OpenStack Swift 2.0.0. This release includes storage policies – the culmination of a year of work from many members of the Swift contributor community. Storage policies are the biggest thing to happen in Swift since it was open-sourced four years ago. Storage policies allow you to tailor your storage infrastructure to exactly match your use case. This release marks a significant milestone in the life of the project that will lead to further adoption and community growth. You can get Swift 2.0 from http://tarballs.openstack.org/swift/swift-2.0.0.tar.gz. As always, you can upgrade to this version without any client downtime.
The OpenStack Foundation brought 21 people to Atlanta for the Summit in May, thanks to the grants offered by the Travel Support Program, sponsored by VMware. The Travel Support Program is based on the promise of Open Design and its aim is to facilitate participation of key contributors to the OpenStack Design Summit. The Travel Support Application for the November Summit in Paris is NOW OPEN! You can apply for the Travel Support Program, including costs for travel and accommodation.
In the long term debate of pets vs cattle OpenStack has always been on the side of cattles. Dmitriy Novakovskiy shared his thoughts on why pets are good and how far away OpenStack is from supporting the more ‘legacy’ applications (TL;DR: not too far away).
Third Party CI group formation and minutes
At Juno Summit in Atlanta, Kurt Taylor, Anita Kuno, and Jay Pipes agreed to form a group focused on the Third Party experience, including but not limited to continuous integration. Part of the mission of the group is to focus on the quality of Third Party testing for OpenStack through improving documentation, gathering requirements, and easing the deployment of third party testing systems. The group has been working to improve the consumability of the components and documentation. They’re inviting all people involved in CI testing to join and help make the Third Party experience easier for developers and administrators to understand and deploy. The group holds regular weekly meetings. This week they discussed timelines for Cinder and Neutron testing, requirements for documentation patches, a proposal for system terminology and helped openATTIC solve its issues starting up the CI system.
It’s a great pleasure to highlight good examples of first time contributors to OpenStack getting through their first changeset proposal. Jeegn Chen‘s first changeset is one of such cases. Kudos to him and the community helping him fixing bug #1327497.
The Road To Paris 2014 – Deadlines and Resources
- Call for Speakers now OPEN – November Summit in Paris
- Applications for Travel Support Program are open until August 18th
- Request an invitation letter for VISA
- Reserve hotel rooms
Reports from Previous Events
- OpenStack Orchestration Juno Update
- Juno Preview for OpenStack Compute (Nova)
- Juno preview for Glance and Marconi
- OpenStack Infrastructure July 2014 Bug Day
- Juno Preview for OpenStack Compute (Nova)
Security Advisories and Notices
- Multiple XSS vulnerabilities in Horizon (CVE-2014-3473, CVE-2014-3474, and CVE-2014-3475)
- [OSSN] Session-fixation vulnerability in Horizon when using the default signed cookie sessions
Tips ‘n Tricks
- By Ana Malagon: Options for Period-Spanning Statistics in Gnocchi
- By gaea:Advanced Queries to Ceilometer with a mongo backend
- By Boden Russell: Managing OpenStack & SoftLayer Resources From A Single Pane of Glass With Jumpgate
- By Adam Young: Audit Belongs with Policy
- By Kevin Jackson: Inside My Home Rackspace Private Cloud, OpenStack Lab, Part 6: Upgrading
- By Kashyap Chamarthy: Live disk migration with libvirt blockcopy
- By Jason Baker: Creating an OpenStack community locally
- OpenStack Startup In Xian Jul 12, 2014 – Xian, Shaanxi, CN Details
- OpenStack’s 4th Birthday Party “Bangalore Chapter” Jul 13, 2014 – Bangalore, India Details
