Release notes archive for ece-tools

These release notes provide information and updates for ece-tools v2002.0.22 and later. See Release notes for Cloud Suite to get the latest updates for ece-tools and other Magento Cloud packages.


The ece-tools 2002.0.22 release changes the structure of the ece-tools package to decouple the release of Magento Commerce Cloud patches from the ece-tools release. Starting with this release, patches and critical fixes will be delivered using the magento/magento-cloud-patches package, which is a new dependency for the ece-tools package. We made these changes to reduce complexity for scheduling release updates and working with community contributions.

  • Changes to the ece-tools package

    • Moved the Magento Commerce patches from the ece-tools package to a new magento/magento-cloud-patches composer package.

    • Updated the composer.json file for the ece-tools package to add a dependency for the magento/magento-cloud-patches v1.0.0 package.

    • Fixed an issue that caused the ece-tools patching process to break when applying patch sets on top of security-only releases, starting with Magento version 2.3.2-p2 and later. This issue was introduced by the new versioning scheme adopted for security-only patches.

  • Patches and critical fixes–Update your Cloud environments with ece-tools version 2002.0.22 to apply the following patches and critical fixes. These patches are included in the magento/magento-cloud-patches v1.0.0 package.

    • Page Builder security patches for 2.3.1.x and 2.3.2.x releases–Fixes an issue in Page Builder preview that allows unauthenticated users to access some templating methods that can be used to trigger arbitrary code execution over the network (RCE) resulting in global information leaks. This issue can occur when using unsupported versions of Page Builder with Magento Commerce versions 2.3.1 and 2.3.2.

    • MSI patches–Fixes issues that caused indexing errors and performance issues when using default inventory settings for managing stock.

    • Backward Compatibility of new Mail Interfaces-Fixes a backward incompatibility issue caused by the Magento\Framework\Mail\EmailMessageInterface PHP interface introduced in Magento Commerce v2.3.3. In the scope of this patch, the new EmailMessageInterface inherits from the old MessageInterface, and Magento Commerce core modules are reverted to depend on MessageInterface.

    • Catalog pagination does not work on Elasticsearch 6.x–Fixes a critical issue with search result pagination that affects customers using Elasticsearch 6.x as the catalog search engine.


  • Docker updates

    • New Docker Images—Supported by Magento versions 2.3.3 and later

      • PHP version 7.3.

      • Varnish Cache 6.2.0

    • Added support to apply custom hook configuration specified in in the Docker environment. Previously, the Docker environment supported only the default hook configuration.

    • Docker ENV files are no longer generated during the Docker build, and the docker:config:convert command is deprecated. The corresponding data is now stored in the docker-compose.yml file.

    • Updated PHP image–Added Node.js to the PHP Docker image to support node, npm, and grunt-cli capabilities.

  • Environment variable updates

    • Added the LOCK_PROVIDER deploy variable to configure the lock provider which prevents the launch of duplicate cron jobs and cron groups. See the variable description in the deploy variables topic.

    • Added the CONSUMERS_WAIT_FOR_MAX_MESSAGES environment variable to configure how consumers process messages from the message queue when using the CRON_CONSUMERS_RUNNER environment variable to manage cron jobs. See the variable description in the deploy variables topic.

    • Fixed an issue that can cause database deadlock errors when the consumers_runner cron job starts multiple instances of the same consumer on different nodes. Now, if you have enabled the CRON_CONSUMERS_RUNNER deploy variable in your environment, the consumers_runner job uses the single-thread option to start one instance of each consumer on only one node.

    • Fixed an issue affecting WARM_UP_PAGES functionality that uses a default store URL. Now, if the config:show:default-url command cannot fetch a base URL, then the URL from the MAGENTO_CLOUD_ROUTES variable is used.

  • Updated the logging information returned by the module:refresh command. Now, you can see a detailed list of enabled modules in the cloud.log file.

  • Improved version compatibility validation and warning notifications for compatibility issues between Magento version and installed services, such as Elasticsearch, RabbitMq, Redis, and DB.

  • Added support for RabitMQ version 3.8.

  • Updated interactive validations for service compatibility to reflect supported versions for the new Magento Commerce 2.3.3 and 2.2.10 releases. See Service versions.

  • Improved the log message returned when the cron job management process in the deploy phase tries to stop a cron job that has already finished to clarify that this issue is not an error. Changed the log level from INFO to DEBUG.

  • Fixed an issue when running the setup:upgrade command that did not interrupt the deployment process when a failure occurred during the app:config:import task.

  • Changed the default log level for the file handler to debug to reduce the amount of detail in the log displayed in the Project Web Interface, while still providing detailed information for debugging.

  • Fixed an issue that caused an error with static content deployment during build. After a Magento installation and ece-tools config dump, an error occurred if there was no locale specified for the admin user in the config.php file. Now, there is a default locale for the admin user in the config.php file.

