[openstack-dev] Upgrade testing: Grenade

Thierry Carrez thierry at openstack.org
Fri Sep 21 07:27:07 UTC 2012

Dean Troyer wrote:
> As a follow up to Brian's message[1] regarding Essex -> Folsom
> upgrades we are announcing the initial availability of Grenade[2], a
> test harness for performing OpenStack upgrades using DevStack.  The
> wiki has more information at http://wiki.openstack.org/Grenade and the
> code is on GitHub at https://github.com/nebula/grenade.
> At this point we know that the upgrade steps outlined in Grenade's
> upgrade-* scripts are incomplete but as Brian mentioned have already
> uncovered some issues in database migrations.
> We have begun discussions with the CI team regarding an appropriate
> way to utilize Grenade in the CI process. Details are still being
> worked out but the goal is to find upgrade issues early in the
> development cycle rather than in the last weeks before a release.  It
> is also another way to document/demonstrate the steps required to
> upgrade between releases.

Upgrade testing in general (and Grenade in particular) would make a
great discussion at the Design Summit !

Please submit at: summit.openstack.org

Thierry Carrez (ttx)
Release Manager, OpenStack

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