Release 1.0.20 brings with it the introduction of hypervisor-level firewalling, improved performance / resource graphs, and various other enhancements and bug fixes.
After a few months in development we're pleased to announce the launch of a much requested feature - VM and Network firewalls.
Based at the hypervisor level, the Katapult firewall enables the creation of incoming and outgoing rules for all public connectivity. Any defined rules are hit and actioned before any virtual machine OS firewall providing an added level of protection.
Firewall source / destinations can be defined against the following:
You might wish to restrict SSH access solely to the IP addresses of your staff. The solution is to set the rule source to an address list containing the IP addresses of your staff with the destination set as 'all virtual machines' on port 22.
More information on the Katapult firewall feature can be found in the relevant firewalls how-to guide on our public docs site. A few API end points have now been created to enable management of the firewalls from your own applications.
Performance graphs have had a makeover. Our devs have rebuilt the logic responsible for creating performance / resource graphs and we think they look beautiful! We call the new library, Graphene.
After a few reports of a sluggish console response we've made some changes behind the scenes to improving the monitoring of incoming SSH data. Terminal / SSH Console access via the Katapult Console is now much more responsive. Thanks for your feedback, keep it coming.
We've had a few users ask us what various parts of the Katapult Console do and to aid with these questions we've introduced dismissible help boxes throughout the UI. These provide a quick explanation of various features and offer quick links to the relevant docs pages.
Should you now try to carry out an action which is restricted by the policy set on your organisation then a link will be provided to the the organization limits page. This will detail your current usage and the limits in place on your organization.