The RDO community is pleased to announce the general availability of the RDO 
build for OpenStack Ocata for RPM-based distributions, CentOS Linux 7 and Red 
Hat Enterprise Linux.
RDO is suitable for building private, public, and hybrid clouds. Ocata is the 
15th release from the OpenStack project (, which is the 
work of more than 2500 contributors from around the world (source

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.

Interesting things in the Ocata release include:

    - Significant Improvements 
 to Tempest and Tempest plugin packaging in RDO
    - The OpenStack-Ansible 
 project now supports deployment on top of CentOS with the help of RDO-packaged 

For cloud operators, RDO now provides packages for some new OpenStack Services:

    - Tacker ( an ETSI MANO NFV 
Orchestrator and VNF Manager
    - Congress 
( an open 
policy framework for the cloud
    - Vitrage ( the OpenStack 
RCA (Root Cause Analysis) Service
    - Kolla ( The Kolla project provides 
tooling to build production-ready container images for deploying OpenStack 

Some other notable additions:

    - novajoin ( a dynamic vendordata 
plugin for the OpenStack nova metadata service to manage automatic host 
instantiation in an IPA server
    - ironic-ui ( a new 
Horizon plugin to view and manage baremetal servers
    - python-virtualbmc ( VirtualBMC is 
a proxy that translates IPMI commands to libvirt calls. This allows projects 
such as OpenStack Ironic to test IPMI drivers using VMs.
    - python-muranoclient ( a 
client for the Application Catalog service.
    - python-monascaclient ( 
a client for the Monasca monitoring-as-a-service solution.
    - Shaker ( the distributed 
data-plane testing tool built for OpenStack
    - Multi-architecture support: aarch64 builds are now provided through an 
experimental repository - enable the RDO 'testing' repositories to get started

>From a networking perspective, we have added some new Neutron plugins that can 
>help Cloud users and operators to address new use cases and scenarios:

    - networking-bagpipe 
( a mechanism driver 
for Neutron ML2 plugin using BGP E-VPNs/IP VPNs as a backend
    - networking-bgpvpn 
( an API and framework 
to interconnect BGP/MPLS VPNs to Openstack Neutron networks
    - networking-fujitsu ( 
FUJITSU ML2 plugins/drivers for OpenStack Neutron
    - networking-l2gw ( APIs and 
implementations to support L2 Gateways in Neutron
    - networking-sfc ( APIs and 
implementations to support Service Function Chaining in Neutron

>From the Packstack ( side, we have 
>several improvements:

    - We have added support to install Panko and Magnum
    - Puppet 4 is now supported, and we have updated our manifests to cover the 
latest changes in the supported projects

**Getting Started**

There are three ways to get started with RDO.

    - To spin up a proof of concept cloud, quickly, and on limited hardware, 
try the All-In-One Quickstart ( You can run 
RDO on a single node to get a feel for how it works.
    - For a production deployment of RDO, use the TripleO Quickstart 
( and you'll be running a production cloud 
in short order.
    - Finally, if you want to try out OpenStack, but don't have the time or 
hardware to run it yourself, visit TryStack (, where you 
can use a free public OpenStack instance, running RDO packages, to experiment 
with the OpenStack management interface and API, launch instances, configure 
networks, and generally familiarize yourself with OpenStack. (TryStack is not, 
at this time, running Ocata, although it is running RDO.)

**Getting Help**
The RDO Project participates in a Q&A service at 
(, for more developer-oriented content we recommend 
joining the rdo-list mailing list 
( Remember to post a brief 
introduction about yourself and your RDO story. You can also find extensive 
documentation on the RDO docs site (

The #rdo channel on Freenode IRC is also an excellent place to find help and 
give help.

We also welcome comments and requests on the  CentOS mailing lists 
( and the CentOS and TripleO IRC channels (#centos, 
#centos-devel, and #tripleo on, however we have a more 
focused audience in the RDO venues.

**Getting Involved**

To get involved in the OpenStack RPM packaging effort, see the RDO community 
pages ( and the CentOS Cloud SIG page 
( See also the RDO 
packaging documentation (

Join us in #rdo on the Freenode IRC network, and follow us at @RDOCommunity 
( on Twitter. If you prefer Facebook, we're 
there too (, and also Google+ 


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