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Achieve higher reliability and resiliency by using Availability Zones (AZ)
Azure File volume disk is currently in preview. Using Azure Files for remote state storage for containers. For more details see https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/service-fabric/service-fabric-containers-volume-logging-drivers
Investigate suspicious requests, collect statistics, monitoring alerts and track who initiated and applied changes to the Service Fabric cluster via Azure AD accounts
Enable more granular upgrades than just standard five Upgrade Domain (UDs), so that individual nodes or UDs of different sizes can be chosen when performing application and cluster upgrades.
Azure Resource Manager (ARM) application and service deployment is currently in preview. This feature https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/service-fabric/service-fabric-application-arm-resource will be Generally Available in the v6.5 runtime release of Service Fabric.
Service Fabric applications and services running in a Service Fabric cluster have then own first-class identity in Azure Active Directory so that they can securely communicate with Azure services.
REST based Client library and PowerShell module for Service Fabric is currently in preview. This HTTP REST based client enables running PowerShell and Azure CLI to manage your cluster(s) without installing the Service Fabric SDK.
Low Priority VM Scale Sets have no SLA, so are suitable only for scenarios where workloads can handle virtual machines being removed from the cluster with short/no notice at the benefit of reduced costs.
The serverless Azure Service Fabric Mesh Fall refresh is now available with improvements such as auto-scale and network and gateway resources in addition to storage improvements and fixes.
Azure Service Fabric runtime version 6.4 with the corresponding SDK and tooling updates is now available with many enhancements.
Using Bosh as the deployment mechanism provides a way to define the deployment, monitor the cluster and auto-heal the infrastructure.
Service Fabric, a distributed systems platform that makes it easy to package, deploy, and manage scalable and reliable microservices and containers, is now available on Azure Stack.
The Azure portal received updates in October 2018.
Azure Service Fabric announcements at Ignite
Azure Service Fabric is a microservice platform for business critical applications.
We have simplified creating secure Service Fabric clusters in the portal, and removed the option to create unsecure Service Fabric clusters.
Service Fabric version 6.0 of the runtime and .NET SDK 2.8 are available. Service Fabric is generally available as a container orchestrator on Linux.
Version 0.9.0.0 of the Azure Service Fabric SDK preview for Linux is now available, along with version 18.104.22.168 of the Service Fabric Runtime Preview for Linux.
Version 2.6.220 of the Azure Service Fabric SDK is now available, along with version 5.6.220 of the Service Fabric Runtime and Standalone for Windows Server.
Windows Server Container support on Azure Service Fabric is now generally available with the Service Fabric runtime 5.6 and SDK 2.6 release.
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