Tag: Cactus


Community Weekly Newsletter (April 15 – 22)

April 22nd, 2011 — 2:54pm

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 stephen.spector@openstack.org.


Korea OpenStack User Group Technical Seminer

HIGHLIGHTS

EVENTS

DEVELOPER COMMUNITY

GENERAL COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY STATISTICS (4/15– 4/22)

  • Data Tracking Graphs – http://wiki.openstack.org/WeeklyNewsletter
  • OpenStack Compute (NOVA) Data
    • 40 Active Reviews
    • 237 Active Branches – owned by 62 people & 13 teams
    • 1,754 commits by 72 people in last month
  • OpenStack Object Storage (SWIFT) Data
    • 0 Active Reviews
    • 54 Active Branches – owned by 21 people & 5 teams
    • 214 commits by 12 people in last month
  • OpenStack Image Registry (GLANCE) Data
    • 2 Active Reviews
    • 17 Active Branches – owned by 5 people & 3 teams
    • 96 commits by 9 people in last month
  • Twitter Stats for Week:  #openstack 397 total tweets; OpenStack 1,441 total tweets  (does not include RT)
  • Bugs Stats for Week: 294 Tracked Bugs; 77 New Bugs; 44 In-process Bugs; 0 Critical Bugs; 15 High Importance Bugs; 158 Bugs (Fix Committed)
  • Blueprints Stats for Week:  225 Blueprints; 2 Essential, 11 High, 12 Medium, 20 Low, 180 Undefined
  • OpenStack Website Stats for Week:  15,551 Visits, 38,438 Pageviews, 57.06% New Visits
    • Top 5 Pages: Home 36.47%; /projects 11.77%; /projects/compute 18.08%; /projects/storage 11.90%; /projects/glance 6.08%

OPENSTACK IN THE NEWS

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OpenStack Cactus Webinar Recording Available

April 21st, 2011 — 4:15pm

The Cactus Webinar on Thursday, April 21 at 4 pm EST recording is available: https://cc.readytalk.com/play?id=39ban4

This webinar  covered the new features implemented in the OpenStack Cactus release. Presenting these features will be the new Project Team Leads for Glance, Swift, and Nova.

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OpenStack Cactus Release Webinar – UPDATE

April 20th, 2011 — 10:32am

OpenStack Cactus Release Webinar
Thursday, April 21, 4:00 pm ET

The OpenStack Cactus webinar will cover new features implemented in the Cactus release of OpenStack.  Presenting these features will be the Project Technical Leads: Vish Ishaya for OpenStack Compute (Nova), John Dickinson for OpenStack Object Storage (Swift), and Jay Pipes for OpenStack Image Service (Glance).  Each Project Technical Lead will have 15 minutes to provide a quick overview of their respective technologies, what’s new in the Cactus release and expected contributions for the next Diablo release of OpenStack.  The last 15 minutes will be open for questions and further discussion.

Register here: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/kdi85356wy

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OpenStack Developer Activity Weekly Review (April 9- 15)

April 15th, 2011 — 2:11pm

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 have any ideas for this blog post, please email me at stephen.spector@openstack.org. I am always ready to listen to the community for new ideas.

Activities

Developer Mailing List (archive: https://lists.launchpad.net/openstack/)

This is select list of topics discussed this week in the developer mailing list and is not a complete list.  Please visit the archive to see all the topics.

Statistics

  • Number of OpenStack Developers on Contributors List – 175 (+10 for week)
  • Final Cactus Release Status – Blueprints (http://wiki.openstack.org/releasestatus/)
    • Essential – 5 Design Approved; 5 Implemented
    • High – 12 Blueprints; 9 Implemented – 3 Deferred
    • Medium – 20 Blueprints; 17 Implemented – 3 Deferred
    • Low – 15 Blueprints; 8 Implemented – 7 Deferred

For the latest on development activities on OpenStack please check these sites for more details:

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Community Weekly Newsletter (April 9 – 15)

April 15th, 2011 — 11:35am

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 stephen.spector@openstack.org.

