RDO Victoria Released
The RDO community is pleased to announce the general availability of the RDO build for OpenStack Victoria for RPM-based distributions, CentOS Linux and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. RDO is suitable for building private, public, and hybrid clouds. Victoria is the 22nd release from the OpenStack project, which is the work of more than 1,000 contributors from around the world.
The release is already available on the CentOS mirror network at http://mirror.centos.org/centos/8/cloud/x86_64/openstack-victoria/.
The RDO community project curates, packages, builds, tests and maintains a complete OpenStack component set for RHEL and CentOS Linux and is a member of the CentOS Cloud Infrastructure SIG. The Cloud Infrastructure SIG focuses on delivering a great user experience for CentOS Linux users looking to build and maintain their own on-premise, public or hybrid clouds.
All work on RDO and on the downstream release, Red Hat OpenStack Platform, is 100% open source, with all code changes going upstream first.
PLEASE NOTE: RDO Victoria provides packages for CentOS8 and python 3 only. Please use the Train release, for CentOS7 and python 2.7.
Interesting things in the Victoria release include:
- With the Victoria release, source tarballs are validated using the upstream GPG signature. This certifies that the source is identical to what is released upstream and ensures the integrity of the packaged source code.
- With the Victoria release, openvswitch/ovn are not shipped as part of RDO. Instead RDO relies on builds from the CentOS NFV SIG.
- Some new packages have been added to RDO during the Victoria release:
- ansible-collections-openstack: This package includes OpenStack modules and plugins which are supported by the OpenStack community to help with the management of OpenStack infrastructure.
- ansible-tripleo-ipa-server: This package contains Ansible for configuring the FreeIPA server for TripleO.
- python-ibmcclient: This package contains the python library to communicate with HUAWEI iBMC based systems.
- puppet-powerflex: This package contains the puppet module needed to deploy PowerFlex with TripleO.
- The following packages have been retired from the RDO OpenStack distribution in the Victoria release:
- The Congress project, an open policy framework for the cloud, has been retired upstream and from the RDO project in the Victoria release.
- neutron-fwaas, the Firewall as a Service driver for neutron, is no longer maintained and has been removed from RDO.
Other highlights of the broader upstream OpenStack project may be read via https://releases.openstack.org/victoria/highlights.
During the Victoria cycle, we saw the following new RDO contributors:
Amy Marrich (spotz)
Martin Chacon Piza
Welcome to all of you and Thank You So Much for participating!
But we wouldn’t want to overlook anyone. A super massive Thank You to all 58 contributors who participated in producing this release. This list includes commits to rdo-packages, rdo-infra, and redhat-website repositories:
Amy Marrich (spotz)
Iury Gregory Melo Ferreira
Martin Chacon Piza
The Next Release Cycle
At the end of one release, focus shifts immediately to the next release i.e Wallaby.
There are three ways to get started with RDO.
To spin up a proof of concept cloud, quickly, and on limited hardware, try an All-In-One Packstack installation. You can run RDO on a single node to get a feel for how it works.
For a production deployment of RDO, use TripleO and you’ll be running a production cloud in short order.
Finally, for those that don’t have any hardware or physical resources, there’s the OpenStack Global Passport Program. This is a collaborative effort between OpenStack public cloud providers to let you experience the freedom, performance and interoperability of open source infrastructure. You can quickly and easily gain access to OpenStack infrastructure via trial programs from participating OpenStack public cloud providers around the world.
The RDO Project has our firstname.lastname@example.org for RDO-specific users and operators. For more developer-oriented content we recommend joining the email@example.com mailing list. Remember to post a brief introduction about yourself and your RDO story. The mailing lists archives are all available at https://mail.rdoproject.org. You can also find extensive documentation on RDOproject.org.
The #rdo channel on Freenode IRC is also an excellent place to find and give help.
We also welcome comments and requests on the CentOS devel mailing list and the CentOS and TripleO IRC channels (#centos, #centos-devel, and #tripleo on irc.freenode.net), however we have a more focused audience within the RDO venues.
To get involved in the OpenStack RPM packaging effort, check out the RDO contribute pages, peruse the CentOS Cloud SIG page, and inhale the RDO packaging documentation.
Join us in #rdo and #tripleo on the Freenode IRC network and follow us on Twitter @RDOCommunity. You can also find us on Facebook and YouTube.