Openstack install on Ubuntu Server 18.04.2 LTS installs rocky version instead of queens

asked 2019-05-04 11:00:59 -0600

marcus.frenkel gravatar image

updated 2019-05-04 11:02:41 -0600

My goal was to install Openstack Queens on 18.04.2 LTS (Bionic Beaver).

The openstack install (guide) points that OpenStack Queens is available directly using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS without having to enable the Ubuntu Cloud Archive repository. The Ubuntu Cloud Archive (page) also points that Bionic Beaver includes Queens by default.

With that in mind, I did this:

  1. Installed Ubuntu Server 18.04.2 LTS.
  2. Setup network and installed NTP services.
  3. Installed openstack client with these commands:
  4. apt update && apt dist-upgrade
  5. apt install python-openstackclient
  6. I purposelessly did not add cloud archive to the repository, expecting that Openstack Queens will be installed by default.

After installation I run Openstack --version to find out the version is 3.14.2, which (maps) to Openstack Rocky.

I do not explicitly mind Rocky over Queens, but I already undergo the entire Openstack installation (keystone, glance, nova, neutron, horizon) based on Queens guide, only to find at the very end that the Openstack version is actually Rocky.

Is something changed in the Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS that includes Rocky instead of Queens release, as stated on the download (page)?

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openstack --version prints the version of the openstack client, not the cloud. One way of checking the cloud’s OpenStack version is nova-manage --version. Queens is 17, Rocky 18.

Bernd Bausch gravatar imageBernd Bausch ( 2019-05-04 11:07:35 -0600 )edit

By the way, doesn’t say anything about 3.14.2.

Bernd Bausch gravatar imageBernd Bausch ( 2019-05-04 11:10:02 -0600 )edit

@Bernd Bausch, you are right, I actually thought I'm looking at this page ( to map the cloud's Openstack release. Great mistake, sorry to take your time!

marcus.frenkel gravatar imagemarcus.frenkel ( 2019-05-04 11:23:24 -0600 )edit