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What is new in Wallarm node 3.6

This page lists the changes available when upgrading the node 3.4 or 3.2 up to version 3.6. Listed changes are available for both the regular (client) and multi-tenant Wallarm nodes. Before upgrading the modules, please carefully review the list of changes and general recommendations.

If upgrading Wallarm node 2.18 or lower, learn available changes from the separate list.

When upgrading node 3.4

There are the following changes available in Wallarm node 3.6:

  • New method for the serverless Wallarm node deployment.

    The new deployment method lets you configure the Wallarm CDN node outside your infrastructure in 15 minutes. You need to just point to the domain to be protected and add the Wallarm CNAME record to the domain’s DNS records.

    Instructions on the CDN node deployment

  • Wallarm Ingress controller based on the latest version of Community Ingress NGINX Controller, 1.1.3.

    Instructions on migrating to the Wallarm Ingress controller 3.6 →

  • Added support for AlmaLinux, Rocky Linux and Oracle Linux 8.x instead of the deprecated CentOS 8.x.

    Wallarm node packages for the alternative operating systems will be stored in the CentOS 8.x repository.

  • New layout and customization options of the blocking page /usr/share/nginx/html/wallarm_blocked.html. In the new node version, you can customize the logo and support email displayed on the page.

    The sample blocking page with the new layout looks as follows:

    Wallarm sample blocking page

    More details on the blocking page setup →

  • The following NGINX directives and Envoy parameters have been renamed:

    Parameters with previous names are still supported but will be deprecated in future releases. The parameter logic has not changed.

  • The Ingress annotation nginx.ingress.kubernetes.io/wallarm-instance has been renamed to nginx.ingress.kubernetes.io/wallarm-application.

    The annotation with the previous name is still supported but will be deprecated in future releases. The annotation logic has not changed.

  • The file with the custom ruleset build /etc/wallarm/lom has been renamed to /etc/wallarm/custom_ruleset. In the file system of new node versions, there is only the file with the new name.

    Default values of the NGINX directive wallarm_custom_ruleset_path and Envoy parameter custom_ruleset have been changed appropriately. New default value is /etc/wallarm/custom_ruleset.

  • The following node statistics parameters have been renamed:

    • lom_apply_timecustom_ruleset_apply_time
    • lom_idcustom_ruleset_id

    In new node versions, the http://127.0.0.8/wallarm-status endpoint temporarily returns both the deprecated and new parameters. The deprecated parameters will be removed from the service output in future releases.

    More details on the statistics service →

  • The collectd metric gauge-lom_id has been renamed to gauge-custom_ruleset_id.

    In new node versions, the collectd service collects both the deprecated and new metrics. The deprecated metric collection will be stopped in future releases.

    All collectd metrics →

  • New environment variable NGINX_PORT to be passed to the Wallarm NGINX‑based Docker container.

    This variable sets a port that NGINX will use inside the Docker container. This allows avoiding port collision when using this Docker container as a sidecar container within a pod of Kubernetes cluster.

    Instructions on deploying the Wallarm NGINX‑based Docker container →

When upgrading node 3.2

Wallarm node 3.6 provides all changes listed above as well as the following:

  • Regular (client) Wallarm node of version 3.x to stay up to date with Wallarm releases and prevent installed module deprecation.

  • Regular (client) and multi-tenant Wallarm nodes of the deprecated versions (2.18 and lower). Changes available in Wallarm node 3.x simplifies the node configuration and improves traffic filtration. Please note that some settings of node 3.x are incompatible with the node of older versions.

Upgrade process

  1. Review recommendations for the modules upgrade.

  2. Upgrade installed modules following the instructions for your Wallarm node deployment option:


Other updates in Wallarm products and components →

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