Bamboo Data Center - Early Access Program 2

We’re preparing for Bamboo 8.0, which will be our first Data Center release. To make sure our app vendors and customers with written in-house apps are prepared, we’re launching Bamboo 8.0 Early Access Program (EAP). This is the final one, including Java 11 support and Project level build resources.

This release will bring a number of breaking changes related to Java 11, Lucene, CVS, and Mercurial support. More information can be found in the release notes.

What are the new features available in this EAP?

  • Improved build resilience - eliminates the loss of long-running builds in the event of an outage
  • Cold standby HA - enforces redundancy and enables a quicker recovery from outages
  • Project level build resources - allow for delegation of project-level administration
  • Java 11 support

Installation

Step 1: Binaries

Step 2: License key

Important things to note about this EAP

  • This release should not be used in a production environment.
  • This license includes 1,000 agents and will expire on Aug 31, 2021.

Your feedback is of great value!

Please share any feedback or questions you might have in the comments and our developer team will get back to you.

Important documentation

Release notes

Bamboo Data Center requirements

Installing Bamboo Data Center

Agents in Bamboo Data Center

Bamboo DC local agents

Non-clustered (single node)

Running Bamboo Data Center on a single node

Moving back to Server

Clustered (multi-node)

Clustering with Bamboo Data Center

Bamboo home migration

Configuring shared home location

Home directory folder list

Set up a Bamboo Data Center cold standby

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@MartynaWojtas is there any documentation / plans around getting apps approved for bamboo datacenter?

I am particularly curious if there is any plan to include bamboo in the performance testing framework.

For context, we have an app which is approved for Jira, Confluence and Bitbucket DC, and has a bamboo server version, and we are trying to plan what is required for this new release.

Edit: we were also curious if there are plans to publish cloud formation templates for Bamboo DC, like those available for other Atlassian DC products.

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@MartynaWojtas I’m also interested in what we can do as Marketplace vendors with existing Bamboo server apps until the DC program is established.

We get more and more Marketplace add-on update requests like this:

This user has Bamboo Data Center v. 8.0.0. This add-on version is listed as incompatible with Bamboo Data Center.

Also, many customers are submitting support requests to us when we will provide a DC-compatible app version.

Is there any way to flag Bambo apps as DC-compatible in the Marketplace until the DC program is available?

Thanks,
Michael

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We are in a similar situation, so just two observations until we get an official response:

  • For anyone who hasn’t seen it, Martyna’s CAC post has a few more details regarding the Bamboo Data Center Apps Program coming soon which might be helpful to communicate the status to our mutual customers
  • We have been surprised about the flawed UPM compatibility handling as well, and given our analysis I’m afraid it simply doesn’t cover this foreseeable edge case of the Marketplace not yet supporting DC apps for a DC enabled host product - we have assessed various combinations of the DC compatibility markup and none seem to make any difference regarding the incorrect UPM message (there even seem to be a few subtle DC license state management bugs in UPM which I won’t go into here)
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Hi @MartynaWojtas,
Any updates to the questions above? Where can we find the latest on app approvals for DC?

Also, any word when Bamboo DC will be a part of the Annual Data Center Developer license program?

Thanks

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Thank you for your patience @richard.white, @michael.rueegg, @jeff - you’ve caught me during annual holiday. Thank you for providing the link to the CAC blog post @sopel! I’ll cross-post it to CDAC for better visibility.

Yes, DC Apps Program is in the works for Bamboo and it will be quite similar to other DC products. Once implemented it will be subject to the annual review.

We have been researching the cloud formation templates and are considering starting with a new approach for Bamboo DC Apps Program - terraform Kubernetes helm charts due to the rising interest in this type of deployment.

Bamboo Server applications will continue to work with Bamboo DC 8.0 until the certification process is implemented as we want to make sure all vendors have time to certify their apps.

We are aware that UPM lists Server applications as incompatible with Bamboo 8.0 (DC). As @sopel has mentioned, it’s an edge case - the DC product being available before the DC certification is ready. The warning doesn’t reflect the true state (for now Server apps are compatible with Bamboo DC), however we didn’t remove it to avoid a situation in which customers would use a version with the disabled warning after DC certification has already started. How big of an inconvenience it is for you and your customers? Will you be able to handle it for a few more weeks until the certification is ready?

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@MartynaWojtas Thanks for the update! I think it is fine if it’s going to be a matter of weeks. It would be nice if this information would be linked on the Marketplace, maybe in a banner or so, to make it more accessible for the customers.

Please, for the love of all that is sacred in this world… DO NOT ADD ANOTHER TYPE OF STACK TO OUR ALREADY INSANE LIST OF THINGS THAT PARTNERS NEED TO DEAL WITH.

If you do decide to continue with this decision and add the additional burden of having to deal with Yet Another Toolkit, please note that we will have to reconsider adding support for Bamboo Data Center and/or will have to increase our list price to a point where we are royally screwing over our shared customers. Rest assured that we will list this as the sole reason why when communicating with our customers, letting them know that Atlassian actively decided to f*** them over, disregarding your core company value.

Thanks

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Couldn’t agree more:

  1. Most partners are meanwhile used to and mostly satisfied with performance and scale testing based on a unified framework that works similar across all products - it would really be a major burden if Bamboo would be the sole exception here (presumably not only for partners, but also for the DC Apps team, who would need to maintain another notably different set of tooling and instructions)
  2. Many customers run their Atlassian stack in AWS, so given they can use the existing AWS Quick Starts for Jira/Crowd/Confluence/Bitbucket DC, having Bamboo DC readily available via the same architectural pattern would significantly reduce the operational burden for migrating to and maintaining Bamboo DC, and hopefully accelerate DC adoption in turn

I don’t know who is in charge of maintaining the official AWS Quick Starts, but from what I see it shouldn’t be a big effort for them to also provide a quick start for Bamboo, maybe you can delegate that to the resp. team?

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@remie and @sopel are spot on. If you want to experiment with a new approach, can I suggest using the existing tried and tested way as a baseline and compare the results to that? Bamboo is already hard enough to develop for (in many dimensions e.g. technically, size of market) so making it more difficult only harms our common customers.

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