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MiniKF Release Notes

MiniKF 20200305.1.0

This is a maintenance release of 20200305.0.1

New Features

  • New Jupyter Notebook image with updated Kale, KFP, and Rok packages

Improvements

  • Update login page logos
  • UI and UX improvements in the Notebook Manager UI
  • Live field validation in the Notebook Manager UI
  • MiniKF certificate rotation in case MiniKF address changes or existing certificate expires

Fixed Issues

  • Show the correct Kubeflow version in CentralDashboard UI
  • Fix Notebook readiness checks in the Notebook Manager UI to prevent false positives

MiniKF 20200305.0.1

This is a maintenance release of 20200305.0.0

Fixed Issues

  • Fix a potential race when initializing Dex that could make MiniKF hang

MiniKF 20200305.0.0

NEW! Now with Kubeflow 1.0 and a brand-new Volume Manager UI

New MiniKF release including:

  • Kubeflow 1.0
  • Rok 0.14-106-g3a338c1

New Features

  • Upgrade Kubeflow to 1.0
  • Volume Manager UI that allows users to drag-n-drop files into containers, and seed pipelines with data
  • You can now add a GPU to your Notebook Server easily using the Notebook Manager UI
  • Logout button for Kubeflow

Important Changes

  • This is the first release to support Kubeflow 1.0

Improvements

  • Allow for passwordless access to Rok from command line
  • Enhanced UX for Kale

Fixed Issues

  • Show user password correctly in MiniKF landing page
  • Make hydration of cloned volume more robust
  • Fix registration of pods with no resources requests
  • Fix a bug where the landing page wouldn’t update the password field

MiniKF 20200217.0.0

New MiniKF release including:

  • Kubeflow 0.7.1
  • Rok 0.14-84-geeaeed4

New Feature

  • Upgrade Kubeflow to 0.7.1
  • Upgrade to the latest Rok 0.14 version

Improvements

  • Better progress while snapshotting

Fixed Issues

  • Fix Vagrantfile to also work with latest Vagrant on Windows 10
  • Fix login issue after inactivity
  • Fix Rok pods initialization checks
  • Fix presenting StatefulSets from the Rok UI
  • Fix network configuration required for data sharing

MiniKF 20191204.0.0

NEW! Now with Kubeflow 0.7.0 and support for GPUs

New MiniKF release including

  • Kubeflow 0.7
  • Rok 0.14-pre-920-gcd14e5c

New Features

  • Support for NVIDIA GPUs
  • Upgrade Kubeflow to 0.7.0
  • Upgrade Rok to latest 0.14-pre version
  • Re-design MiniKF landing page
  • Support connecting to K8s in MiniKF directly
  • Convert notebooks to pipelines with Kale
  • Support auto-snapshotting in Kubeflow Pipelines with Rok
  • Improve field validation in the Jupyter web app

Important Changes

  • This is the first release to support Kubeflow 0.7.x
  • This is the first release to support NVIDIA GPUs

MiniKF 20191112.5.0

This is a maintenance release of 20191112.4.0

New Features

  • The landing page of MiniKF is now optional

Improvements

  • [GCP only] Various improvements regarding the firewall rule

MiniKF 20191112.4.0

This is a maintenance release of 20191112.3.0

Fixed Issues

  • [GCP only] Fix a potential bug when trying to pull Docker images during provisioning

MiniKF 20191112.3.0

This is a maintenance release of 20191112.2.0

New Features

  • Upgrade to the latest Rok 0.14-pre version

Improvements

  • Rok can now handle long-taking snapshots

MiniKF 20191112.2.0

This is a maintenance release of 20191112.1.0

New Features

  • Upgrade to the latest Rok 0.14-pre version

Improvements

  • Handle Ubuntu’s automatic updates

Fixed Issues

  • Fix a potential race when taking a snapshot

MiniKF 20191112.1.0

This is a maintenance release of 20191112.0.0

Fixed Issues

  • Ignore evicted pods when starting MiniKF

MiniKF 20191112.0.0

This is the first release of MiniKF on GCP

New MiniKF release including:

  • Kubeflow v0.6.2
  • Rok v0.14-pre-817-gf15a120

New Features

  • Upgrade Kubeflow to v0.6.2
  • Upgrade Rok to latest 0.14-pre version
  • Auto-start MiniKF configuration on boot

MiniKF 20190918.1.0

This is a maintenance release of 20190918.0.0

New Features

  • Upgrade Rok to v0.14-pre-747-g06dc15.
  • Add new graphical chooser to access Rok when cloning notebooks and running Pipelines.

