Welcome to the fifth 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!
One final SRU is clearing from the previous SRU cycle:
Swift: swift-storage processes die if rsyslog is restarted (Kilo, Mitaka)
and updates have been uploaded for SRU team review for the following bugs:
Keystone: keystone-manage mapping_engine federation rule testing
Neutron: router host binding id not updated after failover
Nova: nova-api <-> nova-placement-api install-ability
Nova: Incorrect host cpu is given to emulator threads when
cpu_realtime_mask flag is set
Ocata point releases
Newton point releases
We’ve had a few questions about support for OpenStack Newton now that Ubuntu Yakkety has reached end-of-life. OpenStack Newton is supported via the Ubuntu Cloud Archive for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS for a further 9 months (18 months total).
The second Ceph Luminous RC (12.1.1) has been uploaded to Artful and has been backported to the Ubuntu Cloud Archive for Pike. Time to start testing out Bluestore as an alternative block device format for Ceph OSD’s – which co-incidentally you can use via the current development versions of the Ceph charms.
OpenStack Pike milestone 3 releases this week; expect packages in the Ubuntu Cloud Archive for Pike in the first half of next week.
Remember that it’s also possible to consume packages built from the tip of the upstream git repository master branches using:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openstack-ubuntu-testing/pike
Packages are automatically built for Artful and Xenial.
The OpenStack snap set got a new member over the last two weeks – cinder. Tracks have now been setup in the Snap store for Ocata, Pike and Queens, with automatic publishing to ocata/edge channel right now.
SnapStack underwent some refactoring over the last two weeks and has official moved from ‘prototype’ to ‘beta’ testing; Reviews are up to enable SnapStack testing in the gate for selected snaps – expect to see more over the next few weeks.
Not much to report for Nova LXD this time. Testing is still underway for the charm changes to support use of Cinder/Ceph storage back-ends with the Nova-LXD driver but those changes should still land for the upcoming charm release at the end of August.
We’re only a month away from the release of OpenStack Pike, and the charm release typically goes out on the same day. Development is starting to shift away from feature work towards working through the bug backlog – feature freeze is on the 17th August, and we have a few final features to get development completed on between now and then.
IRC (and meetings)
As always, 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.