  • Fixed an Undefined index error that occurs when a Magento Cloud CLI command fails in an environment that is not configured with a secure URL (https). Now, the ece-tools package uses the base URL (http) if the secure URL is not available.


  • Docker Updates

    • You can now perform functional testing using the ece-tools package in the Docker environment. See Functional testing in Docker.

    • Added support for configuring PHP modules using the file. Any PHP Extensions specified in the file become available in the Docker PHP containers.

    • There are new commands available to improve the Docker command line experience. See the bin/magento-docker section of the Docker reference.

    • Added the ability to use to synchronize files during development between the local host and Docker. See Docker prerequisites.

    • Corrected the default path when using the Docker environment. Now, when you use SSH to log in to the Docker container, you are at the Magento root in the /app directory, as expected.

    • Updated the Sodium library from version 1.0.11 to version 1.0.18, and updated the Sodium PHP extension.

      Magento Commerce Cloud customers must submit a support ticket to upgrade the libsodium package on Pro Production and Staging environments prior to upgrading to Magento Commerce 2.3.2. Currently, you cannot upgrade Starter environments to Magento Commerce 2.3.2.

    • Added the analysis-icu and the analysis-phonetic Elasticsearch plugins to all Docker images.

    • Improved validations: When using options for the docker:build command, you must provide a value when using an option. Also, added validation for the Node version when using the docker:build run command.

  • Environment variable updates

    • Added support for database table prefixes using the DATABASE_CONFIGURATION environment variable.

    • Added the FORCE_UPDATE_URLS deploy variable to update Magento base URLs when deploying to Pro and Starter production and staging environments. See the definition in the deploy variables content.

    • Added the TTFB_TESTED_PAGES post-deploy variable to configure Time to First Byte page tests to check Magento Commerce application performance on sites deployed to Cloud infrastructure. See the variable description in post-deploy variables.

    • Fixed an issue with multi-threaded SCD, which caused random failures in static content deployment. The workaround involved setting the SCD_THREADS variable to 1. You can now increase the count as needed. See the definitions in the deploy variables and the build variables.

    • You can configure the WARM_UP_PAGES environment variable to cache single pages, multiple domains, and multiple pages. See the expanded definition in the post-deploy variables content.

  • Added the pub/static/.htaccess file to the exclude list. Fix submitted by Björn Kraus of PHOENIX MEDIA GmbH.

  • Fixed an error when all validation messages were showing as Critical if at least one critical level validator returned an error.

  • Fixed an issue that caused a deployment failure if the Magento base URL did not exist in the database.

  • Added a new env:config:show command to the ece-tools package that displays environment services, routes, or variables. See Services, routes, and variables. Feature submitted by Vladimir Kerkhoff.

  • Fixed an issue that caused a critical error when attempting to install Magento 2.2.6 or earlier with ece-tools develop after shell refactoring.

  • Fixed an issue that caused Magento 2.1.x and 2.2.x installations to fail with a warning about using a deprecated version of Carbon.

  • Decreased the cloud.log log level for shell output from info to debug.

  • Added the --remove-definers (-d) option to the ece-tools db-dump command to remove definers from the dump file.


  • Fixed an issue that overwrites the env.php file during a deploy, resulting in a loss of custom configurations. This update ensures that Magento Commerce Cloud updates the env.php file with every deployment, while preserving custom configurations.


  • Docker Updates

    • Now, the Docker environment supports the cron configuration defined in the crons property of the file.

    • New Docker Container—Added a TLS termination proxy container to facilitate the Varnish SSL termination over HTTPS.

    • New Docker Image—Added a Node.js image to support Gulp and other capabilities, such as Jasmine JS Unit Testing.

    • Docker build modes—Now you can choose to launch the Docker environment in Production mode or Developer mode. Developer mode supports active development with full, writable filesystem permissions.

    • Fixed an issue that caused Docker deploy to fail with a Name or service not known error if the cache is configured for a service that is not available. Now, you can remove a service from the .magento/services.yaml file. The Docker configuration generator updates the service in the docker/config.php.dist file automatically.

    • Added interactive validations for service compatibility. Now, if a requested service is incompatible with the Magento version or other services, the interactive mode prompts the user with a message and a choice to continue. See the Service versions available for Docker. Use the -n option to skip the interactivity for CICD purposes.

    • Fixed an issue with the Docker compose db-dump command that erased existing dumps.

    • Fixed an issue that assigned Redis session, default, and page_cache cache storage to the same database ID.

  • Environment variable updates

    • The new ELASTICSUITE_CONFIGURATION environment variable retains your customized service settings between deployments. See the definition in the deploy variables content.

    • Added the SCD_MAX_EXECUTION_TIMEOUT environment variable so you can increase the time to complete the static content deployment from the .magento.env.yaml file. See the definition in the deploy variables, the build variables, and the global variables.

      • Added the MAGENTO_CLOUD_LOCKS_DIR environment variable to configure the path to the mount point for the lock provider on the cloud infrastructure. The lock provider prevents the launch of duplicate cron jobs and cron groups. This variable is supported on Magento Commerce version 2.2.5 and later and automatically configured. See the definition in Cloud variables.

      • Changed the SCD_THREADS environment variable default values to automatically determine the optimal value based on the detected CPU thread count. See the updated definitions in the deploy variables and the build variables.

  • Fixed an issue with a patch for DB Isolation Mechanism that caused an error when upgrading to Magento Commerce Cloud version 2002.0.16.

  • Added a patch that replaces Google Image Charts with Image-Charts. See the DevBlog article Google Image Charts deprecation and update for M1.

  • Added validation for the SEARCH_CONFIGURATION variable. Deploy fails when the ‘engine’ option is not set and _merge is not required.

  • Fixed an issue that exposed sensitive data after an exception occurs. Now the sensitive information is masked appropriately.

  • Improved the fault-tolerant settings of the Magento Open Source package. In the case when Magento 2 cannot read data from the Redis slave instance, a reading is made from the Redis master instance. See REDIS_USE_SLAVE_CONNECTION.


The ece-tools version 2002.0.17 includes an important security patch. See Tech Resources: Magento Open Source Patches.

  • Service updates—Supported by the following Magento versions: 2.2.8 and later 2.2.x, 2.3.1 and later 2.3.x

    • Added support for Elasticsearch version 6.x.

    • Added support for Redis version 5.0.
  • New Docker images—Added the following services to the Docker build:

    • Elasticsearch 6.5

    • Redis 5.0

  • New environment variable—Previously, there was a hard-coded timeout for SCD compression. Now you can configure the SCD compression timeout using the SCD_COMPRESSION_TIMEOUT environment variable. See the definitions in the build variables and the deploy variables content.

  • Added the --use-rewrites option to the Magento install command so that it uses web server rewrites for generated links in the storefront and Admin access to improve security and customer experience.

  • Added timestamps to the var/log/install_upgrade.log file so that it shows dates for the Magento installation and upgrade events.


  • Docker updates

    • Now, the default service configuration generated in the Docker environment is the same as the default configuration in the Cloud template.

    • You can send mail from your Docker environment using the sendmail service.

    • Added the ability to configure Xdebug to debug in the Cloud Docker environment.

    • Fixed an issue with web service permissions when generating the docker-compose.yml file.

  • Upgrade improvement—Added validation to confirm that the autoload property in the composer.json file contains required configuration changes before upgrading to Magento Commerce v2.3. See Upgrade Magento version.

  • The compression process in deploying static content now includes all assets—natively generated or customized—and occurs during the build phase at the beginning of the build:transfer section. Previously, the compression process occurred before applying custom minification and bundling of static assets. Fix submitted by Rafael Garcia Lepper from Tryzens Limited.

  • Fixed a database connection error that occurred during deployment immediately after configuring an additional database and service relationship. Also, this fix addresses an issue that occurred during the configuration process of MBI for Starter. For Starter, this upgrade is a “must have” for using MBI.

  • Fixed a validation issue with the database configuration that caused the deploy process to fail.

  • Updated the constraint with the appropriate version of the symfony/yaml package to use with PHP constants. Constant parsing does not work when using a symfony/yaml package version earlier than 3.2. Fix submitted by Vladimir Kerkhoff.

  • Environment configuration check—Added validation to check the PHP version and warn users if they are not using the latest recommended version.

  • Fixed an issue with processing malformed JSON variables. Now, if a JSON variable causes a syntax error, a warning appears in the cloud.log file and deployment continues using the default variable.

  • Fixed a connection error that occurred during deployment immediately after disabling the Redis service.

  • Logging changes—Updated the log level from Info to Notice for the following build and deploy process events:

    • Begin and end of the process for reconciling installed modules in composer.json with shared configuration settings in the app/etc/config.php file

    • Begin and end of the configuration validation process

    • Begin and end of the setup:di:compile process for generating classes

  • New environment variables

  • Environment variable updates—Changed the following environment variables:

    • WARM_UP_PAGES—Added the capability to preload the cache for specified pages on all domains defined for a Magento Commerce store. Previously, if your site was configured with multiple domains, the post-deploy process failed to preload the cache for the specified pages on non-default domains and returned the following error in the post-deploy log: ERROR: Warming up failed: <uri>

    • SCD_COMPRESSION_LEVEL—Updated the documentation and the sample .magento.env.yaml file with the correct default values for SCD compression level. See the definitions in the build variables and the deploy variables content.

    • SCD_EXCLUDE_THEMES——This environment variable is deprecated. Use the SCD_MATRIX to control theme configuration.

    • SCD_MATRIX—Fixed the validation process to prevent a problem that occurred when the SCD_MATRIX ignored a theme value that contained different character cases. See the definitions in the build variables and the deploy variables content.

