[Openstack] OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (Aug 23-30)

Stefano Maffulli stefano at openstack.org
Fri Aug 30 22:21:01 UTC 2013

          Register Now For The Summit in Hong Kong

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      Ambassador Program -- Specifics

Following from the previous post
<http://www.openstack.org/blog/2013/08/ambassador-program/>, we've had a
range of people express their support for the program and quite a number
already looking for the application form! So, some more details about
the Ambassador Program. Ambassadors will be recognised on the OpenStack
website for their efforts, and provided with support from foundation
staff to conduct their duties. They will also get access to a funding
program -- allowing them to request funds for activities of impact in
their region. We'd also expect ambassadors to attend the summits, and
the Foundation would likely assist if it wasn't possible for them to be
there using their own methods.

      How Heat Orchestrates your OpenStack Resources

One of the great things about orchestration
is that it automatically figures out the operations it needs to perform.
So whenever you deploy (or modify) your infrastructure you need not
write a script to do so; you simply describe the infrastructure you want
and the orchestration engine does the rest. Zane Bitter
<http://www.zerobanana.com/tags/OpenStack> describes how this works in
Heat <https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Heat>.

      Autoscaling with Heat and Ceilometer

Like AWS CloudFormation, Heat allows to create auto scaling stacks. In
order to do this, some metrics need to be retrieved from your VM and
some actions need to be triggered when a specified event occurs on these
metrics. These actions are usually upscaling (create some new VMs) or
downscaling (destroy some Vms). Starting with the Havana version
(currently trunk), Ceilometer can now trigger actions when something
happens to these metrics by creating alarms. The Heat agent inside the
VM is no more needed.

      Taking OpenStack Core discussions to community

We've been building up to a broad discussion about the OpenStack Core
<http://robhirschfeld.com/2013/07/22/kicking-off-core/> and I'd like to
invite everyone in the OpenStack community to participate (review latest
<http://robhirschfeld.com/2013/08/13/openstack-core-positions/>). Alan
Clark (Board Chairman) officially kicked off this open discussion with
his post on the OpenStack blog
last week.  And we're trying to have face-to-face events for dialog like
the Core meetup tonight in San Francisco
<http://www.meetup.com/openstack/events/134495312/>.  Look for more to
come! Of course, this will also be a topic at the summit
The Board needs to move this forward in the November meeting, so NOW is
the time to review and give us input.

      The OpenStack T-Shirt Design Contest Winner is...

Raul Chan's design. Check it out on OpenStack's blog.

    OpenStack in Production

      OpenStack Swift & many small files

Spil Games has been running Swift for more than two years now, hosting
over 400 million files with an average file size of about 50 KB per
object. They have a replica count of three so there are*1.2 billion*
files to be stored on the object servers. Generally speaking, Swift has
turned out to be a solid object storage system. They however run into
some performance issues and in a blog post they describe how they
analyzed and solved them.

    Tips 'n Tricks

  * By eNovance Engineering Teams <http://techs.enovance.com/>: Manage
    Jenkins Jobs with YAML
  * By S├ębastien Han <http://sebastien-han.fr/>: Want to save money in
    the Cloud? OpenStack CoreOS image is there
  * By The Official Rackspace Blog <http://www.rackspace.com/blog>: A
    .NET Developer's Guide To The World Of Open Source
  * By HTTP GET-outta here!
    <https://tropicaldevel.wordpress.com/2013/08/26/http-get-outta-here/> Setup
    Nova to get images from local disks instead of HTTP
  * By Lorin Hochstein <http://lorinhochstein.wordpress.com/>: Automated
    DevStack install inside of VirtualBox with Vagrant

