Welcome to the second Ubuntu OpenStack development summary!
This summary is intended to be a regular communication of activities and plans happening in and around Ubuntu OpenStack, covering but not limited to the distribution and deployment of OpenStack on Ubuntu.
If there is something that you would like to see covered in future summaries, or you have general feedback on content please feel free to reach out to me (jamespage on Freenode IRC) or any of the OpenStack Engineering team at Canonical!
The current set of OpenStack Newton point releases have been released:
The next cadence cycle of stable fixes is underway – the current candidate list includes:
Cinder: RBD calls block entire process (Kilo)
Cinder: Upload to image does not copy os_type property (Kilo)
Swift: swift-storage processes die of rsyslog is restarted (Kilo, Mitaka)
Neutron: Router HA creation race (Mitaka, Newton)
We’ll also sweep up any new stable point releases across OpenStack Mitaka, Newton and Ocata projects at the same time:
x86_64, ppc64el and s390x builds of Ceph 12.0.3 (the current Luminous development release) are available for testing via PPA whilst misc build issues are resolved with i386 and armhf architectures:
OpenStack Pike b2 was out last week; dependency updates have been uploaded (including 5 new packages) and core project updates are being prepared this week pending processing of new packages in Ubuntu Artful development. .
We’re really close to a functional all-in-one OpenStack cloud using the OpenStack snaps – work is underway on the nova-hypervisor snap to resolve some issues with use of sudo by the nova-compute and neutron-openvswitch daemons. Once this work has landed expect a more full update on efforts to-date on the OpenStack snaps, and how you can help out with snapping the rest of the OpenStack ecosystem!
If you want to give the current snaps a spin to see what’s possible checkout snap-test.
Work on support for new LXD features to allow multiple storage backends has been landed into nova-lxd. Support for LXD using storage pools has also been added to the nova-compute and lxd charms.
The Tempest experimental gate is now functional again (hint: use ‘check experimental’ on a Gerrit review). Work is also underway to resolve issues with Neutron linuxbridge compatibility in OpenStack Pike (raised by the OpenStack-Ansible team – thanks!), including adding a new functional gate check for this particular networking option.
The charms team will be starting work on the new OpenStack Charms deployment guide in the next week or so; if you’re an OpenStack Charm user and would like to help contribute to a best practice guide to cover all aspects of building an OpenStack cloud using MAAS, Juju and the OpenStack Charms we want to hear from you! Ping jamespage in #openstack-charms on Freenode IRC or attend our weekly meeting to find out more.
Stable bug backports
If you have bugs that you’d like to see backported to the current stable charm set, please tag them with the ‘stable-backport’ tag (and they will pop-up in the right place in Launchpad) – you can see the current pipeline here.
We’ve had a flurry of stable backports of the last few weeks to fill in the release gap left when the project switched to a 6 month release cadence so be sure to update and test out the latest versions of the OpenStack charms in the charm store.
IRC (and meetings)
You can participate in the OpenStack charm development and discussion by joining the #openstack-charms channel on Freenode IRC; we also have a weekly development meeting in #openstack-meeting-4 at either 1000 UTC (odd weeks) or 1700 UTC (even weeks) – see http://eavesdrop.openstack.org/#OpenStack_Charms for more details.