    • ADMIN variables

      • Improved security when managing credentials for the Magento Admin user using environment variables. You can no longer use the ADMIN_EMAIL, ADMIN_USERNAME, and ADMIN_PASSWORD environment variables to override admin credentials during upgrades. If you cannot access the Admin panel, use the Forgot password feature or the Magento CLI admin:user:create command to create a new admin user. See Access your Magento Admin panel.

      • ADMIN_EMAIL is no longer required when upgrading or applying patches.


  • Docker updates

    • Now the Docker generator uses the services specified in the and .magento/services.yaml configuration files when building your Docker environment. You can choose a different service version using build parameters.

    • Added PHP 7.2 image—Added support for PHP 7.2 in Cloud Docker; updated the Launch Docker configuration to include the docker:build --php option to specify the version of PHP compatible with your Magento Commerce version.

    • Added a Cron container based on the PHP-CLI image.

    • Added the following services to the Docker build:

      • RabbitMQ 3.5 and 3.7

      • ElasticSearch 1.7, 2.4, and 5.2

      • Redis 3.2 and 4.0

  • Configure with PHP constants—Added support for PHP constants in the .magento.env.yaml configuration file.

  • New environment variable—By default, only the Production environment has Google Analytics enabled. You can enable Google Analytics on the Staging and Integration environments using the ENABLE_GOOGLE_ANALYTICS environment variable.

  • Fixed an issue that removed customized cron configurations from the env.php file after a redeployment. Now, custom cron configurations safely remain in the env.php file.

  • Fixed inconsistencies in the messages and log levels for build, deploy, and post-deploy phases. Increased beginning and ending log message levels from info to notice for all phases and sub-phases. Added beginning and ending log messages, where appropriate.

  • Fixed an issue involving cron processes that prevented the start of the post-deploy phase, when configured. Now, if you have the post-deploy hook enabled, the cron processes are enabled again at the beginning of the post-deploy phase.

  • Resolved an issue that prevented a successful installation of Magento when specifying a custom database configuration. Previously, the installation process used the database configuration from the MAGENTO_CLOUD_RELATIONSHIP variable even if you designated customized connection information in the DATABASE_CONFIGURATION environment variable.

  • Corrected the config:dump command so that it includes each website locale in the system section of the config.php file.

  • Fixed an issue that resulted in warm-up errors during the post-deploy phase by correcting the source base URL reference.

  • Fixed an issue that generated files improperly during the setup:di:compile process, which affected the Amazon Pay module.


  • Verify Ideal State—The ideal-state wizard now verifies the current configuration during each deployment and provides clear instructions for updating the configuration to achieve a faster, zero-downtime deployment.

  • PCI Compliance—Updated the messaging protocols for Magento Commerce Cloud to require Transport Layer Security (TLS) version 1.2 when connecting with third-party messaging services. If you are using a message service that does not support TLS version 1.2, you must upgrade your service. Otherwise, the following error message displays when your Magento Commerce application tries to connect to the message server to send an email: Unable to connect via TLS.

  • Deployment improvement—Added validation to warn customers if a Staging or Production environment has dev, debug, or debug_logging options enabled to prevent performance issues caused by excessive logging activity.

  • Deployment fixes

    • Now maintenance mode is enabled at the start of the deploy phase and disabled at the end. If the deployment fails, the site remains in maintenance mode until the deployment issues are resolved. Previously, the site returned to production mode even if the deployment failed.

      • Reworked the deploy phase validation checks to downgrade the error level for the following deployment issues from CRITICAL to WARNING so that the deployment completes. Previously, these issues caused the deployment to fail.

      • Environment configuration contains incorrect values for deploy or cloud variables.

    • The Elasticsearch version on the cloud infrastructure is incompatible with the version of the elasticsearch/elasticsearch module supported by Magento Commerce Cloud. See the Elasticsearch troubleshooting article in the Magento Support Knowledgebase.

    • Fixed an issue with the shared configuration settings in the app/etc/config.php file that caused recursion detected errors during deployment.

  • Cron-related fixes

    • Fixed a cron scheduling issue that prevented jobs from running if you specify a cron frequency other than the default (1 minute).

    • Fixed an issue in the deploy phase that allowed cron jobs to continue running during deployment, which can cause database locks and other critical issues. Now, all cron jobs are stopped before the deploy phase begins and restarted after the deployment completes.

    • Fixed the cron job workflow in versions 2.2.x to unlock frozen cron jobs so that they can be stopped before beginning deployment. Previously, a frozen cron job caused the deployment to stall.

  • Changed the format of the config.php file generated by the vendor/bin/ece-tools config:dump command to use short array syntax and 4-space indentation to comply with Magento coding standards.

  • Fixed a deployment error that occurs when the .magento.env.yaml contains and placeholders for web configurations instead of the default URL configuration for a Magento Commerce Cloud project./


  • Enable zero-downtime deployment—Now Magento Commerce Cloud queues requests with required database changes during deployment and applies the changes as soon as the deployment completes. Requests can be held for up to 5 minutes to ensure that no sessions are lost. See Static content deployment options to reduce deployment downtime on Cloud.

