Articles from Rich Bowen

Blog posts last week

Here's what RDO enthusiasts have been posting about in the last week:

Digital Foundations – Challenges CIOs Must Embrace by Eric D. Schabell

When building anything substantial, such as a house or bridge, you start by laying down a solid foundation. Nothing changes this aspect of building brick by brick when you move from traditional constructions to application development and architecting...

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Recent RDO blogs, August 1, 2016

Just a few blog posts from the RDO community this week:

ControllerExtraConfig and Tripleo Quickstart by Adam Young

Once I have the undercloud deployed, I want to be able to quickly deploy and redeploy overclouds. However, my last attempt to affect change on the overcloud did not modify the Keystone config file the way I intended. Once again, Steve Hardy helped me to understand what I was...

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Stable Havana 2013.2.3 update

The RDO Havana repositories were updated with the latest stable 2013.2.3 update Details of the changes can be drilled down to from:

https://launchpad.net/nova/havana/2013.2.3 https://launchpad.net/glance/havana/2013.2.3 https://launchpad.net/horizon/havana/2013.2.3 https://launchpad.net/keystone/havana/2013.2.3 https://launchpad.net/cinder/havana/2013.2.3 https://launchpad.net/neutron/havana/2013...

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What did you do in Mitaka? : Ivan Chavero

This is the first in what will hopefully be a long series of interviews with OpenStack engineers about what they worked on in the Mitaka cycle.

The OpenStack cloud software project recently released the Mitaka release. RDO is a community distribution of OpenStack. I've invited several of the engineers that work on RDO to talk about what they did in the Mitaka cycle.

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RDO Mitaka 3 test day, March 10th, 11th

TL;DR:

Mitaka milestone 3 is scheduled for the week of February 29 - March 4 and, as per usual, we're planning a test day about a week out from that - March 10th and 11th. We've got the usual page of instructions for testing.

This time, however, we have two bonus events.

First, we're delighted that...

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RDO docs hack day

We plan to have a documentation and website hack day on October 15th. If you would like to participate, here's what you need to do:

1) Get a working copy of the website by forking the Github repository

2) Look through the open issues list and pick something to work on.

3) Show up on #rdo on the Freenode IRC network on Thursday, ready to get started.

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What did you do in Mitaka? David Moreau Simard

Continuing our series "What Did You Do In Mitaka?", I spoke with David Moreau Simard.

(If the above player doesn't work for you, please download the recording HERE.)

Rich: I'm speaking with David Moreau Simard, who is one of the engineers who works on RDO at Red Hat. Thanks for taking time to speak with me.

DMSimard: It's a pleasure

R: What did you work on in Mitaka?

D: I'm part of the RDO...

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RDO Grizzly 2013.1.4 packages released

From the rdo-list mailing list, for those of you who aren't on it:

The RDO Grizzly repositories were updated with the latest stable 2013.1.4 update
Details of the changes can be drilled down to from:

https://launchpad.net/nova/grizzly/2013.1.4
https://launchpad.net/glance/grizzly/2013.1.4
https://launchpad.net/horizon/grizzly/2013.1.4
https://launchpad.net/keystone/grizzly/2013.1.4
https://launchpad...
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Introducing Rain Leander

Dear RDO Enthusiast,

We have some important news this week about what’s shifting in the RDO community.

As you may know, Rich Bowen has been serving in the role of Community Liaison for the last 4 years. In that capacity, he’s done a variety of things for the community, including event coordination, social media, podcasts and videos, managing the website, and so on.

Starting next week, this role...

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RDO blog roundup, week of October 5

Here's what RDO enthusiasts have been writing about over the past week.

If you're writing about RDO, or about OpenStack on CentOS, Fedora or RHEL, and you're not on my list, please let me know!

Migrating Cinder volumes between OpenStack environments using shared NFS storage by Lars Kellogg-Stedman

Many of the upgrade guides for OpenStack focus on in-place upgrades to your OpenStack environment...

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Blog roundup, week of July 6, 2015

Here's what RDO enthusiasts have been writing about over the past week.

If you're writing about RDO, or about OpenStack on CentOS, Fedora or RHEL, and you're not on my list, please let me know!

Dive into Zuul – Gated commit system by Fabien Boucher

Zuul is a software developed by the OpenStack community. It was developed as an efficient gated commit system, allowing projects to merge patches...

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Reminder: RDO/Havana test day TODAY

Please remember that TODAY we're doing an RDO/Havana test day. You can get more details about what we'd like to test, at http://rdoproject.org/RDO_Test_Day_October_2013

Please take a moment to add your name to the list there if you're going to participate, so that we can have some idea of who's going to be there, and some record afterwards of how many showed up. Thanks!

–Rich

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RDO blogs, week of March 28

Here's what RDO enthusiasts have been blogging about in the last week:

Tie Your Rabbit Down by Adam Young

I’ve been running the Tripleo Quickstart to setup my development deployments. While looking into the setup, I noticed that the default Rabbit deployment is wide open. I can’t see anything other than firewall port blocking in place. I dug deeper.

… read more at http://tm3.org/5l

Red Hat...

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RDO blog roundup, March 30 2015

Here's what RDO engineers have been writing about over the past week.

If you're writing about RDO, or about OpenStack on CentOS, Fedora or RHEL, and you're not on my list, please let me know!

Troubleshooting Keystone in a New Install, by Adam Young

I’ve done a deployment , and every time I try to log in to the dashboard, I get “An error occurred authenticating. Please try again later.” Somewhat...

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RDO Community Newsletter

In case you missed it, the inaugural edition of the RDO Community Newsletter may be read at https://www.redhat.com/archives/rdo-newsletter/2013-July/msg00000.html

If you didn't receive it and would like to receive the next one, you can can subscribe at https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/rdo-newsletter

If there's something you think we should cover in the August newsletter, please let us know...

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Blog roundup, week of December 8th

Here's what RDO engineers have been writing about in the last week.

If you're writing about RDO, or about OpenStack on CentOS, Fedora or RHEL, and you're not on my list, please let me know!

Three Flavours of Infrastructure Cloud, by Zane Bitter

A curious notion that seems to be doing the rounds of the OpenStack traps at the moment is the idea that Infrastructure-as-a-Service clouds must by...

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Blog Roundup, week of September 22, 2014

Here's the blog posts that came out of the RDO community last week.

If you're writing about RDO, or about OpenStack on CentOS, Fedora or RHEL, and you're not on my list, please let me know!

Zaqar's path going forward, by Flavio Percoco

Long time since I wrote my last post about Zaqar (ex Marconi) and I thought this one should be a summary of what has happened and what will, probably, happen going...

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Blog roundup, week of June 15, 2015

Here's what RDO enthusiasts have been writing about over the past week.

If you're writing about RDO, or about OpenStack on CentOS, Fedora or RHEL, and you're not on my list, please let me know!

Survey: OpenStack users value portability, support, and complementary open source tools by Gordon Haff

75 percent of the respondents in a recent survey conducted for Red Hat said that being able to...

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Package announce - Havana RC1 updates available in RDO

(Via Pádraig Brady - see original mail thread at https://www.redhat.com/archives/rdo-list/2013-October/msg00046.html )

The full Havana RC1 package set is now available in the RDO repos, for both el6 distros and Fedora 19. Instructions to get started with these repos are at: http://rdoproject.org/QuickStartLatest

In this release we have:

openstack-swift-1.10.0-0.1.rc1
openstack-ceilometer-2013...
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RDO blog roundup, May 11, 2015

Here's what RDO engineers have been writing about over the past week.

If you're writing about RDO, or about OpenStack on CentOS, Fedora or RHEL, and you're not on my list, please let me know!

Leveraging Linux Platform for Identity Management in Enterprise Web Applications, by Nathan Kinder

I gave a presentation this past weekend at Linuxfest Northwest on the topic of using a collection of...

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RDO Blogs, week of April 11

Here's what RDO enthusiasts were blogging about this week:

St. Louis OpenStack Meetup by Rich Bowen

On Tuesday evening I had the privilege of addressing the St. Louis OpenStack Meetup group. I gave an Introduction to OpenStack presentation to about 30 attendees, many of whom were indeed OpenStack beginners, or just beginning to research what this OpenStack thing is all about.

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RDO at FOSDEM this week

This week, RDO will have a presence at the FOSDEM conference, in Brussels, Belgium.

First, on Friday, there will be a number of RDO-related presentations at the CentOS Dojo which will be held at the Marriott Grand Place. Registration is free but there are a very limited number of spaces available, so register soon to secure your spot.

FOSDEM_Exhibits_day2 (17 of 38).jpg

On Saturday and Sunday, RDO will be sharing space with CentOS...

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[package announce] openstack-packstack updated

Greetings,

Packstack packages has been updated in RDO Grizzly and Havana repos to openstack-packstack-2013.1.1-0.24.dev660 (grizzly) and openstack-packstack-2013.2.1-0.2.dev702 (havana)

%changelog

  • Tue Aug 13 2013 Martin Mágr - 2013.1.1-0.24.dev660
  • ovs_use_veth=True is no longer required
  • Allow tempest repo uri and revision configuration
  • Update inifile module to support empty values
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RDO blog roundup, week of May 26, 2015

Here's what RDO engineers have been writing about over the past week.

