OpenStack Victoria was released on October 14, 2020 and is the 22nd release of OpenStack, the open source cloud software. It was interesting to see that contributions came from close to 800 people, 45 countries and 160 organizations.
OpenStack is developed and released around 6-month cycles, and this project stable branch will be maintained for 18 months. The next release of OpenStack is Wallaby and it's scheduled for release April 14, 2021.
Some of the notable enhancements in OpenStack Victoria are:
Additional native integration with Kubernetes
- Kuryr the container services integration enabler has implemented support for custom resource definitions (CRDs).
- Tacker the NFV integration enabler, has added support for additional Kubernetes objects and VNF LCM APIs and has created an additional way to read Kubernetes object files and CNF definitions from artifacts provided in the CSAR package
- Ironic the bare metal hardware lifecycle It introduced better support for standalone usage in Kubernetes or edge environments, through decomposition of the various deployment steps and features like provisioning without BMC credentials or DHCP-less deployments.
Support for diverse architectures and standards
- Octavia now supports HTTP/2 over TLS using Application Layer Protocol Negotiation (ALPN), as well as allows specifying minimum TLS versions accepted for listeners and pools.
- Ironic added more security for edge deployments by combining the communication flow for agent token which was added in Ussuri with the automatic agent TLS feature.
Solutions for complex networking issues
- Neutron now provides metadata service over IPv6. Users can now use metadata service without config drive in IPv6-only networks. Neutron has also added support for flat networks for Distributed Virtual Routers (DVR), Floating IP port forwarding for the OVN backend, and router availability zones in OVN.
- Kuryr has added support for autodetection of VM bridging interface in nested setups.
You can hear about the announcements here in the Keynote.
Some cool updates and still lots of interest in this platform. Let me know on Twitter if you have OpenStack deployed in your environment or if you moved to a different platform. Thanks for reading!