  • Docker Compose for Cloud—Made the following improvements to the Docker setup and configuration process:

    • Added a command—docker:config:convert to convert PHP configuration files to Docker ENV format to simplify environment configuration. Now, you copy the PHP configuration files to the Docker directory and convert them to Docker ENV files. See Launch Docker.

    • The Magento Commerce Cloud installation process now supports deploying to both read-only and read-write file systems to more closely emulate the Cloud file system. See Configure Docker.

    • Redis service support—Added a Redis image, which is deployed to a Docker container and configured automatically to work with your Docker installation.

    • Now you have the DB dump capability when using the Cloud Docker database container. Also, you can share files between a host machine and a container using the docker/mnt directory.

    • Varnish service support— Added a Varnish image, which is deployed automatically to a Docker container. After deployment, you can manually configure Varnish following Magento best practices. See Configure and use Varnish.

    • Secure site access—Added SSL support to access your Magento Commerce store and Admin panel.

  • Improved Magento Commerce Cloud extension support—Downgraded the minimum version requirement for the guzzlehttp/guzzle package in the Magento Commerce Cloud composer.json file to version 6.2 so that the ece-tools package is compatible with more extensions.

  • Apply custom changes to your Magento Commerce application during the build phase—We split the build phase into two separate processes so that you can use hooks to apply custom changes to the generated static content before packaging the application for deployment. The build:generate process generates code, applies patches, and generates static content. The build:transfer process transfers the generated code and static content to the final destination. See Application hooks.

  • Environment configuration checks—Improved validation of the environment configuration to warn customers about version incompatibilities and configuration errors before building and deploying Magento Commerce Cloud.

    • Added version-specific validation to identify unsupported or deprecated environment variables and values.

    • Added an Elasticsearch compatibility check to warn users about Elasticsearch configuration issues. Now, the deployment fails if the version of Elasticsearch service on the server is incompatible with Magento Commerce. Previously, the deployment succeeded even if the Elasticsearch version was incompatible, which caused product catalog issues after site deployment.

      You can resolve the incompatibility by submitting a Support ticket to upgrade Elasticsearch to a compatible version, or change the Magento Commerce configuration to specify a compatible version of the Elasticsearch PHP client.

      • For Magento Commerce version 2.1.x to 2.2.2, upgrade Elasticsearch to version 2.4.

      • For Magento Commerce version 2.2.3 and later, upgrade Elasticsearch to version 5.2.

      • If you have Elasticsearch 1.x or 2.x and do not want to upgrade, update the Magento Commerce Elasticsearch PHP client version requirement in composer.json to "elasticsearch/elasticsearch": "~2.0".

    • Improved validation of environment variables to identify configuration settings that can cause conflicts during the build, deploy, and post-deploy phases. For example, a warning message displays during the install and upgrade process if the global setting for static content deployment conflicts with settings on the build or deploy phase.

  • Environment variable updates—Changed the following environment variables:

    • SKIP_HTML_MINIFICATION global variable—Changed the default value to true to enable on-demand HTML content minification, which minimizes downtime when deploying to Staging and Production environments. This configuration is required for zero-downtime deployments.

    • CLEAN_STATIC_FILES deploy variable—Added the capability to manage the clean static files processing for static content generated during the build phase based on the CLEAN_STATIC_FILES environment variable setting. Previously, static content files generated during the build phase were always cleaned.

  • Logging—Made the following changes to improve log messages and reduce log size:

    • Deployment failure log entries now include the command output from the operations that cause the failures even if your environment configuration does not specify debug level logging. See MIN_LOGGING_LEVEL.

    • Added logging for deployment failures that occur when generated factories required by some extensions cannot be generated correctly because the file system is in a read-only state.

    • Reduced the deploy log size and fixed formatting issues caused by setup commands that use the interactive progress bar.

    • Eliminated unnecessary verbosity and updated the priority levels for some log statements.

  • Cron-specific fixes

    • Changed the default cron job configuration settings for history lifetime from 3d (4320 min) to 1h (60 min) to prevent performance issues and deployment failures that can occur when the cron queue fills too quickly.

    • Improved the cron job management process during the deploy phase to prevent database locks and other critical issues. Now, all cron jobs stop during the deploy phase and restart after deployment completes.

    • Fixed an issue with the locking mechanism for scheduling consumers launched by cron jobs in Magento Commerce versions 2.2.0 and later to prevent cron jobs from launching duplicate consumers.

  • Fixed an issue with the static content compression process (gzip) that caused not overwritten and no such file or directory errors when referencing the compressed file during the deployment process.

  • Fixed an issue that prevented the php ./vendor/bin/ece-tools config:dump command from removing redundant sections from the config.php file during the dump process if the store locale is not specified. Now you can easily move your configuration files between environments. After you update to ece-tools v2002.0.13, regenerate older config.php files with the improved config:dump command. See Configuration management for store settings.

