OpenNebula Newsletter – June 2013

Here’s our monthly newsletter, with the main news from the last month, including what you can expect in the coming months.

Technology

The OpenNebulaApps have catched up with OpenNebula 4.0. This new version comes with a new appearance, tailored to match the new Sunstone, and multiple bug fixes. The development department is working full steam on new OpenNebulaApp features, so stay tuned for useful and awesome new features for the 4.2 release of the Apps. There is also a huge amount of work devoted to the upcoming 4.2 release. We held a public IRC meeting to define the 4.2 roadmap, to discuss the requests for new features and for extending existing features.

Multiple changes are being carried out in the VMware drivers, aimed to give more control over VMware resources, and a more fine grained management of VMware virtual machines. Special attention is being paid to the storage backend option for VMware, polishing existing combinations and dropping some of the less used ones. Also, synergies and potential integrations are being explored between OpenNebula, Foreman and Puppet. Moreover, new drivers to interact with Xen 4.2 are being developed. These will enable the use of new Xen features like VHD images and a more tight HVM integration. A new virtual router is available in the marketplace, featuring a smaller image size and providing routing, port forwarding, dhcp, radvd and dns server functionality.

Community

The OpenNebula community is as vibrant as ever! Check out this amazing post where an community extension is explained (including a very nice video), which enables Infiniband interfaces in KVM virtual machines. Thanks David, fine indeed. Former ONEr Hector San Juan updated the VirtualBox drivers for OpenNebula, very useful for sandboxing and development environments.

Outreach

We want to remind you about the First OpenNebula Conference!. The Conference, based in Berlin between the 24 and 26 of september, will serve as a meeting point for OpenNebula cloud users, developers, administrators, builders, integrators and researchers and a unique opportunity for discussion and collaboration with other projects. This month several very interesting speakers were confirmed:

If you are interested in giving a talk or attending the conference, now is the perfect time!

Besides, this month marked the creation of multiple OpenNebula user groups. The following is a lits of the already formed ones:

Besides, the following are in the process of becoming OpenNebula user group:

  • United States of America
  • Spain
  • Hungary
  • Cuba
  • Egypt

This past month a number of events were participated by OpenNebula members:

During the following months, members of the OpenNebula team will be speaking in the following events:

Remember that you can see slides and resources from past events in our Events page. We have also created a Slideshare account where you can see the slides from some of our recent presentations.

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