What’s New

The September 2018 release includes:


Rate-limited operations

Sometimes an intensive operation is rate-limited when there is too much activity across your customer account. Rate-limited operations are now visible in the Environment Details page, the environments list, and in audit logs.


In addition, you can now use Rate limited as a filter in the list of environments to quickly find any rate-limited environments.

rate-limit filter

For more information about rate limiting, see Why is my operation rate-limited?.

For details about the rate_limited fields in the API, see Environment VMs reference URI (v1) and Environment VMs reference URI (v2).

API updates

We’ve updated the error message returned by the Skytap Cloud REST API when a VM fails to respond to a runstate change request to suspended or stopped.

Previously, the error message was one of the following:

  • The operation failed because VMware Tools is not installed. Please install VMware Tools.
  • The operation failed because VMware Tools is still loading. Please try again momentarily.

The new error message is:

If you use a script that checks for one of the old messages, you may have to update the script.

Highlights from recent releases

For older Skytap Cloud release notes, visit the 2018 and 2017 archives. For release notes dating back to 2011, contact support@skytap.com.