Release Notes 15.11


  • –(Openstack Liberty cloud deployment)-- ‘’‘NOTE: in order to use the Autopilot to deploy OpenStack clouds, please use a more recent version of Landscape.’’’
  • ‘’‘LDS 15.11.3 point release’’’:
  • This replaces LDS 15.11.2 in the 15.11 PPA
  • Use --no-auto-upgrade when bootstrapping to prevent juju from upgrading the tools on its own
  • get-distributed-lock now ignores maintenance flag
  • Fix package-search crash when encountering missing computer ids
  • Fix USN script !KeyError when purging package buffers
  • Require juju-core 1.25.3 or higher
  • Fix removal profile page layout
  • ‘’‘LDS 15.11.2 point release’’’:
  • This replaces LDS 15.11.1 in the 15.11 PPA
  • Update Openstack charm revisions to handle changes in liberty from the UCA
  • ‘’‘LDS 15.11.1 point release’’’:
  • This replaces LDS 15.11 in the 15.11 PPA.
  • Fix for stale idle in transaction connections to the database
  • Configure Juju to not upgrade the agent when deploying a cloud
  • Do not truncate the administrator name in the top right corner so easily

Changes and new features

This section describes the changes and new features in more detail.

Openstack Liberty deployment

–(Autopilot in LDS 15.11 will deploy Openstack Liberty clouds.)-- Due to, please use a newer version of Landscape if you want to use the Autopilot. In particular, version 16.03.1 at the time of this writing is the preferred way to deploy OpenStack Liberty.

MAAS supported version

Autopilot in LDS 15.11 supports MAAS 1.8.x only.

Upgrade notes

LDS 15.11 supports Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (“trusty”). It can only be upgraded from LDS 15.10.X or an earlier version in the 15.11 series.

Quickstart upgrade

If you used the landscape-server-quickstart package to install LDS 15.10.X or an earlier LDS 15.11 then you can use this method to upgrade it.

If you are a customer, you can select new version of LDS in your hosted account at and then run:

    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Alternatively, just add the LDS 15.11 PPA and run the same commands as above:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:landscape/15.11
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

When prompted, reply with N to any dpkg questions about configuration files so the existing files stay untouched. The quickstart package will make any needed modifications to your configuration files automatically.

Non-quickstart upgrade

Follow these steps to perform a non-quickstart upgrade, that is, you did not use the landscape-server-quickstart package when installing LDS 15.10.X or an earlier LDS 15.11:

  • stop all landscape services on all machines that make up your non-quickstart deployment, except the database service: sudo lsctl stop
  • add the LDS 15.11 PPA: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:landscape/15.11
  • refresh the apt database and upgrade: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
  • answer with “N” to any dpkg questions about Landscape configuration files
  • if you have UPGRADE_SCHEMA enabled in /etc/default/landscape-server, then the required schema upgrade will be performed as part of the package upgrade and all services will be running at the end. The upgrade is finished.
  • if UPGRADE_SCHEMA is disabled, then you will have failures when the services are restarted at the end of the upgrade. That’s expected. You now have to perform the schema upgrade manually with this command:
    sudo setup-landscape-server

after it succeeds, the Landscape services can be started:

    sudo lsctl start

Upgrading a Juju deployed LDS

Starting with LDS 15.10, juju deployed LDS can be upgraded in place. Please follow this procedure:

juju upgrade-charm landscape-server
juju set landscape-server source=ppa:landscape/15.11
juju action do landscape-server/0 pause
juju action do landscape-server/0 upgrade
juju action do landscape-server/0 migrate-schema
juju action do landscape-server/0 resume

Each action returns an identifier that should be used to check its outcome with the fetch command before running the next action:

juju action fetch <uuid>

For example:

$ juju action do landscape-server/0 pause
Action queued with id: 72fd7975-3e0b-4b6d-84b9-dbd76d50f6af
$ juju action fetch 72fd7975-3e0b-4b6d-84b9-dbd76d50f6af
status: completed
  completed: 2015-06-23 19:24:39 +0000 UTC
  enqueued: 2015-06-23 19:24:32 +0000 UTC
  started: 2015-06-23 19:24:33 +0000 UTC

As an example of when it fails, here we are trying to upgrade a unit that hasn’t been paused before:

$ juju action do landscape-server/0 upgrade
Action queued with id: f3d2343c-33e4-4faf-8c4e-59f796124dd4
$ juju action fetch f3d2343c-33e4-4faf-8c4e-59f796124dd4
message: This action can only be called on a unit in paused state.
status: failed
  completed: 2015-06-23 19:26:40 +0000 UTC
  enqueued: 2015-06-23 19:26:36 +0000 UTC
  started: 2015-06-23 19:26:38 +0000 UTC

Known Issues

This section describes important known issues with this release.

Autopilot Cloud Deployments

Due to a version change in keystone (, a component of OpenStack, this release of the Autopilot cannot deploy OpenStack Liberty clouds anymore. Please use a newer version of Landscape if you want to use the Autopilot.