  • Fixed an issue that caused an error during the deploy phase if the route configuration in the .magento/routes.yaml file redirects from an apex domain to a www domain.

  • Fixed an issue with the _merge option for the SEARCH_CONFIGURATION variable that caused incorrect merge results if you do not include the engine parameter in the updated .magento.env.yaml configuration file. Now, the merge operation correctly overwrites only the values you specify in the updated .magento.env.yaml without requiring you to set the engine parameter.

  • Fixed a Redis configuration issue that incorrectly enabled session locking for Magento Commerce Cloud versions 2.2.1 and later, which can cause slow performance and timeouts. Now, session locking is disabled by default. The issue was caused by a change in the default behavior of the disable_locking parameter introduced in v1.3.4 of the Redis session handler package. See colinmollenhour/php-redis-session-abstract package.


  • Docker Compose for Cloud—Added a command—docker:build—to generate a Docker Compose configuration from the Cloud ece-tools repository.

  • Change Locales—Now you can change store locale without the exporting and importing configuration process. While Magento is in Production and the SCD_ON_DEMAND is enabled, the Magento store and admin locale options are available.

  • Site map and Robots—Created a workflowto add a robots.txt file and generate a sitemap.xml file for a single domain configuration without requiring a change to the infrastructure.

  • Wizards—Added two wizards to help you with Cloud configuration:

    • ideal-state—configure the ideal state for minimal deployment downtime
    • master-slave—configure load balancing for database and Redis
  • Module Refresh—Added a Cloud command—module:refresh—to enable modules that were disabled or not explicitly enabled, similar to the way that it is done automatically during a build. See Build and deploy on local in Build phase.

  • Added the ability to choose to merge or overwrite configuration for services using the _merge option in CACHE, SESSION, QUEUE, and SEARCH configurations.

  • Environment Configuration sample file—We added a .magento.env.yaml sample file to the ece-tools package that includes a detailed description and possible values for each environment variable.

    • We also added a deep validation for the .magento.env.yaml configuration that prevents failures in the deployment process caused by unexpected values. When a failure occurs, you now receive a detailed error message that begins with: Environment configuration is not valid. Please correct .magento.env.yaml file with next suggestions:

  • Added the following Environment variables:

    • Now you can define multiple locales for each theme using the new SCD_MATRIX environment variable, which reduces the amount of theme files to deploy.

    • Added the DATABASE_CONFIGURATION environment variable to customize your database connections for deployment.

    • The new MIN_LOGGING_LEVEL variable overrides the minimum logging level for all output streams without making changes to the code.

  • Fixed an issue that caused downtime between the deploy and post-deploy phase. Now, the post_deploy phase begins immediately after the deploy phase ends.

  • Fixed an issue that did not clean the successful cron jobs, those with status = success, from the schedule.

  • Fixed an issue with the post_deploy hook that cleared the cache in the deploy phase instead of the post-deploy phase of the project.

  • Fixed an issue when using SCD with multiple locales, which generated the same js-translation.json file for each locale.

  • Optimized the db:dump command in the ece-tools package to avoid locking tables and increase speed.


The ece-tools version 2002.0.11 is required for 2.2.4 compatibility.

  • Configuring read-only connections to non-master nodes—This release adds the ability to configure a read-only connection to a non-master node to receive read-only traffic (for Redis and for MariaDB).

  • Configuration Wizard—Added a wizard to help verify your configuration for static content deployment. See Smart wizards.

  • Symfony Console support—Added support for Symfony Console 4 with Magento 2.3.

  • Cron scheduling optimizations—Improved the queue management and enhanced logging to help with debugging cron-related issues.

  • Deployment validation fails if an ADMIN_EMAIL or ADMIN_USERNAME value is the same as an existing Magento administrator account.

  • Removed SOLR support for 2.2.x versions. 2.1.x versions retain the ability to enable SOLR.

  • The first installation of the Staging & Production environments of a PRO project now includes different index prefixes for ElasticSearch to prevent possible conflicts while identifying records belonging to each environment.

  • Fixed an issue that interrupted the build phase for legacy architecture during static content deployment.

  • Cron-specific Improvements—Re-worked the cron implementation:

    • Fixed an issue that caused the cron queue to fill quickly. Now it clears the outdated cron jobs in a more reliable way.

    • Re-organized the sequence of cron jobs so that all jobs in separate threads launch prior to the general group.

    • Improved logging to better assist in debugging cron issues.

    • NOTE—This release addresses many cron-related issues. If you currently use some cron-related patches in m2-hotfixes, remove them.

  • SCD-specific improvements

    • You can use the VERBOSE_COMMANDS and the SCD_COMPRESSION_LEVEL environment variables during both build and deploy phases.

    • Fixed an issue that caused deployment to fail with a random error when encountering an unexpected value for the SCD_COMPRESSION_LEVEL environment variable. Improved the configuration validation to provide meaningful notifications. See SCD_COMPRESSION_LEVEL for acceptable values.

