[Openstack-operators] [nova] Min libvirt for Mitaka is 0.10.2 and suggest Nxxx uses 1.1.1

Daniel P. Berrange berrange at redhat.com
Wed Oct 7 10:46:58 UTC 2015

In the Liberty version of OpenStack we had a min libvirt of 0.9.11 and
printed a warning on startup if you had < 0.10.2, to the effect that
Mitaka will required 0.10.2

This mail is a reminder that we will[1] mandate libvirt >= 0.10.2 when
Mitaka is released.

Looking forward to the Nxxxx release, I am suggesting that we target
a new min libvirt of 1.1.1 for that cycle.

Based on info in


this will exclude the following distros running running Nova Nxxx

 - Fedora 20 - it will be end-of-life way before Nxxx is released

 - RHEL 6 - Red Hat stopped shipping Nova on RHEL-6 after Icehouse
            and base distro only supports Python 2.6

 - OpenSUSE 12 - this was end-of-life about 6 months ago now

 - SLES 11 - base distro only supports Python 2.6

 - Debian Wheezy - Debian Jessie is current stable, and Wheezy-backports
                   provides new enough libvirt for people who wish to
		   stay on Wheezy

The min distros required would thus be Fedora 21, RHEL 7.0, OpenSUSE 13
SLES 12, Debian Wheezy and Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty LTS)


[1] https://review.openstack.org/#/c/231917/
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