OPNFV Release Note for the AArch64 Colorado 1.0 release of OPNFV when using Fuel as a deployment tool


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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.

Important notes

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

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

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.


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 for 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

Release Data

Project fuel
Repo/tag colorado.1.0
Release designation Colorado 1.0
Release date Sep 22 2016
Purpose of the delivery Colorado alignment to Released Fuel 9.0 baseline + Bug-fixes for the following feaures/scenarios: - Added AArch64 target support - OpenDaylight SR3

Version change

Module version changes

This is the first AArch64 release for Colorado 1.0. It is based on following upstream versions:

  • Fuel 9.0 Base release
  • OpenStack Mitaka release
  • OPNFV Fuel Colorado 1.0 release
  • OpenDaylight Beryllium SR3 release

Document changes

This is based upon a follow-up release to Colorado 1.0. It comes with the following documentation:

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

Reason for version

Feature additions


AArch64 new featureshttps://jira.opnfv.org/issues/?filter=11129

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

Bug corrections


AArch64 Workaroundshttps://jira.opnfv.org/issues/?filter=11126

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


Software deliverables

Fuel-based installer iso file for AArch64 targets found in Reference 2

Documentation deliverables

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

Known Limitations, Issues and Workarounds

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

Known issues


AArch64 Known issueshttps://jira.opnfv.org/issues/?filter=11127

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



AArch64 Workaroundshttps://jira.opnfv.org/issues/?filter=11128

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

Test results

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