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OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (July 12 – 19)

July 19th, 2013 — 5:45pm
Hong Kong Summit – Registration, Call for Speakers & Sponsors Now Open!
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OpenStack Celebrates Three Years!

OpenStack is no one person or company or idea or line of code. It derives its strength from the collective community. No matter when you joined or what role you play, you have the ability to shape the future of OpenStack and computing.

In three short years since the community was established, OpenStack has truly become the center of cloud innovation, attracting hundreds of talented developers, brand-name users, and support from major industry leaders. This calls for a big toast to you, the OpenStack community!

A Vision for Keystone

As OpenStack evolves, its requirements for Identity Management evolve with it. In the early days, there was a single Nova server, and that stored user-id and password. Once OpenStack evolved into a body of servers, copying passwords around comprised too big a security risk. Keystone was first implemented as a central repository for those passwords. Adam Young writes in fine details what the plans are for the future of the OpenStack Identity Management service.

Glance Registry Driver

A lot is going on on Glance lately, although you may have not noticed. The team has been working on several blueprints, and most of them aim to promote glance as a public service. Flavio Percoco has published an update of what’s cooking in OpenStack Image Service.

Tips ‘n Tricks

Upcoming Events

Reports from Previous Events

Other News

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Welcome New Developers

Is your affiliation correct? Check your profile in the OpenStack Foundation Members Database!

OpenStack Reactions

Waiting for that last +2 on your review.

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OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (June 21-28)

June 28th, 2013 — 11:10am

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

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OpenStack Summit Survey Results

Key Findings:

  • Overall: 96% of people rating the overall Summit as Good or Excellent. 
  • Top areas to improve:  Clearly the Network and the Session Rooms (size, acoustics, equipment) were unacceptable.
  • Format: Stackers favored keeping the Design Summit co-located with the rest of the Summit sessions by a margin of 4:1 over breaking it out separately

Up for a challenge? Here’s the OpenStack Essentials quiz!

Novice, hotshot, expert or wizard? Show off your OpenStack knowledge in this brand new quiz by Florian Haas Hastexo team. The OpenStack Essentials quiz is a challenging, fun way for you to test your OpenStack knowledge. It takes no more than 30 minutes, or maybe even just 10 if you’re super awesome.

Python APIs: The best-kept secret of OpenStack

As an OpenStack user or administrator, you often need to write scripts to automate common tasks. In addition to the REST and command-line interfaces, OpenStack exposes native Python API bindings. Learn how to use these Python bindings to greatly simplify the process of writing OpenStack automation scripts. An article on DeveloperWorks by Lorin Hochstein, Lead Architect, Cloud Services, Nimbis Services

A puppet module for building Windows/Hyper-V OpenStack Compute nodes

Peter Pouliot has been working on a A starting point for building Windows/Hyper-V OpenStack Compute nodes. The modules he recently pushed begin the configuration of a openstack-hyper-v compute node for openstack. It currently has the beginings of both from package and from source options. This is still a work in progress, contributions are welcome.

Tips ‘n Tricks

Upcoming Events

Reports from Previous Events

Other News

Welcome New Developers

  • Scott Dangelo, HP
  • Kai Zhang, Zelin.io
  • Sai Krishna
  • Anastasia Latynskaya, Mirantis
  • Mahesh Panchaksharaiah, Thoughtworks
  • Sridevi Koushik, Rackspace
  • Jacob Cherkas, Nicira

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Love animated GIFs?

When I run Tempest.

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OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (June 14 – 21)

June 21st, 2013 — 4:16pm

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

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Love animated GIFs?

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

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OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (June 7 – 14)

June 14th, 2013 — 4:38pm

Welcome Heidi, Margie, Jeremy, and Tom to the OpenStack Foundation team!

Since the Foundation launched last September, we’ve continued to build out a diverse team. This has been a big focus to keep up with the incredible growth in the OpenStack community with another new software release (Grizzly), the Portland Summit with over 2600 people (double San Diego!), and the start of the work to organize the first international Summit in Hong Kong (expecting over 4,000 people).

To keep up with such amazing growth, we expanded the team with new roles to drive adoption of the software, support the development process and grow the OpenStack ecosystem. Heidi Bretz joined as Director of Business Development, Margie Callard as Marketing Manager, Jeremy Stanley as Infrastructure Engineer and Tom Fifield as User Community Manager.

Openstack Grizzly with Nicira NVP Plugin Provider Router Use Case with NAT

This post by Thomas Kraus reviews a common use-case for Openstack Networking and show step by step how to achieve the requirements for this use case using Openstack Networking in the Grizzly release with the Nicira Network Virtualization plugin for Openstack.

