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The bugs identified in 6.5 Release of the Service Fabric runtime has been fixed in this refresh release and started rolling out to the various Azure regions along with tooling and SDK updates. For more details, please read the release notes.
Service Fabric 6.5 release version has been rolled out to the various Azure regions along with tooling and SDK updates. The release contains many new features, bug fixes, supportability, reliability and performance improvements. For the full list of all the changes, refer to the release notes.
Cross availability zones allows Azure Service Fabric customers to have increased reliability via cross availability zone support for Service Fabric clusters.
Service Fabric Mesh preview is being updated with some new features, and improvements based on feedback we’ve received.
Service Fabric version 6.5 runtime and SDK are in development with new features and improvements.
General availability of Azure Service Fabric version 6.4 CU5 with the corresponding SDK and tooling.
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.
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.
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 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
Achieve higher reliability and resiliency by using Availability Zones (AZ)
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.
Investigate suspicious requests, collect statistics, monitoring alerts and track who initiated and applied changes to the Service Fabric cluster via Azure AD accounts
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 at Build
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