Do you want to know what the fuzz is all about? Not really know about Cloud Computing but eager to find out? Well, look no further. The first OpenNebula Conference, to be held in Berlin in September, 24-26, is the perfect place to learn about practical cloud computing, useful for users, researchers, developers,  administrators, integrators, architects, executives and IT managers tackle their computational and business challenges.

This conference is highly valuable for those who want to understand and benefit from this massive trend of mainstream , with speakers covering topics from different technical ranges, from the birds eye view of Cloud Computing as a deep change in IT (and all the risks that changing involves!) to very specialised and technical talks covering tricky technical details. So, whether you are a tech layman or a devop hack guy, this is the right spot if you are interested or into Cloud Computing.

The contents are broad, ensuring a richness of different profiles, which will make attending the conference an awesome experience if you are interested in the business model of the cloud, in finding the cloud strategy that’s right for your infrastructure and enterprise, in the integration between different data center components or even if you just to know what on earth is going on with all this cloud madness. Come in for a treat!

The conference is a must attend for every person who wants to:

  • Build, configure and operate your own cloud
  • Hear cloud experts from leading companies
  • Gather actionable and thought-provoking ideas from real hands-on experiences, industry case studies and deployment experiences
  • Gain practical insight and knowledge from organizations building and running production cloud infrastructures
  • Network with peers and discuss about latest cloud technology updates and features

We look forward to your participation!

Until now the way to install the latest version of OpenNebula was downloading the packages from our web page and installing them manually or compiling the sources. We have created package repositories for CentOS, Ubuntu, Debian and openSUSE to make the installation and upgrade even easier. Latest contextualization packages for CentOS/RedHat, Ubuntu and Debian are also located in those repositories.

The instructions to add the repositories and install the frontend are as follows, execute as root.

CentOS 6.4

# cat << EOT > /etc/yum.repos.d/opennebula.repo
[opennebula]
name=opennebula
baseurl=http://opennebula.org/repo/CentOS/6/stable/$basearch
enabled=1
gpgcheck=0
EOT
# yum install opennebula-server opennebula-sunstone opennebula-ozones opennebula-gate opennebula-flow

Ubuntu and Debian

Change DISTRIBUTION to Ubuntu/12.04, Ubuntu/13.04 or Debian/7

# wget http://opennebula.org/repo/Debian/repo.key
# apt-key add repo.key
# echo "deb http://opennebula.org/repo/DISTRIBUTION stable opennebula" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/opennebula.list
# apt-get update
# apt-get install opennebula opennebula-flow opennebula-gate opennebula-tools opennebula-sunstone

openSUSE

# zypper ar -f -n packman http://packman.inode.at/suse/openSUSE_12.3 packman
# zypper addrepo --no-gpgcheck --refresh -t YUM http://opennebula.org/repo/openSUSE/12.3/stable/x86_64 opennebula
# zypper refresh
# zypper install opennebula opennebula-zones opennebula-sunstone

The OpenNebula Conference has just announced that the registration for Gold-Packages will close on Thursday, August 22nd, at 1:00 PM CEST. For all of you, who would like to join the OpenNebula Conf and interested in a ticket including accommodation, the upcoming Thursday will be the very last chance to get them!

For more information regarding the tickets and the current registration, please have a look at the Conference page.

The first OpenNebula Conference will deliver its educational content through 6 keynotes, 2 tracks with 16 regular talks, 1 hands-on tutorial and 3 community sessions (see this page for more details).

  • Keynotes speakers include Daniel Concepción from Produban – Bank Santander Group, Thomas Higdon from Akamai, Steven Timm from FermiLab, André von Deetzen from Deutsche Post E-Post, Jordi Farrés from European Space Agency, Karanbir Singh from CentOS Project, and Ignacio M. Llorente and Rubén S. Montero from the OpenNebula Project.
  • The talks are organized in three tracks about user experiences and case studies, integration with other cloud tools, and interoperability and HPC clouds and include speakers from leading organizations like CloudWeavers, Terradue, NetWays, INRIA, BBC, inovex, AGS Group, Hedera, NetOpenServices, CESNET or CESCA.
  • The Hands-on Tutorial will show how to build, configure and operate your own OpenNebula cloud.
  • The lightning talks, hacking and open space sessions will provide an opportunity to present lightning talks, discuss burning ideas, and meet face to face to discuss development.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available, and you can check the conference page for full details about registration.

We look forward to welcoming you personally in Berlin!

