment configuration page you can configure deployment triggers on an environment. The deployment trigger causes the specified App Proc Request to run whenever a specified component imports a new version. This results in deploying the newly imported version automatically to all environments that have configured triggers.
This feature replaces the run process after version import functionality on a component.
External approval process
The external approval process is a pre-deployment process that allows or prevent the deployment from running based on the status of the external approval process. The process runs on an agent and has access to all plug-in steps. This feature can be used for or reaching out to change management systems. Access to the feature is on the Environment Configuration page under Require approvals.
Server cluster management improvements
Server to server communication now uses the new websocket communication technology. Front end servers are now displayed on the Networks tab. Additionally, connectivity status for all servers in a cluster can be viewed on the Networks tab.
Resource tree performance improvements
The performance when loading many resources has been improved.
Merge z/OS Version
Incremental z/OS versions can be consolidated into a single version. The most recent files are kept and older files of the same name/extension are replaced by the most recent version. Only version that follow the new z/OS package format can be merged. Merge versions can be accessed through the Snapshots page.
Deployment Wizard
The new Deployment Dialog page improves the process of requesting an application. The page includes four sections: Process + property selection, version selection, scheduling, and review. The final review section allows you to verify all inputs before starting your deployment.
Enhancements to containers
The following enhancements added to HCL Launch containers.
  • Kubernetes Operator Models for Agent, Relay, and Server
  • Helm V3 support
  • You can now configure the file system group ID used when accessing persistent storage required for deployment of the HCL Launch server, agent and agent relays. This support is important for multi-cloud environments where the persistent storage support may differ in implementation and require the use of a specific file system group ID.
  • The Openshift plug-in now supports OpenShift Container Platform 4.x. In addition, new plug-in steps have been added to provide a complete integration scenario.