Todd Willey – On Break from Documenting OpenStack

HIGHLIGHTS

EVENTS

DEVELOPER COMMUNITY

GENERAL COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY STATISTICS (4/8– 4/15)

  • Data Tracking Graphs – http://wiki.openstack.org/WeeklyNewsletter
  • OpenStack Compute (NOVA) Data
    • 45 Active Reviews
    • 242 Active Branches – owned by 60 people & 13 teams
    • 1,947 commits by 69 people in last month
  • OpenStack Object Storage (SWIFT) Data
    • 11 Active Reviews
    • 62 Active Branches – owned by 23 people & 5 teams
    • 174 commits by 12 people in last month
  • Twitter Stats for Week:  #openstack 156 total tweets; OpenStack 448 total tweets  (does not include RT)
  • Bugs Stats for Week: 343 Tracked Bugs; 66 New Bugs; 50 In-process Bugs; 1 Critical Bugs; 11 High Importance Bugs; 215 Bugs (Fix Committed)
  • Blueprints Stats for Week:  195 Blueprints; 3 Essential, 11 High, 12 Medium, 20 Low, 149 Undefined
  • OpenStack Website Stats for Week:  12,164 Visits, 26,959 Pageviews, 57.43% New Visits
    • Top 5 Pages: Home 43.85%; /projects 10.84%; /projects/compute 16.11%; /projects/storage 11.36%; /Community 7.21%

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OpenStack Announces Cactus Release

April 15th, 2011 — 10:31am

With the availability of the Cactus release of OpenStack today the momentum and progress of the project continues to grow. A tremendous amount of effort and contribution from the large, and growing, community has added significant features, fixed a lot of bugs, and debated and discussed many technical issues. I am impressed with the progress that has been made since the Bexar release just 10 weeks ago and believe the projects and code are tracking to fill the promise of being the ubiquitous, open source cloud solution.

New features in Nova (OpenStack Compute) include:

  • Two additional virtualization technologies: LXC containers and VMWare/vSphere ESX / ESXi 4.1, Update 1. Driven by a common compute control infrastructure (Nova) this brings the options for OpenStack host virtualization to 8 (adding to Microsoft Hyper-V, KVM, QEMU, UML, Xen, and Citrix XenServer).
  • Live Migration support for KVM-based systems landed in the Cactus release; it is now possible to move running VMs from one physical host to another without a shut down.
  • Lots of new features were added to XenServer support: network and file injection, IPv6 support, instance resize and rescue, network QoS, and VM instance parameters.
  • The OpenStack Compute API version 1.0 is available, with the OpenStack Compute API version 1.1 marked as “experimental” for Cactus. The intent is to finalize the 1.1 API at the Diablo design summit and have it complete and stable in the Diablo release. Multi-tenant accounting support was added to OpenStack API, allowing multiple accounts (projects) and admin API access to create accounts & users.
  • The OpenStack Compute API version 1.1 supports a standardized extension mechanism, this allow developers to innovate more quickly by adding extensions to their local OpenStack installations ahead of the code being accepted by the OpenStack community as a whole;
  • Nova can now start instances from VHD images that include customer data and kernel in one unified image.
  • Volume backend support has been enhanced; Nova now supports volumes residing on HP SANs and Solaris iSCSI devices.
  • Continued work on feature uniformity and parity across network types and hypervisors; IPv6 is now supported in all network modes, including FlatManager and VlanNetworkManager. Basic network injection is now supported under XenAPI.
  • Multi-cluster region support, which allows administrators to manage servers in clusters, and create fault zones and availability zones.

New features in Glance (OpenStack Image Registry and Delivery) include:

  • New command line interface tool (aptly-named “glance”) that allows direct access to Glance services through the API.
  • Support for multiple image formats through a new disk_format and container_format metadata definition.
  • Uploaded images can now be verified against a client-provided checksum, to ensure the integrity of the transfer.

New features in Swift (OpenStack Object Storage) include:

  • The option to serve static website content directly from a Swift installation using container listings in index.html displays. Swift will automatically translate requests to possible /index.html resolutions, where the index.html display is configurable per container.
  • To more quickly detect errors for often-served files, Swift now performs content checksum validation during object GET actions.
  • Performance of many request types has been improved through a refactoring of the Swift Proxy Server.
  • To avoid slowdowns for common operations when deleted items build up over time, Swift now has improved indexing of the SQLite databases for account and container listing and tracking.
  • An enhanced authentication system (SWauth) is available.
  • The ability to collect and serve data that enables integration of service provider billing solutions or internal chargebacks.