Improvements

  • Improve service startup time on slower machines.
  • Pre-download all newly-added Docker images to support deployment in air-gapped environments .
  • Do not truncate diagnostic messages from MiniKF provisioning, to aid with debugging.
  • Make the minikf-gather-logs tool faster and more robust.

MiniKF 20190918.0.0

New MiniKF release including:

  • Kubeflow v0.6.2
  • Rok v0.14-pre-648-g22c2427

New Features

  • Upgrade Kubeflow to v0.6.2
  • Upgrade Rok to latest 0.14-pre version
  • Faster, near-instantaneous snapshot restore with Rok
  • Significantly improve time for snapshotting Notebooks
  • Enable Kubeflow authentication with Istio and Dex
  • Enforce authorization for Notebooks
  • Include Rok as Snapshot Store menu item on Kubeflow dashboard

Fixed Issues

  • Various bug fixes across the board
  • Various small UX fixes in the Notebook Manager UI

Important Changes

  • This is the first release to support Kubeflow v0.6.x
  • This release extends authentication to Kubeflow as well. Previously, only access to Rok required a user to log in.

MiniKF 20190521.3.1

This is a maintenance release of 20190521.2.0

New Features

  • Upgrade Rok to v0.13-rc1-2-g6aaa70a.
  • Upgrade Linux kernel to 5.2-rc6.
  • Install latest version of Virtualbox Guest Additions

Fixed Issues

  • Ensure Rok garbage collection runs periodically.
  • Make loading the landing page faster.
  • Upgrade kernel to solve problematic corner cases with caching.

MiniKF 20190521.3.0

This is a maintenance release of 20190521.2.0

New Features

  • Upgrade Rok to v0.13-rc1-2-g6aaa70a.
  • Upgrade Linux kernel to 5.2-rc6.

Fixed Issues

  • Ensure Rok garbage collection runs periodically.
  • Make loading the landing page faster.
  • Upgrade kernel to solve problematic corner cases with caching.

MiniKF 20190521.2.0

This is a maintenance release of 20190521.1.0

New Features

  • Upgrade Rok to v0.13-pre-1578-g5f33294.
  • Add script that gathers MiniKF logs, useful for reporting issues.
  • Use the latest vagrant-persistent-storage plugin.

Fixed Issues

  • Fix sporadic issues with snapshotting of in-use persistent volumes.

MiniKF 20190521.1.0

This is a maintenance release of 20190521.0.0

New Features

  • Upgrade Rok to v0.13-pre-1506-g6caf356.

Bug Fixes

  • Fix a potential issue with durability of Rok snapshots upon reboot.

MiniKF 20190521.0.0

New MiniKF release including:

  • Kubeflow v0.5.0
  • Rok v0.13.0-pre.1481.g59c998d

New Features

  • Upgrade Kubeflow to v0.5.
  • Upgrade Rok to latest 0.13.0-pre version; significantly improve I/O performance.
  • Introduce a landing page for MiniKF. Initial configuration now happens from within your browser.
  • MiniKF now supports offline installation. Initial configuration requires no Internet access.
  • Store all user data (K8s etcd, K8s Persistent Volumes, Rok snapshots) in a second disk.
  • Use larger root filesystem (64G instead of 32G) to support downloading custom images.
  • Remove any dependency on Helm.

Bug Fixes

  • Various bug fixes across the board.
  • Eliminate potential race with restoring services upon reboot.

Important Changes

  • MiniKF maintains all user state in a second disk.
  • It uses the vagrant-persistent-storage plugin to manage this extra disk.
  • This version requires Vagrant 2.2.4.

MiniKF 20190307.0.2

Bug Fixes

  • Various bug fixes across the board.

MiniKF 20190307.0.1

Bug Fixes

  • Various bug fixes across the board.

MiniKF 20190307.0.0

New Features

  • Upgrade Kubeflow to v0.5.
  • Upgrade Rok to latest 0.13.0-pre version; significantly improve I/O performance.
  • Introduce a landing page for MiniKF. Initial configuration now happens from within your browser.
  • MiniKF now supports offline installation. Initial configuration requires no Internet access.
  • Store all user data (K8s etcd, K8s Persistent Volumes, Rok snapshots) in a second disk.
  • Use larger root filesystem (64G instead of 32G) to support downloading custom images.
  • Remove any dependency on Helm.

Bug Fixes

  • Various bug fixes across the board.
  • Eliminate potential race with restoring services upon reboot.

Important Changes

  • MiniKF maintains all user state in a second disk.
  • It uses the vagrant-persistent-storage plugin to manage this extra disk.
  • This version requires Vagrant 2.2.4.