    Upcoming Events

  * 2nd Openstack Athens User Group meeting
    <http://www.meetup.com/Athens-OpenStack-User-Group/events/131129272/> Sep
    06, 2013 - Athens, Greece Details
  * 2nd OpenStack User Group Nordics meetup
    <http://www.meetup.com/OpenStack-User-Group-Nordics/>Sep 11, 2013 --
    Kista, Stockholm Details
  * OpenStack In Action -- Powering IaaS Cloud
    14, 2013 -- SAP Labs Whitefield, Bangalore Details
  * Cloud Connect China <http://www.cloudconnectevent.cn/>, September
    15-17 2013, Shanghai, China
  * LinuxCon/Cloud Open North America
    September 16-18 2013, New Orleans, LA, USA,
  * GigaOM Structure UK <http://event.gigaom.com/structure>, September
    18-19 2013, London, England, UK
  * OpenStack India Day
    Sep 21, 2013 -- Bangalore Details
  * Hosting & Cloud Transformation Summit
    <http://na.hostingtransformation.com/>Sep 23 -- 25, 2013 -- Las
    Vegas, USA Details <http://na.hostingtransformation.com/>
  * OpenStack on Ales <http://openstack.onales.com/> Sep 30 -- Oct 01,
    2013 -- Bend, OR Details <http://openstack.onales.com/>
  * Open World Forum (Paris) <http://www.openworldforum.com/>,October
    3-5 2013, Paris, France
  * Gartner Symposium/IT Expo North America
    <http://www.gartner.com/technology/symposium/orlando/>, October 6-10
    2013, Orlando, FL, USA,
  * OpenStack in action! -- The Canadian Chapter
    <https://openstackinactioncanada.eventbrite.com/> Oct 08, 2013 --
    Montreal, Canada Details
  * Swift Hackathon <http://swifthackathon.eventbrite.com/> Oct 15 --
    17, 2013 -- Aust, TX Details <http://swifthackathon.eventbrite.com/>
  * LinuxCon/Cloud Open Europe
    <http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/cloudopen-europe>, October
    21-23 2013, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
  * Cloud Connect <http://www.cloudconnectevent.com/chicago>, October
    21-24 2013, Chicago, IL, USA
  * USENIX LISA <https://www.usenix.org/conference/lisa13>, November 3-8
    2013, Washington DC, USA
  * OW2 Annual Conference <http://www.ow2.org/view/OW2con-2013/>,
    November 13-14 2013, Paris, France
  * INTEROP <http://www.interop.in/> Nov 20 -- 22, 2013 -- Mumbai, India
    Details <http://www.interop.in/>
  * Gartner Data Center Conference
    December 9-12 2013, Las Vegas, NV, USA

    Reports from Previous Events

  * Slides from OpenStack in production
  * OpenStack in Debian
  * Wrap Up: Google+ Hangout with Puppet Labs

    Other News

  * Open Mic Spotlight: Julie Pichon
  * The Fanatical Faces of Rackspace Private Cloud: Anne Gentle
  * Brian Aker Talks to Linux.com
  * Hadoop on OpenStack: Elastic Data Processing (EDP) with Savanna 0.3
  * OpenStack Community Meeting: Summary
    and full logs
  * OpenStack Project Meeting: Summary
    and full logs

    Security Advisories

  * Resource limit circumvention in Nova private flavors (CVE-2013-4278)

    Got answers?

Ask OpenStack <https://ask.openstack.org/> is the go-to destination for
OpenStack users. Interesting questions waiting for answers:

  * Is there a way of passing the language header to openstack REST API
    calls so that the message returned by openstack is localized?
  * No symmetric pinging connectivity between VMs and routers/DHCP
  * How to integrate anti virus / anti malware for vm's?
  * Nova security group not working properly
  * How to upgrade from grizzly to havana?
  * How to create a baremetal virtual machine provisioned by openstack
  * How to setup image metadata with python API 0.11.0?

    Welcome New Developers

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

  * Jakub Krajcovic, Rackspace
  * Michal Jura, Suse
  * Maris Fogels, None
  * Tim Smith, Gridcentric
  * Claudiu Belu, Cloudbase Solutions
  * David Stanek, AG Interactive
  * John Dennis, Red Hat
  * Mikhail Dubov, Mirantis
  * Scott Radvan, Red Hat
  * Michael Solberg, Red Hat
  * Auston McReynolds, eBay
  * Ilya Sviridov, Mirantis
  * Chris Johnson, Rackspace

      OpenStack Reactions <http://openstackreactions.tumblr.com/>

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