If you're writing about RDO, or about OpenStack on CentOS, Fedora or RHEL, and you're not on my list, please let me know!

CentOS Cloud SIG announces Kilo and Juno package repos, by Rich Bowen

The CentOS Cloud SIG is pleased to announce the availability of OpenStack Kilo package repositories for CentOS 7, and Juno repositories...

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OpenStack Storage Meetup, San Francisco, September 10

More details, and signup, at http://www.meetup.com/openstack/events/137539232/

 Talking Storage: Ceph, Swift, Gluster, Architecture and Scaling
 Tuesday, September 10, 2013
 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

  EVault HQ
  201 3rd Street, Suite 400, San Francisco, CA

What are the emerging architectural best practices for storage in a cloud? Does mixing compute and storage scale or should storage be its own tier...

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RDO BoF at OpenStack Summit, Austin

On Tuesday afternoon about 60 people gathered for the RDO BoF (Birds of a Feather) session at OpenStack Summit in Austin.

By the way, the term Birds of a Feather comes from the saying "Birds of a feather flock together", which refers to like-minded people gathering.

The topics discussed can be found in the agenda.

The network was friendly, and we managed to capture the whole session in a Google...

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OpenStack Summit agenda live

The agenda for the OpenStack Summit in Hong Kong is now live, at http://openstacksummitnovember2013.sched.org/

If you're going to be in Hong Kong, please let us know, or drop by and see us at the Red Hat booth. We'd love to talk with you.

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RDO Blog roundup, April 20 2015

Here's what RDO engineers have been writing about over the past week.

If you're writing about RDO, or about OpenStack on CentOS, Fedora or RHEL, and you're not on my list, please let me know!

Implementation of Pacemaker Managed OpenStack VM Recovery, by Russell Bryant

I’ve discussed the use of Pacemaker as a method to detect compute node failures and recover the VMs that were running there...

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What's coming in OpenStack Ceilometer: Google Hangout

On July 9th, 11am Eastern time, Eoghan Glynn will be leading a hangout in which he'll discuss what's coming in Ceilometer in the Juno release. You can register to attend (so you'll get a reminder) and attend the actual event, at https://plus.google.com/events/c6e8vjjn8klrf78ruhkr95j4tas

If the time isn't convenient, you'll be able to watch the archived video at that same location afterwards.

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RDO Blog roundup, week of August 10

Here's what RDO enthusiasts have been writing about over the past week.

If you're writing about RDO, or about OpenStack on CentOS, Fedora or RHEL, and you're not on my list, please let me know!

Ceilometer, Gnocchi & Aodh: Liberty progress by Julien Danjou

It’s been a while since I talked about Ceilometer and its companions, so I thought I’d go ahead and write a bit about what’s going on this...

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RDO blog roundup, week of November 9

Here's what RDO enthusiasts were blogging about this week. If you were at OpenStack Summit in Tokyo last month, don't forget to write up your experience.

RDO Liberty released in CentOS Cloud SIG, by Alan Pevec

We are pleased to announce the general availability of the RDO build for OpenStack Liberty for CentOS Linux 7 x86_64, suitable for building private, public and hybrid clouds. OpenStack...

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Puppet Labs packstack/RDO webinar, Tuesday, July 30, 11am PDT

Think it’s impossible to stand up an OpenStack cloud in 15 minutes? If you’re the betting kind, Red Hat software engineer, Derek Higgins, is ready to take your money. Derek created Packstack, an installation utility that uses Puppet modules to deploy OpenStack in three easy steps. Not convinced? Join Derek Higgins, Cody Herridges, and Chris Hoge for a free webinar on Tuesday, July 30 at 11am PDT...

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Blog roundup, week of June 1, 2015

Here's what RDO engineers have been writing about over the past week.

If you're writing about RDO, or about OpenStack on CentOS, Fedora or RHEL, and you're not on my list, please let me know!

Back from Vancouver, towards Liberty, by Flavio Percoco

Just like in every other summit, we had fun, we discussed things, we brainstormed, we (kinda) fought, we enjoyed the excitement of being there and...

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Blog Roundup, weeks of October 27th and November 3rd

Here's the blog posts that came out of the RDO community last two weeks. Last week, I was at OpenStack Summit, and missed doing this post.

If you're writing about RDO, or about OpenStack on CentOS, Fedora or RHEL, and you're not on my list, please let me know!

Hiding unnecessary complexity, by Flavio Percoco

How deep does someone need to go to consider something as learned? When does the required...

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Package announce: openstack-packstack updated

From the rdo-list mailing list:

Greetings,

Packstack packages has been updated in RDO Havana repo:

  • Tue Sep 24 2013 Martin Mágr mmagr@redhat.com - 2013.2.1-0.10.dev763
  • Adds "default-storage-engine=InnoDB" to /etc/my.cnf (#980593)
  • Accepts more CLI options (#985361)
  • Added GRE support (#1004397)

Regards, Martin

By the way, if you're interested in the development side of RDO, you might...

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What did you do in Mitaka? Javier Peña

We're continuing our series of "What did you do in Mitaka?" interviews. This one is with Javier Peña.

(If the above player doesn't work for you, you can download the file HERE.

Rich: Today I'm speaking with Javier Peña, who is another member of the Red Hat OpenStack engineering team. Thanks for making time to speak with me.

Javier: Thank you very much for inviting me, Rich.

R: What did you...

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Videos from the CentOS Dojo, Brussels, 2017

Last Friday in Brussels, CentOS enthusiasts gathered for the annual CentOS Dojo, right before FOSDEM.

While there was no official videographer for the event, I set up my video camera in the talks that I attended, and so have video of five of the sessions.

First, I attended the session covering RDO CI in the CentOS build management system. I was a little late to this talk, so it is missing the...

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Red Hat Summit, day 1

Red Hat Summit 2016

The first day at Red Hat Summit in San Francisco was, as always, very busy, with hundreds of people coming by the Community Central area of the exhibit hall to learn about RDO, as wlel as other community projects including ManageIQ, Ceph, CentOS, and many others.

Due to the diverse nature of the audience, and their many reasons for attending Red Hat Summit, perhaps half of these attendees hadn...

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RDO Liberty released in CentOS Cloud SIG

We are pleased to announce the general availability of the RDO build for OpenStack Liberty for CentOS Linux 7 x86_64, suitable for building private, public and hybrid clouds. OpenStack Liberty is the 12th release of the open source software collaboratively built by a large number of contributors around the OpenStack.org project space.

The RDO community project curates, packages, builds, tests and...

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What did you do in Mitaka: Ihar Hrachyshka talks about Neutron

In this installment of our "What did you do in Mitaka?" series, Ihar Hrachyshka talks about his work on Neutron both in Mitaka, and what's planned for Newton.

You can listen below. If the player doesn't work for you, you can listen HERE.

Rich: Hello, I'm speaking with Ihar Hrachyshka about the work that he did in the RDO community on the Mitaka release of OpenStack. Thank you for taking time...

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RDO blog roundup, week of July 13, 2015

Here's what RDO enthusiasts have been writing about over the past week.

If you're writing about RDO, or about OpenStack on CentOS, Fedora or RHEL, and you're not on my list, please let me know!

Dive into Zuul – Gated commit system, by Fabien Boucher

Zuul is a software developed by the OpenStack community. It was developed as an efficient gated commit system, allowing projects to merge patches...

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Blog roundup, week of June 8, 2015

Here's what RDO engineers have been writing about over the past week.

If you're writing about RDO, or about OpenStack on CentOS, Fedora or RHEL, and you're not on my list, please let me know!

Debugging RabbitMQ frame_too_large Error, by John Eckersberg

An interesting bug came to my attention today, and upon digging into it, a very sane explanation emerged for what initially to me looked like...

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RDO blog roundup, week of August 31st

It's been a very quiet week in RDO blogs. If you're writing about RDO, or about OpenStack on CentOS, Fedora or RHEL, and you're not on my list, please let me know!

Scaling NFV to 213 Million Packets per Second with Red Hat Enterprise Linux, OpenStack, and DPDK by Andrew Theurer

There is a lot of talk about NFV and OpenStack, but frankly not much hard data, showing us how well OpenStack can...

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OpenStack User Survey

If you haven't already done so, please consider filling out the OpenStack User Survey, at http://www.openstack.org/user-survey The survey will close on Monday, September 30th, and is an attempt by the OpenStack Foundation to gather some data on who is using OpenStack, where and how.

If you participated in the survey last year, this is an update to that information, so it's still valuable to fill...

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Packstack updated in EPEL6

Packstack package has been updated in RDO Grizzly EPEL6 repo to openstack-packstack-2013.1.1-0.27.dev672.el6.

Changelog:

  • Mon Aug 19 2013 Martin Mágr mmagr@redhat.com - 2013.1.1-0.27.dev672
  • Added net.bridge.bridge-nf-call*=1 for –allinone installation (#997941)
  • Added global option –exclude-servers=EXCLUDE_SERVERS (#996782)

(Via Martin on the rdo-list mailing list - https://www.redhat.com...

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RDO Blog Roundup, March 17, 2015

Here's what RDO engineers have been writing about over the past week.

If you're writing about RDO, or about OpenStack on CentOS, Fedora or RHEL, and you're not on my list, please let me know!

Booting cloud images with libvirt, by Lars Kellogg-Stedman

Most major distributions now provide "cloud-enabled" images designed for use in cloud environments like OpenStack and AWS. These images are usually...

