OpenNebula Newsletter – September 2011

As the summer draws to an end, the OpenNebula team is gearing up for its next major release. Here’s our monthly newsletter with the main news from August, and what you can expect in the coming month.

Technology

The OpenNebula team has been hard at work on OpenNebula 3.0. We expect a Release Candidate to be available in mid-September, followed by the final release towards the end of the month.

One of the main new features in OpenNebula 3.0 will be OpenNebula Zones. In case you missed it, check out our blog post Federating Multiple Cloud Instances with OpenNebula Zones (a follow up to Virtual Data Centers with OpenNebula zones), which describes how OpenNebula Zones can be used to federate multiple OpenNebula sites, even geographically distributed ones.

C12G also contributed a howto explaining how to set up OpenNebula for High Availability using a MySQL Cluster.

New Mailing List

We have added a new mailing list: discuss@lists.opennebula.org. This new list is for all OpenNebula community members to discuss issues about the project itself:

  • Collaboration with other open-source projects and communities
  • Collaboration with research projects in cloud computing innovation
  • Outreach events and tutorials
  • Institutional involvement and opportunities for sponsoring
  • Exchange news, updates and opinions

You can find subscription instructions at the mailing list’s page.

Remember that the OpenNebula project has three other mailing lists:

  • Users. Use this mailing list when you need technical support regarding OpenNebula. If you want to ask about the project itself, planned features, its current direction, etc., you may want to use the “discuss” mailing list instead. And don’t forget that bugs and feature requests should be reported through our development portal.
  • Announce. This is a low-traffic mailing list for announcements only.
  • Ecosystem. This mailing list is for discussion and technical support of ecosystem components only.

Community

Cloud Plugfest #3 will take place September 18-22, 2011 simultaneously in Düsseldorf and Santa Clara, CA. Florian Feldhaus’s team will attend at the Düsseldorf location and will implement, test and demonstrate their OCCI server in combination with OpenNebula 3.0. There will also be a very early implementation of CDMI for OpenNebula.

OpenNebula is algo being used in the Contrail project, and is being packaged for inclusion in Fedora (thanks to Shawn Starr for leading this packaging effort within Fedora!)

Outreach

The next OpenNebula IRC sessions will take place on Tuesday, 13 September 2011, 15:00 UTC. In these sessions, the OpenNebula developers will be available for questions in the #opennebula IRC channel on irc.freenode.net. The developers will answer questions about the new features or development and configuration issues that cannot be found in the mailing list archive.

This month, the OpenNebula team will be participating in several events:

If you’d like to meet with us at any of these events, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

This last month, Ignacio M Llorente (OpenNebula project lead) gave a keynote on August 31st about OpenNebula and Challenges in Federated and Hybrid Clouds at ParCo 2011.

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