RDO Wallaby Released

RDO Wallaby Released

The RDO community is pleased to announce the general availability of the RDO build for OpenStack Wallaby for RPM-based distributions, CentOS Stream and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. RDO is suitable for building private, public, and hybrid clouds. Wallaby is the 23rd 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-stream/cloud/x86_64/openstack-wallaby/.
The RDO community project curates, packages, builds, tests and maintains a complete OpenStack component set for RHEL and CentOS Stream and is a member of the CentOS Cloud Infrastructure SIG. The Cloud Infrastructure SIG focuses on delivering a great user experience for CentOS 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 Wallaby provides packages for CentOS Stream 8 and Python 3 only. Please use the Victoria release for CentOS8.  For CentOS7 and python 2.7, please use the Train release.
Interesting things in the Wallaby 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:
    • RBAC supported added in multiple projects including Designate, Glance, Horizon, Ironic, and Octavia
    • Glance added support for distributed image import
    • Ironic added deployment and cleaning enhancements including UEFI Partition Image handling, NVMe Secure Erase, per-instance deployment driver interface overrides, deploy time “deploy_steps”, and file injection.
    • Kuryr added nested mode with node VMs running in multiple subnets is now available. To use that functionality a new option [pod_vif_nested]worker_nodes_subnets is introduced accepting multiple Subnet IDs.
    • Manila added the ability for Operators to now set maximum and minimum share sizes as extra specifications on share types.
    • Neutron added a new subnet type network:routed is now available. IPs on this subnet type can be advertised with BGP over a provider network.
    • TripleO moved network and network port creation out of the Heat stack and into the baremetal provisioning workflow.

Other highlights of the broader upstream OpenStack project may be read via https://releases.openstack.org/wallaby/highlights.html


During the Wallaby cycle, we saw the following new RDO contributors:

  • Adriano Petrich
  • Ananya Banerjee
  • Artom Lifshitz
  • Attila Fazekas
  • Brian Haley
  • David J Peacock
  • Jason Joyce
  • Jeremy Freudberg
  • Jiri Podivin
  • Martin Kopec
  • Waleed Mousa
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:
  • Adriano Petrich
  • Alex Schultz
  • Alfredo Moralejo
  • Amol Kahat
  • Amy Marrich
  • Ananya Banerjee
  • Artom Lifshitz
  • Arx Cruz
  • Attila Fazekas
  • Bhagyashri Shewale
  • Brian Haley
  • Cédric Jeanneret
  • Chandan Kumar
  • Daniel Pawlik
  • David J Peacock
  • Dmitry Tantsur
  • Emilien Macchi
  • Eric Harney
  • Fabien Boucher
  • Gabriele Cerami
  • Gael Chamoulaud
  • Grzegorz Grasza
  • Harald Jensas
  • Jason Joyce
  • Javier Pena
  • Jeremy Freudberg
  • Jiri Podivin
  • Joel Capitao
  • Kevin Carter
  • Luigi Toscano
  • Marc Dequenes
  • Marios Andreou
  • Martin Kopec
  • Mathieu Bultel
  • Matthias Runge
  • Mike Turek
  • Nicolas Hicher
  • Pete Zaitcev
  • Pooja Jadhav
  • Rabi Mishra
  • Riccardo Pittau
  • Roman Gorshunov
  • Ronelle Landy
  • Sagi Shnaidman
  • Sandeep Yadav
  • Slawek Kaplonski
  • Sorin Sbarnea
  • Steve Baker
  • Takashi Kajinami
  • Tristan Cacqueray
  • Waleed Mousa
  • Wes Hayutin
  • Yatin Karel

The Next Release Cycle

At the end of one release, focus shifts immediately to the next release i.e Xena.

Get Started

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.

Get Help

The RDO Project has our users@lists.rdoproject.org for RDO-specific users and operators. For more developer-oriented content we recommend joining the dev@lists.rdoproject.org 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.

Get Involved

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.


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