Juju 2.9 RC 2 Release Notes

The Juju team is pleased to announce Juju 2.9rc2!

This is a small bug fix to the Juju 2.9 Rc 1 release found here:

https://discourse.charmhub.io/t/juju-2-9-rc-1-release-notes/3751

Juju 2.9rc2 fixes the following issue in 2.9rc1:

  • LP # 1902319 - set-config compatibility issue with older controllers

Known Issues:

None.

How do I install Juju?

The best way to get a specific release of Juju is to install the snap from the appropriate channel. snap info juju will give you a list of the current channels and the versions published in them. For the latest stable release of Juju:

sudo snap install juju --classic

The Juju CLI is available for a variety of platforms, including Windows and macOS. Refer to the installation documentation for details.

How do I upgrade?

There are three binaries that make up a Juju deployment - the client, the server and the agents. To upgrade a running system:

Upgrade the client

Make sure you have the version of the Juju CLI that you want running across the system (controller and agents in any deployed models). If you installed the Juju snap, it will automatically be updated daily from the channel you selected, but you might want to sudo snap switch juju --channel=2.9/candidate for example, to get a particular version. To get the latest binary from your channel:

snap refresh juju 

Upgrading the Juju client through other channels

Check CLI version

Make sure that you’re using the Juju client version you want.

juju version

What to do if Juju reports an old version

Back up a Juju server before upgrading

The controller state can be saved to allow for recovery in case the upgrade process encounters a serious error.

juju create-backup

Upgrade a Juju server

You can see which servers your client knows about, and their versions, with this command:

$ juju controllers
Controller  ...  Version
azure*      ...  2.8.3  
jaas        ...  2.7.6  

You can instruct a server to upgrade itself to the latest version:

juju upgrade-controller <controller>

How to upgrade the controller

Upgrade deployed agents

Each running model includes a set of Juju agents which manage the communication between your charms and the Juju server. Your model agents remain at the same version until you ask to upgrade them.

juju upgrade-model <model>

How to upgrade your model(s)

Further instructions

For detailed information about the upgrade process please see:

Feedback Appreciated!

Let us know how you’re using Juju! Please ask questions on discourse.charmhub.io, tweet us @juju_devops with the hashtag #juju_devops, and chat with us at #juju on Freenode.