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Portainer has gone dark. Here's why you should, too.

by Andrew Thomas, on Oct 11, 2021 8:42:42 AM

If you're a Portainer fan and still using an old 1.24.X version of our Community Edition then this is the perfect moment to join us on the dark side.... 

On December 31st the 1.24.X branch of Portainer CE will officially be EOL. You can of course continue to use it, but you should know:

  • The 1.24.x image will be permanently removed from DockerHub. If you think you might ever need the original image you will need to download it and store it locally before the end of December.
  • Any and all effort to update or maintain the code base by the team here at Portainer will cease. This includes addressing of any new security vulnerabilities
  • The source code will be archived in GitHub.

Portainer has changed significantly since we switched to the 2.X branch and we're super keen to get as many users as we can onto our 2.X code branch which incorporates a raft of new features, not least support for Kubernetes,

....but sometimes it's the simple things that mean the most and Dark Mode is a community request we've been asked for many many times and have finally delivered on. If DarkMode is your thing, then now is the time to upgrade and join us on the dark side.

Of course, there's a lot more than just dark mode. We're super security conscious at Portainer as we're deployed in more and more sensitive environments which calls for a security upgrade. This latest version of Portainer includes HTTPS support, which should be a good reason for you to join us.

We're getting increasingly involved in GitOps and we've added some very cool Docker functionality that allows for rudimentary automation, which we hope will be of interest to many of you as we know this is an emerging topic.

And if you're still looking for a good reason to come over, you should know that the 2.x branch supports:

  • Ability to back up and restore your Portainer database
  • Auditing (authentication logging and activity logging)
  • Ability to use multiple private DockerHub registries
  • Ability to store stacks in Git, which can be deployed for different environments
  • Docker container I/O usage in the stats

If we've done our job and sold you on the dark side, here are the steps you need to take to come over.

https://docs.portainer.io/v/ce-2.9/admin/upgrade

Full release notes here

https://github.com/portainer/portainer/releases/tag/2.9.0

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