Archive of 2021 What’s new

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The June 2021 release included:

API token expiration

We updated the API token expiration policy so that API tokens for new accounts automatically expire after 90 days.

Admins can change this setting or the expiration time from the Access policy tab of the Security Policies page

VM pinning

We added the ability to pin a VM to a host, ensuring customers can use licensed software products that depend on the hardware serial number and LPAR ID.

For more details, see VM pinning.

VM pinning

Terraform updates

We’ve made updates to the Skytap Terraform provider.

  • Updated Terraform to v14.
  • Added the ability to add environments to projects.
  • Added a more flexible timeout capability.

For details about using the Skytap Terraform provider, see Overview of the Skytap Terraform provider

The May 2021 release included:

New Skytap on Azure Texas region

We added the following new Skytap region:

US-Texas-M-1 (Texas) (South Central US)

For more details, see Understanding regions.

If you’re a Microsoft Azure customer, here’s how to subscribe to Skytap on Azure.

subscribe to Skytap on Azure

The April 2021 release included:

New Hardware settings page

We have updated the VM Hardware settings page to provide a better and more consistent experience

hardware settings page

For more details, see Overview of VM hardware and guest OS setting.

Simplified account settings for GDPR and marketing

We’ve simplified the GDPR and marketing settings for selected user accounts.

GDPR settings

For more details, see Managing your account settings.

Added the ability to disable the shared drive

Administrators can enable and disable the shared drive for individual regions or for all regions.

When you disable a shared drive, its contents are permanently deleted.

shared drive

For more details, see Managing shared drives.

Deprecation of Microsoft Internet Explorer 11

As of September 1, 2021, Skytap will cease active development and support for Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.

We recommend that users switch to a modern browser, such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, or Apple Safari.

For more details, see Security improvements: Deprecation and end of life (EOL) notices.

March 2021 What’s new

The March 2021 release included:

New Skytap Amsterdam region

We added the following new Skytap region:

NL-Amsterdam-M-1 (Singapore)

For more details, see Understanding regions.

If you’re a Microsoft Azure customer, here’s how to subscribe to Skytap on Azure.

subscribe to Skytap on Azure

January 2021 What’s new

The January 2021 release included:

New Skytap Singapore region

We added the following new Skytap region:

SG-Singapore-M-1 (Singapore)

For more details, see Understanding regions.

If you’re a Microsoft Azure customer, here’s how to subscribe to Skytap on Azure.

subscribe to Skytap on Azure


For 2020 Skytap release notes, visit Archive of 2002 What’s new. For older release notes dating back to 2011, contact mailto:support@skytap.com.