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Hong Kong Summit – Registration, Call for Speakers & Sponsors Now Open!

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The OpenStack Summit is coming to Hong Kong, November 5-8, 2013. Visit http://openstack.org/summit for all the details.

Early Bird Registration is now open

The call for speakers is now open

Potential Sponsors can read the Sponsorship Prospectus

Quantum is no more. Welcome Neutron!

The OpenStack Networking team is happy to announce that the Quantum project will be changing its name to Neutron. You’ll soon see Neutron in lots of places as we work to implement the name change within OpenStack.

An history of OpenStack open source project governance

Over the last 3 years, the technical governance of the OpenStack open source project evolved a lot, and most recently last Tuesday with the Technical Committee decided on a model with 13 directly-elected members, which will be put in place at the Fall 2013 elections. This new model is a direct, representative model, where if you recently authored a change for an OpenStack project, you get one vote, and a chance every 6 months to choose new people to represent you. This model is pretty flexible and should allow for further growth of the project. As far as open source projects governance models go, this is as open, meritocratic, transparent and direct as it gets.

Devstack with Quantum in a multi-node configuration

A blog post by XLcloud shows how to run devstack with Quantum and the Open vSwitch plugin in a multi-node deployment. The OpenStack testbed will be composed of 2 nodes:

  • 1 controller node running Nova (including nova-compute) + Quantum + Glance + Keystone services.
  • 1 compute node running only the nova-compute service + the Quantum agent.

This tutorial has been tested on Ubuntu. It should be quite easy to adapt to other distros but as usual YMMV.

Heat things up with OpenStack — before your competitors do

OpenStack Heat is a (CloudFormation-compatible) template-based system that enables you to specify what should be done, such as performing an action on a number of different servers or spinning up a group of resources (called a stack). The good folks at Mirantis put together a slideshow that explains what it is and gives you an idea of how it works, both now and coming in Havana.

Some horizon enhancements

The road to Havana is long, no milestone in the corner yet, but already some enhancements have been brought to the Horizon interface. Take a quick look at the new fancy stuff in this blog post by Sébastien Han!

Grizzly Architecture Revisit

Ken Pepple posted the full length article along with several clarifications on the architecture of OpenStack Grizzly.

Tips ‘n Tricks

Upcoming Events

Reports from Previous Events

Other News

Security Advisories

Welcome New Developers

  • Xavier Queralt, Red Hat
  • Yuzlikeev Eduard, Mirantis
  • jiataotj, IBM
  • Anthony Woods, Internap

Got answers?

Ask OpenStack is the go-to destination for OpenStack users. Interesting questions waiting for answers:

Love animated GIFs?

When I realised the code I was writing for the last two hours was already in Oslo

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