[openstack-dev] Heat version 6 released

Jeff Peeler jpeeler at redhat.com
Thu Sep 20 19:51:50 UTC 2012

The Heat developers are happy to announce the release of a new version of
Heat. The focus of this release has been on quality and testing, in addition
to major improvements to CloudWatch.

Heat is a project designed for OpenStack that implements AWS CloudFormation.
CloudFormation is a programmable interface and templating system for
orchestrating multiple cloud applications.

Try it out on Fedora 17:


Or Ubuntu 12.04:


What's new in version 6:

* 127 commits containing general bug fixes and template additions

* New tests
    15 new functional tests, 7 new unit tests
    Many test infrastructure improvements

* User facing changes
    Heat describe now shows user parameter values
    Make physical resource names unique based upon stack name
    Support lookup of stacks by name or ARN
    Log startup operations to /var/log/heat-provision.log
    heat-api has been renamed to heat-api-cfn (CloudFormation-compatible API)
    Keystone service type has been changed from heat to orchestration

* RPC changes
    Implement client side engine RPC API
    Add identify_stack RPC call
    Add set_watch_state engine RPC action
    Add show_watch_metric RPC action
    Add new show_watch RPC method

* Implement the AWS::S3::Bucket resource type - (not working yet on Fedora)

* CLI tools
    Add a tool to register prebuilt JEOS images into glance from github

* Improved CloudWatch API implementation

Heat website:


Download Heat API:


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