OpenNebula Systems has just announced the availability of vOneCloud version 3.2. This is the first vOneCloud release that offers full storage and network management capabilities.
vOneCloud 3.2 is powered by OpenNebula 5.6 ‘Blue Flash’, and, as such, includes functionality present in Blue Flash relevant to vOneCloud:
- Revamped import mechanism, vOneCloud Sunstone import of vCenter resources has been greatly streamlined.
- Overall driver performance, all operations, specially monitoring, run quicker and consuming less resources.
- VNC options for Wild VMs, now they can be defined at import time to avoid collisions.
- Network creation reworked, with more admin feedback in the network representation.
- Migrate VMs between clusters, now is possible to migrate VMs between different vCenter clusters from voneCloud.
- Marketplace, vOneCloud users and admins can now enjoy the OpenNebula Systems public and private marketplaces to easily download new appliances.
- Docker integration, easily build a Docker fabric using vOneCloud.
- Schedule periodic actions, now with time relative to VM creation. Check the VM Template creation dialog for options.
Multiple bugfixes and documentation improvements have been included in this version. The complete list of changes can be checked on the development portal.
OpenNebula Systems will run a booth at VMworld 2018 US in Las Vegas and at VMworld 2018 EU in Barcelona, with live demos of the new version.
vOneCloud 3.2 has been certified with support for vSphere 5.5, 6.0 and 6.5.
This monthly newsletter gives an overview of the work and achievements during the last month by the OpenNebula project and its community.
The Santa Clara’s TechDay is around the corner. If you are in the area by the end of August, do not miss the chance to register.
The team is working on the roadmap definition for OpenNebula 5.8. Yes! You read it right. 5.6 has been just recently taken out of the oven, but 5.8 is already on the works. There is still time to influence the roadmap, so please feel free to steer towards our development page in GitHub and let us know about which cool features we can add to your favourite cloud management platform.
After the recent release of vOneCloud 3.0.7, the team is also working on a new version of vOneCloud (3.2), based on OpenNebula ‘Blue Flash’ 5.6.0, to bring the innovations in the vCenter driver to vOneCloud: stability and performance improvements, new features like a extended multi cluster support or a redesigned importation workflow with new Sunstone tabs.
In case you haven’t heard, AWS now offers a bare metal service as another choice of EC2 instances. This condition enables you to leverage the highly scalable and available AWS public cloud infrastructure in order to deploy your own Private Cloud platform based on full virtualization. We’ve prepared a post describing in high detail how can you deploy an OpenNebula instance in AWS bare metal to build a private cloud on a public cloud provider.
During the last months we have been working on a new internal project to enable disaggregated private clouds. The next OpenNebula release will bring the tools and methods needed to grow your private cloud infrastructure with physical resources from bare-metal cloud, initially individual hosts but eventually complete clusters, running on a remote bare-metal cloud providers.
It appears that not everyone is in the beach this past month of July. The OpenNebula community is engaged and vibrant as ever, let us highlight a few examples.
Our friends at Nordeus agrees with us that OpenNebula and Ansible are a match made in heaven. See this blog post on how they manage their virtual infrastructure with Ansible modules that talk with OpenNebula. Delicious!
And now for a reisited blast from the past. This article describes a vulnerability in OpenNebula which has been fixed a while back, it is a very interesting security read. Also, it describes OpenNebula in a very to the point paragraph, which we would like to highlight further.
By relying on standard Linux tools as far as possible, OpenNebula reaches a high level of customizability and flexibility in hypervisors, storage systems, and network infrastructures.
We love community feedback. The critical one because it makes us improve further. And the good one, because it makes us blush, like this tweet about a smooth upgrade to 5.6. Smooth upgrade is our sign of identity!
Remember that if you register for the OpenNebulaConf 2018 before the 15th of September you will have a 20% discount! Check out the excellent keynotes and talks in the agenda, this conference is packed with amazing feedback from community members, not to miss out!
OpenNebulaConf EU, Amsterdam 2018 is sponsored by StorPool, Linbit and NTS as Platinum Sponsor and Virtual Cable SLU and root.nl as Silver Sponsor. There are still spots available to get the most of OpenNebulaConf 2018 by joining our Sponsor Program. Read more about how to sponsor and the benefits here.
