[Rdo-newsletter] RDO Community Newsletter, November 2013

Rich Bowen rbowen at redhat.com
Mon Nov 11 21:55:25 UTC 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.

This month's newsletter is a little late because I'm out of the
office this week - as I write this, I'm at the OpenStack Summit in
Hong Kong! More about that in a moment.

October Events

Several of the RDO community were in Edinburgh for LinuxCon Europe -
http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/linuxcon-europe - October
21-23. The CloudOpen event -
http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/cloudopen-europe - was well
attended and had some great content, including a number of
presentations on OpenStack with RDO. Several of us met up to talk
about what we might do better on the RDO website, and hopefully
you'll see some of this in the coming weeks.

On October 12th, the OpenStack foundation released OpenStack 2013.2,
code named Havana. You can read more about Havana on the OpenStack
website at http://www.openstack.org/software/havana/ The RDO release
of Havana followed the next day, and a few days later we conducted a
test day of those packages -

Test days are a great way to ferret out problems with new packages,
and are also a way to get running quickly with the help of other
people working through similar problems. We'll have more of these in
the months to come, so stay tuned to the forum, and the rdo-list
mailing list, for announcements.

To follow up on our very successful Google Hangout last month, we had
another session on OpenStack networking, by Brent Eagles and Joe
Talerico, this time more advanced than last time. If you missed it,
you can watch the video, as well as others, on the RDO Videos page at

November Events

As I mentioned earlier, as I was writing this newsletter, I was at
the OpenStack Summit in Hong Kong. It's been a very full week, full
of technical sessions, parties, and dozens of conversations with
members of the OpenStack community, who have gathered from all over
the world. Hong Kong is amazing, and even a little overwhelming, and
it's going to take weeks to get through my notes from the event.

A major feature of the OpenStack Summit is the OpenStack Design
Summit, in which plans are made for the next release, code named
Icehouse. The OpenStack developer community doesn't spend much time
celebrating past victories, but is constantly pushing forward to the
next one. Over the coming weeks, I'll be posting some interviews to
the RDO website, in which various engineers talk about what they're
working on for Icehouse, and the exiting things they're watching
across the Openstack ecosystem.

You can see some of what you missed by watching the presentations
from various RDO engineers, at

Look for another Google Hangout in the coming weeks. We should have
an announcement for you on the RDO Forum -
http://openstack.redhat.com/forum/ - as soon as we've recovered a
little from this week.

If you're in Pennsylvania, Connecticut or New York, plan to attend the
upcoming OpenStack Meetups, November 19, 20, and 21, where Dan Radez
will be talking about how to install and configure OpenStack. You
can read more about these meetups at
https://plus.google.com/+RichBowen/posts/7TZEn8erFq2 and join our
Google Plus community -
https://plus.google.com/communities/110409030763231732154 - to keep
informed of these kinds of events in the future.


There have been a number of great new articles recently on the wiki.
I particularly wanted to draw your attention to the 'Networking In
Too Much Detail' document -
http://openstack.redhat.com/Networking_in_too_much_detail - which
gives a very deep description of networking in OpenStack, if you want
to really understand how it all fits together. Highly recommended.

Other new or recently improved articles include:

* MySQL Multi-Master Replication and HA -

* Getting Started with GRE -

* Deploying RDO using Tuskar and Triple-O -

If you've seen any great new articles on RDO or OpenStack, please
share them with us on the RDO Forum
(http://openstack.redhat.com/forum/ )

In Closing

Thanks again for being part of the RDO community. Please invite your
friends to sign up for the list, at
https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/rdo-newsletter and send them
to the RDO Forum with their OpenStack questions.

Rich, for the RDO Community: http://openstack.redhat.com/
Twitter: @RDOCommunity
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