- 1 OpenStack Grizzly
- 1.1 Summary
- 1.2 Owner
- 1.3 Current status
- 1.4 Detailed Description
- 1.5 Benefit to Fedora
- 1.6 Scope
- 1.7 How To Test
- 1.8 User Experience
- 1.9 Dependencies
- 1.10 Contingency Plan
- 1.11 Documentation
- 1.12 Release Notes
- 1.13 Comments and Discussion
OpenStack will be upgraded to the next major stable release, called "Grizzly". In addition the new OpenStack "heat" and "ceilometer" incubation projects will be included.
- Name: Pádraig Brady
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Targeted release: Fedora 19 (and its Feature List)
- Last updated: 2013-04-23
- Percentage of completion: 100%
OpenStack is an open source cloud computing platform. It lets you set up your own cloud infrastructure, similar to public clouds like Amazon EC2, Azure, etc.
In Fedora 18 OpenStack Folsom was packaged and in Fedora 19 we aim to package OpenStack "Grizzly", including both incubation projects "heat" and "ceilometer"
Grizzly is not released yet, but is scheduled to be released roughly over the same development period as Fedora 19, and we are working closely with upstream to ensure this happens.
Benefit to Fedora
Fedora users will be able to deploy OpenStack clouds based on the latest version (Grizzly).
This is mainly packaging work, involving updating existing packages and including new dependencies in the distribution. There are other possible aspects including:
- Support for PostgreSQL
- Upgrades from the previous Folsom version
- Support for yum groupinstall openstack
How To Test
The Folsom Test_Day:2012-09-18_OpenStack was very beneficial, both in testing and in describing the features and processes involved with OpenStack. A similar day has been organised for Grizzly (Test Day:2013-04-02 OpenStack).
Users will be able to install and upgrade to the OpenStack Grizzly release on Fedora 19 hosts.
Upgrades from Folsom to Grizzly may need significant upstream work to achieve. The new ceilometer project has dependencies on very new python projects that will need to be packaged too.
The parts of OpenStack that are ready will be included in Fedora. There is no special contingency plan required.
Upstream docs are at:
Upstream docs most specific to Fedora are at:
Fedora specific information will be included based on
This OpenStack incubation project is new in this release.
This OpenStack incubation project is new in this release. Please see Heat preliminary setup notes
- Nova volumes removed in favor of cinder
- Compute nodes no longer access the database to support greater scalability and security
- Snapshots can done to block devices as well as qcow2 files
- compute cells was merged to support greater scalability
- libvirt now supports SPICE as well as VNC
- File uploads have been improved
- Unified config was implemented to simplify administration
- A system info panel was added