Stein Series Release Notes

New Features

  • The service setup in keystone for cinder will now be executed through delegation to the cinder_service_setup_host which, by default, is localhost (the deploy host). Deployers can opt to rather change this to the utility container by implementing the following override in user_variables.yml.

    cinder_service_setup_host: "{{ groups['utility_all'][0] }}"
  • The list of enabled filters for the Cinder scheduler, scheduler_default_filters in cinder.conf, could previously be defined only via an entry in cinder_cinder_conf_overrides. You now have the option to instead define a list variable, cinder_scheduler_default_filters, that defines the enabled filters. This is helpful if you either want to disable one of the filters enabled by default (at the time of writing, these are AvailabilityZoneFilter, CapacityFilter, and CapabilitiesFilter), or if conversely you want to add a filter that is normally not enabled, such as DifferentBackendFilter or InstanceLocalityFilter.

    For example, to enable the InstanceLocalityFilter in addition to the normally enabled scheduler filters, use the following variable.

      - AvailabilityZoneFilter
      - CapacityFilter
      - CapabilitiesFilter
      - InstanceLocalityFilter
  • Cinder is deployed with Active-Active enabled by default if you are using Ceph as a backend storage.

  • The role now supports using the distribution packages for the OpenStack services instead of the pip ones. This feature is disabled by default and can be enabled by simply setting the cinder_install_method variable to distro.–

  • Deployers can now define a cinder-backend volume type explicitly private or public with option public set to true or false.

  • Support separate oslo.messaging services for RPC and Notifications to enable operation of separate and different messaging backend servers in cinder.

Known Issues

  • Due to a change in how backend_host is defined when using Ceph, all the Cinder volumes will restart under the same backend name. This will mean that any volumes which previously were assigned to the host or container that hosted the volume will no longer be managable. The workaround for this is to use the cinder-manage volume update_host command to move those volumes to the new backend host. This known issue will be resolved soon with an upgrade playbook.

  • The previous way of using a common backend_host across all deployments was not recommended by the Cinder team and it will cause duplicate messages that cause problems in the environment.

Upgrade Notes

  • In Stein, Cinder stopped supporting configuring backup drivers without the full class path. This means that you must now use the following values for cinder_service_backup_driver.

    • cinder.backup.drivers.swift.SwiftBackupDriver

    • cinder.backup.drivers.ceph.CephBackupDriver

    If you do not make this change, the Cinder backup service will refuse to start properly.

  • The variable cinder_iscsi_helper has been replaced by the new variable which is cinder_target_helper due to the fact that iscsi_helper has been deprecated in Cinder.

  • It is possible that you may need to use the cinder-manage command to migrate volumes to a specific host. In addition, you will have to remove the old rbd:volumes service which will be stale.

Deprecation Notes

  • The variable cinder_requires_pip_packages is no longer required and has therefore been removed.

  • The log path, /var/log/cinder is no longer used to capture service logs. All logging for the cinder service will now be sent directly to the systemd journal.

  • The rabbitmq server parameters have been replaced by corresponding oslo.messaging RPC and Notify parameters in order to abstract the messaging service from the actual backend server deployment. - cinder_oslomsg_rpc_servers replaces cinder_rabbitmq_servers - cinder_oslomsg_rpc_port replaces cinder_rabbitmq_port - cinder_oslomsg_rpc_use_ssl replaces cinder_rabbitmq_use_ssl - cinder_oslomsg_rpc_userid replaces cinder_rabbitmq_userid - cinder_oslomsg_rpc_vhost replaces cinder_rabbitmq_vhost - cinder_oslomsg_notify_servers replaces cinder_rabbitmq_telemetry_servers - cinder_oslomsg_notify_port replaces cinder_rabbitmq_telemetry_port - cinder_oslomsg_notify_use_ssl replaces cinder_rabbitmq_telemetry_use_ssl - cinder_oslomsg_notify_userid replaces cinder_rabbitmq_telemetry_userid - cinder_oslomsg_notify_vhost replaces cinder_rabbitmq_telemetry_vhost