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+Deploying Directly from Upstream - (Beta)
+In addition to deploying with OPNFV tested artifacts included in the
+opnfv-apex-undercloud and opnfv-apex RPMs, it is now possible to deploy
+directly from upstream artifacts. Essentially this deployment pulls the latest
+RDO overcloud and undercloud artifacts at deploy time. This option is useful
+for being able to deploy newer versions of OpenStack that are not included
+with this release, and offers some significant advantages for some users.
+Please note this feature is currently in beta for the Fraser release and will
+be fully supported in the next OPNFV release.
+Upstream Deployment Key Features
+In addition to being able to install newer versions of OpenStack, the upstream
+deployment option allows the use of a newer version of TripleO, which provides
+overcloud container support. Therefore when deploying from upstream with an
+OpenStack version newer than Pike, every OpenStack service (also OpenDaylight)
+will be running as a docker container. Furthermore, deploying upstream gives
+the user the flexibility of including any upstream OpenStack patches he/she
+may need by simply adding them into the deploy settings file. The patches will
+be applied live during deployment.
+Installation Guide - Upstream Deployment
+This section goes step-by-step on how to correctly install and provision the
+OPNFV target system using a direct upstream deployment.
+Special Requirements for Upstream Deployments
+With upstream deployments it is required to have internet access. In addition,
+the upstream artifacts will be cached under the root partition of the jump
+host. It is required to at least have 10GB free space in the root partition
+in order to download and prepare the cached artifacts.
+Scenarios and Deploy Settings for Upstream Deployments
+Some deploy settings files are already provided which have been tested by the
+Apex team. These include (under /etc/opnfv-apex/):
+ - os-nosdn-queens_upstream-noha.yaml
+ - os-nosdn-master_upstream-noha.yaml
+ - os-odl-queens_upstream-noha.yaml
+ - os-odl-master_upstream-noha.yaml
+Each of these scenarios has been tested by Apex over the Fraser release, but
+none are guaranteed to work as upstream is a moving target and this feature is
+relatively new. Still it is the goal of the Apex team to provide support
+and move to an upstream based deployments in the future, so please file a bug
+when encountering any issues.
+Including Upstream Patches with Deployment
+With upstream deployments it is possible to include any pending patch in
+OpenStack gerrit with the deployment. These patches are applicable to either
+the undercloud or the overcloud. This feature is useful in the case where
+a developer or user desires to pull in an unmerged patch for testing with a
+deployment. In order to use this feature, include the following in the deploy
+settings file, under "global_params" section:
+.. code-block:: yaml
+ patches:
+ undercloud:
+ - change-id: <gerrit change id>
+ project: openstack/<project name>
+ branch: <branch where commit is proposed>
+ overcloud:
+ - change-id: <gerrit change id>
+ project: openstack/<project name>
+ branch: <branch where commit is proposed>
+You may include as many patches as needed. If the patch is already merged or
+abandoned, then it will not be included in the deployment.
+Running ``opnfv-deploy``
+Deploying is similar to the typical method used for baremetal and virtual
+deployments with the addition of a few new arguments to the ``opnfv-deploy``
+command. In order to use an upstream deployment, please use the ``--upstream``
+argument. Also, the artifacts for each upstream deployment are only
+downloaded when a newer version is detected upstream. In order to explicitly
+disable downloading new artifacts from upstream if previous artifacts are
+already cached, please use the ``--no-fetch`` argument.
+Interacting with Containerized Overcloud
+Upstream deployments will use a containerized overcloud. These containers are
+Docker images built by the Kolla project. The Containers themselves are run
+and controlled through Docker as root user. In order to access logs for each
+service, examine the '/var/log/containers' directory or use the `docker logs
+<container name>`. To see a list of services running on the node, use the
+``docker ps`` command. Each container uses host networking, which means that
+the networking of the overcloud node will act the same exact way as a
+traditional deployment. In order to attach to a container, use this command:
+``docker exec -it <container name/id> bin/bash``. This will login to the
+container with a bash shell. Note the containers do not use systemd, unlike
+the traditional deployment model and are instead started as the first process
+in the container. To restart a service, use the ``docker restart <container>``