    • Fixed the behavior of the SCD_COMPRESSION_LEVEL environment variable configuration flow so the overrides work as expected.

    • Fixed an issue that prevented the configuration of the SCD_THREADS environment variable in the .magento.env.yaml file deploy stage.


  • Static Content Deployment (SCD)—There is a new, alternative deployment process to generate static content when requested (on-demand). This decreases downtime and improves cache handling by generating the most critical assets.

    • New environment variable—Added the SCD_ON_DEMAND global environment variable to generate static content when requested.

    • Post-deploy hook—Added a post_deploy hook for the file that clears the cache and pre-loads (warms) the cache after the container begins accepting connections. It is available only for Pro projects that contain Staging and Production environments in the Project Web Interface and for Starter projects. Although not required, this works in tandem with the SCD_ON_DEMAND environment variable.

  • Optimization—Optimized moving or copying files during deployment to improve deployment speed and decrease loads on the file system.

  • Deployment Logging—Added the ability to enable Syslog and Graylog Extended Log Format (GELF) handlers for outputting logs during the deployment process. See Logging handlers.

  • Added the following Environment variables:

    • CRYPT_KEY—Provide a cryptographic key to another environment when moving a database.

    • SKIP_HTML_MINIFICATIONGlobal environment variable that skips copying the static view files in the var/view_preprocessed directory and generates minified HTML when requested.

    • SCD_ON_DEMANDGlobal environment variable to generate static content when requested.

    • WARM_UP_PAGES—You can list the pages to use to pre-load the cache. Available in the new Post-deploy variables.
  • Fixed an issue that involved a locally applied patch breaking the deployment on an instance. Now, ece-tools can detect that a patch has been applied.

  • Fixed a conflict between JavaScript bundling and GZIP functionality. Now these features work correctly together.

  • Fixed an issue that caused ece-tools CLI commands to fail when using earlier PHP 7.0.x versions.

  • Fixed an issue that prevented static content deployment with the compact strategy in multiple threads.

  • Fixed a Redis session locking issue that caused an Admin login delay. Also, the fix is available for 2.1.x.


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  • ece-tools—The ece-tools package now supports Magento 2.1.x.

  • Redis configuration—You can now configure Redis page and default cache and Redis session storage using an environment variable.

  • Search, AMQP, and Redis service improvements—We unified the service configuration flow so that it now behaves the same way for all services. Manually editing the env.php file to configure services is no longer supported. You must use environment variables or the .magento.env.yaml file instead.

  • Environment variables

    • The use of env:STATIC_CONTENT_THREADS was deprecated and will be removed in a future release. Use the SCD_THREADS instead.

    • The STATIC_CONTENT_EXCLUDE_THEMES environment variable was deprecated. You must use the SCD_EXCLUDE_THEMES environment variable instead.

  • Logging—We simplified logging around built-in patching operations.

  • We removed developer mode support and the APPLICATION_MODE environment variable because they were causing unexpected behavior.

  • We fixed an issue that was causing static content deployment failures related to Redis. Now, multi-threaded static content deployment runs as designed.

  • We fixed an issue that was preventing users from saving modifications to configuration fields in the Admin, which are marked as sensitive after running the app:config:dump command.

  • We added support for an earlier version of symfony/yaml to fix conflicts with some packages, which are not yet compatible with the latest version.


We merged vendor/magento/ece-patches with vendor/magento/ece-tools in this release. You no longer need to update the vendor/magento/ece-patches package separately.

New features:

  • Improved logging

    • We improved log messaging to provide better explanations when the build or deploy process overrides an environment variable.
    • You can now view installation and upgrade progress in real time. Tail the install_update.log file to view progress. For example,

      tail -f var/log/install_upgrade.log
  • New cron command—You can now unlock specific stuck cron jobs instead of stopping and re-launching all of them with the cron:unlock command. Not available in 2.1.

  • Unified configuration file—You can now configure build and deploy stages using a .magento.env.yaml file.

  • Backup configuration files—The deployment process now automatically creates a backup of the app/etc/env.php and app/etc/config.php configuration files after deployment. We also added a new CLI command to restore these configuration files from a backup.

  • Troubleshooting validation errors—We changed the command you must use to resolve validation errors when config.php does not contain enough data for static content deployment. Previously, the error message instructed you to run bin/magento app:config:dump. Now, you must run php ./vendor/bin/ece-tools config:dump.

  • New environment variables—You can now use environment variables to connect custom search and AMQP-based services to your site.

  • We implemented smart patching. Now the package applies patches based not on Magento Commerce Cloud version, but on patched package version.

Resolved issues:

  • We fixed a logging issue that was causing build errors.

  • We fixed an issue that was causing timeout exceptions when running deployments in interactive mode.

  • We fixed an issue that was causing errors when using the compact strategy for static content generation. Not available in 2.1.

