2.2. Technology Preview

BZ#1100535
OpenStack Bare Metal Provisioning (ironic) is now included in this release as a Technology Preview. This service provisions bare-metal machines using common technologies (such as PXE boot and IPMI) to cover a wide range of hardware, while supporting pluggable drivers to allow the addition of vendor-specific functionality.
BZ#1183414
OpenStack Database-as-a-Service (trove) is included in this release as a Technology Preview. This service allows users to quickly and easily utilize the features of a relational or non-relational database without the burden of administrative overhead. With OpenStack Database-as-a-Service, users and database administrators can provision and manage multiple database instances as needed.
For more information about OpenStack Database-as-a-Service, refer to https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Trove.
BZ#1190788
This release includes v2 and v3 of the OpenStack Compute API. v3 is unsupported and will be removed in the next major release; v3 is only included in this release as a Technology Preview.
v2 of the API remains fully supported.
BZ#1198508
This release includes Distributed Virtual Routing (DVR) as a Technology Preview. DVR enables the placement of L3 Routers across Compute nodes, allowing network traffic to be directed between them (East-West) without first requiring routing through a Network node.
BZ#1198855
VPN-as-a-Service (VPNaaS) is included in this release as a Technology Preview. VPNaaS allows tenants to use VPN features for network connectivity.
BZ#1198856
The Firewall-as-a-Service (FWaaS) plug-in adds perimeter firewall management to OpenStack Networking. FWaaS uses iptables to apply firewall policy to all OpenStack Networking routers within a project.
FWaaS is currently included as a Technology Preview; its untested operation is not recommended.
BZ#1198897
The OpenDaylight driver for OpenStack Networking is included in this release as a Technology Preview.