In addition to the work done on the project code, there have been several other things happening to improve the state of OpenStack. Primary amongst these was the election of Project Team Leaders for the three current OpenStack projects… Congratulations to Vish Ishaya (vishy) [Nova], John Dickinson (notmyname) [Swift], and Jay Pipes (jaypipes) [Glance] as new PTL’s, they also join the OpenStack Project Policy Board.

The OpenStack Project Policy Board also had elections, with 5 board members holding elected seats. These are Thierry Carrez (ttx), Rick Clark (dendrobates), Eric Day (eday), Soren Hansen (soren), and Ewan Mellor (ewanmellor). Congratulations folks!

OpenStack has defined a process for bringing in new projects, both as core projects and those that are being incubated.  (See http://wiki.openstack.org/Governance/Approved/NewProjectProcess). The initial incubation project is “Burrow”, a simple queuing service for OpenStack being led by Eric Day (eday). At the upcoming Diablo Design Summit I expect several more projects to be proposed for incubation; including Load Balancing and Database Services.

The Diablo Design Summit is setting up to be the most dynamic and content-filled summit to date! The entire week is completely filled with attendees and items for discussion. While ttx and the PTL’s are busy scheduling all the sessions here are a few of the highlights:

  • Network as a Service. In order to fulfill the vision of OpenStack as a secure cloud infrastructure with the ability to federate across clouds it is imperative that the underlying network support isolation, federation, and the ability to manage these topologies. The NaaS discussion has many important participants working hard to collaborate on this very technical set of issues.
  • Volume services. Extending the initial Nova volume management for richer block storage solutions.
  • Additional machine types (GPU accelerators, larger multi-core processor systems).
  • Consistent authentication and authorization across OpenStack projects.
  • Multi-zone support, intra-data center and federation across data centers.
  • Project management discussions.
  • Stability and QA automation. A key theme of the Diablo release will be to automate the build and test infrastructure for OpenStack to ensure that trunk is always runnable. With the proliferation of virtualization architectures, machine architectures, and service options this will be a key element to success of the project.
  • Complete and stable OpenStack version 1.1 API.
  • Target large scale service provider deployments, with proof of concepts happening in large OpenStack contributor sites.

A job well done to all of the folks that contributed and made the Cactus release come together and get released. I will see all of you at the Design Summit in Santa Clara and look forward to the discussions around the Diablo release and the future of OpenStack!

Lastly, the OpenStack Project Team Leaders are hosting a Webinar on Tuesday April 19th at 3:00 pm CST. More information at http://www.openstack.org/blog/2011/04/openstack-cactus-webinar/.

John
Director, OpenStack@Rackspace

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OpenStack Cactus Webinar

April 12th, 2011 — 3:24pm

UPDATE: This webinar has been rescheduled to Thursday April 21st at 4pm EST. Please register at https://cc.readytalk.com/r/kdi85356wy

As part of a new community project, the OpenStack Webinar Series, I am pleased to announce the OpenStack Cactus Webinar for April 19th from 3:00 – 4:00 pm CST. This Webinar will cover the new features implemented in the OpenStack Cactus release. Presenting these features will be the new Project Team Leads for Glance, Swift, and Nova.

To join the webinar, simply click http://connect33143669.adobeconnect.com/cactus/.

As OpenStack is a truly global community, I will record this event and make it publicly available as there is no best time to hold a global Webinar.

Finally, this Webinar is the first in a series of twice a month Webinars on various OpenStack topics. If you are interested in presenting a topic, please contact stephen.spector@openstack.org for scheduling information.

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OpenStack Developer Activity Weekly Review (April 1- 8)

April 8th, 2011 — 11:27am

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 have any ideas for this blog post, please email me at stephen.spector@openstack.org. I am always ready to listen to the community for new ideas.

Activities

Developer Mailing List (archive: https://lists.launchpad.net/openstack/)

This is select list of topics discussed this week in the developer mailing list and is not a complete list.  Please visit the archive to see all the topics.

