Following from the previous post, we’ve had a range of people express their support for the program and quite a number already looking for the application form! So, some more details about the Ambassador Program. Ambassadors will be recognised on the OpenStack website for their efforts, and provided with support from foundation staff to conduct their duties. They will also get access to a funding program – allowing them to request funds for activities of impact in their region. We’d also expect ambassadors to attend the summits, and the Foundation would likely assist if it wasn’t possible for them to be there using their own methods.
One of the great things about orchestration is that it automatically figures out the operations it needs to perform. So whenever you deploy (or modify) your infrastructure you need not write a script to do so; you simply describe the infrastructure you want and the orchestration engine does the rest. Zane Bitter describes how this works in Heat.
Like AWS CloudFormation, Heat allows to create auto scaling stacks. In order to do this, some metrics need to be retrieved from your VM and some actions need to be triggered when a specified event occurs on these metrics. These actions are usually upscaling (create some new VMs) or downscaling (destroy some Vms). Starting with the Havana version (currently trunk), Ceilometer can now trigger actions when something happens to these metrics by creating alarms. The Heat agent inside the VM is no more needed.
We’ve been building up to a broad discussion about the OpenStack Core and I’d like to invite everyone in the OpenStack community to participate (review latest). Alan Clark (Board Chairman) officially kicked off this open discussion with his post on the OpenStack blog last week. And we’re trying to have face-to-face events for dialog like the Core meetup tonight in San Francisco. Look for more to come! Of course, this will also be a topic at the summit. The Board needs to move this forward in the November meeting, so NOW is the time to review and give us input.
Raul Chan’s design:
OpenStack in Production
Spil Games has been running Swift for more than two years now, hosting over 400 million files with an average file size of about 50 KB per object. They have a replica count of three so there are1.2 billion files to be stored on the object servers. Generally speaking, Swift has turned out to be a solid object storage system. They however run into some performance issues and in a blog post they describe how they analyzed and solved them.
Tips ‘n Tricks
- By eNovance Engineering Teams: Manage Jenkins Jobs with YAML
- By Sébastien Han: Want to save money in the Cloud? OpenStack CoreOS image is there
- By The Official Rackspace Blog: A .NET Developer’s Guide To The World Of Open Source
- By HTTP GET-outta here! Setup Nova to get images from local disks instead of HTTP
- By Lorin Hochstein: Automated DevStack install inside of VirtualBox with Vagrant
- 2nd Openstack Athens User Group meeting Sep 06, 2013 – Athens, Greece Details
- 2nd OpenStack User Group Nordics meetup Sep 11, 2013 – Kista, Stockholm Details
- OpenStack In Action – Powering IaaS Cloud Sep 14, 2013 – SAP Labs Whitefield, Bangalore Details
- Cloud Connect China, September 15-17 2013, Shanghai, China
- LinuxCon/Cloud Open North America, September 16-18 2013, New Orleans, LA, USA,
- GigaOM Structure UK, September 18-19 2013, London, England, UK
- OpenStack India Day Sep 21, 2013 – Bangalore Details
- Hosting & Cloud Transformation Summit Sep 23 – 25, 2013 – Las Vegas, USA Details
- OpenStack on Ales Sep 30 – Oct 01, 2013 – Bend, OR Details
- Open World Forum (Paris),October 3-5 2013, Paris, France
- Gartner Symposium/IT Expo North America, October 6-10 2013, Orlando, FL, USA,
- OpenStack in action! – The Canadian Chapter Oct 08, 2013 – Montreal, Canada Details
- Swift Hackathon Oct 15 – 17, 2013 – Aust, TX Details
- LinuxCon/Cloud Open Europe, October 21-23 2013, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
- Cloud Connect, October 21-24 2013, Chicago, IL, USA
- USENIX LISA, November 3-8 2013, Washington DC, USA
- OW2 Annual Conference, November 13-14 2013, Paris, France
- INTEROP Nov 20 – 22, 2013 – Mumbai, India Details
- Gartner Data Center Conference, December 9-12 2013, Las Vegas, NV, USA
Reports from Previous Events
- Open Mic Spotlight: Julie Pichon
- The Fanatical Faces of Rackspace Private Cloud: Anne Gentle
- Brian Aker Talks to Linux.com
- Hadoop on OpenStack: Elastic Data Processing (EDP) with Savanna 0.3
- OpenStack Community Meeting: Summary and full logs
- OpenStack Project Meeting: Summary and full logs
Ask OpenStack is the go-to destination for OpenStack users. Interesting questions waiting for answers:
- Is there a way of passing the language header to openstack REST API calls so that the message returned by openstack is localized?
- No symmetric pinging connectivity between VMs and routers/DHCP servers
- How to integrate anti virus / anti malware for vm’s?
- Nova security group not working properly
- How to upgrade from grizzly to havana?
- How to create a baremetal virtual machine provisioned by openstack grizzly?
- How to setup image metadata with python API 0.11.0?
Welcome New Developers
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- Jakub Krajcovic, Rackspace
- Michal Jura, Suse
- Maris Fogels, None
- Tim Smith, Gridcentric
- Claudiu Belu, Cloudbase Solutions
- David Stanek, AG Interactive
- John Dennis, Red Hat
- Mikhail Dubov, Mirantis
- Scott Radvan, Red Hat
- Michael Solberg, Red Hat
- Auston McReynolds, eBay
- Ilya Sviridov, Mirantis
- Chris Johnson, Rackspace
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