The OpenStack Community Welcomes Developers in All Programming Languages

If you ever encounter someone looking for help with any non-python language, you can always point them to the SDKs wiki page. They should be able to find their way from there.

How non developers can contribute to OpenStack

One common question many of us involved in OpenStack receive is: “I am not a developer: how can I contribute to OpenStack?” Atul Jha wrapped up some possible answers to this question.

OpenStack at EuroPython 2013 among Reinassance masterpieces

If you ever wanted the chance to learn about OpenStack and see the masterpieces by Michelangelo, Brunelleschi, Leonardo, Ghiberti and so many others your best chance is to join us at Europython 2013. Hosted in Firenze July 1-7, Europython 2013 will see a massive OpenStack-related presence, including one half day training session to get started. The OpenStack Foundation will have a booth there and most likely a Help Desk session, where people interested can reserve time to talk to OpenStack experts in real life, under the Tuscan sun.

Tips ‘n Tricks

OpenStack In The Wild

Upcoming Events

Reports from Previous Events

Other News

Security Advisories

Welcome New Developers

  • Jianing YANG, UnideStack

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OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Apr 12 – 25)

April 26th, 2013 — 7:00am

Special post-Summit issue

OpenStack docs and tooling in 20 minutes

Howto get started with all the tooling and setup needed to build, review, and contribute to OpenStack Documentation. By Joe Heck.

How It’s Made: the OpenStack API Reference Page

The site at http://api.openstack.org is a collection of HTML pages, and one page has an especially interesting story about how it is built. Anne Gentle reveals the secret.

Storage != Transfer

John Bresnahan argues that concepts of data transfer and data storage should not be conflated into a single solution.  He believes that OpenStack can benefit from a new component that offloads the burden of optimally transferring images from existing components like nova-compute and swift.

Report from Previous Events

Tips and Tricks

Upcoming Events

Other News

Welcome New Developers

  • Tilottama Gaat, Rackspace
  • Zang MingJie, None
  • Jason Dunsmore, Rackspace
  • James Slagle, None

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OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Mar 29 – Apr 5)

April 5th, 2013 — 6:58pm

Highlights of the week

OpenStack Grizzly

Done: OpenStack’s 7th release, called “Grizzly”, is out: thank you, the over 500 stackers who contributed and the many more who participated in the OpenStack Summit last October where this release was planned. This release, more than any before it, was driven by users who have been running OpenStack in production for the past year (or more) and have asked for broader support for the compute, storage, and networking technologies they trust and even greater scale and ease of operations. Mark Collier’s post has a summary of the new features and a screencast of the updated OpenStack Dashboard.

Building a Multi-Tier Application With OpenStack

In his blog post Aaron Rosen shows how to build a simple multi-tier application on OpenStack, something that is made possible by the new features of OpenStack Grizzly: security groups and about Load-balancer-as-a-Service (LBaaS).

Autoscale and Orchestration: the Heat of OpenStack

Duncan McGreggor tells the story of how OpenStack orchestration service (codename Heat) is gaining new autoscaling features thanks to increased efforts by Rackspace. Following discussions at Pycon, Rackspace’s management decided to add two development teams to Heat and add some of the features that initially they were developing internally. Another good story of different companies collaborating inside the OpenStack Community.

There will be no reliable cloud (part 1)

It’s the eternal debate about cloud and high availability, legacy enterprise applications and chaos monkeys. Hendrik Volkmer shares his thoughts, summarised in “Stop wasting your time trying to find one”. His suggestion: With all that free time, start to build reliable systems on top of unreliable clouds.

Grizzly, the day after

Thierry’s, our fine release manager, wrote his therapeutic post-release essay, balancing the excitement of the new release and the sadness of all the things that could have done better. Put on relaxing music, sit back on the chair and listen like any therapist would do.

Tips and Tricks

Upcoming Events

Reports from past events

Other News

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OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Mar 8-22)

March 22nd, 2013 — 4:03pm

Highlights of the week

Participate in the first OpenStack User Survey!

If you are an OpenStack user or have customers with OpenStack deployments, please take 10 minutes to respond to our first User Survey or pass it along to your network. Our community has grown at an amazing rate in 2.5 years, and it’s time to better define our user base and requirements, so we can respond and advocate accordingly. TAKE THE SURVEY

A new agent management approach for Quantum in OpenStack Grizzly

In Folsom, Quantum didn’t have facilities to schedule its agents between cluster nodes, but the Grizzly release brings the support of a new component management approach, which addresses this issue.

