[Openstack-devel] Comments and sugestions for future upgrades

Thomas Goirand thomas at goirand.fr
Mon Apr 8 17:09:28 UTC 2013

On 04/09/2013 12:51 AM, Alberto Molina Coballes wrote:
> Hi all,
> At this moment we've a little private cloud deployed with Essex on wheezy (debian official repo). This cloud is working properly from October 2012 and it's mainly used for educational purposes in our sysadmin academy (OpenStack has become a key tool in our everyday classes) , but we're very excited with some new features on OpenStack, particularly quantum, so we're planning to upgrade.
> The question is therefore what is the best approach for future upgrades? We are thinking not just in next upgrade (Folsom or Grizzly), but the followings (Havana or I...)
> We've planned to upgrade once a year in the period between April and June, but there are at least two options:
> 1- April 2013: Folsom on wheezy (backport). April 2014: Havana on jessie
> 2- April 2013: Grizzly on wheezy (experimental?). April 2014: I... (2014.1) on jessie
> Any comments or sugestions for each option will be really appreciated.
> Regards
> Alberto


I don't think upgrading once a year is a good idea. For me, either you
upgrade every 6 months, and follow each Openstack release, or you
upgrade every 2 years, following Debian release cycle. Otherwise, if you
get into troubles, you will hardly find anyone to support you, because
nobody does 1 year upgrade cycles.

Anyway, that's just my 2 cents of opinion, you get to decide! :)


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