April 25-29, 2016

Event Details

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Rule Breaker! - Upgrading an OpenStack Cloud While Skipping a Release

Upgrading a huge software stack is always a big problem in a production environment. Too many services relying on the availability of the software stack. This problem is more frequent while upgrading OpenStack in production. Complete teams or companies are not able to work when the Cloud is not reachable and the downtime can cost thousands of dollars. Due to these problem and other risks, Clouds with OpenStack in production aren’t upgraded often. Operators don’t want to take the risk and stress every six months to keep their OpenStack  environment up to date. Security patches get backported and new features from the newer releases are not needed. But then they need to upgrade over multiple releases which is not supported yet.

Customers and operators need a solution to how they can upgrade a cloud easily while skipping a release. This talk will give an overview about the whole problem and will also give a possible solution which will fit in most use cases.

What can I expect to learn?

The attendees should learn from our experience how they can easily

  • Upgrade a cloud to the next OpenStack release
  • Upgrade a cloud while skipping an OpenStack release
  • Migrating to newer operating system release along with upgrading OpenStack
  • Do’s and Dont’s while upgrading

This will purely be a technical talk.

Monday, April 25, 5:30pm-6:10pm (10:30pm - 11:10pm UTC)
Difficulty Level: Advanced
SUSE, Product Owner
Rick Salevsky is currently working as a Product Owner in the SUSE OpenStack Cloud Team. His current focus is around Release Engineering and CI. He is doing professional software development since more 7 years and is following OpenStack since 4 years. FULL PROFILE
SUSE Linux GmbH
Nanuk Krinner is an OpenStack Developer at SUSE Linux and actively working on the OpenStack product since 2012. He is active within the OSLO project and also has first hand with deploying and maintaining OpenStack in production environments. He is also an active developer of the Crowbar deployment framework. Nanuk Krinner is an experienced speaker, who has, among other occasions, spoken... FULL PROFILE