Upgrade an MCP OpenStack environment

Upgrade an MCP OpenStack environmentΒΆ

This section provides the reference information to consider when creating a detailed maintenance plan for the upgrade of an OpenStack Ocata environment with OVS networking to the OpenStack Pike release as well as an OpenStack Pike environment with OVS networking to the OpenStack Queens release.


  • If you run an OpenContrail-based OpenStack environment, follow the procedures in this section to upgrade OpenStack only and skip the OVS-related steps. Once done, proceed with upgrading or updating OpenContrail.
  • To upgrade OpenContrail from version 3.2 to 4.1, use a separate procedure described in Upgrade the OpenContrail nodes from version 3.2 to 4.1.
  • To update OpenContrail from version 4.0 to 4.1, refer to Update the OpenContrail 4.x nodes.

Use the descriptive analysis of the techniques and tools, as well as the high-level upgrade flow included in this section to create a cloud-specific detailed upgrade procedure, assess the risks, estimate possible downtimes, plan the rollback, backup, and testing activities.


We recommend that you do not upgrade or update OpenStack and RabbitMQ simultaneously. Upgrade or update the RabbitMQ component only once OpenStack is running on the new version.


This section does not cover the OpenStack packages update procedure. To perform the OpenStack packages update, see Update OpenStack packages.


Manila deprecation notice

In the MCP 2019.2.7 update, the OpenStack Manila component is being considered for deprecation. The corresponding capabilities are still available, although not further enhanced.

Starting with the 2019.2.11 maintenance update, the OpenStack Manila component will no longer be supported by Mirantis. For those existing customers who have the Manila functionality explicitly included in the scope of their contracts, Mirantis will continue to fulfill the corresponding support obligations.