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Announcing Oracle Linux Cloud Native Environment Release 1.3

Rafael Benevides
Product Manager

Oracle is pleased to announce the general availability of Oracle Linux Cloud Native Environment Release 1.3. This release includes several enhancements focused on improving the security and compliance features of customer environments. Release 1.3 also includes new versions of core components, including Kubernetes, CRI-O, Kata Containers, Istio, and so on.

Oracle Linux Cloud Native Environment is an integrated suite of software components for the development and management of cloud native applications. Based on the Cloud Native Computing Foundation and Open Container Initiative standards, Oracle Linux Cloud Native Environment delivers a simplified framework for installation, update, upgrade, and configuration of key features for orchestrating microservices.

New features and enhancements

  • The Operator Lifecycle Manager module has been added, allowing the installation and management of Kubernetes operators in a Kubernetes cluster.

  • Most components have been updated: Kubernetes is updated to 1.20.6 and Istio to 1.8.5. For a full list of individual software component versions included with this release, please review the Oracle Linux Cloud Native Environment Release Notes.

Installation and upgrade

Oracle Linux Cloud Native Environment is installed using packages from the Unbreakable Linux Network or the Oracle Linux yum server and container images from the Oracle Container Registry. Existing deployments can be upgraded in place using the command: olcnectl module update

You can install Oracle Linux Cloud Native Environment by following the instructions in the getting started guide.  You can also update Oracle Linux Cloud Native Environment by following the updates and upgrades guide.

Support for Oracle Linux Cloud Native Environment

Support for Oracle Linux Cloud Native Environment is included with an Oracle Linux Premier Support subscription.

Oracle Linux Premier Support is included with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure subscriptions and Oracle Premier Support for Systems at no additional cost.

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