Developer Activity Review (June 17 – 24)

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Many people have asked for more insight into the developer activities for OpenStack as the large number of code changes and proposals make it difficult to monitor everything happening. In hopes of exposing more of the developer activities, I plan to post a weekly or biweekly blog post on the latest development activities. If you… Read more »

Project Glance Webinar Recording Available

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Over 57 community enthusiasts joined Jay Pipes, Project Glance Team Leader, and James Weir, CTO of UShareSoft, for a 1 hour overview the project as well as a discussion on the future direction for Glance and cloud computing. A recorded session of the webinar is available at http://cc.readytalk.com/play?id=d7aki1. For more general information on Glance, visit… Read more »

Clustered LVM on DRBD resource in Fedora Linux

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(Crossposted from Mirantis Official Blog) As Florian Haas has pointed out in my previous post’s comment, our shared storage configuration requires special precautions to avoid corruption of data when two hosts connected via DRBD try to manage LVM volumes simultaneously. Generally, these precautions concern locking LVM metadata operations while running DRBD in ‘dual-primary’ mode. Let’s… Read more »

OpenStack Nova: basic disaster recovery

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We have published a new blog post about handling basic issues and virtual machines recovery methods. From the blog: Today, I want to take a look at some possible issues that may be encountered while using OpenStack. The purpose of this topic is to share our experience dealing with the hardware or software failures which… Read more »

OpenStack Glance Webinar

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Jay Pipes, Project Glance PTL and James Weir, CTO of UShareSoft.com are hosting “Future Direction and Discussion on Glance”; the webinar is scheduled for June 21, 2011 at Noon EST. To register for this webinar, please sign up at https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/schedule/display.do?udc=i5l6gkl36wsy. This webinar will provide an introduction to the project followed by an open community discussion… Read more »

Mirantis: OpenStack Deployment on Fedora using Kickstart

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The team at Mirantis published a new blog post today on deploying OpenStack on Fedora (http://mirantis.blogspot.com/2011/05/openstack-deployment-on-fedora-using.html). From the blog: In this article, we discuss our approach to performing an Openstack installation on Fedora using our RPM repository and Kickstart. When we first started working with OpenStack, we found that the most popular platform for deploying… Read more »

Announcing Project RedDwarf – Database as a Service

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From Daniel Morris in the OpenStack developer mailing list comes a new incubation project announcement… Today Rackspace is announcing the introduction of Database as a Service (Project RedDwarf) for a possible affiliated OpenStack incubation project. To give you some background, Database as a Service is a scalable relational database service that allows users toquickly and… Read more »

Community Weekly Newsletter (April 9 – 15)

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OpenStack Community Newsletter – April 15, 2011 This weekly newsletter is a way for the community to learn about all the various activities occurring on a weekly basis. If you would like to add content to a weekly update or have an idea about this newsletter, please email [email protected] Todd Willey – On Break from… Read more »