Cisco Metacloud June 2015 Update

June 29, 2015

We are happy to announce the June release of COPC.

This release focuses on providing increased visibility to cloud admins and users, providing a new layer of transparency into what is happening in their cloud. The addition of new metrics in the cloud dashboard, along with a number of other new features, will be provided to you as a seamless upgrade.

Per Instance Metrics

Cloud Users and Cloud Admins can now see instance level historical metrics for every instance running in your cloud.  These metrics can be accessed via the drawers in the Instance table in both the Admin -> Instances panel and the Project -> Instances panel.  Cloud Admins can see what Instances across different projects are using the most Hypervisor resources and diagnose performance bottlenecks.  Cloud Users can use Instance metrics to better diagnose application performance issues and better understand overall Instance utilization rates.   Figure: Historical Instance Metrics

Cloud Users and Cloud Admins can now see instance level historical metrics for every instance running in your cloud. These metrics can be accessed via the drawers in the Instance table in both the Admin -> Instances panel and the Project -> Instances panel. Cloud Admins can see what Instances across different projects are using the most Hypervisor resources and diagnose performance bottlenecks. Cloud Users can use Instance metrics to better diagnose application performance issues and better understand overall Instance utilization rates.

New Storage Panel and Metrics

For our customers leveraging local disk or Ceph block storage we now have a storage panel available in Admin > Storage. This new panel gives you both current capacity measurements along with historical trends. Cloud Admins will now be able to see total storage (raw) along with used and available space making it easier to plan for future capacity needs and respond to operational issues when they arise.

Customers leveraging our Ceph based block storage will be able to see aggregate storage size, utilization, IOPs, cluster throughput along with OSD availability. Customers will also be to see utilization data for each Ceph pool. Ceph pools are logical groupings for storing objects. Each of these pools are used to separate the different storage use cases in your Availability Zone. For example the pool glance-images1 is used to store all of your VM images. An Object Storage Daemon (OSD) is the software that is responsible for storing objects on a local file system and providing access to them over the network. Each Object Storage Daemon corresponds to a physical hard drive in the Ceph cluster

Customers leveraging local hypervisor storage for root and ephemeral VM storage will be able to see total cluster storage utilization along with the storage utilization on individual hosts.

Figure: Ceph Storage Panel - Cluster Wide Metrics

Ceph Storage Panel - Cluster Wide Metrics

Figure: Ceph Storage Panel - Ceph Pool Metrics

Ceph Storage Panel - Ceph Pool Metrics

Figure: Local Storage Panel Aggregate Utilization

Local Storage Panel - Aggregate Utilization

Figure: Local Storage Panel - Hypervisor Utilization

Local Storage Panel - Hypervisor Utilization

In Place Upgrades

We are happy to announce that we now support in place upgrades for our existing customers that have Availability Zones based on earlier Cisco Metacloud Private Cloud versions. The Cisco Metacloud Private Cloud Operations will work with you to schedule an upgrade to your existing Availability Zones.

This release focuses on providing increased visibility to cloud admins and users, providing a new layer of transparency into what is happening in their cloud. The addition of new metrics in the cloud dashboard, along with a number of other new features, will be provided to you as a seamless upgrade.  

Major Bug Fixes

  • [1449] Fixed an error when deleting volumes in an error state
  • [233] Horizon flavor extra specs labels are different from the values shown in the Flavor table
  • [202] Fixed formatting of Heat Overview output
  • [197] Dashboard now supports flavor names longer than 25 characters
  • [103] Floating IPs are now sortable in the Dashboard
  • [95] Fixed an error with custom Flavor counts

Supported API Versions

Service API Version
Compute v2
Image v1
CloudFormation v1
Volume v1
Orchestration v1
Identity v2
EC2 v1

Supported OpenStack Projects and Versions

Project Version
Nova Icehouse
Cinder Icehouse
Keystone Icehouse
Glance Icehouse
Heat Juno
Horizon Icehouse