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RDO blog roundup, March 23 2015

Here's what RDO engineers have been writing about over the past week.

If you're writing about RDO, or about OpenStack on CentOS, Fedora or RHEL, and you're not on my list, please let me know!

QEMU QCow2 built-in encryption: just say no. Deprecated now, to be deleted soon, by Daniel Berrange

A little over 5 years ago now, I wrote about a how libvirt introduced support for QCow2 built-in encryption...

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Joe Talerico and OpenStack Performance at the OpenStack PTG in Atlanta

Last month at the OpenStack PTG in Atlanta, Joe Talerico spoke about his work on OpenStack Performance in the Ocata cycle.

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Joe: Hi, I'm Joe Talerico. I work on OpenStack at Red Hat, doing OpenStack performance. In Ocata, we're going to be looking at doing API and dataplane performance and performance CI. In Pike we're looking at doing...

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FOSDEM Day 0 - CentOS Dojo

FOSDEM starts tomorrow in Brussels, but there's always a number of events the day before.

This year, several speakers from the RDO community are participating in the CentOS Dojo ahead of the main event tomorrow.

  • Haïkel Guémar, Matthieu Huin - CI in the cloud - How RDO uses OpenStack infra tools for packaging
  • Spyros Trigazis - OpenStack @ CERN: Status update
  • Nicolas Planel, Sylvain Afchain...
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RDO doc day and test day

With the Mitaka milestone 2 release due very soon, the RDO community has two events in the coming days.

On January 20th/21st, we'll be focusing on improving the website and documentation, to make it easier for people to get started with OpenStack on CentOS. We'll be gathering on #rdo (on Freenode IRC) for any associated questions/discussion, and working through the open issues list.

On January...

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Community Central at Red Hat Summit

OpenStack swims in a larger ecosystem of community projects. At the upcoming Red Hat Summit in San Francisco, RDO will be sharing the Community Central section of the show floor with various of these projects.

We'll have a series of presentations featuring various projects running througout the event, including OpenStack, oVirt, Ansible, Ceph, Gluster, CentOS, and more.

For the full schedule of...

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RDO Blog roundup, March 2, 2015

Here's what RDO engineers have been writing about over the past week.

If you're writing about RDO, or about OpenStack on CentOS, Fedora or RHEL, and you're not on my list, please let me know!

A Closer Look at RHEL OpenStack Platform 6, by Steve Gordon

Last week we announced the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 6, the latest version of our cloud solution providing a foundation...

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What, Why, and How is the CentOS Cloud SIG?

2 years ago we started the CentOS Cloud SIG. Progress has been slow but steady. Slow, I think, because we've not done a wonderful job of explaining what it's for, and why it matters. But it has been a very important aspect of moving the RDO project forward, so it deserves better explanation.

The Cloud SIG produces packages which allow you, the CentOS user, to deploy Cloud infrastructure on top...

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OpenStack India event report

Red Hat is proud to have been a sponsor of OpenStack India this year. Over 200 people attended the event. Here's a writeup and some photos from the event: http://openstackindia.wordpress.com/2013/10/10/event-report-openstack-india-day-2013/

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OpenStack Summit: An evening with Ceph and RDO

Last Tuesday in Barcelona, we gathered with the Ceph community for an evening of food, drinks, and technical sessions.

There were 215 in attendance at last count, and we had 12 presentations, from members of both communities.

Alfredo

A huge thank you to all of the speakers, and to all of the people who turned out for this great evening.

pool

More photos HERE.

Some of the presentations from the event...

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RDO Community Day at FOSDEM

On Friday, in Brussels, 45 RDO enthusiasts gathered at the IBM Client Center in Brussels (Thanks, IBM!) for a full day of RDO content and discussion.

Most of the event was recorded. The camera battery ran out near the end, but we got audio for the rest of the event. I am in the process of uploading all of the video. (80GB of video!) It will be available on the event page as soon as possible. Some...

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Blog roundup - January 19th 2015

Here's what RDO engineers have been writing about over the last week.

If you're writing about RDO, or about OpenStack on CentOS, Fedora or RHEL, and you're not on my list, please let me know!

Ceph for Cinder in TripleO, by Giulio Fidente

A wrap up on the status of TripleO's Cinder HA spec. First, a link to the cinder-ha blueprint, where you can find even more links, to the actual spec (under...

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Blog posts last week

We've had more followup blog posts from OpenStack Summit, along with some more from the RDO community.

Querying haproxy data using socat from CLI by Carlos Camacho

Currently (most users) I don’t have any way to check the haproxy status in a TripleO virtual deployment (via web-browser) if not previously created some tunnels enabled for that purpose.

Read more at http://tm3.org/c3

Keystone...

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Mike Perez: Cinder in Liberty

Before OpenStack Summit, I interviewed Mike Perez about what's new in Cinder in the LIberty release, and what's coming in Mitaka. Unfortunately, life got a little busy and I didn't get it posted before Summit. However, with Liberty still fresh, this is still very timely content.

In this interview, Mike talks about the awesome new features that have gone into Cinder for Liberty, and what we can...

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RDO Blogs, Week of April 18

This has been a big few weeks for RDO, and for OpenStack in general, with the Mitaka release coming out, and OpenStack Summit just around the corner.

Here's some of what RDO enthusiasts have been blogging about in the last few days.

RDO Mitaka released by Rich Bowen

The RDO community is pleased to announce the general availability of the RDO build for OpenStack Mitaka for RPM-based distributions...

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Feb 27 Hangout, multinode deployment with packstack

On Thursday, February 27th, at 10am EST (That's http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?iso=20140227T1500 your timezone) Lars Kellogg-Stedman will be doing a walk-through of a multinode deployment with packstack. This will be a Google Hangout, and will be streamed live at http://tm3.org/rdohangout (That's just a placeholder page for now, but will redirect to the stream when the event...

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How are you using RDO? (Survey results)

Over the last few weeks, we've been conducting a survey of RDO users, to get an idea of who is using RDO, how, and for what.

While the sample size here is small, it's a start at understanding the makeup of our user community. And we'll conduct the survey again around the next release, so if you missed this one, stay tuned.

The Numbers

Let's start with the numbers.

First of all, there were only...

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RDO Havana Test Day, September 10-11

With the Havana milestone 3 due the week of September 9th, we're planning to hold a test day on September 10th and 11th. (Yes, that's two days. We're doing that in order to allow all timezones to participate.)

The page where we'll track this is being built at http://rdoproject.org/Test_Day_09_2013 and you can follow that as it gets closer to the date.

If you have time and hardware, we need your...

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OpenStack Summit sessions - please vote

As you may know, sessions at the OpenStack Summit are selected by vote from the community. While we strongly encourage you to vote for the sessions that you find the most interesting, we ask that you'll consider the following talks, from engineers working on RDO and OpenStack at Red Hat.

  • https://www.openstack.org/vote-atlanta/Presentation/why-select-openstack-versus-proprietary-alternatives...
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RDO blog roundup, week of July 27, 2015

Here's what RDO enthusiasts have been writing about over the past week.

If you're writing about RDO, or about OpenStack on CentOS, Fedora or RHEL, and you're not on my list, please let me know!

Adding another External network to the Multi Node OpenStack Setup by Silver Sky Soft

The external networks for an OpenStack deployment can be a combination of your intranet corporate IT network and...

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Last week's blog posts

Making sure your Gerrit changes aren't broken by Lars Kellogg-Stedman

It's a bit of an embarrassment when you submit a review to Gerrit only to have it fail CI checks immediately because of something as simple as a syntax error or pep8 failure that you should have caught yourself before submitting…but you forgot to run your validations before submitting the change.

Read more at http://tm3...

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Blog roundup, week of October 13

Here's the blog posts that came out of the RDO community last week.

If you're writing about RDO, or about OpenStack on CentOS, Fedora or RHEL, and you're not on my list, please let me know!

Who can sign for what? by Adam Young

In my last post, I discussed how to extract the signing information out of a token. But just because the signature on a document is valid does not mean that the user...

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LinuxCon Europe next week

Next week, many of the RDO community will be in Edinburgh, UK, for LinuxCon Europe. http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/linuxcon-europe There's a lot of OpenStack content at the conference, and there's also several co-located events that have a lot of cloud-related content:

  • CloudOpen - http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/cloudopen-europe
  • KVM Forum - http://events.linuxfoundation...
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Blog Roundup, week of September 15, 2014

Here's the blog posts that came out of the RDO community last week.

If you're writing about RDO, or about OpenStack on CentOS, Fedora or RHEL, and you're not on my list, please let me know!

bvirt: default network conflicts (not anymore), by Kashyap Chamarthy

Increasingly there’s a need for libvirt networking to work inside a virtual machine that is already running on the default network (192...

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At OSCon

We're at OSCon today, in the OpenStack pavilion. If you're here, please drop by and say hi. We'll be there all day.

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RDO blogs, week of February 29, 2016

Here's what RDO enthusiasts have been blogging about in the last week:

Using a custom ssh config with Ansible’s synchronize module, by Harry Rybacki

Have you ever needed to specify which ssh config file rsync should use when called from Ansible’s synchronize module? I have and it was not obvious how to do so.

