OSCON Schedule for OpenStack

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For OSCON attendees looking to learn more about the OpenStack community or technology, here are the recommended sessions: Speaking Sessions, Wednesday, July 27 Introduction to OpenStack, Eric Day Wednesday, 1:40 pm http://www.oscon.com/oscon2011/public/schedule/detail/19146 Using OpenStack APIs, Present and Future, Mike Mayo Wednesday, 4:10 pm http://www.oscon.com/oscon2011/public/schedule/detail/18550 OpenStack Fundamentals Training Part 1, Swift, John Dickinson Wednesday, 4:10 pm… Read more »

Building and Maintaining Image Templates for the Cloud

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As IaaS platforms like OpenStack gain traction in delivering compute and storage resources on demand, we’re seeing telco and enterprise IT customers increasingly focus on “software on demand”. Typically existing software delivery processes are too lengthy to take full advantage of the “instant-on” nature of the cloud. End users need to be able choose and… Read more »

OpenStack Boston 2011 Events Sponsorship Packages Available

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The sponsorship packages are now available for OpenStack eco-system partners looking to take part in supporting the community at the upcoming OpenStack Design Summit and OpenStack Conference from Oct 3 – 7, 2011. Sponsorship Package Webinar – https://cc.readytalk.com/play?id=dkqn1a (30 minute presentation on the packages) Sponsorship Package Slides from Webinar – http://dl.dropbox.com/u/34074954/OpenStack_Sponsorship_Webinar_2011.ppt Sponsorship Package Prospectus –… 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’s Big Day at Citrix Synergy

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Today at Citrix Synergy, the OpenStack project received another big boost with the announcement of Citrix Project Olympus. From the project’s website: Leveraging OpenStack, Project Olympus delivers the next generation in cloud computing – a scalable, flexible, open-by-design cloud solution that enables service providers and enterprise alike to build their own cloud services. The early… 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 »

SMEStorage supports OpenStack Object Storage in Open Cloud Platform

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A new OpenStack ecosystem participating company announced on Monday support for OpenStack Object Storage in their Open Cloud SaaS Platform and Cloud Appliance. Step by step directions with screen shots of this integration is available at http://smestorage.com/blog/?p=1558. A follow-up blog post details how to leverage a S3 API abstraction to access OpenStack Object Storage, http://smestorage.com/blog/?p=1575…. Read more »