RC2 of Strimzi Kafka Operators 0.17.0 is now available

Jakub Scholz

Release Candidate 2 of Strimzi Kafka Operators 0.17.0 is now available. It took us more than two weeks since the RC1, but we spent them with a lot of testing and improving the code to make sure the quality of the 0.17 release is good. The main changes since RC1 include:
* Support for pausing / resuming MM2 connectors
* Fix bug in Kafka rack awareness configuration
* Add network policies for Kafka connect when using the connector operator
* Fix rolling update restart when configuration changes
* Fix ZooKeeper scale-up bug
* Validate the replication factor in relation to number of Kafka replicas
* Various bug-fixes
* Dependency upgrades to avoid CVEs
* Improved system tests and documentation

For more details about the release candidate and the upgrade procedure, please go to https://github.com/strimzi/strimzi-kafka-operator/releases/tag/0.17.0-rc2

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