… read more at http://tm3.org/52

RDO Mitaka 3 test day, March 10th, 11th by Rich...

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RDO @ DevConf

It's been a very busy few weeks in the RDO travel schedule, and we wanted to share some photos with you from RDO's booth at DevConf.cz.

RDO @ DevConf

Led by Eliska Malikova, and supported by our team of RDO engineers, we provided information about RDO and OpenStack, as well as a few impromptu musical performances.

RDO @ DevConf

RDO engineers spun up a small RDO cloud, and later in the day, the people from the Manage...

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RDO blog roundup, 16 Feb 2016

Here's what's hit the RDO blogs in the last few weeks.

RDO Liberty DVR Neutron workflow on CentOS 7.2 by Boris Derzhavets

Per http://specs.openstack.org/openstack/neutron-specs/specs/juno/neutron-ovs-dvr.html
DVR is supposed to address following problems which has traditional 3 Node deployment schema

… read more at http://tm3.org/4r

RDO Community Day at FOSDEM by Rich Bowen

On Friday...

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RDO blog roundup, February 16, 2015

Here's what RDO engineers have been writing about over the past week.

If you're writing about RDO, or about OpenStack on CentOS, Fedora or RHEL, and you're not on my list, please let me know!

External networking for Kubernetes services, by Lars Kellogg-Stedman

I have recently started running some "real" services (that is, "services being consumed by someone other than myself") on top of Kubernetes...

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RDO blogs, week of Feb 13

Here's what RDO enthusiasts have been blogging about in the last few weeks. If you blog about RDO, please let me know (rbowen@redhat.com) so I can add you to my list.

TripleO: Debugging Overcloud Deployment Failure by bregman

You run ‘openstack overcloud deploy’ and after a couple of minutes you find out it failed and if that’s not enough, then you open the deployment log just to find a very...

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Reminder - RDO test day next week

Next week (January 7/8) we'll be doing our first Icehouse test day, and we'd appreciate it if you could help us out with an hour or two of your time.

Details on the test day can be found at http://rdoproject.org/RDO_test_day_January_2014 and a matrix of what we'd like to test is at http://rdoproject.org/TestedSetups_2014_01

For the live backchannel, please join the #rdo channel on the Freenode...

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Recent RDO blogs - June 13, 2016

Here's what the RDO community has been blogging about recently:

TripleO partial stack updates by Steve Hardy

Recently I was asked if it's possible to do a partial update of a TripleO overcloud - the answer is yes, so I thought I'd write a post showing how to do it. Much of what follows is basically an update on my old post on nested resource introspection (some interfaces have changed a bit...

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Next week in Barcelona

Join us next week in Barcelona for OpenStack Summit. We'll be gathering from around the world to celebrate the Newton release, and plan for the Ocata cycle.

RDO will have a table in the Red Hat booth, where we'll be answering your questions about RDO. And we'll have ducks, as usual.

duck

On Tuesday evening, join us for an evening with RDO and Ceph, with technical presentations about both projects...

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Getting Started with RDO: Meetups in Philly, New York, Connecticut

Dan Radez will be presenting at three meetups in the US North East, November 19th, 20th, and 21st, on the topic "Getting Started with RDO". If you're in Pennsylvania, New York or Connecticut, please help us get the word out, and we'd love to have you show up there yourself if you can.

You can find more details at http://www.jaddog.org/2013/10/23/openstack-meetups-getting-started-with-rdo/

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Recent blog posts: June 12

Experiences with Cinder in Production by Arne Wiebalck

The CERN OpenStack cloud service is providing block storage via Cinder since Havana days in early 2014. Users can choose from seven different volume types, which offer different physical locations, different power feeds, and different performance characteristics. All volumes are backed by Ceph, deployed in three separate clusters across...

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RDO Blog roundup, week of August 3rd

Here's what RDO enthusiasts have been writing about over the past week.

If you're writing about RDO, or about OpenStack on CentOS, Fedora or RHEL, and you're not on my list, please let me know!

A Cinder Road to Active/Active HA, by Gorka Eguileor

We all want to see OpenStack’s Block Storage Service operating in High Availability with Active/Active node configurations, and we are all keen to...

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Announce: packstack updated

From the RDO-list mailing list (https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/rdo-list)

update: openstack-packstack-2013.1.1-0.20.dev642.el6

Wed Jul 10 2013 - Martin Mágr mmagr@redhat.com - 2013.1.1-0.20.dev642

  • Fixed provider network option (#976380)
  • Made token_format configurable (#978853)
  • Enable LVM snap autoextend (#975894)
  • MariaDB support (#981116)

Older releases:

Tue Jun 18 2013 -...

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RDO test day summary

A big thanks to everyone that participated in the RDO Test Day over the last 48 hours. Here's a few statistics from the day.

29 people wrote 74 email messages to the rdo-list mailing list. (Of course, they weren't all about the test day, but many of them were.)

42 participants sent a collective 1074 messages to the #rdo IRC channel on Freenode.net. (Likewise, not all about test day.)

We had

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RDO Blog roundup, week of September 1

Here's the blog posts that came out of the RDO community last week.

Visualizing Heat stacks

I spent some time today learning about Heat autoscaling groups, which are incredibly nifty but a little opaque from the Heat command line, since commands such as heat resource-list don't recurse into nested stacks. It is possible to introspect these resources (you can pass the physical resource id of...

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OpenStack Networking Part II - October 31

We're delighted to announce that we'll be doing another presentation on OpenStack networking, at 12 Eastern (time in your timezone).

Brent Eagles (beagles in the forums and IRC) will be presenting the next step, to follow on from Dave's presentation on basic networking. He'll be covering topics such as GRE tunneling and VLANs, and other advanced topics that you'll need to know. He'll also have...

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Last week's blog posts

Here's what RDO enthusiasts have been blogging about in the past few weeks. If you blog about RDO and you're not on this list, please let me know so I can add you to the list.

Standalone Cinder: The definitive SDS by geguileo

Are you looking for the best Software Defined Storage in the market? Look no further, Standalone Cinder is here! Let’s have an overview of the Standalone Cinder service...

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RDO blog posts this week

Here's what RDO enthusiasts are blogging about lately.

Gnocchi 3.0 release by Julien Danjou

After a few weeks of hard work with the team, here is the new major version of Gnocchi, stamped 3.0.0. It was very challenging, as we wanted to implement a few big changes in it.

Read more at http://tm3.org/bf

# of DB connections in OpenStack services by geguileo

The other day someone asked...

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RDO blog roundup, week of December 14

Here's what RDO enthusiasts were blogging about last week.

Asking Me Questions about Keystone, by Adam Young

As many of you have found out, I am relatively willing to help people out with Keystone related questions. Here are a couple guidelines.

… read more at http://tm3.org/47

Setting up a local caching proxy for Fedora YUM repositories, by Daniel Berrange

For my day-to-day development...

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RDO blog roundup, Jan 4, 2016

Happy 2016! A lot of us have been out over the last few weeks, so the blog traffic has been very slow. We're looking forward to the coming months, as we work towards Mitaka.

Here's some of the blog posts you may have missed while you were enjoying your New Years celebration:

Integrating classic IT with cloud-native by Gordon Haff

This is the fifth and final in a series of posts that delves...

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RDO Meetup, OpenStack Summit Vancouver

On Thursday morning at the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver, roughly 60 RDO enthusiasts gathered to discuss a variety of topics around the RDO project. Officially we had just 40 minutes, but since we were followed by a coffee break, we went overtime by about 20 minutes, and there was still some hallway discussion following that.

The complete agenda can be seen in the meeting etherpad. Highlights...

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RDO test day today

A reminder that today and tomorrow are the RDO test days. If you have an hour or so to spare, come help us test the Icehouse Milestone 1 release. See http://rdoproject.org/RDO_test_day_January_2014 for details, and come join us on #rdo on the Freenode IRC network.

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Community Meetup at OpenStack Summit, Tokyo

We'll be having an RDO community meetup during the upcoming OpenStack Summit in Tokyo. It will be during lunch time (12:45 - 14:00) in Sakura Lower Level S-1 and S-2.

As at previous Summits, we'll be gathering to discuss progress during the last six months, and plans for the future. Please add discussion items to the agenda that you'd like for us to talk about.

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Blog roundup, weeks of November 10th and 17th

Here's the blog posts that came out of the RDO community last two weeks. Last week, I was in Budapest at ApacheCon Europe, and so missed doing this post.

If you're writing about RDO, or about OpenStack on CentOS, Fedora or RHEL, and you're not on my list, please let me know!

Delivering Public Cloud Functionality in OpenStack, by John Meadows

When it comes to delivering cloud services, enterprise...

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RDO blog roundup, week of August 17th

Here's what RDO enthusiasts have been writing about over the past week.

If you're writing about RDO, or about OpenStack on CentOS, Fedora or RHEL, and you're not on my list, please let me know!

Flavio Percoco, PTL of the Zaqar project by Rich Bowen

Zaqar (formerly called Marconi) is the messaging service in OpenStack. I recently had an opportunity to interview Flavio Percoco, who is the PTL...

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RDO Community Day @ FOSDEM - Schedule announced

The schedule for RDO Community Day at FOSDEM is now available at https://www.rdoproject.org/events/rdo-day-fosdem-2016/. Exact times are not confirmed, but we should have those in the next few days.