Members of the OpenNebula team will be presenting a new version of vOneCloud, alongside OpenNebula 5.6.0, in the VMworld 2018 US in Las Vegas. If you are around, don’t forget to pass by booth 2008 and chat with us! Also, we will be featuring a booth at VMworld EU 2018 that will be held the 20th of November in Barcelona.
Also, if you are in the neighborhood, do not miss the following two TechDays and get your free OpenNebula training session!
- TechDay Frankfurt (Germany) hosted by LINBIT – 26 September 2018
- TechDay Santa Clara (CA, USA) hosted by Hitachi – 30 August 2018
Wishing you the best summer!
We are organizing a TechDay in Santa Clara, CA, on the 30th of August hosted by Hitachi Vantara.
This event is a great chance to meet and share knowledge among cloud enthusiasts.
As usual we will have an OpenNebula hands-on tutorial in the morning and some talks in the afternoon by cloud experts from Hitachi and OpenNebula Systems.
Due to the limited availability of seats, early registration is strongly recommended to ensure your participation.
See you in Santa Clara!
We are organizing a TechDay on the 26th of September in Frabkfurt in collaboration with our friends from LINBIT.
This event is a great chance to meet and share knowledge among cloud enthusiasts.
As usual we will have an OpenNebula hands-on tutorial in the morning and some talks in the afternoon by cloud experts from LINBIT, Mellanox, Canonical and 24th Technology.
Make sure you register soon as possible because the seats are almost gone!.
See you in Frankfurt!
Next 26-30 August VMworld 2017 US will be held in Las Vegas. This is a must attend event where almost everyone with an interest in virtualization and cloud computing will be networking with industry experts.
The OpenNebula team will be present at VMworld with a booth dedicated to showcase the new upcoming vOneCloud 3.2 (release date in a few days incorporating the new OpenNebula 5.6), the open source replacement for VMware vCloud. There will be a focus on new features such as multiple cluster network support and vCenter cluster migration, and tools such as vCenter Marketplace and a new OnevCenter Import command to easily import any vCenter resource.
If you are planning to attend VMworld next month, make sure you register and do not forget to come around our booth, 2008. You will be able to see in a live demo how a VMware based infrastructure can be turned into a cloud with a slick, fully functional self-service portal to deliver a VM catalog to your end users, in 5 minutes!.
The OpenNebula team is proud to announce a new stable version of the leading open source Cloud Management Platform. OpenNebula 5.6 (Blue Flash) is the fourth major release of the OpenNebula 5 series. A significant effort has been applied in this release to enhance features introduced in 5.4 Medusa, while keeping an eye in implementing those features more demanded by the community. A massive set of improvements happened at the core level to increase robustness and scalability, and a major refactor happened in the vCenter integration, particularly in the import process, which has been streamlined. Virtually every component of OpenNebula has been reviewed to target usability and functional improvements, trying to keep API changes to a minimum to avoid disrupting ecosystem components.
In this release several development efforts have been invested in making OpenNebula even better for large scale deployments. This improvements includes both, changes in OpenNebula core to better handle concurrency as well as refined interfaces. Sunstone dashboard has been redesigned to provided sensible information in a more responsive way. Sunstone also features some new styling touches here and there, and it has been updated to version 5 of Fontawesome.
Blue Flash also includes several quality of life improvements for end-users. In particular, it is now possible to schedule periodic actions on VMs. Want to shutdown your VM every Friday at 5p.m. and start it on Monday 7p.m. just before work… We got you covered. Also, don’t to want accidentally terminate that important VM or want to freeze a Network; now you can set locks on common resources to prevent actions to be performed on them.
5.6. ends the major redesign on the vCenter driver started in 5.4. The new integration with vCenter features stability and performance improvements, as well as important new features like a extended multicluster support or a redesigned importation workflow with new Sunstone tabs as well as a new CLI.
New integrations also bring Docker management. Any OpenNebula cloud can import from the marketplace a VM prepared to act as docker engine, allowing the deployment of Docker applications on top. Also, an integration with Docker Machine is available to seamlessly manage docker engines without having to interact with OpenNebula APIs or interfaces.
Following our tradition this OpenNebula release is named after NGC 6905, also known as the Blue Flash Nebula, a planetary nebula in the constellation Delphinus. It was discovered by William Herschel in 1784.
OpenNebula 5.6 Blue Flash is considered to be a stable release and as such, and update is available in production environments.
The OpenNebula project would like to thank the community members and users who have contributed to this software release by being active with the discussions, answering user questions, or providing patches for bugfixes, features and documentation.