OpenStack Ocata for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Hi All,

The Ubuntu OpenStack team at Canonical is pleased to announce the general availability of OpenStack Ocata on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS via the Ubuntu Cloud Archive. Ocata is the latest release of OpenStack and the first in the new OpenStack release cadence, with a focus on stabilization of existing features along with usability improvements. Details of the Ocata release can be found at:  https://www.openstack.org/software/ocata

To get access to the Ubuntu Ocata packages:

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

You can enable the Ubuntu Cloud Archive pocket for OpenStack Ocata on Ubuntu 16.04 installations by running the following commands:

    sudo add-apt-repository cloud-archive:ocata

    sudo apt update

The Ubuntu Cloud Archive for Ocata includes updates for:

aodh, barbican, ceilometer, cinder, congress, designate, designate-dashboard, dpdk (16.11), glance, gnocchi, heat, horizon, ironic, libvirt (2.5.0), keystone, magnum, manila, manila-ui, mistral, murano, murano-dashboard, networking-ovn, networking-sfc, neutron, neutron-dynamic-routing, neutron-fwaas, neutron-lbaas, neutron-lbaas-dashboard, nova, nova-lxd, openstack-trove, panko, qemu (2.8), sahara, sahara-dashboard, senlin, swift, trove-dashboard, watcher and zaqar

For a full list of packages and versions, please refer to [0].

Migration considerations

* API’s now running under apache2 with mod_wsgi

In Ocata we’ve updated the following APIs to run under apache2 with mod_wsgi: aodh-api, barbican-api, ceilometer-api, cinder-api, and the nova-placement-api. Please keep this in mind as the packages will no longer install systemd unit files for these services, and will instead install apache2 with corresponding apache2 site configuration.

* libvirt 2.5.0 changes

In this release of libvirt, the libvirt-bin systemd service has been renamed to libvirtd, and the unix_sock_group has changed from libvirtd to libvirt.

* openstack-dashboard changes

In Ocata we’ve moved static assets from /usr/share/openstack-dashboard/static to /var/lib/openstack-dashboard/static.

Known Issues

nova console log is empty with libvirt 2.5.0: https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1667033

Branch Package Builds

If you would like to try out the latest updates to branches, we deliver continuously integrated packages on each upstream commit via the following PPA’s:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openstack-ubuntu-testing/liberty

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openstack-ubuntu-testing/mitaka

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openstack-ubuntu-testing/newton

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openstack-ubuntu-testing/ocata

Reporting bugs

If you have any issues please report bugs using the ‘ubuntu-bug’ tool to ensure that bugs get logged in the right place in Launchpad:

    sudo ubuntu-bug nova-conductor

Thanks to everyone who has contributed to OpenStack Ocata, both upstream and downstream.  And special thanks to the puppet modules team for their continued early testing of OpenStack development releases.

Have fun and see you in Pike!



(on behalf of the Ubuntu OpenStack team)

[0] http://reqorts.qa.ubuntu.com/reports/ubuntu-server/cloud-archive/ocata_versions.html

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