The RDO Community day is colocated with the CentOS Dojo, which should also be announcing their schedule in the coming week, featuring a Sysadmin track and a Developer track.

Lunch is provided.

Although...

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Reminder: OpenStack Networking hangout TODAY

A reminder that the OpenStack Networking (Part II) hangout will be on Thursday. Brent Eagles (beagles) will be picking up where Dave left off last month, and talking about GRE tunneling, VLANs, and other more advanced techniques.

Details and signup at https://plus.google.com/u/1/events/cfgnq5t8it7uvksrtpd00s2fcmg

If you can help answer questions, please be on the #rdo channel on Freenode. If you...

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Blog roundup, February 24 2015

Here's what RDO engineers have been writing about over the past week.

If you're writing about RDO, or about OpenStack on CentOS, Fedora or RHEL, and you're not on my list, please let me know!

Stupid Pacemaker XML tricks, by Lars Kellogg-Stedman

I've recently spent some time working with Pacemaker, and ended up with an interesting collection of XPath snippets that I am publishing here for your...

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RDO blogs, week of April 4

Here's what RDO engineers are blogging about lately

Who can +2 a patch? by Adam Young

You are trying to push along a patch…and it dawns on you that you have no idea who to ask. The answer is out there.

… read more at http://tm3.org/5s

The OpenStack Schizophrenia by Julien Danjou

When I started contributing to OpenStack, almost five years ago, it was a small ecosystem. There were no foundation...

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RDO blog roundup, week of November 3

Due to travels, it's been 2 weeks since the last RDO blog update. In conjuction with OpenStack Summit having been last week, this means that I have a huge list of blog posts to catch you up on this week.

Ansible 2.0: The Docker connection driver, by Lars Kellogg-Stedman

As the release of Ansible 2.0 draws closer, I'd like to take a look at some of the new features that are coming down the pipe...

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What did you do in MItaka? Haïkel Guémar

In this installment of the "What Did You Do in Mitaka" series, I'm speaking with Haïkel Guémar

(If the above player doesn't work for you, you can download the audio HERE.)

Rich: Thanks for making time to speak with me.

Haïkel: Thank you.

R: So, tell me, what did you do in Mitaka?

H: I work on the RDO engineering team - the team that is responsible for the stewardship of RDO. For this cycle...

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Recent blog posts

I've been out for a few weeks, but the blog posts from the community kept coming.

Containers on the CERN cloud by Tim Bell

We have recently made the Container-Engine-as-a-Service (Magnum) available in production at CERN as part of the CERN IT department services for the LHC experiments and other CERN communities. This gives the OpenStack cloud users Kubernetes, Mesos and Docker Swarm on demand...

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Kyle Mestery and the future of Neutron

At LinuxCon two weeks ago I had the privilege of chatting with Kyle about the future of Neutron. Kyle was a delight to interview, because he's obviously so passionate about his project.

If the audio player below doesn't work for you, you can listen to the interview HERE, or see the transcript below

R: This is Rich Bowen. I'm the OpenStack community liaison at Red Hat. This is a continuation...

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Google Hangout - Neutron - September 24th

Since we've noticed that a large percentage of questions on the RDO Forum are focused on networking, we're planning to have a Google Hangout on September 24th, at 12pm Eastern time, (9am Pacific, 17:00 GMT, http://bit.ly/1cnEZEN for your local timezone.) You can see the hangout details, and let us know you're coming, at https://plus.google.com/events/cph9aq3a6ag1lb17g3gsvaiiljg

The presentation...

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Blog posts last week

With OpenStack Summit last week, we have a lot of summit-focused blog posts today, and expect more to come in the next few days.

Attending OpenStack Summit Ocata by Julien Danjou

For the last time in 2016, I flew out to the OpenStack Summit in Barcelona, where I had the chance to meet (again) a lot of my fellow OpenStack contributors there.

Read more at http://tm3.org/bu

OpenStack Summit...

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RDO blog roundup, Jan 18, 2016

It's been a slow few weeks on the RDO blog front. Keep those posts coming. Tell us what you've been working on!

NFV and Open Networking with RHEL OpenStack Platform, by Nir Yechiel

I was honored to be invited to speak on a local Intel event about Red Hat and what we are doing in the NFV space. I only had 30 minutes, so I tried to provide a high level overview of our offering, covering some...

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RDO Blog Roundup, week of August 18

Here's the blog posts that came out of the RDO community last week.

Keystone is not an authentication service, by Nathan Kinder

In my previous post about security related updates that are coming in Juno, I mentioned that Keystone itself is a poor identity management solution. I feel that this is a topic that deserves a more thorough discussion.

… More at tm3.org/blog08

TripleO vs OpenStack...

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Webcast: What's new in Havana

Our friends at Mirantis will be presenting a webcast on October 29th, talking about what's new in Havana. You can register at http://mirantis.sites.hubspot.com/whats-new-in-havana-openstack-release-technical-overview

Date: Tuesday, 29 October, 2013

Time: 10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET / 7:00 pm CET

Key Topics:

  • Easier management with new orchestration and scaling capabilities and even the option...
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Recent RDO blogs, July 25, 2016

Here's what RDO enthusiasts have been writing about over the past week:

TripleO deep dive session #3 (Overcloud deployment debugging) by Carlos Camacho

This is the third video from a series of “Deep Dive” sessions related to TripleO deployments.

… read (and watch) more at http://tm3.org/81

How connection tracking in Open vSwitch helps OpenStack performance by Jiri Benc

By introducing...

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Blog posts last week

Here's what RDO enthusiasts have been blogging about in the past week.

ARA 0.10, the biggest release yet, is out ! by dmsimard

19 commits, 59 changed files, 2,404 additions and 588 deletions… and more than a month’s on and off work.

Read more at http://tm3.org/cp

Upstream Contribution – Give Up or Double Down? by assafmuller

Ever since I’ve been involved with OpenStack people have been...

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August newsletter, in case you missed it

Thanks for being part of the RDO community!

July was a busy month, and we have a lot to tell you about. If you want to keep up with what’s going on with RDO in the coming month, the best way is to follow the RDO forum, at http://bit.ly/13YEwCe, or to follow us on Twitter at @rdocommunity

If you’d like to manage your mailing list subscription, or invite other people to join the list, you can do...

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Blogs, week of March 6th

There's lots of great blog posts this week from the RDO community.

RDO Ocata Release Behind The Scenes by Haïkel Guémar

I have been involved in 6 GA releases of RDO (From Juno to Ocata), and I wanted to share a glimpse of the preparation work. Since Juno, our process has tremendously evolved: we refocused RDO on EL7, joined the CentOS Cloud SIG, moved to Software Factory.

Read more at http...

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Zane Bitter - OpenStack Heat, OpenStack PTG, Atlanta

At the OpenStack PTG last month, Zane Bitter speaks about his work on OpenStack Heat in the Ocata cycle, and what comes next.

Rich: Tell us who you are and what you work on.

Zane: My name is Zane Bitter, and I work at Red Hat on Heat … mostly on Heat. I'm one of the original Heat developers. I've been working on the project since 2012 when it started.

Heat is the orchestration service for OpenStack...

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What did you do in Mitaka? Adam Young

In this installment of our "What did you do in Mitaka" series, I speak to Adam Young about Keystone.

(If the above player doesn't work for you, please download the audio HERE.)

Rich: I'm speaking with Adam Young , who's been working on the Keystone project for the last 4 years or so.

So, Adam, what did you do in Mitaka?

Adam: This release, I finally got a couple key features into Keystone...

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Recent RDO blogs, September 12, 2016

Here's what RDO enthusiasts have been blogging about in the last few weeks.

LinuxCon talk slides: “A Practical Look at QEMU’s Block Layer Primitives” by Kashyap Chamarthy

Last week I spent time at LinuxCon (and the co-located KVM Forum) Toronto. I presented a talk on QEMU’s block layer primitives. Specifically, the QMP primitives block-commit, drive-mirror, drive-backup, and QEMU’s built-in...

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RDO welcomes eNovance to the Red Hat family!

RALEIGH, N.C. – June 18, 2014 – Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire eNovance, a leading provider of open source cloud computing services. Combined with Red Hat's existing leadership in OpenStack, the addition of eNovance's systems integration capabilities and engineering talent is aimed...

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RDO Juno packages available

We're pleased to announce the availability of RDO packages for OpenStack Juno, for EL7 (RHEL7 and CentOS7) and Fedora 20.

Fedora 21 is still in development and running RDO Juno on Fedora 21 is not recommended at this time. A separate announcement will be made when RDO Juno on Fedora 21 is ready.

You can get started with RDO Juno via the process described in the Quickstart - http://rdoproject.org...

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What's new in the OpenStack Heat Icehouse release - Hangout

On Tuesday, April 29th, at 9am Eastern US time - that's http://tm3.org/rdoheat in your timezone - Steve Baker will be presenting a Google Hangout on OpenStack Heat, and what's new in the Icehouse release.

The presentation will be streamed live on YouTube at http://goo.gl/Tzj85j , but will also be available on-demand at that same URL after the event.

During the event, questions and discussion...

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Dims talks about the Oslo project

This is the second in what I hope is a long-running series of interviews with the various OpenStack PTLs (Project Technical Leads), in an effort to better understand what the various projects do, what's new in the Kilo release, and what we can expect in Liberty, and beyond.

