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Thanks for being part of the RDO community!
In less than 2 weeks - on February 22nd - OpenStack Ocata will be released, and
shortly after that (hopefully within hours!) RDO Ocata will be
released. Please join us, March 2nd and 3rd, for the Ocata Final GA test day,
where we will put the release through its paces to ensure that
it's the best RDO yet.
Meanwhile, you can track
progress on the RDO dashboard which
gives the latest information on the status of the RDO packages
currently available in DLRN.
Updated process documentation
We're in the process of updating the documentation that
describes how the RDO release cycle works. These new docs can be
found at https://www.rdoproject.org/what/. They're not done
yet, and if you can contribute to any portion of that, pick one of
the docs that still marked TODO and get started. And watch
that section over the coming weeks as it shapes up.
In the past month, RDO has had a presence at two major
events, as well as numerous small meetups.
On January 27th - 30th, RDO had a booth at DevConf.cz. DevConf is the annual open source
developer conference held in Brno, Czechia, at the Faculty of
Information Technology (VUT FIT). This is the second year that RDO
has had a presence there. Watch the RDO blog for
an upcoming blog post about that event.
CentOS Dojo, Brussels
On February 3rd, CentOS held a Dojo (project gathering) in
Brussels, Belgium, including presentations from many different
CentOS SIGs (Special Interest Groups). You can see the full
schedule of talks on the Dojo website.
Several of these presentations were related to RDO and the Cloud
SIG. While there was no official videographer for the event, I did
take my camera to the sessions that I attended, and you can find
video from those sessions on my YouTube channel.
This includes presentations on RDO CI, CERN's OpenStack Cloud, and
the Skydive network visualization tool.
On the weekend of February 4th and 5th, RDO had a table at FOSDEM, one of the largest gatherings of open
source enthusiasts in the world, with as many as 7000 attendees.
Once again, we shared space with our friends from the CentOS
community. Members of the RDO community also helped staff the
OpenStack booth at the event, spreading the word about what
OpenStack is doing in the the world of cloud computing.
In the coming months, we'll be present at a number of other
events, and we hope to see you there.
The OpenStack Project Teams Gathering (PTG) will be held in
Atlanta, Georgia, USA, February 20-24. The PTG takes hte place of
the developer summit at OpenStack Summit, and is where the next
version of OpenStack - named Pike - will be planned.
While there, I'll be doing
interviews with the various people who have been involved in
making RDO Ocata a reality, and these interviews will appear on
the RDO blog throughout the event, and in the weeks following. If
you're going to be there, and aren't yet on my schedule, please
contact me at rbowen redhat com to schedule your interview.
For more details about the
PTG, and to register to attend, see openstack.org/ptg
SCALE - the Southern California Linux Expo - will be held
March 2-5, 2017 at the Pasadena Convention Center. RDO will have a
booth there where we'll be showing off what the community has been
working on, and answering OpenStack questions. We'll be sharing
the space with CentOS, as well as a few other projects supported
by the Red Hat Open Source and Standards group.
For more information about
SCALE, and to register to attend, see socallinuxexpo.org
Mar 22, 2017: OpenStack Days Poland
We expect to be present at OpenStack Days Poland, which will be held in
Warsaw, Poland, on March 22nd. If you expect to be present, please
let me know!
While right now, May seems like a long way away, it will be
here sooner than we expect. The call for papers closed on February
8th, and we expect to see a schedule published in the next few
weeks. RDO will once again have a presence at this event, which
will be helpd in Boston, USA, May 8th - 11th. You can learn more
about the event, and register, at openstack.org/summit.
Other RDO events, including the many OpenStack meetups
around the world, are always listed on the RDO events page. If you have an RDO-related event,
please feel free to add it by submitting a pull request on Github.
There's been some great blog posts in the last month.
Here's a sampling:
Gnocchi 3.1 unleashed by Julien Danjou
difficult to know when to release, and we really wanted to do it
earlier. But it seems that each week more awesome work was being
done in Gnocchi, so we kept delaying it while having no pressure
to push it out.
Read more at http://tm3.org/dr
Testing RDO with Tempest: new
features in Ocata by
The release of
Ocata, with its shorter release cycle, is close and it is time
to start a broader testing (even if one could argue that it is
always time for testing!).
Read more at http://tm3.org/ds
Barely Functional Keystone
Deployment with Docker by Adam Young
My eventual goal
is to deploy Keystone using Kubernetes. However, I want to
understand things from the lowest level on up. Since Kubernetes
will be driving Docker for my deployment, I wanted to get things
working for a single node Docker deployment before I move on to
Kubernetes. As such, you’ll notice I took a few short cuts.
Mostly, these involve configuration changes. Since I will need
to use Kubernetes for deployment and configuration, I’ll
postpone doing it right until I get to that layer. With that
caveat, let’s begin.
Read more at http://tm3.org/dt
Standalone Cinder: The
definitive SDS by
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, see some specific configurations,
and find out how to make requests with no other OpenStack
service is deployed. Cinder Until not so long ago Cinder was
Read more at http://tm3.org/dh
What are Clouds? by Zane Bitter
Like many in the
community, I am often called upon to explain what OpenStack is
to somebody completely unfamiliar with it. Usually this goes one
of two ways: they turn out to be familiar enough with cloud
computing to quickly grasp it by analogy, or their eyes glaze
over at the mention of the words ‘cloud computing’ and no
further explanation is sought or offered. When faced with
someone who is persistently curious but not an industry insider,
you immediately know you’re in trouble.
Read more at http://tm3.org/dm
Update on TripleO with already
provisioned servers by
In a previous
post, I talked about using TripleO with already deployed and
provisioned servers. Since that was published, TripleO has made
a lot of progress in this area. I figured it was about time for
an update on where the project is with this feature.
Read more at http://tm3.org/do
If you blog about anything
OpenStack, please let me know, so that I can add you to the list
of blogs that I review each week. And see rdo-list, where I post a
round-up of RDO bloggers almost every week.
Every Wednesday at 15:00 UTC, we have the weekly RDO
community meeting on the #RDO channel on Freenode IRC. The agenda
for this meeting is posted each week in a public etherpad and the minutes from the
meeting are posted on the RDO website.
If there's something you'd like to see happen in RDO - a package
that is missing, a tool that you'd like to see included, or a
change in how things are governed - this is the best time and
place to help make that happen.
Keep in touch
There's lots of ways to stay in in touch with what's going
on in the RDO community. The best ways are …
- IRC - #rdo on Freenode.irc.net
- Puppet module development -
Thanks again for being part of the RDO community!
Rich Bowen - rbowen redhat com
RDO Community Liaison