Master Kilofication


2015-03-23 13:00


kilo, update,

Update the various openstack-ansible playbooks and roles in the master branch with the changes necessary to implement a fully functional and updated kilo deployment.

Initial work will be based on the k3 tags in each of the openstack projects since kilo is not yet officially released.

Problem description

Master is setup to deploy Juno at this time we want the master branch to begin tracking Kilo.

Proposed change

As opposed to the minimal-kilo blueprint which is focused on making the minumum fewest possible changes necessary to point at kilo and have a deployment that passes gating, this specification is targeted more at updating all config files and code to bring in the kilo versions of the configs for each service, parsing each file for differences and making informed decisions about what values to take to ensure we have a production grade deployment system.

The approach to dealing with differences (eg changed defaults for a particular setting) will be to use the kilo value where possible, adding an option to make any changed setting tunable if it was not already. This gives the option to users who are upgrading from juno to be able to reset a value back to the juno default if desired, but also means that greenfield deployments of kilo use the (hopefully better) kilo value.

Examples of configs impacted (these will differ depending on the service being worked on):



We could, wherever needed, preserve juno settings rather than taking forward the kilo settings. This is potentially easier on users in an upgrade scenario, but does mean that new users deploying kilo would get an already out of date deployment. It also means that we miss an opportunity to implement best practices deployments, instead sticking on old, less relevant, values.

Playbook impact

There will be no impact on the playbooks. These changes are on the dependency and role level which only impact the configuration files and role options.

Upgrade impact

This change will impact upgrades, but upgrades are out of scope for this spec which will be addressed separately. Largely it addresses greenfield deployments of kilo.

Security impact

These changes will initially be based on BETA code (k3 and rc1 tags of kilo) which may have consequences regarding security, but work will be done to test against production kilo when it is released (and prior to the 11.0.0 release of openstack-ansible being tagged)

Performance impact

Because the Kilo code base is not tested and released, the performance of the stack will not be in scope at this time. As future work develops to finalize the roles used in Kilo, work will be done on a per role basis to ensure performance.

End user impact


Deployer impact

As stated previously, this change will initially introduce new BETA code. Deployers shouldn’t be using master at this time.

Developer impact

This change is to allow development of a production grade kilo deployment


The spec will introduce a number of new dependencies. At this time not all are exactly known. However, we can safely say that all new clients will be used throughout the stack as well as various middlewares.




Work items

Unknown at this time


No changes to the current testing and or gating framework will be made. Each change that is made to a service to bring forward new configs and settings will be required to pass the same gate tests as are required by our production systems.

Documentation impact

This change will likely have documentation impact. Specifically when documenting changed values or deprecated config items.