During the virtual Get Together, we decided to have the first meeting of
the month virtually to help with the lack of face to face time between
contributors at events. Please join us during the virtual meetings using
the following link:
We will also be keeping notes within the #rdo channel on Freenode for our
normal post-meeting sharing so if you can not join us virtually please join
us via IRC as usual.
Thanks and hope to see everyone virtually on December 2nd at 14:00 UTC!
At a previous OpenStack Summit, I remember talking to a developer who
was working on an application that would host container images. I
think the idea was to host everything (or almost everything) as flat
files on disk that Apache or nginx could serve directly. (I think this
was in the context of undercloud image hosting?).
I can't remember the details now, and I can't find any such project with Google.
Does this ring a bell with anyone?
If you're having trouble with the formatting, this release announcement is
available online https://blogs.rdoproject.org/2020/11/rdo-victoria-released/
RDO Victoria Released
The RDO community is pleased to announce the general availability of the
RDO build for OpenStack Victoria for RPM-based distributions, CentOS Linux
and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. RDO is suitable for building private, public,
and hybrid clouds. Victoria is the 22nd release from the OpenStack project,
which is the work of more than 1,000 contributors from around the world.
The release is already available on the CentOS mirror network at
The RDO community project curates, packages, builds, tests and maintains a
complete OpenStack component set for RHEL and CentOS Linux and is a member
of the CentOS Cloud Infrastructure SIG. The Cloud Infrastructure SIG
focuses on delivering a great user experience for CentOS Linux users
looking to build and maintain their own on-premise, public or hybrid clouds.
All work on RDO and on the downstream release, Red Hat OpenStack Platform,
is 100% open source, with all code changes going upstream first.
PLEASE NOTE: RDO Victoria provides packages for CentOS8 and python 3 only.
Please use the Train release, for CentOS7 and python 2.7.
Interesting things in the Victoria release include:
- With the Victoria release, source tarballs are validated using the
upstream GPG signature. This certifies that the source is identical to what
is released upstream and ensures the integrity of the packaged source code.
- With the Victoria release, openvswitch/ovn are not shipped as part of
RDO. Instead RDO relies on builds from the CentOS NFV SIG.
- Some new packages have been added to RDO during the Victoria release:
- ansible-collections-openstack: This package includes OpenStack
modules and plugins which are supported by the OpenStack
community to help
with the management of OpenStack infrastructure.
- ansible-tripleo-ipa-server: This package contains Ansible for
configuring the FreeIPA server for TripleO.
- python-ibmcclient: This package contains the python library to
communicate with HUAWEI iBMC based systems.
- puppet-powerflex: This package contains the puppet module needed to
deploy PowerFlex with TripleO.
- The following packages have been retired from the RDO OpenStack
distribution in the Victoria release:
- The Congress project, an open policy framework for the cloud,
has been retired upstream and from the RDO project in the
- neutron-fwaas, the Firewall as a Service driver for neutron, is
no longer maintained and has been removed from RDO.
Other highlights of the broader upstream OpenStack project may be read via
During the Victoria cycle, we saw the following new RDO contributors:
Amy Marrich (spotz)
Martin Chacon Piza
Welcome to all of you and Thank You So Much for participating!
But we wouldn’t want to overlook anyone. A super massive Thank You to all
58 contributors who participated in producing this release. This list
includes commits to rdo-packages, rdo-infra, and redhat-website
Amy Marrich (spotz)
Iury Gregory Melo Ferreira
Martin Chacon Piza
The Next Release Cycle
At the end of one release, focus shifts immediately to the next release i.e
There are three ways to get started with RDO.
To spin up a proof of concept cloud, quickly, and on limited hardware, try
an All-In-One Packstack installation. You can run RDO on a single node to
get a feel for how it works.
For a production deployment of RDO, use TripleO and you’ll be running a
production cloud in short order.
Finally, for those that don’t have any hardware or physical resources,
there’s the OpenStack Global Passport Program. This is a collaborative
effort between OpenStack public cloud providers to let you experience the
freedom, performance and interoperability of open source infrastructure.
You can quickly and easily gain access to OpenStack infrastructure via
trial programs from participating OpenStack public cloud providers around
The RDO Project has our users(a)lists.rdoproject.org for RDO-specific users
and operators. For more developer-oriented content we recommend joining the
dev(a)lists.rdoproject.org mailing list. Remember to post a brief
introduction about yourself and your RDO story. The mailing lists archives
are all available at https://mail.rdoproject.org. You can also find
extensive documentation on RDOproject.org.
The #rdo channel on Freenode IRC is also an excellent place to find and
We also welcome comments and requests on the CentOS devel mailing list and
the CentOS and TripleO IRC channels (#centos, #centos-devel, and #tripleo
on irc.freenode.net), however we have a more focused audience within the
To get involved in the OpenStack RPM packaging effort, check out the RDO
contribute pages, peruse the CentOS Cloud SIG page, and inhale the RDO
Join us in #rdo and #tripleo on the Freenode IRC network and follow us on
Twitter @RDOCommunity. You can also find us on Facebook and YouTube.