If the audio player below doesn't work for you, you can listen to the recording –> here or see the transcript below.

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RDO blog roundup, April 6 2015

Here's what RDO engineers have been writing about over the past week.

If you're writing about RDO, or about OpenStack on CentOS, Fedora or RHEL, and you're not on my list, please let me know!

Creation of Trove-compatible images for RDO, by Victoria Martínez de la Cruz

OpenStack Trove, included in the latest RDO releases, allows users to use the features of relational and non-relational databases...

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Recent RDO Blogs - June 8, 2016

Here's what RDO engineers have been blogging about over the last few weeks.

[Event Report] RDO Bug Triage Day on 18th and 19th May, 2016 by Chandan Kumar

As the RDO development continues to grow, the numbers of bugs also grow. To make the community robust and heavy, it is also necessary to triage and fix the existing bugs so that product will be more valuable.

… read more at http://tm3...

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RDO Google Hangout: Deploying with Heat (September 5)

Next week, Friday, September 5, 10 am Eastern US time, Lars Kellogg-Stedman will be presenting a Google Hangout on the subject of deploying with Heat. This will be streamed live on YouTube at https://plus.google.com/events/c9u4sjn7ksb8jrmma7vd25aok94 and if the time is not convenient, you will be able to watch it at that same URL after the fact.

Come to the #rdo-hangout channel on Freenode IRC...

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RDO Blog roundup, March 9 2015

Here's what RDO engineers have been writing about over the past week.

If you're writing about RDO, or about OpenStack on CentOS, Fedora or RHEL, and you're not on my list, please let me know!

Convince Nova to Use the V3 version of the API, by Adam Young

In a recent post I showed how to set up the LDAP in a domain other than default. It turns out that the Nova configuration does accept these...

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Creation of Trove-Compatible Images for RDO

[A guest post by Victoria Martínez de la Cruz]

OpenStack Trove, included in the latest RDO releases, allows users to use the features of relational and non-relational databases without the added complexity of handling administrative tasks. With Trove, database users don't need to be database experts to provision and manage multiple databases instances.

Apart from the installation and configuration...

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Blog roundup, closing out 2014

Here's what RDO engineers have been writing about over the holiday break.

If you're writing about RDO, or about OpenStack on CentOS, Fedora or RHEL, and you're not on my list, please let me know!

IBM and Red Hat Join Forces to Power Enterprise Virtualization, by Adam Jollans

IBM and Red Hat have been teaming up for years. Today, Red Hat and IBM are announcing a new collaboration to bring Red...

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Recent blog posts - May 22nd

Here's some of the recent blog posts from our community:

Some lessons an IT department can learn from OpenStack by jpena

I have spent a lot of my professional career working as an IT Consultant/Architect. In those positions, you talk to many customers with different backgrounds, and see companies that run their IT in many different ways. Back in 2014, I joined the OpenStack Engineering team...

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Ceph/RDO meetup in Barcelona at OpenStack Summit

If you'll be in Barcelona later this month for OpenStack Summit, join us for an evening with RDO and Ceph.

Tuesday evening, October 25th, from 5 to 8pm (17:00 - 20:00) we'll be at the Barcelona Princess, right across the road from the Summit venue. We'll have drinks, light snacks, and presentations from both Ceph and RDO.

If you can't make it in person, we'll also be streaming the event on YouTube

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RDO Community Newsletter: September 2013

Thanks for being part of the RDO community! RDO is the latest stable OpenStack packaged for RHEL, CentOS, Fedora, and derivative distributions, making it as easy as possible to deploy OpenStack on the industry's most trusted Linux platforms.

(You can manage your list subscription at http://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/rdo-newsletter )

Google Hangout, Test Day, Events

There's several upcoming...

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RDO blog roundup, May 4, 2015

Here's what RDO engineers have been writing about over the past week.

If you're writing about RDO, or about OpenStack on CentOS, Fedora or RHEL, and you're not on my list, please let me know!

Geocaching in Vancouver, by Rich Bowen

Coming to the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver? Like Geocaching? It looks like there’s a lot of caches around the summit location. This map shows the 500 closest.

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Packstack updates (Aug 1, 2013)

There are two updates to packstack packages:

Packstack package has been updated in RDO Grizzly EPEL6 repo to openstack-packstack-2013.1.1-0.22.dev653.el6. (Details at https://www.redhat.com/archives/rdo-list/2013-August/msg00002.html)

Packstack package has been updated in RDO Havana EPEL6 repo to openstack-packstack-2013.2.1-0.1.dev691.el6. (Details at https://www.redhat.com/archives/rdo-list...

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RDO Community Day @ FOSDEM

The schedule has now been published at https://www.rdoproject.org/events/rdo-day-fosdem-2016/.

We're pleased to announce that we'll be holding an RDO Community Day in conjunction with the CentOS Dojo on the day before FOSDEM. This event will be held at the IBM Client Center in Brussels, Belgium, on Friday, January 29th, 2016.

You are encouraged to send your proposed topics and sessions via the...

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Recent blog posts, June 19

Using Ansible Validations With Red Hat OpenStack Platform – Part 3 by August Simonelli, Technical Marketing Manager, Cloud

In the previous two blogposts (Part 1 and Part 2) we demonstrated how to create a dynamic Ansible inventory file for a running OpenStack cloud. We then used that inventory to run Ansible-based validations with the ansible-playbook command from the CLI.

Read more at http...

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Fedora 21 Cloud Images Available Today

The Fedora Project has released Fedora 21 today, and it includes two images of interest to RDO users who want have the latest and greatest Fedora to run in their cloud.

The Fedora Project, as part of the Fedora.Next initiative, decided to pursue three sesparate release variants – cloud, server, and workstation. Of special interest to RDO users, the Cloud Working Group has an OpenStack-ready release...

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RDO Blog roundup, week of August 25

Here's the blog posts that came out of the RDO community last week.

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.4.1 Released

I don’t often find myself getting overly excited about maintenance releases, however Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.4.1 is an exception due to two key factors:

Preview support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 as a hypervisor host Support for up to 4,000 GB memory in a...

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RDO Blog Roundup, Feb 9, 2015

Here's what RDO engineers have been writing about over the past week.

If you're writing about RDO, or about OpenStack on CentOS, Fedora or RHEL, and you're not on my list, please let me know!

Filtering libvirt XML in Nova, by Lars Kellogg-Stedman

I saw a request from a customer float by the other day regarding the ability to filter the XML used to create Nova instances in libvirt. The customer...

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Ducks

Ducks

Why ducks?

Well, as everyone knows, sometimes, the moment you ask a question out loud, the obvious answer occurs to you. And often, when explaining a problem to someone else, you understand it better yourself.

Red Hat has your back on this. We have ducks at our booth at OpenStack Summit in Tokyo this week. The benefits of using a rubber duck as part of your programming work flow are well documented

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RDO blogs, last 2 weeks

I was traveling much of last week, so we have two weeks of blog posts to catch you up on, and there's some really good ones in here.

"RDO Manager" is now "TripleO", by K Rain Leander

Because of its unique branding and name, one might assume that "RDO Manager" is not TripleO - perhaps it has additional downstream patches or maybe they're entirely different projects. You would not be alone because...

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How to build RedHat 100 node Openstack lab on AWS

How to build RedHat 100 node Openstack lab on AWS - Technical write up and talk

This installation was deployed on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (64bit) using the packstack installer. The setup started with one compute, controller and neutron node and was scaled in an automated fashion on AWS to 100 compute nodes, until we hit some interesting issues with some services on controller node. This exercise...

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Congratulations to the CentOS project, from RDO

The RDO Community is thrilled with Red Hat's recent announcement of the closer relationship with CentOS (LINK HERE - http://community.redhat.com/blog/2014/01/red-hat-and-centos-join-forces/ ). Congratulations to the CentOS project, and to all the folks who have worked so hard to make this happen.

We've already enjoyed a lot of energy from the Fedora community, in testing RDO, submitting bugs reports...

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OpenStack Project Team Gathering, Atlanta, 2017

Over the last several years, OpenStack has conducted OpenStack Summit twice a year. One of these occurs in North America, and the other one alternates between Europe and Asia/Pacific.

This year, OpenStack Summit in North America is in Boston , and the other one will be in Sydney.

This year, though, the OpenStack Foundation is trying something a little different. Wheras in previous years, a...

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RDO blog posts this week

Here's what RDO enthusiasts have been blogging about in the last few days.

RDO Newton Released by Rich Bowen

The RDO community is pleased to announce the general availability of the RDO build for OpenStack Newton for RPM-based distributions, CentOS Linux 7 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. RDO is suitable for building private, public, and hybrid clouds. Newton is the 14th release from the OpenStack...

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Blog Roundup, August 11-17, 2014

Each week, I'm going to be posting a summary of blog posts from the RDO community from the previous week. If you'd like something you've written to be part of this, please let me know so that I can add you to my list.

Four ways to connect a docker container to a local network, by Lars Kellogg-Stedman

This article discusses four ways to make a Docker container appear on a local network. These...

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ICYMI: Deploying things with Heat (Hangout)

In case you missed it, this morning Lars gave a presentation on deploying things with OpenStack Heat.

