Azure Service Fabric 6.4 release


We're excited to share that the 6.4 release of the Service Fabric runtime has started rolling out to the various Azure regions along with tooling and SDK updates.  This release was announced at Ignite earlier this year, and over the next couple of weeks, the updates will be available in all the Azure regions.

What's new in Service Fabric 6.4?

  • Create and manage Azure clusters with Windows Server version 1803 (with the ability to run Windows Server version 1803 container images)
  • General availability of the automatic backup and restore service that allows you to backup the data in Stateful Reliable Collections and Reliable Actors without any code. A viewer for data is being shipped independently.
  • General availability of EventStore APIs for easier diagnostics (with integration in Service Fabric Explorer).
  • Linux cluster events are now pumped to syslog and can be viewed in Log Analytics.

In addition, the releases contain many bug fixes, stability improvements and performance fixes.  For the full list of all the changes, refer to the release notes.

Stay tuned for a post on the refresh for Service Fabric Mesh in the coming days.


Comments (9)

  1. CostasZ says:

    Great release. One glaring omission is on-prem linux. I remember it was mentioned that that feature would be available by EOY 2018. Do you have an update on that? Thx

    1. We recently collaborated with some folks to build out a Bosh provider for Service Fabric which allows you to deploy and manage Service Fabric Ubuntu clusters on-premise. Please check it out here: https://github.com/starkandwayne/azure-service-fabric-boshrelease.

      1. CostasZ says:

        Hi Huruli, I see that but it seems to be targeting cloud providers. Which file(s) have details regarding pushing SF to on-prem? Thx

        1. For on-premise, VMWare is currently supported! The corresponding documentation for VMWare and Bosh should be on that GitHub. Step by step guidance is also here: https://starkandwayne.com/blog/deploying-microsoft-service-fabric-via-bosh/. The only difference between vSphere and the clouds would be the cloud-config that would define the environment.

  2. RamblinWreck says:

    On Windows 10 1809 the runtime installer MicrosoftServiceFabric.6.4.617.9590.exe does not work. Prompts for confirmation, a quick flash on the screen and nothing else happens. The getting started page for Service Fabric shows the new version numbers, but the download link still installs the old version using Web PI

    1. RamblinWreck says:

      Got it. Open developer command prompt as administrator. Then I can install the runtime using /accepteula /quiet

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  4. Shman4ik says:

    I created new isue on github
    https://github.com/Microsoft/service-fabric/issues/260

    Application: EventStore.Service.exe
    Framework Version: v4.0.30319
    Description: The application requested process termination through System.Environment.FailFast(string message).
    Message: RunAsync failed due to an unhandled exception causing the host process to crash: EventStore.Service.Exceptions.ConnectionParsingException: Config is Missing Operational Store Connection information
    at EventStore.Service.DataReader.EventStoreReader.d__10.MoveNext()

  5. Reliable Collections – “A viewer for data is being shipped independently.” – When and where can I get updates for this or is this the only details available for now?

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