Highlights of the week – Holiday edition
Happy holidays from the whole team at the OpenStack Foundation. We wish you a merry time to spend with your beloved ones.
DevStack is a set of shell scripts to build complete OpenStack development environments. It is useful to create a small OpenStack environment that will be used for hacking, testing, etc. and is therefore primarily used for upstream development. Vincent Untz got DevStack to work on openSUSE.
Adrian Smith goes through some of the new features introduced in Swift 1.7.5 and their implication. If you want to learn about CORS support, Etag, Object versioning and other nice features read his post.
Derek Higgins developed a tool that is capable of installing OpenStack in a distributed environment using some of the most common configurations. Packstack can be used to transform Fedora 17/18, RHEL 6 or CentOS 6 servers into a functional Openstack Folsom deployment. The tool ssh’s onto each server and apply’s puppet manifests to set openstack up. On his blog post Derek outlines how to use his Packstack on Fedora 17.
It’s no secret that I like numbers and charts. If you like them too, then David Fishman’s post is a must read for the holidays. Davide took a snapshot of the membership of the OpenStack Foundation using the publicly available data. Who are these people and what are their affiliations? What if anything does it say about the use and uptake of OpenStack cloud? What doesn’t it say? And, like any data, what other useful questions does it raise? Remember that the OpenStack Foundation elections are coming and the holidays may be a good time to get to know the candidates for the Board of Directors.
Martin Paulo introduced OpenStack to a new group of people. He collected and published his notes: I believe his work can be very useful for other OpenStack speakers.
Tips and tricks
- By Sébastien Han:Where does my instance run?
- By Christian Berendt: Allocation of multiple VLAN ranges on one physical network
- By Michael Still: Some quick operational notes for users of loop and nbd devices
- OpenStack China Tour: Wuhan Dec 22, 2012 – Wuhan, China Details
- Minnesota OpenStack: Part 2 Jan 07, 2013 – Minneapolis, MN Details
- FOSDEM’13 Feb 02 – 03, 2013 – Bruxelles, Belgium Cloud track
- The new OpenStack Marketing team has its own wiki page http://wiki.openstack.org/Governance/Foundation/Marketing with good details
- Horizon Hyper-V RDP console access
- Report from past events:
- OpenStack Project Meeting: Summary and full logs
Welcome new contributors
Celebrating the first patches submitted this week by:
- Harika Vakadi, Persistent
- Ben Andrews
- Walter A. Boring IV, HP
- Therese McHale, HP
Overview of OpenStack and the OpenStack Foundation by Mark Collier:
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