Cisco Openstack h.1
h.1 is a maintenance release concerned mostly with bugfixes.
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This release contains all upstream stable branch patches for OpenStack core components including Nova, Neutron, Cinder, Glance, Keystone, Horizon, Heat, Ceilometer, and Swift as of 2013.2.1. This release also features Puppet automation updates from StackForge.
Getting the Source and Installing the Release
Information about how to install Cisco OpenStack Edition - Havana can be found here:
Note that the instructions provided will install the latest stable maintenance patches for Havana, which may be newer than those in the h.1 release. If you need to specifically install the versions of the packages released in h.1 even though newer maintenance updates are available, you can modify your apt configuration to point to our h.1 snapshot repository. Execute these steps:
1.) Edit /etc/apt/
2.) Run "apt-get update" as root or via sudo. You may see a harmless warning of the form "Conflicting distribution: http://
3.) To ensure changes are propagated by Puppet, modify data/hiera_
Then modify install_
Then proceed with your installation as usual.
Note that you may also choose to run bleeding-edge (and not fully vetted) code by using "-proposed" in place of "/snapshots/h.1" in the above instructions. This is recommended only for developers who expect things to be broken occasionally and is strongly discouraged for production environments.
The source code for this release has been posted to GitHub. Look for the "h.1" tag in the repositories listed here:
We do not support Trove, Marconi, Savanna, Ironic, or other incubated projects in this release although relevant repositories may be made available for customers to experiment with on their own.
The h.1 release of Cisco OpenStack Installer is the first release based on a new data-driven model. Setup is therefore substantially different than in Grizzly releases, but the resulting installation options are also substantially more flexible. Customers should take care to read installation instructions carefully. Questions may be addressed to openstack-
Customers deploying Ceph should take note of deployment considerations here:
Ceph RBD can be used as a backend for Glance and/or Cinder in this release. The module used to deploy Ceph in Grizzly release of Cisco OpenStack Installer has been replaced with a new module based on ceph-deploy, which dramatically speeds up deployment times and doesn't require multiple catalog runs. However, the ceph-deploy tool uses hostname information (e.g. via DNS) to accomplish it's tasks. Customers should therefore ensure that the IP address that the hostname of the initial mon node resolves to is also be configured in user.common.yaml as the inital mon, and the ceph networks should be on the same subnet as that IP address. Otherwise, cephdeploy may fail to set up the cluster properly.
Compressed Active/Active HA Deployments
This release features experimental support for a new "compressed" HA model in which a full high availability model can be achieved on as little as 3 physical nodes. Swift is currently not included in the 3-node HA model (though this could be changed by the user with some changes to the YAML files in /etc/puppet/data). Glance and Cinder are backed by Ceph.
The traditional 13-node "Full HA" model is also available in this release.
All-in-One Deployment Model
The h.1 release includes an "all in one" deployment model that allows users to combine compute and control functions on a single server. The AIO model in h.1 differs from the model provided in g.3 in that it now includes support for Swift Proxy and Storage node roles as well. The all-in-one deployment model can be used in place of a traditional control node to add additional compute/storage capacity to a multi-node cloud by allowing instances to be launched on control nodes.
Prior releases of Cisco OpenStack Installer used pip to provide installation of some software. Pip is problematic in environments where proxy servers are in use or access to the public internet is limited. The h.1 release of Cisco OpenStack Installer has replaced all known uses of pip with packages provided by apt-get instead in order to make installation in proxied/no-net environments easier.
4 blueprints and 34 bugs targeted
|Support for customizing list of kernel modules loaded at boot||3 Medium||Mark T. Voelker||11 Implemented|
|Remove PIP dependency||3 Medium||Mark T. Voelker||11 Implemented|
|Add Glance Cache Cleaner to Control Nodes||2 Low||Mark T. Voelker||11 Implemented|
|Add Glance Cache Pruner to Control Nodes||2 Low||Mark T. Voelker||11 Implemented|