You can watch that presentation at https://plus.google.com/events/c9u4sjn7ksb8jrmma7vd25aok94

The slides are available at http://oddbit.com/rdo-hangout-heat-intro/#/

The templates used in the presentation are at https://github.com/larsks/rdo-hangout-heat-intro/

If you have questions about the...

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Blogs, week of Feb 27th

Here's what RDO enthusiasts have been blogging about in the last couple of weeks. I encourage you to particularly read Julie' excellent writeup of the OpenStack Pike PTG last week in Atlanta. And have a look at my video series from the PTG for other engineers' perspectives.

OpenStack Pike PTG: OpenStack Client - Tips and background for interested contributors by jpichon

Last week I went off...

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Blog roundup, week of June 29, 2015

Here's what RDO enthusiasts have been writing about over the past week.

If you're writing about RDO, or about OpenStack on CentOS, Fedora or RHEL, and you're not on my list, please let me know!

OpenStack’s Volume Backup Status by Gorka Eguileor

When working in the Cloud the idea of doing backups like in the old days may seen counter intuitive. After all, the main reasons for having backups...

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Stephen Finucane - OpenStack Nova - What's new in Ocata

At the OpenStack PTG in February, Stephen Finucane speaks about what's new in Nova in the Ocata release of OpenStack.

Stephen: I'm Stephen Finucane, and I work on Nova for Red Hat.

I've previously worked at Intel. During most of my time working on Nova I've been focused on the same kind of feature set, which is what Intel liked to call EPA - Enhanced Platform Awareness - or NFV applications...

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RDO @ Red Hat Summit

Red Hat Summit is just a few weeks away, and it's a great place to learn about RDO, and deploying OpenStack on Red Hat Enterprise Linux or CentOS.

If you're coming, be sure to drop by the RDO booth in the Community Central section of the exhibit hall. Grab an RDO tshirt, watch demos of what people are doing on top of RDO, and we'll have experts there to answer your questions.

You'll want to...

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St. Louis OpenStack Meetup

On Tuesday evening I had the privilege of addressing the St. Louis OpenStack Meetup group. I gave an Introduction to OpenStack presentation to about 30 attendees, many of whom were indeed OpenStack beginners, or just beginning to research what this OpenStack thing is all about.

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RDO blog roundup, week of September 28

Here's what RDO enthusiasts have been writing about over the past week.

If you're writing about RDO, or about OpenStack on CentOS, Fedora or RHEL, and you're not on my list, please let me know!

OpenContrail on the controller side by Sylvain Afchain

In my previous post I explained how packets are forwarded from point to point within OpenContrail. We saw the tools available to check what are...

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Blog Roundup, week of October 6, 2014

Here's the blog posts that came out of the RDO community last week.

If you're writing about RDO, or about OpenStack on CentOS, Fedora or RHEL, and you're not on my list, please let me know!

libvirt blockcommit: shorten disk image chain by live merging the current active disk content by Kashyap Chamarthy

When using QCOW2-based external snapshots, it is desirable to reduce an entire disk image...

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Community Meetup at OpenStack Tokyo

A week ago in Tokyo, we held the third RDO Community Meetup at the OpenStack Summit. We had about 70 people in attendance, and some good discussion. The full agenda for the meeting is at https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/rdo-tokyo and below are some of the things that were discussed. (The complete recording is at the bottom of this post.)

People who were in attendance, please feel free to update...

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Red Hat welcomes Oracle to the RDO community!

It was with surprise and pleasure that we learned of Oracle's decision to base their commercial OpenStack offering on the community-supported RDO distribution of OpenStack. (See their packstack-based deployment instructions here.) We are always happy to see people use our distribution, on which we encourage people to build proof of concept or test deployments of OpenStack on CentOS, Fedora, and...

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Recent RDO blogs, August 8, 2016

Here's what RDO enthusiasts have been blogging about this week:

Customizing a Tripleo Quickstart Deploy by Adam Young

Tripleo Heat Templates allow the deployer to customize the controller deployment by setting values in the controllerExtraConfig section of the stack configuration. However, Quickstart already makes use of this in the file /tmp/deploy_env.yaml, so if you want to continue to customize...

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Icehouse milestone 2 test day - Feb 4-5

With Icehouse milestone 2 out today, we're planning an RDO test day in two weeks - February 4-5 - once we've had a chance to get the packages ready and some baseline testing done on them. Details for this test day will be available at http://rdoproject.org/RDO_test_day_Icehouse_milestone_2 where you can also sign up to indicate that you'll be participating, and in what capacity.

Watch that page...

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RDO at OpenStack Summit

The schedule for the OpenStack Summit has been posted - http://openstacksummitmay2014atlanta.sched.org/ - and there's tons of great content from across the OpenStack ecosystem, from dozens of projects. We're particularly exited about the content being presented by RDO engineers, as well as our colleagues that work on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform (RHEL-OSP). Those presentations...

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Haikel Guemar talks about RPM packaging

This continues my series talking with OpenStack project PTLs (Project Technical Leads) about their projects, what's new in Liberty, and what's coming in future releases.

If the audio player below doesn't work for you, you can listen to the interview HERE or see the transcript below.

R: I'm Rich Bowen, I'm the community liaison for the OpenStack project at Red Hat. I'm speaking with Haikel...

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RDO blog roundup, week of December 8

After a really quiet week last week, we have a lot of great blog posts this week.

Our cloud in Kilo, by Tim Bell

Following on from previous upgrades, CERN migrated the OpenStack cloud to Kilo during September to November. Along with the bug fixes, we are planning on exploiting the significant number of new features, especially as related to performance tuning. The overall cloud architecture...

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Recent RDO blogs, August 29, 2016

It's been a few weeks since I posted a blog update, and we've had some great posts in the meantime. Here's what RDO enthusiasts have been blogging about for the last few weeks.

Native DHCP support in OVN by Numan Siddique

Recently native DHCP support has been added to OVN. In this post we will see how native DHCP is supported in OVN and how it is used by OpenStack Neutron OVN ML2 driver. The...

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RDO blog roundup, week of November 23

Here's what RDO engineers have been blogging about lately:

Automated API testing workflow by Tristan Cacqueray

Services exposed to a network of any sort are in risk of security exploits. The API is the primary target of such attacks, and it is often abused by input that developers did not anticipate.

… read more at http://tm3.org/3y

RDO Community Day @ FOSDEM by Rich Bowen

We're pleased...

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RDO blog roundup, week of October 12

Here's what RDO enthusiasts have been writing about over the past week.

If you're writing about RDO, or about OpenStack on CentOS, Fedora or RHEL, and you're not on my list, please let me know!

Scheduled! Scale or Fail: Containers on OpenStack with OpenShift 3 – #vBrownBag TechTalk at OpenStack Summit Tokyo by Diane Mueller

Come join us for lunch on Wednesday at noon in the Wakashiba room...

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CentOS Cloud SIG announces Kilo and Juno package repos

The CentOS Cloud SIG is pleased to announce the availability of OpenStack Kilo package repositories for CentOS 7, and Juno repositories for CentOS 6. These are the result of the last few months of work by the Cloud SIG membership, and, of course, we owe a great deal of gratitude to the upstream OpenStack community as well.

The CentOS 7 Kilo repository may be found at http://mirror.centos.org/centos...

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Red Hat Summit, April 14th-17th, San Francisco

In just two weeks, Red Hat people from around the world will be gathering in San Francisco for the Red Hat Summit. In addition to the talks and workshops about Red Hat Enterprise Linux and many other Red Hat products, there will be a wealth of content about OpenStack, from some of the people who work on OpenStack and RDO.

To highlight just a few of these:

Software-defined networking (SDN), OpenFlow...

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Recent RDO blogs - June 21, 2016

Here's what RDO enthusiasts have been blogging about in the last week.

Skydive plugin for devstack by Babu Shanmugam

Devstack is the most commonly used project for OpenStack development. Wouldn’t it be cool to have a supporting software which analyzes the network infrastructure and helps us troubleshoot and monitor the SDN solution that Devstack is deploying?

… read more at http://tm3.org...

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Recent RDO blogs, July 11 2016

Here's what RDO enthusiasts have been blogging about in the last few weeks:

Who is Testing Your Cloud? by Maria Bracho

With test driven development, continuous integration/continuous deployment and devops practices now the norm, most organizations understand the importance of testing their applications.

… read more at http://tm3.org/7k

Clearing the Keystone Environment By Adam Young

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RDO Events Next Week: Test Day, Google Hangout

We've got two events next week you'll want to put on your calendars.

On Tuesday and Wednesday (October 29th and 30th) we'll be doing another RDO Test Day, where we'll be putting the Havana release through its paces. We'd really appreciate a few hours of your time to help make sure that the new release is solid.

Then, on Thursday (October 31st), at 4pm GMT, Brent Eagles will giving a talk about...

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Blog posts in the past week

Here's what RDO enthusiasts have been blogging about over the last week or so:

Chasing the trunk, but not too fast by amoralej

As explained in a previous post, in RDO Trunk repositories we try to provide packages for new commits in OpenStack projects as soon as possible after they are merged upstream. This has a number of advantages:

Read more at http://tm3.org/c9

Enabling nested KVM support...

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RDO blog roundup, week of September 21

Here's what RDO enthusiasts have been writing about over the past week.

If you're writing about RDO, or about OpenStack on CentOS, Fedora or RHEL, and you're not on my list, please let me know!

