The Venezuelan OpenStack community had its first full day meeting on August 24 in Caracas and it was a big success. Nelson Perez, gave a general introduction to virtualization talking about what it is, why it’s useful and finally an overview of hypervisors. Enrique Femin then talked about cloud computing giving general definitions, principles and types. Finally, Ender Mujica presented one introduction to OpenStack: What is it? How to use it, its history, the community, developers and members, and of course an overview of OpenStack’s architecture, components and services.
Lunch was followed by 3 live demonstrations. Ender Mujica presented a installation from scratch on Ubuntu 12.04 using all the component with Neutron and Cinder. He also showed some functions of the dashboard, like how to launch virtual machines with network, how to create a volume and attach it to a VM.
Reinaldo Martinez presented an installation on Centos 6 and Debian 7 and some details about the other functions like namespaces, dhcp, how to create networks, load balancing with 3 web servers on VM, glance with swift and with LVM, horizon and the command line tools and more.
The intensely technical day was followed by appetizers, soft drinks, water, beers, some awesome mugs and OpenStack stickers.