Archive of 2019 What’s new

March 2019 What’s new

For information about the current release, see What’s new.

February 2019 What’s new

The February 2019 release included:



The Skytap Cloud webhook service streams Skytap Cloud account audit data in real time to a URL that you choose. Because the data is streamed continuously, you don’t need to query Skytap Cloud for updated information.

You can use the webhook service to create custom applications and reports. For example, if your organization uses scripts or other automation to add and remove VMs to a DNS server or Active Directory Domain server, the auditing webhook can provide environment data that the scripts can consume to automate these tasks.

See more about the webhook service and the webhook API.

New reporting page

Skytap Cloud has updated the Reporting page to provide a visual display of usage for your account.


Skytap Cloud administrators can now see current account usage or usage over time. Additionally, the new reporting page can be customized to display different report types, different platforms (if your account supports multiple platforms), and different usage types.

For more details, see Viewing usage data.

Advanced Import Appliance v1.0.0

The Skytap Cloud Advanced Import Appliance has been updated to version 1.0.0. In addition to a few minor UI updates, the new version fixes fixes an intermittent error, which caused some VMs to not import correctly.

When you update Advanced Import Appliance to v1.0.0, you must either delete any existing database (sqlite3) file in [PATH_TO_SUPPORT_DIR] or choose a different [PATH_TO_SUPPORT_DIR]. You will then have to reconfigure Advanced Import Appliance. For instructions about reconfiguring Advanced Import Appliance, see Setting up the Advanced Import Appliance.

Terraform Provider

The Skytap Terraform provider helps you automatically provision and manage Skytap environments, templates, networks, and VMs.

For more details, see Using the Skytap Terraform provider.

Copy to region for Power VMs

Skytap Cloud has enabled copy to region for Power VMs. If you have Power VMs enabled in multiple regions, you can now copy Power VMs to other Power-enabled regions.

For more details, see Copying an environment to another region.

New Skytap public templates

We’ve added the following templates to the Skytap Templates library:

  • Windows Server 2019
  • AIX 6.1 TL9 SP12

January 2019 What’s new

The January 2019 release included the following:


Terraform Provider

The Skytap Terraform provider helps you provision and manage Skytap environments, templates, networks, and VMs.

For more details, see Using the Skytap Terraform provider.

New Skytap public templates

  • AIX NIM Master with SPOTs
  • Zevenet CE 5.02 Load Balancer

IBM i Technology Preview Program

We’re still accepting nominations for the Skytap Technology Preview Program for IBM i. This is a first-to-market, public cloud capability, available exclusively from Skytap.

During the technology preview access period, Skytap works closely with organizations who are interested in moving their IBM i applications into the cloud. Program participants provide direct feedback to Skytap product managers, help shape the product, test features of Skytap, and ensure that their IBM i application runs successfully in Skytap.

The Technology Preview Program access period extends through January 2019.

Skytap provides:

  • A preview program buddy for each customer.
  • A weekly checkpoint call (30 min).
  • Technical support and a private Slack channel for communication.
  • Cloud resources and assistance with moving IBM i applications into Skytap.
  • A Skytap account for each participating company for the duration of the Technology Preview Program access period.

A participants provides:

  • One or more IBM i applications to be tested during the Technology Preview Program access period (must be IBM i 7.3).
  • One or two resources for approximately 5-8 hours per week.
  • An agreed-upon schedule to demonstrate shared progress through the Technology Preview Program.
  • Quotable text and willingness to act as a reference upon successful completion of the Technology Preview Program.

There is no cost for customers to participate in the Technology Preview Program but participants must agree to the program terms.

During the technology preview period, each customer Power VM can be configured to use a maximum of four (4) vCPUs.

Submit your nomination here.

For 2018 Skytap release notes, visit Archive of 2018 What’s new. For older release notes dating back to 2011, contact