Red Hat Confirms Speaking Sessions at OpenStack Summit Tokyo by Jeff Jameson

As this Fall’s OpenStack Summit in Tokyo approaches, the Foundation has posted the session agenda, outlining the final schedule...

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RDO Blogs: week of May 23, 2016

Here's what RDO engineers have been blogging about over the last week:

Connecting another vm to your tripleo-quickstart deployment by Lars Kellogg-Stedman

Let's say that you have set up an environment using tripleo-quickstart and you would like to add another virtual machine to the mix that has both "external" connectivity ("external" in quotes because I am using it in the same way as the...

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RDO Newton Released

The RDO community is pleased to announce the general availability of the RDO build for OpenStack Newton for RPM-based distributions, CentOS Linux 7 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. RDO is suitable for building private, public, and hybrid clouds. Newton is the 14th release from the OpenStack project, which is the work of more than 2700 contributors from around the world (source).

The RDO community...

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RDO March Newsletter

RDO Newsletter, March 2014

Hi again, and thanks for being part of the RDO community. We've got a number of events coming up, and various ways you can get involved in the RDO project, as well as the upsream OpenStack community, but first, a little bit about what happened since the last time I wrote.

February events

Last week, Lars Kellogg-Stedman hosted a Google Hangout in which he talked about...

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Flavio Percoco talks about the Zaqar project

Zaqar (formerly called Marconi) is the messaging service in OpenStack. I recently had an opportunity to interview Flavio Percoco, who is the PTL (Project Technical Lead) of that project, about what's new in Kilo, and what's coming in Liberty.

If the audio player below doesn't work for you, the recording is HERE, and the transcript follows below.


FlavioPercoco

R: This is Rich Bowen. I am the RDO community...

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What did you do in Mitaka: Emilien Macchi

Continuing my series of interviews with RDO engineers, here's my chat with Emilien Macchi, who I talked with at OpenStack Summit last week in Austin.

If you'd like to talk about what you did in Mitaka, please contact me at rbowen@redhat.com.

(If the above player doesn't work for you, please download the audio HERE.

Rich: I'm speaking with Emilien Macchi, who is one of the people that worked...

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RDO blog roundup, week of September 14th

Here's what RDO enthusiasts have been writing about over the past week.

If you're writing about RDO, or about OpenStack on CentOS, Fedora or RHEL, and you're not on my list, please let me know!

Let me tell you something about being a PTL, by Flavio Percoco

It's that time of the cycle, in OpenStack, when projects need to elect who's going to be the PTL for the next 6 months. People look at...

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Recent blog posts

I haven't done an update in a few weeks. Here are some of the blog posts from our community in the last few weeks.

Red Hat joins the DPDK Project by Marcos Garcia - Principal Technical Marketing Manager

Today, the DPDK community announced during the Open Networking Summit that they are moving the project to the Linux Foundation, and creating a new governance structure to enable companies to...

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RDO Contributor Survey

We recently ran a contributor survey in the RDO community, and while the participation was fairly small (21 respondants), there's a lot of important insight we can glean from it.

First, and unsurprisingly:

Of the 20 people who answered the "corporate affiliation" question, 18 were Red Hat employees. While we are already aware that this is a place where we need to improve, it's good to know...

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RDO blog roundup, 25 Jan 2016

Here's what RDO enthusiasts have been writing about in the last week:

Deploying an OpenStack undercloud/overcloud on a single server from my laptop with Ansible. by Harry Rybacki

During the summer of 2014 I worked on the OpenStack Keystone component while interning at Red Hat. Fast forward to the end of October 2015 and I once again find myself working on OpenStack for Red Hat — this time on...

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Blog Roundup, week of September 29, 2014

Here's the blog posts that came out of the RDO community last week.

If you're writing about RDO, or about OpenStack on CentOS, Fedora or RHEL, and you're not on my list, please let me know!

Wherein our hero attempts to build his own OpenStack Keystone RPMs, by Adam Young

I have a Devstack setup. I’ve hacked the Keystone repo to add some cool feature. I want to test it out with an RDO deployment...

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Blog Roundup, week of October 20th

Here's the blog posts that came out of the RDO community last week.

If you're writing about RDO, or about OpenStack on CentOS, Fedora or RHEL, and you're not on my list, please let me know!

Building Docker images with Puppet by Lars Kellogg-Stedman

I like Docker, but I'm not a huge fan of using shell scripts for complex system configuration…and Dockerfiles are basically giant shell scripts...

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Blog Roundup, week of September 8, 2014

Here's the blog posts that came out of the RDO community last week.

If you're writing about RDO, or about OpenStack on CentOS, Fedora or RHEL, and you're not on my list, please let me know!

Using Heat ResourceGroup resources, by Steve Hardy

I wanted to share a howto showing how (and how not) to use the group resources in Heat, e.g OS::Heat::ResourceGroup and OS::Heat::AutoScalingGroup.

… More...

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OpenStack Havana Release

RDO congratulates the OpenStack Foundation on the release of OpenStack 2013.2, code named Havana, the latest version of the OpenStack cloud platform.

And, right on the heels of that, we're pleased to announce RDO Havana, our packaging of OpenStack Havana for easy deployment on Red Hat derivative operating systems - RHEL, Fedora, CentOS, Scientific Linux, and other RPM-based linux distributions...

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Blog posts last week

TripleO to deploy Ceph standlone by Giulio Fidente

Here is a nice Christmas present: you can use TripleO for a standalone Ceph deployment, with just a few lines of YAML. Assuming you have an undercloud ready for a new overcloud, create an environment file like the following:

Read more at http://tm3.org/d1

Printed TripleO cheatsheets for FOSDEM/DevConf (feedback needed) by Carlos Camacho

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Another day at OSCon

We're starting another day at OSCon, at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. It's been a great week so far, with lots of great conversations with users, and potential users, of RDO.

If you're at the conference, please drop by and say hi. Or follow us on @RDOCommunity for periodic updates through the day.

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RDO Mitaka released

The RDO community is pleased to announce the general availability of the RDO build for OpenStack Mitaka for RPM-based distributions - CentOS Linux 7 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. RDO is suitable for building private, public, and hybrid clouds and Mitaka is the 13th release from the OpenStack project, which is the work of more than 2500 contributors from around the world. (Source)

See RedHatStack

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RDO blog roundup, April 27, 2015

Here's what RDO engineers have been writing about over the past week.

If you're writing about RDO, or about OpenStack on CentOS, Fedora or RHEL, and you're not on my list, please let me know!

Gnocchi 1.0: storing metrics and resources at scale, by Julien Danjou

A few months ago, I wrote a long post about what I called back then the “Gnocchi experiment“. Time passed and we – me and the rest...

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Flock starting tomorrow

Flock - http://flocktofedora.org/ - is starting tomorrow in Charlotte, SC. I'm going to be there, hoping to meet some of you, and talk about what you're doing with OpenStack and RDO. Look for me - I'll be wearing a red fedora and a red RDO shirt.

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Recent RDO blogs, July 19, 2016

Here's what RDO enthusiasts have been blogging about in the last week.

OpenStack 2016.1-1 release Haïkel Guémar

The RDO Community is pleased to announce a new release of openstack-utils.

… read more at http://tm3.org/7x

Improving RDO packaging testing coverage by David Simard

DLRN builds packages and generates repositories in which these packages will be hosted. It is the tool that is...

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Steve Hardy: OpenStack TripleO in Ocata, from the OpenStack PTG in Atlanta

Steve Hardy talks about TripleO in the Ocata release, at the Openstack PTG in Atlanta.

Steve: My name is Steve Hardy. I work primarily on the TripleO project, which is an OpenStack deployment project. What makes TripleO interesting is that it uses OpenStack components primarily in order to deploy a production OpenStack cloud. It uses OpenStack Ironic to do bare metal provisioning. It uses Heat...

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Blog roundup - February 4, 2015

Here's what RDO engineers have been writing about over the past week.

If you're writing about RDO, or about OpenStack on CentOS, Fedora or RHEL, and you're not on my list, please let me know!

An atomic upgrade process for OpenStack compute nodes, by Steven Dake

I have been working with container technology since September 2014, sorting out how they are useful in the context of OpenStack. ...

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What does RDO stand for?

What does RDO stand for?

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The RDO FAQ has long said that RDO doesn't stand for anything. This is a very unsatisfying answer to one of the most frequently asked questions about RDO. So, a little while ago, I started saying that RDO stands for "Rich's Distribution of OpenStack." Although tongue-in-cheek, this response emphasizes that RDO is a community driven project. So it's also Radez's Distribution...

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RDO blog roundup, week of May 18, 2016

Here's what RDO engineers have been writing about over the past week.

If you're writing about RDO, or about OpenStack on CentOS, Fedora or RHEL, and you're not on my list, please let me know!

The Age of Cloud File Services, by Sean Cohen

The new OpenStack Kilo upstream release that became available on April 30, 2015 marks a significant milestone for the Manila project for shared file system...

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Upcoming events in OpenStack and RDO

I love this time of year - the energy and passion that swells right around an upstream OpenStack release, and the weeks before an OpenStack Summit. Most of the year, people are heads down working on their particular part of the project, but as we near a release, there's a lot of interest in what's going on in the larger upstream.

There's also a huge surge in things to announce around the RDO community...

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