[openstack-dev] [Openstack] OpenStack Ocata for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Corey Bryant corey.bryant at canonical.com
Thu Feb 23 03:09:15 UTC 2017

Hi All,

The Ubuntu OpenStack team at Canonical is pleased to announce the general
availability of OpenStack Ocata on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS via the Ubuntu Cloud
Archive. Ocata is the latest release of OpenStack and the first in the new
OpenStack release cadence, with a focus on stabilization of existing
features along with usability improvements. Details of the Ocata release
can be found at:  https://www.openstack.org/software/ocata

To get access to the Ubuntu Ocata packages:

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS


You can enable the Ubuntu Cloud Archive pocket for OpenStack Ocata on
Ubuntu 16.04 installations by running the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository cloud-archive:ocata

sudo apt update

The Ubuntu Cloud Archive for Ocata includes updates for:

aodh, barbican, ceilometer, cinder, congress, designate,
designate-dashboard, dpdk (16.11), glance, gnocchi, heat, horizon, ironic,
libvirt (2.5.0), keystone, magnum, manila, manila-ui, mistral, murano,
murano-dashboard, networking-ovn, networking-sfc, neutron,
neutron-dynamic-routing, neutron-fwaas, neutron-lbaas,
neutron-lbaas-dashboard, nova, nova-lxd, openstack-trove, panko, qemu
(2.8), sahara, sahara-dashboard, senlin, swift, trove-dashboard, watcher
and zaqar

For a full list of packages and versions, please refer to [0].

Migration considerations


* API’s now running under apache2 with mod_wsgi

In Ocata we’ve updated the following APIs to run under apache2 with
mod_wsgi: aodh-api, barbican-api, ceilometer-api, cinder-api, and the
nova-placement-api. Please keep this in mind as the packages will no longer
install systemd unit files for these services, and will instead install
apache2 with corresponding apache2 site configuration.

* libvirt 2.5.0 changes

In this release of libvirt, the libvirt-bin systemd service has been
renamed to libvirtd, and the unix_sock_group has changed from libvirtd to

* openstack-dashboard changes

In Ocata we’ve moved static assets from
/usr/share/openstack-dashboard/static to

Known Issues


nova console log is empty with libvirt 2.5.0:

Branch Package Builds


If you would like to try out the latest updates to branches, we deliver
continuously integrated packages on each upstream commit via the following

  sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openstack-ubuntu-testing/liberty

  sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openstack-ubuntu-testing/mitaka

  sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openstack-ubuntu-testing/newton

  sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openstack-ubuntu-testing/ocata

Reporting bugs


If you have any issues please report bugs using the 'ubuntu-bug' tool to
ensure that bugs get logged in the right place in Launchpad:

sudo ubuntu-bug nova-conductor

Thanks to everyone who has contributed to OpenStack Ocata, both upstream
and downstream.  And special thanks to the puppet modules team for their
continued early testing of OpenStack development releases.

Have fun and see you in Pike!



(on behalf of the Ubuntu OpenStack team)

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