  • We fixed an issue that was preventing the deployment script from properly identifying staging and production environments.

  • We fixed an issue that was causing network issues to disrupt database connections and cause failures during the installation and upgrade process.

  • We fixed an issue preventing you from exporting the configuration files using app:config:dump more than once. Not available in 2.1.

  • We fixed a Redis session locking issue that caused an Admin login delay. Not available in 2.1.

  • We fixed an implementation issue related to versioning that was causing a conflict with other Composer-based patching modules.

  • We fixed an issue that was causing PHP memory issues during import.

  • Removed patch; fixing bug in colinmollenhour/credis v1.6 to enable support for Magento Commerce Cloud 2.2.1. Not available in 2.1.


Resolved issues:

  • We removed var/view_preprocessed symlinking to fix an issue that was causing JavaScript minification conflicts.


Resolved issues:

  • We fixed an issue that was causing gzip errors when a file or directory name contains spaces.

  • We fixed an issue that was preventing deployment scripts from properly recognizing and enabling module dependencies.


New features:

  • Configure a cron consumer with an environment variable—You can now configure cron consumers using the new CRON_CONSUMERS_RUNNER environment variable.

  • Configuration scanning—We now scan for critical components during the build/deploy process and halt the process if the scan fails, which prevents unnecessary downtime due to the site being in maintenance mode.

  • Build/deploy notifications—We added a configuration file that you can use to set up Slack and/or email notifications for build/deploy actions in all your environments.

  • Static content compression—We now compress static content using gzip during the build and deploy phases. This compression, coupled with Fastly compression, helps reduce the size of your store and increase deployment speed. If necessary, you can disable compression using a build option or deploy variable. See the following topics for more information:

  • Configuration management—We now auto-generate an app/etc/config.php file in your Git repository during the build phase if it does not already exist. The auto-generated file includes only a list of modules and extensions. If the file already exists, the build phase continues as normal. If you follow Configuration Management at a later time, the commands update the file without requiring additional steps. Refer to Deployment process for more information.

  • Database dumps—We added a magento/ece-tools CLI command for creating database dumps in all environments. For Pro plan Production environments, this command only dumps from one of three high-availability nodes, so production data written to a different node during the dump may not be copied. We recommend putting the application in maintenance mode before doing a database dump in Production environments. See Snapshots and backup management for more information.

  • Cron interval limitations lifted—The default cron interval for all environments provisioned in the us-3, eu-3, and ap-3 regions is 1 minute. The default cron interval in all other regions is 5 minutes for Pro Integration environments and 1 minute for Pro Staging and Production environments. To modify your existing cron jobs, edit your settings in or create a support ticket for Production/Staging environments. Refer to Set up cron jobs for more information.

Resolved issues:

  • We fixed an issue that was causing long deploy times due to the deploy process invoking the cache-clean operation before static content deployment.

  • We fixed an issue causing errors during the static content generation step of deployment on Production environments.

  • We fixed an issue preventing some magento/ece-tools commands from logging output to stderr.

  • We fixed an issue preventing base URL values in env.php from being updated in forked branches.

  • We fixed an issue causing the magento setup:install command to add an unsecure prefix (http://) to secure base URLs.

  • We fixed an issue preventing patch errors from causing deployment failures.

  • We fixed an issue preventing ece-tools from halting execution and throwing an exception if no patches can be applied.

  • We fixed an issue causing errors when loading the storefront after enabling HTML minification in the Magento Admin.


Resolved issues:


Resolved issues:

  • We fixed an issue that was causing pages to time out because Redis was taking too long to read/write. You can now use the disable_locking parameter in Redis configurations to prevent this issue.


Resolved issues:

  • The RabbitMQ configuration process now obtains all required parameters automatically.


New features:

  • Magento Commerce Cloud now supports scopes and static content deployment strategies. We have added the –s parameter with a default setting of quick for the static content deployment strategy. You can use the environment variable SCD_STRATEGY to customize and use these strategies with your build and deploy actions. This variable supports the options standard, quick, or compact. If you select compact, we override the STATIC_CONTENT_THREADS value with 1, which can slow deployment, especially in production environments. Not available in 2.1.

  • We have created a log file on environments to capture and compile build and deploy actions. The file is located in the var/log/cloud.log file inside the Magento root application directory.

Resolved issues:

  • Refactored the ece-tools package to make it compatible with Magento Commerce Cloud 2.2.0 and higher.

  • We fixed an issue that was preventing ece-tools from halting execution and throwing an exception if no patches can be applied.

  • We fixed an issue that was causing exceptions to be thrown when dependency injection (di) compilation is skipped during builds.

  • We fixed an issue that was causing the deploy process to overwrite custom Redis configurations in the env.php file.

  • We fixed an issue that was causing redirect loops due to disabled by default secure admin.


This package is no longer compatible with other versions of Magento Commerce Cloud and should not be used.

Initial release

Initial release of ece-tools for Magento Commerce Cloud 2.2.0.