Ansible Playbooks for Confluent Platform Release Notes

Ansible Playbooks for Confluent Platform (Confluent Ansible) offers a simple way to configure and deploy Confluent Platform.

The following sections summarize the technical details of the Confluent Ansible 7.4 releases.

Ansible Playbooks for Confluent Platform 7.4.0 Release Notes

Confluent Ansible 7.4.0 allows you to deploy Confluent Platform version 7.4.x. It supports Ansible 2.11+ and Python 3.6+.

New features

Notable enhancements

  • Now, you can use Confluent-Hub CLI to install local and remote Connect plugins.
  • Default Confluent CLI version has been updated to 3.2.1, which removes the dependency of secrets protection on RBAC.
  • Added a variable to customize the number of days from Certificate Authority creation to expiration.
  • Improved error handling for deploying Kafka connectors.
  • Support for custom Kerberos client configuration file and custom path.
  • Separate on-demand playbook for host validation.
  • Added support for RHEL9 OS on Confluent Platform.
  • Archived installation of Confluent Platform on Debian 9 since the OS version reached end-of-life.

Upgrade consideration

You can use Confluent Ansible to upgrade Confluent Platform to 7.4 with Ansible versions 4 - 7 (ansible-core versions 2.11 - 2.14).

For more information, see Prerequisites for Installing Confluent Platform with Ansible Playbooks.