compatible versions of centos for Icehouse

asked 2014-04-14 18:06:54 -0600

colossal gravatar image

Does anyone know the compatible CentOS versions that can run Icehouse. I've CentOS 5.7 on which Im want to setup Icehouse

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answered 2014-04-14 21:33:02 -0600

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We are testing ( ) Centos 6.5 with the official documentation ( ) for icehouse

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answered 2014-04-15 00:15:27 -0600

ikhan gravatar image

You cannot install Havana or any future release on any version lower than Centos 6.x. But you can rebuild the source rpm's and configure it, its a tedious task if you don't have a way out then rebuild the srpms it.

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answered 2014-04-14 19:02:56 -0600

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You can install Icehouse on CentOS 6.x using the RDO Devel Quickstart - As you no doubt know, Icehouse hasn't actually been released yet.

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How difficult it would be to install icehouse with centos 5.7? I know the common sense is to go with 6 but I have a dev box where my web apps supports centos 5.7 and Ive been asked to try Icehouse with 5.7 first.

colossal gravatar imagecolossal ( 2014-04-14 21:17:24 -0600 )edit

answered 2014-04-15 05:57:50 -0600

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Please test the root resizing of your centos image. We found that none of the publically (googleable) centos images for openstack actually re-sized the root partition. Tested by doing a df and fdisk -l on the vms. The results show the same disk size as whatever the image had.

Ubuntu and fedora images did not have this problem.

The problem being that growpart and growroot are either absent, or not correctly working. This has to be done at boot time and can't be fixed up afterwards, so a bad image is basically useless if you want nova boot --flavor flav_id to actually resize the disk to the size specified in flav_id.

Post install you will see an error like this if you try to fix it up. [cloud-user@vm-test1 ~]$ growpart /dev/vda 1 FAILED: unable to determine partition type

Here is a list of all the images that we tested. In the end we had to get a custom image built by our openstack provider. Most of the centos image names are in the table.

root@node-8:~# nova image-list +--------------------------------------+-------------------------------------------------+--------+--------------------------------------+ | ID | Name | Status | Server | +--------------------------------------+-------------------------------------------------+--------+--------------------------------------+ | 13c6aba6956855a | CentOS 6.4 | ACTIVE | | | c68019ae4-8ea2-eb68fe2db306 | CentOS-6.4-x86_64-Minimal-OpenStack.image.qcow2 | ACTIVE | bunzip2 <image_file> | | 98af03df668d3 | Fedora-x86_64-20-20131211.1-sda.qcow2 | ACTIVE | disk resize works | | d7b4d7dbeeba7d | RHEL-6.5 | ACTIVE | | | e31c9bdd-8afc123 | TestVM | ACTIVE | | | ff5ac05b125eb202d | Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS | ACTIVE | | | eea670ee6edbc4 | centos-6.5-20140117.0.x86_64 | ACTIVE | | | c6f9f78531c2 | centos-6_4-64-vanilla.qcow2 | ACTIVE | | | 1c7fe14cbb3d9e | centos60_x86_64.qcow2 | ACTIVE | | | d11521*31bfe7b | cirros-0.3.1-x86_64-disk.img | ACTIVE | In the official openstack docs |

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