EGI Cloud Middleware Distribution
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Cloud Middleware Distribution (CMD)
CMD aims at distributing OpenStack and OpenNebula integration components (not the framework themselves).
No changes have been requested to the regular UMD workflow, so verifications, Staged-Rollout, etc. will be allowed and performed as well on the cloud distributions with no development needed on the repository side. No changes are needed to create a new distribution; composer has been built to support several distributions, but never used so it has just to be tested. Each distribution, just like UMD, will start from major release number 1, going in parallel with UMD (already used for separated grid products).
After creating the first CMD release we will use the experience to create a straightforward procedure to create the next major/minor versions.
Two platforms will be supported:
As a consequence, two distributions will be created:
- CMD-OS (OpenStack)
- CMD-ONE (OpenNebula)
Components will be included as follows:
- OpenStack specific components -> CMD-OS
- OpenNebula specific components -> CMD-ONE
- common cloud components (BDII, SSM, VMCatcher...) -> all CMD-*
- regular grid components (in current UMD3/UMD4) -> usual UMD
The two CMD distributions, one for OpenStack (CMD-OS) and one for OpenNebula (CMD-ONE), will handle the respective release cycles:
- 6-months for OpenStack, see http://releases.openstack.org/
- years for OpenNebula, see http://opennebula.org/software/release/
Every CMD major release will stick to a specific OpenStack release or OpenNebula release, for instance:
- CMD-OS 1 (Liberty)
- CMD-ONE 1 (ONE5)
- CMD-OS 2 (Mitaka)
So for OpenStack for instance, two or more major versions of the same CMD distribution will be distributed in parallel, following the need of sites to stick with their installations. Decommissioning will respectively follow OpenStack and OpenNebula as well.
All the products must be available both as CentOS7 and Ubuntu packages.
- + components follow the natural release cycle of the CMF
- + easy for the site, one repo and ready to go
- + coherency in dependencies is guaranteed because all the packages are put together
- + easier and less error-prone for the release manager
- + if at some point a common package is not common anymore and used only by one fo the two frameworks, or frequent updates are related only to one of the two frameworks, updates are made only on the specific distribution
- - common packages are duplicated into each CMF-related distribution
Contacting the release team
If you need information or details on CMD, please write to operations at egi.eu.
- infrastructure readiness: frontend to be adapted, backend+RT are OK
- Verification: a proposal will be made on how to make it in the CMD context just like we do in UMD, IFCA will provide resources for the OpenStack platform and CESGA for the OpenNebula; wiki to be filled
- Staged-Rollout process: wiki to be filled
- Products https://wiki.egi.eu/wiki/EGI_Cloud_Middleware_Distribution_products to be filled
- XMLs to be created
- First release scheduled by end of September 2016