Release notes for Fuel@OPNFV on AArch64

1. Abstract

This document compiles the release notes for the Colorado 1.0 release of OPNFV when using Fuel as a deployment tool, with an AArch64 (only) target node pool.

2. Important notes

These notes provides release information for the use of Fuel as deployment tool for the AArch64 Colorado 1.0 release of OPNFV.

The goal of the AArch64 Colorado release and this Fuel-based deployment process is to establish a lab ready platform accelerating further development of the OPNFV on AArch64 infrastructure.

Due to early docker and nodejs support on AArch64, we will still use an x86_64 Fuel Master to build and deploy an AArch64 target pool.

Although not currently supported, mixing x86_64 and AArch64 architectures inside the target pool will be possible later.

Carefully follow the installation-instructions provided in Reference 13.

3. Summary

For AArch64 Colorado, the typical use of Fuel as an OpenStack installer is supplemented with OPNFV unique components such as:

The following OPNFV plugins are not yet ported for AArch64:

As well as OPNFV-unique configurations of the Hardware- and Software stack.

This Colorado artifact provides Fuel as the deployment stage tool in the OPNFV CI pipeline including:

  • Documentation built by Jenkins
    • overall OPNFV documentation
    • this document (release notes)
    • installation instructions
    • build-instructions
  • The Colorado Fuel installer image AArch64 (.iso) built by Jenkins
  • Automated deployment of Colorado with running on bare metal or a nested hypervisor environment (KVM)
  • Automated validation of the Colorado deployment

4. Release Data

Project armband
Repo/tag colorado.1.0
Release designation Colorado 1.0 main release
Release date September 22 2016
Purpose of the delivery Colorado alignment to Released Fuel 9.0 baseline + Bug-fixes for the following feaures/scenarios: - Open vSwitch for NFV - OpenDaylight

4.1. Version change

4.1.1. Module version changes

This is a main release. It is based on following upstream versions:

  • Fuel 9.0 Base release
  • OpenStack Mitaka release
  • OpenDaylight Beryllium SR3 release [1]

4.1.2. Document changes

This is a main release. It comes with the following documentation:

  • Installation instructions - Reference 13 - Changed
  • Build instructions - Reference 14 - Changed
  • Release notes - Reference 15 - Changed (This document)

4.2. Reason for version

4.2.1. Feature additions


4.2.2. Bug corrections



(Also See respective Integrated feature project’s bug tracking)

4.3. Deliverables

4.3.1. Software deliverables

AArch64 Fuel-based installer iso file found in Reference 2

4.3.2. Documentation deliverables

  • Installation instructions - Reference 13
  • Build instructions - Reference 14
  • Release notes - Reference 15 (This document)

5. Known Limitations, Issues and Workarounds

5.1. System Limitations

  • Max number of blades: 1 Fuel master, 3 Controllers, 20 Compute blades
  • Min number of blades: 1 Fuel master, 1 Controller, 1 Compute blade
  • Storage: Ceph is the only supported storage configuration
  • Max number of networks: 65k
  • Fuel master arch: x86_64
  • Target node arch: aarch64

5.2. Known issues


Known issues

(Also See respective Integrated feature project’s bug tracking)

5.3. Workarounds


(Also See respective Integrated feature project’s bug tracking)

6. Test results

The Colorado 1.0 release with the Fuel deployment tool has undergone QA test runs, see separate test results.

7. References

For more information on the OPNFV Colorado release, please see: