[openstack-dev] [neutron][lbaas][neutron-lbaas][octavia] Announcing the deprecation of neutron-lbaas and neutron-lbaas-dashboard

Armando M. armamig at gmail.com
Wed Jan 31 18:18:57 UTC 2018

On 31 January 2018 at 09:50, Michael Johnson <johnsomor at gmail.com> wrote:

> Today we are announcing the start of the deprecation cycle for
> neutron-lbaas and neutron-lbaas-dashboard. As part of the neutron
> stadium evolution [1], neutron-lbaas was identified as a project that
> should spin out of neutron and become its own project. The
> specification detailing this process was approved [2] during the
> newton OpenStack release cycle.
> OpenStack load balancing no longer requires deep access into the
> neutron code base and database. All of the required networking
> capabilities are now available via stable APIs. This change de-couples
> the load balancing release versioning from the rest of the OpenStack
> deployment. Since Octavia uses stable APIs when interacting with other
> OpenStack services, you can run a different version of Octavia in
> relation to your OpenStack cloud deployment.
> Per OpenStack deprecation policy, both projects will continue to
> receive support and bug fixes during the deprecation cycle, but no new
> features will be added to either project. All future feature
> enhancements will now occur on the Octavia project(s) [3].
> We are not announcing the end of the deprecation cycle at this time,
> but it will follow OpenStack policy of at least two release cycles
> prior to retirement. This means that the first release that these
> projects could be retired would be the “T” OpenStack release cycle.
> We have created a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) wiki page to help
> answer additional questions you may have about this process:
> https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Neutron/LBaaS/Deprecation
> For more information or if you have additional questions, please see
> the following resources:
> The FAQ: https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Neutron/LBaaS/Deprecation
> The Octavia documentation: https://docs.openstack.org/octavia/latest/
> Reach out to us via IRC on the Freenode IRC network, channel
> #openstack-lbaas
> Weekly Meeting: 20:00 UTC on Wednesdays in #openstack-lbaas on the
> Freenode IRC network.
> Sending email to the OpenStack developer mailing list: openstack-dev
> [at] lists [dot] openstack [dot] org. Please prefix the subject with
> '[openstack-dev][Octavia]'
> Thank you for your support and patience during this transition,
> Michael Johnson
> Octavia PTL

What a milestone! Thanks for your leadership throughout this journey!


> [1] http://specs.openstack.org/openstack/neutron-specs/specs/
> newton/neutron-stadium.html
> [2] http://specs.openstack.org/openstack/neutron-specs/specs/
> newton/kill-neutron-lbaas.html
> [3] https://governance.openstack.org/tc/reference/projects/octavia.html
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