April 25-29, 2016

Event Details

Please note: All times listed below are in Central Time Zone

Making Cloud Interoperability Across OpenStack Vendors a Possibility Using RefStack

RefStack was recently adopted by DefCore as the official test result collection tool that vendors, operators, and users can report interoperability test results to. So far many companies have already got their OpenStack solution certified through RefStack. To apply for OpenStack trademark licensing programs, you will need to run Tempest inside of the RefStack Client, and upload the results to the RefStack Server. Once your results are uploaded, you can send a link to the report page to [email protected].

After giving a brief introduction to RefStack, in this talk, we will discuss the newly implemented features such as:

  • Uploading data as a validated user
  • Interpreting test results per DefCore Guidelines
  • Associating a test run to a specific DefCore Guideline and Target program
  • Associating test results to a product/vendor

We also share what features are in store for RefStack along with some troubleshooting techniques based on the lessons learned by working with various RefStack users.

What can I expect to learn?

Attendees will learn about the following:

  • How to use RefStack to test clouds and upload results to RefStack at
  • Some troubleshooting techniques in running tests
  • How to interpret test results per DefCore Guidelines
  • How to associate a test run to a specific DefCore Guideline and Target program
Monday, April 25, 11:15am-11:55am (4:15pm - 4:55pm UTC)
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Catherine C. Diep is a Solutions Architect and Performance Engineer with IBM Cloud Business Unit at the Silicon Valley Lab. Her responsibilities include providing technical leadership for proof-of-concept, scalability design & testing. Catherine is the PTL of the Refstack project. FULL PROFILE
IBM, Software Developer
For the past two and a half years, Paul has been involved in the cloud solutions and performance team at IBM. Currently he is active in the RefStack project as a core contributer. FULL PROFILE
Senior Strategic Program Manager
Chris Hoge is a Senior Strategic Program Manager for the OpenStack Foundation. He's been an active contributor to the Interop Working Group (formerly DefCore), and helps run the trademark program for the OpenStack Foundation. He also works on collaborations between the OpenStack and Kubernetes communities. Previously he worked as an OpenStack community manager and developer at Puppet Labs, and... FULL PROFILE
Software Engineer
Sergey has worked on the cloud solutions at Mirantis for the past three years. He is currently a core contributer for the RefStack project. FULL PROFILE