- OpenStack 4th Birthday Party Jul 14, 2014 – Tehran, Iran Details
- Celebrate OpenStack Icehouse and Juno Jul 15, 2014 – Fort Collins, CO Details
- OpenStack 4th Birthday Party Jul 15, 2014 – Fairfield, CT Details
- OpenStack 4th Birthday Party Jul 15, 2014 – London, UK Details
- OpenStack 4th Birthday Party Jul 16, 2014 – Seoul, Korea Details
- OpenStack 4th Birthday Party Jul 16, 2014 – New York City, NY Details
- OpenStack 4th Birthday Party Jul 17, 2014 – Atlanta, GA Details
- OpenStack 4th Birthday Party Jul 17, 2014 – Quito, Ecuador Details
- OpenStack 4th Birthday Party Jul 17, 2014 – Lexington, KY Details
- OpenStack 4th Birthday Party Jul 17, 2014 – Netherlands Details
- New OpenStack 4th Birthday Party Jul 17, 2014 – Philadelphia, PA Details
- OpenStack 4th Birthday Party Jul 17, 2014 – Zürich, Switzerland Details
- OpenStack 4th Birthday Party Jul 17, 2014 – Hobart, Tasmania Details
- 4th Birthday OpenStack Beijing Jul 19, 2014 – Beijing, Beijing, CN Details
- OpenStack 4th Birthday Party Jul 19, 2014 – Moscow, Russia Details
- OpenStack 4th Birthday Party Jul 19, 2014 – Caracas, Venezuela Details
- OSCON Jul 20 – 24, 2014 – Portland, Oregon Details
- OpenStack 4th Birthday Party Jul 20, 2014 – Mumbai, India Details
- Minnesota OpenStack Meetup Jul 21, 2014 – MinneapolisSt. Paul, Minnesota, US Details
- OpenStack Tutorial and 4th Birthday Party Jul 21 – 23, 2014 – Thailand Details
- The Fifth Elephant 2014 Jul 23 – 26, 2014 – Bangalore, Karnataka, IN Details
- OpenStack 4th Anniversary – Munich Jul 23, 2014 – Munich, DE Details
- OpenStack 4th Birthday Party Jul 24, 2014 – Seattle, WA Details
- OpenStack 4th Birthday Party Jul 24, 2014 – Triangle, North Carolina Details
- Openstack Brazil Day / 4th Birthday Jul 26, 2014 – Porto Alegre, RS, BR Details
- OpenStack 4th Anniversary-Frankfurt Jul 28, 2014 – Frankfurt, DE Details
- OpenStack 4th Anniversary – Berlin Jul 29, 2014 – Berlin, DE Details
- OpenStack 4th BIrthday Party Jul 29, 2014 – Nairobi, Kenya Details
- OpenStack miniconf at PyCon AU Aug 01 – 05, 2014 – Brisbane, Queensland, AU Details
- SFBay Meetup – Beginner track Aug 07, 2014 – Sunnyvale, CA Details
- OpenStack workshop at Fedora Flock Aug 09, 2014 – Prague, Czech Republic, CZ Details
- Serviceability, Swift and OpenStack Aug 14, 2014 – Boston, MA, US Details
- OpenStack Trove Day Aug 19, 2014 – Cambridge, MA, US Details
- OpenStack Silicon Valley Sep 16, 2014 – Mountain View, CA, US Details
- OpenStack Conference Benelux 2014 Sep 19, 2014 – Bussum, The Netherlands Details
- OpenStack Summit November 2014 Nov 03 – 07, 2014 – Paris, France Details
- RDO on CentOS 7
- Resources for anyone with 100+ karma on Ask OpenStack
- Announcing git-review 1.24
- OpenStack Project Meeting: Summary and full logs.
Ask OpenStack is the go-to destination for OpenStack users. Interesting questions waiting for answers:
- How to architect systems to improve Network node scalability?
- How do I launch instances on specific hardware?
- tempURL key generation and how to block it.
- Why all disk space in my ceph cluster seems assigned to a VM?
- How to install Tuskar-UI on a single node server?
- Heat can’t connect to docker server on VM
- Configuring Openstack to work within an existing multi-vlan network
- Recovering existing Linux LVM back into cinder after crash
- tempest – new testcases for new service
Welcome New Reviewers and Developers
Latest Activity In Projects
Do you want to see at a glance the bugs filed and solved this week? Latest patches submitted for review? Check out the individual project pages on OpenStack Activity Board – Insights.
- Telemetry (Ceilometer)
- Block Storage (Cinder)
- Image Service (Glance)
- Orchestration API (Heat)
- Dashboard (Horizon)
- Bare Metal Provisioning (Ironic)
- Identity (Keystone)
- Networking (Neutron)
- Compute (Nova)
- Data Processing (Sahara)
- Object Storage (Swift)
- Database As A Service (Trove)
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