Havana Project Technical Leads

Welcome to the new PTLs for OpenStack’s future release, Havana:

  • Nova: Russell Bryant
  • Ceilometer: Julien Danjou
  • Keystone: Dolph Matthews
  • Cinder: John Griffith
  • Glance: Mark Washenberger
  • Heat: Steven Dake
  • Horizon: Gabriel Hurley
  • Oslo: Mark McLoughlin
  • Quantum: Marck McClain
  • Swift: John Dickenson

They were elected democratically by their peer developers according to the rules of the OpenStack community to lead the next release cycle. Congratulations. The new PTLs will join three more people whose election is still ongoing, to form the OpenStack Technical Committee.

Moving to open development: OpenStack / Crowbar / Chef on SUSE

Crowbar was originally developed by Dell engineers, and is now a fully-fledged Open Source project involving close collaboration with SUSE and others. There are weekly public meetings, a public mailing list, a #crowbar IRC channel, public Trello boards and so on. As an indication of the project’s independent nature, the authoritative location for the git repositories has changed from https://github.com/dellcloudedge to https://github.com/crowbar, and a new homepageis currently under construction.

OpenStack Miniconf at PyCon Australia 2013

PyCon Australia 2013 will be hosting two one-day miniconfs on Friday 5 July before the main conference proceedings kick off on Saturday 6 July. Miniconfs are events that focus on a specific community that relies heavily on Python, and allows practitioners in those communities to explore those topics in a much deeper way than the main PyCon conference can allow.

The Call For Presenters for the OpenStack Miniconf is open now and closes on 15 April, 2013. To submit a presentation, visit the OpenStack Miniconf CFP site at http://aptira.wufoo.com/forms/pyconau2013-openstack-miniconf-call-for-presenters/

Tips and Tricks

Security Advisories

Upcoming Events

Reports from past events

Other News

Welcome New Contributors

Celebrating the first patches submitted this week by:

  • Christopher Yeoh, IBM
  • Scott Devoid, ANL
  • Greg Ball, Rackspace
  • Andy Hill
  • Roman Podolyaka, Mirantis
  • afazekas, Redhat
  • Senhua Huang, Cisco
  • Ilya Kharin, Mirantis
  • Ryan O’Hara, Redhat
  • Michael Kerrin, HP
  • Allan Feid

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OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Mar 1 -8)

March 8th, 2013 — 6:39pm

Highlights of the week

We Wrote an OpenStack Operations Guide in 5 Days!

OpenStack Operations GuideAnd here it is…the OpenStack Operations Guide. You can read it in EPUB, MOBI, PDF, or print. The electronic formats are free to download so click away. The print version costs $29.90 and all proceeds go to the OpenStack Foundation to support more book sprints like the one that produced this book. Read from the protagonists how they did it: Lorin Hochstein, Everett Toews, Anne Gentle.

Case Study on OpenStack Cloud in Health Care

Computing for health care and life sciences is rapidly adapting to opportunities created by new technologies for scalable data storage, elastic compute service resources, and data analytics. Given the powerful forces changing the economics of the overall health care marketplace, technologies that can address security and compliance at reduced cost are getting a lot of attention.

OpenStack Object Storage and quotas in upcoming 1.8.0 (Grizzly) release.

OpenStack Object Storage (codename Swift) will have two new middleware for managing quotas: container_quotas and account_quotas. The first, container_quotas, allows users to specify a limit on one of their containers. The account_quotas is more the typical quota implementation. A «super user» with the reselleradmin group/role can set a byte limit for an account and the account will not be able to have new objects/containers until someone cleanups his account to get under the limited quotas.

OpenStack Updated Individual Contributor License Agreements

Last weekend we updated the OpenStack Individual Contributor License Agreement and all OpenStack contributors needed to sign a new individual agreement. We graphed the data of the rate of signups: almost 400 developers signed in less than a week.

Tips and Tricks

Upcoming Events

Reports from past events

Other News

Welcome New Contributors

Celebrating the first patches submitted this week by:

  • Bob Ball, Citrix
  • Stas Maksimov, Dell
  • Fei Long Wang, IBM
  • Avinash Prasad, NTT Data
  • KC Wang, Bigswitch
  • Divakar Padiyar Nandavar, HP

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OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Feb 22 – Mar 1)

March 1st, 2013 — 6:10pm

Highlights of the week

Important CLA changes coming this weekend (2nd try)

Last weekend the change was blocked at the last minute by a request to amend the CLA text. We’re trying again this weekend.

