OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Nov 9-16)

Highlights of the week

OpenStack Outreach Program for Women Accepting Candidates

OpenStack provides open source software for building public and private clouds. We are constantly moving and growing and very excited to invite newcomers to our community. To this end, the OpenStack Foundation has joined the GNOME Outreach Program for Women. Join the list of mentors, contribute ideas, apply as intern.

What’s new in libvirt for the OpenStack Nova Folsom release

Even if Folsom has been out for a while now, Daniel P. Berrangé provided a little more detail on some of the changes he was involved with making to the libvirt driver and what motivated them.

Why to refactor the virt disk API in Nova

When launching a virtual machine, Nova has the ability to inject various files into the disk image immediately prior to boot up. Nova runs as an unprivileged user, and the guest files to be changed are typically owned as root. This means all the file injection commands need to run via Nova’s rootwrap utility to gain root privileges. It should come as little surprise that this has already resulted in a security vulnerability / CVE against Nova. The solution to this class of security problems is to decouple the file injection code from the host filesystem. Read more on Daniel’s blog post.

Swift 1.7.5 Released

Swift 1.7.5 has been released. This release is the work of twenty-seven contributors and includes several important new features and bug fixes.

Making keystoneclient python library a little easier to work with

A quick guide to using the python keystoneclient library and some of its new features, with v2 API examples throughout.

Installing OpenStack Nova Compute on Hyper-V

A lot of work went on OpenStack and Hyper-V integration, with the result of bringing back Hyper-V in the Nova sources in time for the Folsom release. Get started with OpenStack and Hyper-V using the installer developed by Cloudbase Solutions.

Security Advisories

Tips and tricks

Upcoming Events

Other news

Foundation News

Welcome new contributors

Celebrating the first patches submitted this month by:

  • Hendrik Volkmer, Cloudbau
  • Andrew Bogott, Wikimedia Foundation
  • Tim Daly, Jr, Yahoo! Inc
  • Darren Worrall

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