Egy 2013 tavaszán érkezett megtisztelő felkérés eredményeként örömmel jelentjük be, hogy ezennel elindult a Magyar OpenNebula Felhasználói Közösség weboldala. A Közösség azért jött létre, amire a neve is utal: hogy összehozzuk a magyar OpenNebula felhasználókat. A nemzeti ONE közösségek első hullámával egy időben induló magyarországi weboldallal célunk, hogy elsősorban a szoftvert, másodsorban felhő technológiát minél szélesebb körben ismertté és érthetővé tegyük a magyarországi felhasználók számára; és egy állandó, megbízható szakmai közösség kialakítása, amelyet a szoftver felhasználói és fejlesztői, kezdő, haladó és profi szinten egyaránt magukénak éreznek.
Szeretnénk, ha mi, a szoftver magyarországi felhasználói egy valódi közösséget alkotnánk, amely egy olyan fórum lenne, ahová mindnyájan bátran, bizalommal fordulhatunk véleményünkkel, kérdéseinkkel, élményeinkkel. Ha magyarul beszélő OpenNebula felhasználó vagy, ne habozz, keress meg bennünket a lenti elérhetőségeink bármelyikén!

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

Technology

A new version of your favourite Cloud Management Platform has been released, with version number 4.2, and codename Flame. This OpenNebula release includes a more polished Sunstone interface, with important usability enhancements. It also includes a new view for cloud users, designed to offer a minimal portal for virtual resource consumption. Datastore capacity is now monitored and used to limit the amount of storage size used by images, this being the first step to control the runtime storage used by the VMs.

The VMware backend has been completely redesigned with a more comprehensive storage scheme, more functionality and less dependencies. Also we have upgraded the Xen backend to support the new interfaces introduced in Xen 4.0. These will enable the use of new Xen features like VHD images and a more tight HVM integration. And last but not least, OneFlow, the multi-tier application (a.k.a. service) manager, it is included and fully integrated in the distribution. It includes also important new features related to service management and elasticity/auto-scaling. You can find more information on the release notes.

Moreover, be sure to check out our screencasts, showing cool new features sported by Flame.

Finishing touches are being applied to the testing process, which is being revised as well, with a strong focus in extending it to cover the new functionality developed in OpenNebula, including integration with third party components. This ensures the stability of this OpenNebula release, as well as future ones.

Community

The community has been as active and vibrant as ever. We would like to give a warm welcome in our ecosystem to the OPTIMIS toolkit, which is fundamentally a cloud-enabling technology that ultimately allows users to schedule and automate the delivery of workloads to the most suitable venues (internal or external) based on policies such as trust, risk, eco-efficiency and cost.

A really special cloud was set up by folks at Citrix and Linaro, based on ARM processors virtualizing using Xen. This is probably the tiniest cloud ever! Check out the awesome demonstration carried out by Stefano and Julien.
Folks at inovex are prepping a Rex.io plugin for OpenNebula, enabling access your OpenNebula Cloud from within Rex.IO. We would like to thank them, so far the development looks very promising.

Also worth mentioning that now, thanks to our community, we have a perl binding for OpenNebula’s native xmlrpc interface. Big thanks, Jan Gehring!

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.

The first OpenNebula Conference will deliver its educational content through 6 keynotes, 2 tracks with 18 regular talks, 1 hands-on tutorial and 3 community sessions (see this page for more details).

  • Keynotes speakers include Daniel Concepción from Produban – Bank Santander Group, Zhihong Zhang from China Mobile, Steven Timm from FermiLab, André von Deetzen from Deutsche Post E-Post, Jordi Farrés from European Space Agency, Karanbir Singh from CentOS Project, and Ignacio M. Llorente and Rubén S. Montero from the OpenNebula Project.
  • The talks are organized in three tracks about user experiences and case studies, integration with other cloud tools, and interoperability and HPC clouds and include speakers from leading organizations like CloudWeavers, Terradue, Akamai, NetWays, INRIA, BBC, inovex, AGS Group, Hedera, NetOpenServices, KTH, CESNET or CESCA.
  • The Hands-on Tutorial will show how to build, configure and operate your own OpenNebula cloud.
  • The lightning talks, hacking and open space sessions will provide an opportunity to present lightning talks, discuss burning ideas, and meet face to face to discuss development.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available, and you can check the conference page for full details about registration.

Check out this nice presentation about OpenNebula for the private cloud given by Valentin Bud in the Cloud Computing Event #1, at Timisoara, Romania, this past 7th of July.

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

  • Ceph Community Day in NY, “OpenNebula & Ceph”, NYC, US, 1st August
  • ISC Cloud’13, Hands on Tutorial, “Building your Cloud for HPC, here and now, in 3 hours!”, and an invited talk, “Cloud Architectures for HPC – Case Studies”, Heidelberg, Germany 23-24 September.
  • EGI Technichal Forum, Keynote and OpenNebula booth, Madrid, Spain. 16-20 September
  • An interesting series of tutorials on interoperability by OpenNebula, CloudStack, OpenStack will be carried out at the Cloud Interoperability Week, at Santa Clara, USA, 16-18 September, and Madrid, Spain, 18-20 September.

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.