Starting on March 3, 2013 1700UTC all contributors MUST review and agree to the new OpenStack Individual Contributor License Agreement and provide updated contact information at https://review.openstack.org/#/settings/agreements. On that day the Gerrit interface will be changing to present the new CLA text referring to the OpenStack Foundation, and will prompt you to agree to it there. Any previous agreement with OpenStack LLC will be marked expired at that time. The text of the new agreement is available for your convenience. You must also sign up for an OpenStack Foundation Individual Membership with the same E-mail address as used for your Gerrit contact information: http://openstack.org/register/.

What’s new in OpenStack Grizzly ?

Folsom brought us two new core projects : Quantum (Networking) and Cinder (Volumes). Two new projects have been incubated : Ceilometer (metering) led by Nicolas Barcet (VP Products at eNovance), and Heat (Cloud Orchestration). Oslo is a new incubated project which produces a set of python libraries containing infrastructure code shared by all OpenStack projects. More details for each OpenStack project on this post by eNovance.

OpenStack Ceilometer and Heat projects graduated

The OpenStack Technical Committee have voted these last weeks about graduation of Heat and Ceilometer, to change their status from incubation to integrated. Heat and Ceilometer will be released as part as OpenStack for the next release cycle Havana, due in October 2013.

Raspberry Pi as a transparent squid caching proxy

How does a hacker improve build times when he has a slow Internet connection? A fascinating use of a tiny sub-$50 computer (RaspberryPi) to build cloud images for OpenStack. By Steve Baker

Data placement in OpenStack Object Storage Swift

Technical deep dive in how OpenStack Object Storage solves one of the hard problems of all distributed storage system: how to effectively place the data within the storage cluster. Swift has a “unique-as-possible” placement algorithm which ensures that the data is placed efficiently and with as much protection from hardware failure as possible.

The life of an OpenStack libvirt image

The main stages of a Virtual Machine disk image as it transfers through OpenStack to be booted under libvirt explained by Pádraig Brady.

Security Advisories

Tips and Tricks

Upcoming Events

Reports from past events

Other News

Welcome New Contributors

Celebrating the first patches submitted this week by:

  • Jian Zhang, Intel
  • Dae S. Kim
  • Robert van Leeuwen, Spilgames

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OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Feb 15 – 22)

February 22nd, 2013 — 5:06pm

Highlights of the week

Important CLA changes coming this weekend

Starting on February 24, 2013 all contributors MUST review and agree to the new OpenStack Individual Contributor License Agreement and provide updated contact information at https://review.openstack.org/#/settings/agreements. On that day the Gerrit interface will be changing to present the new CLA text referring to the OpenStack Foundation, and will prompt you to agree to it there. Any previous agreement with OpenStack LLC will be marked expired at that time. The text of the new agreement is available for your convenience (changes “LLC” to “Foundation”, restores a sentence from ASF and corrects a few typographical errors). You must also sign up for an OpenStack Foundation Individual Membership with the same E-mail address as used for your Gerrit contact information: http://openstack.org/register/.

OpenStack outpaces Amazon, at least by hype

A study conducted by TrendKite shows that at this point OpenStack has more media mentions than Amazon EC2, Eucalyptus, CloudStack and OpenNebula combined. If that is not enough, another chart from the same study appears to show that “OpenStack” media mentions are on par with that of “Cloud Computing.”

CloudEnvy: Development in the cloud!

Jake Dahn is working on a project called CloudEnvy which has potential to change the development patterns of web developers everywhere: it allows you to configure and distribute reproducible development environments in the cloud.

Bring on the Crazy: Zero to Book in Five Days

Anne Gentle is leading a “crazy” project: a large, highly focused documentation sprint to write that operator’s guide — for operators by operators. Anne promised to pluck operators out of their day jobs, put them in a room, fuel them with coffee, BBQ, and TexMex, and get to writing. Sounds awesome to me: I’m voting for their panel On Writing the OpenStack Operations Manual in 5 Days at the upcoming OpenStack Summit.

The OpenStack Gate

The OpenStack project has a really impressive continuous integration system, which is one of its core strengths as a project. Every proposed change to our gerrit review system is subjected to a battery of tests on each commit, which has grown dramatically with time, and after formal review by core contributors, we run them all again before the merge. How can this gate merge hundreds of changes per day? Learn about Zuul, the OpenStack gatekeeper.

Security Advisories

Tips and Tricks

Upcoming Events

Reports from previous events

Other News

Welcome New Contributors

Celebrating the first patches submitted this week by:

  • Toshiyuki Hayashi, NTT
  • Joe Topjian
  • David Höppner
  • Erik Zaadi, IBM
  • Nathanael Burton
  • alatynskaya, Mirantis
  • David Peraza, IBM
  • Brant Knudson, IBM

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