Manual upgrades from Newton to Ocata: Overview

This document is primarily intended to cover upgrading from Newton to Ocata for manually deployed environments. This document describes different upgrade scenarios that you can use.

The following holds true for all of the described upgrade scenarios:

  • All scenarios involve some service interruptions.
  • Running instances will not be affected by the upgrade process unless you (a) reboot a compute node or (b) explicitly shut down an instance.

For upgrading TripleO-based OpenStack environments, see the TripleO documentation.

Scenario 1: All at once

In this scenario, you will take down all of your OpenStack services at the same time, and will not bring them back up until the upgrade process is complete.

Pros: This process is very simple. Because everything is down, there is no orchestration involved.

Cons: All of your services are unavailable all at once. In a large environment, this can result in a potentially extensive downtime as you wait for database schema upgrades to complete.

Read about this scenario in Upgrade scenario 1.

Scenario 2: Service-by-service with live compute upgrade

In this scenario, you upgrade one service at a time and perform rolling upgrades of your compute hosts.

This is our recommended upgrade procedure for most environments.

Pros: This process minimizes the downtime to your existing compute workloads.

Cons: This is a more complex procedure, and mistakes or undiscovered compatibility issues can unexpectedly turn it into Scenario 1.

Read about this scenario in Upgrade Scenario 2 (HA) if you are running an HA environment, or Upgrade Scenario 2 (non-HA) if you are running in a non-HA environment.