Support for OpenStack Juno

There’s a lot of great stuff in the Juno Release of OpenStack. Get a quick view of the Juno Release slides. or take a deep dive into Juno on the OpenStack Wiki.

OpenStack Juno also brings data processing to the cloud with Sahara, an OpenStack project that lets users provision Hadoop clusters.

Extend OpenStack functionality with Fuel Plug-ins

Fuel plug-ins allow you to install and configure additional capabilities for your cloud, such as additional storage types and networking functionality. For example, a Load Balancing as a Service (LBaaS) plug-in allow you to add network load balancing functionality to your cloud so that incoming traffic can be spread across multiple nodes. Or you might want to use a GlusterFS plug-in so that you can use a Gluster file system as backend storage for blocks (Cinder).

Plug-ins available with the 6.0 release

The following plug-ins are available for download:

Networking

  • LBaaS. Load Balancing as a Service with HAProxy
  • VPNaaS. Virtual Private Network as a Service. Non-certified.

Storage

  • GlusterFS. Use GlusterFS as backend storage for Cinder
  • NetApp. Use NetApp as backend storage for Cinder. Non-certified.

To learn more about available plug-ins, see our plug-in page.

Creating Your Own Plug-Ins

You can also create your own plug-ins for Fuel. To learn about writing your own plug-ins see our plug-in developer page.

Resiliency and Scale

We’ve made a number of improvements to deliver reliable OpenStack deployments at scale:

  • Improvements with High Availability functionality. We continue to make improvements in resiliency, based on customer feedback and ongoing testing; see the release notes for details.

  • Certification with Fuel up to 100 nodes. Our scale lab continues to push the envelope with testing out of the box Mirantis OpenStack deployment at the scale of 100 physical nodes.

  • New kernel. MOS 6.0 Ubuntu-derived host deployments now include the 3.13 kernel for greater stability.

Expanded VMware support

The latest release continues to expand support for VMware environments:

  • vSphere Datastore. Fuel can deploy Glance and Cinder with vSphere data store back-end. Cinder is supported using the VMware VMDK driver in environments that use vCenter HV.
  • Nova-network VLAN Manager support for vCenter. VLAN manager is now an option for Nova-network networking topologies in vCenter environments.
Planning to use Mirantis OpenStack with VMware? Please see our recently announced VMware reference architecture and review our VMware planning guide.

Networking Enhancements

Networking in OpenStack continues to see a lot of innovation. The 6.0 release includes the following networking features:

  • Multiple L3 agents. Fuel now supports multiple active L3 agents in Neutron so that traffic can be balanced across multiple network controllers in multi-tenant deployments.
  • Multiple L2 networks. Now you can deploy a single environment with multiple L2 networks. This feature has Fuel command-line support only.

Experimental features

Some features are “almost awesome” and made available for feedback. Experimental features are preview functionality that must be enabled through a Fuel configuration file change.

  • Faster node provisioning. Image-based node provisioning for faster deployment at scale.
  • Fuel Minor Update. For those of you who have already installed Mirantis OpenStack 5.1.1, 5.1 and 5.0.1, you can upgrade your Fuel Master Node in place and retain management of your existing environments.
  • Zabbix Monitoring. Zabbix can be installed as a monitoring solution for deployed environments.
  • Support for vCenter and NSX. Fuel can deploy an environment that uses both vCenter as a hypervisor and NSX as a networking option
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