OpenStack Icehouse RC1 packages for Cinder, Glance, Keystone, Neutron, Heat, Ceilometer, Horizon and Nova are now available in the current Ubuntu development release and the Ubuntu Cloud Archive for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.
To enable the Ubuntu Cloud Archive for Icehouse on Ubuntu 12.04:
sudo add-apt-repository cloud-archive:icehouse
sudo apt-get update
Users of the Ubuntu development release (trusty) can install OpenStack Icehouse without any further steps required.
Other packages which have been updated for this Ubuntu release and are pertinent for OpenStack users include:
- Open vSwitch 2.0.1 (+ selected patches)
- QEMU 1.7 (upgrade to 2.0 planned prior to final release)
- libvirt 1.2.2
- Ceph 0.78 (firefly stable release planned as a stable release update)
Note that the 3.13 kernel that will be released with Ubuntu 14.04 supports GRE and VXLAN tunnelling via the in-tree Open vSwitch module – so no need to use dkms packages any longer! You can read more about using Open vSwitch with Ubuntu in my previous post.
Ubuntu 12.04 users should also note that Icehouse is the last OpenStack release that will be backported to 12.04 – however it will receive support for the remainder of the 12.04 LTS support lifecycle (3 years).
Remember that you can always report bugs on packages in the Ubuntu Cloud Archive and Ubuntu 14.04 using the ubuntu-bug tool – for example: