Release Notes


New Features

  • It is now possible to specify if AWS nodes shall get a providers.[aws].pools.public-ip-address.

  • The AWS driver now supports custom providers.[aws].pools.labels.userdata when launching instances.

  • There is a new GET /ready endpoint that can be used as a readiness probe.


New Features

  • Nodepool now supports providers.[openstack].post-upload-hook to run a user supplied script after an image has been uploaded to a cloud but before it gets used.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed compatibility issue with openstacksdk 0.37.0 and above.


New Features

  • A diskimage can specify the full path to the diskimage-builder command with the dib-cmd configuration parameter. The --fake parameter of nodepool-builder (only used by CI) has been removed and replaced with explicit calls in testing fixtures.

  • The default python-path is now auto (instead of /usr/bin/python2). With this, Zuul 3.11.1 and greater will set the ansible_python_interpreter to auto when using Ansible >=2.8 to use automated interpreter discovery. When using earlier Ansible, it will remain the old default of /usr/bin/python2.

    This will remove the need to override python-path explicitly for Python 3-only distributions, which should be detected correctly automatically.

Upgrade Notes

  • This release should only be run against Zuul 3.11.1 or greater. Earlier Zuul releases will not convert the new default python-path of auto to /usr/bin/python2 for Ansible <2.8, leading to a configuration error. It may be possible to use earlier Zuul releases if you you are only using Ansible >= 2.8, or explicitly set python-path for every image.


New Features

  • The Kubernetes driver now supports optionally loading cluster admin service account information from the standard in-cluster configuration paths if Nodepool itself is running in Kubernetes. If this method is used, installation of a kube/config file in the Nodepool launcher pod is no longer required.


Bug Fixes

  • Fix dependency issue with openshift python client, that would prevent nodepool-launcher from starting properly.


New Features

  • A new driver is available to support unprivileged Openshift cluster as a resources provider to enable pod creation within a developper project.

  • Provider labels for the OpenStack driver are now able to toggle providers.[openstack] This overrides the host-key-checking value defined by providers.[openstack]

  • Provider labels for the OpenStack driver are now able to select which networks to be attached to. This overrides any networks defined by providers.[openstack].pools.networks.


Upgrade Notes

  • The diskimage-builder stats have been reworked to be more useful. The return code and duration is now stored in nodepool.dib_image-build.<diskimage_name>.status.<rc|duration>; previously this was split for each image format. This is unnecessary and confusing since the results will always be the same, since all formats are generated from the same diskimage-builder run. An additional gauge nodepool.dib_image_build.<diskimage_name>.status.last_build is added to make it easy to show relative time of builds in dashboards.

  • The TaskManager used by the OpenStack provider has been removed. The keystoneauth1 library underneath openstacksdk has grown support for rate limiting using a FairSemaphore instead of a pool of worker threads. This should reduce the overall thread count.

  • statsd key names have changed. Because of the removal of TaskManager statsd calls are being deferred to openstacksdk. Instead of keys of the form ComputeGetServers, the openstacksdk keys are of the form compute.GET.servers. They will always start with the normalized service-type, followed by the HTTP verb, followed by a . separated list of url segments. Any service version, project-id entries in the url or .json suffixes will be removed.


New Features

  • The new Amazon Web Services (AWS) EC2 Driver allows launching EC2 instances as nodes.

  • A new option (build-timeout) has been added to the builder diskimage configuration to control how long the builder should wait for image builds before giving up. The default is 8 hours.

  • A new driver is available to support Openshift cluster as a resources provider to enable project and pod request.

Known Issues

  • The AWS driver does not support quota management at this time.

  • The AWS driver does not support custom image building.


New Features

  • A new configuration option is available under the ‘pools’ attribute of an OpenStack provider. This config value, ‘node-attributes’, can contain a dictionary of arbitrary key-value pairs and will be stored with the node data within ZooKeeper.

Upgrade Notes

  • A change to the ZooKeeper schema to support a new DELETED node state will require a total shutdown of all Nodepool launchers before restarting any of them with this version.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixes a regression of missing task statistics with OpenstackSDK versions greater than 0.19.0.


New Features

  • Added a new routine to the OpenStack driver cleanup resources phase that will remove any ports reported to be in the DOWN state. Ports will have to be seen as DOWN for at least three minutes before they will be removed. The number of ports removed will be reported to statsd.

Bug Fixes

  • The nodes by label and state statistic gauges are now correctly reset to zero if no node of a label and state exists.

  • Task names are now consistently normalised to CamelCase without deliminators. Some statistics sent to statsd with - or _ characters will have changed keys, for example ComputePostOs-volumes_boot is now ComputePostOsVolumesBoot.


New Features

  • Two new metrics are now reported after each run of the diskimage builder: nodepool.builder.dib_image_build.<diskimage_name>.<ext>.rc will be set to the last result code of the diskimage builder. This metric can be used to set up alerting for failed disk image builds. nodepool.builder.dib_image_build.<diskimage_name>.<ext>.duration will receive the time it took to build the disk image.

  • The OpenStack driver now supports configuring instance properties on boot. These properties end up in the instance metadata and will be visible to the instance after boot. Use the instance-properties dict on provider pool label to set this per label type booted.

  • The static driver now updates labels and connection related attributes in Zookeeper at startup and on config change. Changing the name of a node will be handled via the registration/deregistration flow as before.

Bug Fixes

  • Bump minimum version of openstacksdk library to 0.17.2 to correct an issue causing a crash in OpenStack provider communication threads.


New Features

  • A new boolean pool variable ignore-provider-quota has been added to allow the provider quota to be ignored for a pool. Instead, nodepool only checks against the configured max values for the pool and the current usage based on stored data. This may be useful in circumstances where the provider is incorrectly calculating quota.

  • The detailed nodepool list outputs the node’s pool.

  • Diskimages env-vars can be set in the secure.conf file.

Upgrade Notes

  • A new node status (ABORTED) is added to the ZooKeeper data model. It is recommended that, during your nodepool upgrade, you shut down all launcher processes before restarting any of them. Running multiple launchers with mixed support of this new node status may cause unexpected errors to be reported in the logs.

Bug Fixes

  • For pre-existing cloud images (not managed by nodepool), referencing them by ID was failing since they could not be found with this data, only by name.


New Features

  • Nodepool now defaults to building qcow2 diskimages instead of failing if the diskimage doesn’t specify an image format and the diskimage isn’t used by any provider. This makes it more convenient to build images without uploading them to a cloud provider.

  • Added support for specifying security-groups for the nodes in openstack driver. takes list of SGs to attach to the server.

  • The static driver now pre-registers its nodes with ZooKeeper at startup and on configuration changes. A single node may be registered multiple times, based on the value of max-parallel-jobs.

Upgrade Notes

  • Nodepool can now support multiple node labels, although the OpenStack and static node drivers do not yet support specifying multiple labels, so this is not yet a user-visible change. This does, however, require shutting down all launcher processes before restarting them. Running multiple launchers with mixed support of multi-label will cause errors, so a full shutdown is required.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug where if a request handler is paused and an exception is thrown within the handler, the handler was not properly unpaused and the request remained in the list of active handlers.


New Features

  • The connection port can now be configured in the provider diskimages section.

  • Added support for configuring windows static nodes. A static node can now define a connection-type. The ssh-port option has been renamed to connection-port.

Deprecation Notes

  • ssh-port in static node config is deprecated. Please update config to use connection-port instead.