  • Cactus Gamma Freeze now in effect – Thierry Carrez has announced a Gamma freeze.
  • Design Summit – call for sessions – Thierry Carrez reminded the community that the Diablo Design Summit starts April 27 – April 29. Session topics submissions are following a detailed process at http://wiki.openstack.org/Summit.  Accepted sessions for the event are at https://blueprints.launchpad.net/sprints/ods-d.
  • Dotnet cloud file access – Jon Slenk asked about getting https://github.com/rackspace/csharp-cloudfiles to work with a local Swift install and is looking for assistance. Chuck Thier responded with some items to consider for C# bindings.
  • Logging, 500, Debugging – Zed Shaw asks about debugging settings for the Swift product.   Mike Barton responded that there is not a log of debug-level logging in the Swift proxy server. Zed indicated that he plans to write up some details about the discrepancies b/w LOG_LEVEL0 as the “default” in the docs.

Statistics

  • Number of OpenStack Developers on Contributors List – 165 (+3 for week)
  • Cactus Release Status – Blueprints (http://wiki.openstack.org/releasestatus/)
    • Essential – 5 Design Approved; 5 Implemented
    • High – 12 Blueprints; 9 Implemented – 3 Deferred
    • Medium – 20 Blueprints; 17 Implemented – 3 Deferred
    • Low – 15 Blueprints; 8 Implemented – 7 Deferred

For the latest on development activities on OpenStack please check these sites for more details:

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Community Weekly Newsletter (April 2 – 8)

April 8th, 2011 — 10:31am

OpenStack Community Newsletter – April 8, 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 stephen.spector@openstack.org.

HIGHLIGHTS

EVENTS

DEVELOPER COMMUNITY

GENERAL COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY STATISTICS (4/1– 4/7)

  • Data Tracking Graphs – http://wiki.openstack.org/WeeklyNewsletter
  • OpenStack Compute (NOVA) Data
    • 37 Active Reviews
    • 220 Active Branches – owned by 54 people & 13 teams
    • 2,231 commits by 67 people in last month
  • OpenStack Object Storage (SWIFT) Data
    • 2 Active Reviews
    • 52 Active Branches – owned by 22 people & 5 teams
    • 184 commits by 15 people in last month
  • Twitter Stats for Week:  #openstack 87 total tweets; OpenStack 233 total tweets  (does not include RT)
  • Bugs Stats for Week: 510 Tracked Bugs; 55 New Bugs; 48 In-process Bugs; 9 Critical Bugs; 70 High Importance Bugs; 293 Bugs (Fix Committed)
  • Blueprints Stats for Week:  182 Blueprints; 3 Essential, 11 High, 12 Medium, 21 Low, 135 Undefined
  • OpenStack Website Stats for Week:  10,904 Visits, 23,496 Pageviews, 57.72% New Visits
    • Top 5 Pages: Home 44.83%; /projects 11.27%; /projects/compute 15.84%; /projects/storage 11.19%; /Community 7.09%

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Community Weekly Newsletter (March 25 – April 1)

April 1st, 2011 — 2:31pm

OpenStack Community Newsletter – April 1, 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 stephen.spector@openstack.org.

OpenStack Booth at UKUUG

HIGHLIGHTS

EVENTS

DEVELOPER COMMUNITY

GENERAL COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY STATISTICS (3/25– 3/31)

  • Data Tracking Graphs – http://wiki.openstack.org/WeeklyNewsletter
  • OpenStack Compute (NOVA) Data
    • 24 Active Reviews
    • 202 Active Branches – owned by 53 people & 13 teams
    • 2,308 commits by 63 people in last month
  • OpenStack Object Storage (SWIFT) Data
    • 3 Active Reviews
    • 48 Active Branches – owned by 21 people & 4 teams
    • 215 commits by 15 people in last month
  • Twitter Stats for Week:  #openstack 149 total tweets; OpenStack 427 total tweets  (does not include RT)
  • Bugs Stats for Week: 453 Tracked Bugs; 44 New Bugs; 34 In-process Bugs; 7 Critical Bugs; 61 High Importance Bugs; 255 Bugs (Fix Committed)
  • Blueprints Stats for Week:  174 Blueprints; 3 Essential, 11 High, 12 Medium, 21 Low, 127 Undefined
  • OpenStack Website Stats for Week:  11,063 Visits, 23,452 Pageviews, 57.93% New Visits
    • Top 5 Pages: Home 45.16%; /projects 12.06%; /projects/compute 15.79%; /projects/storage 10.52%; /Community 6.44%

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