OpenNebulaConf 2018 – Vey Early Bird Prices End May 15th. Don’t Miss Out!

If you’re interested in coming to OpenNebulaConf 2018 in Amsterdam, you still have one week, until May 15h, to save 40% off full price passes. After then, ticket prices will go up, and we really don’t want you to miss out!

Register NOW before the prices increase!. Please register asap, seats are limited!.

Hope to see you all in Amsterdam at OpenNebulaConf!

OpenNebula Newsletter – April 2018

The best way to have a quick overview of the current state of your favourite Cloud Platform. Check out the latest news and events regarding OpenNebula and stay up to date with the work done in the past month.

May will be full of events around OpenNebula, in the Outreach section of this newsletter you will find a review of all the TechDays, agenda and topics that will be discussed.

Technology

Last month we have been working on solving all the reported issues and “voilá!” we brought three hotfix releases for you.

OpenNebula 5.4.10 brought vOneCloud 3.0.6, which includes all the bug fixes and functionalities. Check this post for helpful links and further information. Find all the improvements and changelog on the Release Notes in our documentation site.

I know you are all anxious about the next major release OpenNebula 5.6, so again this month I will personally leak some of the new features coming, don’t tell anyone ;)

Cloud view changes, for the better of course. End-users will be able to see and control their quotas in real time. Surely your users will love to have all this information and keep a real time control of their resources.

As mentioned in past newsletters, the new amazing dashboard is faster and nicer, and this could only be possible with the integration of the latest Font Awesome libraries. We know many of the designers will love to play around with this new update.

Last one, KVM and vCenter will be more united than ever! In the new OpenNebula you will be able to control your hypervisors under the same view.

Stay tuned, probably for next month you will be able to read all about OpenNebula 5.6

Community

Lets go and start a quick review on the activity of our community. This section will go through all the actions concerning OpenNebula and community interests. Keep reading.

Get your cloud up and running with this detailed tutorial written by Jonathan Philipos and published at Packet.net. In this tutorial you will learn how to build your cloud on fast and secure servers provided by Packet. We have already follow this tutorial step by step and it was so nice and simple that even we were surprised about the greatness of this synergy!. Find this tutorial here and delight yourself.

Again our active partners from CSUC have made an interesting report on the OpenNebula provider for terraform developed by Runtastic team. Not only this, they have also a great tutorial explaining how to deploy kubernetes cluster on OpenNebula, in a fully automated way with Terraform and Ansible.

Even more! They have another tutorial about how to deploy Docker machines in OpenNebula using the docker-machine driver. We would like to propose a big toast to this amazing work, cheers!

 

Impressive achievement coming from Carlo Daffara, one of the most respected members of OpenNebula’s community. Via twitter he has proved to have a soft-realtime scheduling engine, which will guarantee a percentage of CPU to a KVM over some range of time. As he states on the tweet:

“Will make quite an interesting option for industrial control systems”

To finish this section, we would like to encourage all the users of OpenNebula to send us their feedback. Use our github and forum for opening issues or asking for new features, this helps us to improve OpenNebula but more important, an active community, helps all the members that are part of it.

So, don’t be shy and ask for help whenever you need it!

Outreach

As we mentioned on the introduction to this newsletter, May will be full of OpenNebula events around the globe.

The nearest Technology Day is in Sofia, the beautiful capital of Bulgaria and will take place on Monday the 14th of May. Organised by StorPool, everything is prepared to have a great day of sharing and learning from the most experienced experts of the Cloud world.

Seats are limited so, don’t miss the chance to get your free pass.

You can read more detailed information like the agenda, speakers and topics, here. Register to this event here.

 

There will be a TechDay in Barcelona on the 28th of May hosted by CSUC. As in all our Technology Days here you will be able to attend a Hands-on Tutorial imparted by one of our Cloud Engineers. Also there will be many talks regarding Cloud Technologies. Unfortunately seats are limited, be quick and get yours here.

And REMEMBER, very early bird tickets for OpenNebulaConf2018, Amsterdam 12-13 November, are available until May 15th, hurry up and get yours here!

For the rest of the events visit our agenda.

TechDay in Sofia, 14 May 2018, Hosted by StorPool

The 14th of May we are organizing a TechDay in Sofia, Bulgaria in collaboration with our friends from Storpool.

 

 

 

This event is a great chance to meet and share knowledge among cloud enthusiasts.

As usual we will have a hands-on tutorial in the morning and some talks in the afternoon:

10:00 – 13:00: Hands-on Tutorial

Diego del Corral

OpenNebula Developer

This hands-on tutorial will give an overview of how OpenNebula is used to build and operate private clouds. The attendees will build, configure and operate their own OpenNebula cloud.

14:00 – 14:20: StorPool and OpenNebula

Transforming the private cloud  in 2018.

Boyan Krosnov

Chief of Product of StorPool

This session will include an update from StorPool, in terms of new features in OpenNebula and the StorPool-OpenNebula integration.

We will also provide examples of what kinds of workloads we see our customers run on StorPool/OpenNebula and the typical implementation for each use-case.
14:20 – 14:40: A glance at OpenNebula 5.6.

Ruben S.Montero

Chief Architect at OpenNebula

This talk will be all about OpenNebula 5.6. and its main changes and new features.

 

14:40 – 15:00Success Story: How Inoreader Migrated From Bare-metal Servers to OpenNebula + StorPool

Yordan Yordanov

CEO Innologica/Inoreader

Yordan has more than a decade of experience working with scalable enterprise systems, especially in the Telco segment. In 2013 he founded the company called Innologica with the mission of developing Next-Gen OSS and BSS solutions. Yordan started a side project called Inoreader back then, which quickly turned into a leading platform for content consumption and is now a core product of the company.

15:00 – 18:00:  Open Space

This is a session for attendees to gather and discuss passionate questions, burning ideas, features, integrations or any topic of their choice, in an informal and tech-friendly environment, with other passionate and interested people.

Make sure you register soon as the seats are almost gone! There will be a live stream of the event so stay tuned for more information.

See you in Sofia!

 

vOneCloud 3.0.6 released!

We want to let you know that OpenNebula Systems has just announced the availability of vOneCloud version 3.0.6.

vOneCloud 3.0.6 is based in OpenNebula 5.4.10 and as such it includes all the bug fixes and functionalities introduced in 5.4.10: OpenNebula 5.4.10 Release Notes.

vOneCloud 3.0.6 is a maintenance release with the following bugfixes:

  • VM instantiate disk size missing MB/GB selector.
  • Updateconf action does not substitute context attributes.
  • VM cannot be assigned to vmgroup/roles in firefox.
  • Inconsistency between CPU and vCPU values.
  • Broken VMGroup update.
  • VM log doesn’t escape markup characters.
  • Error deleting last snapshot of a persistent VM.
  • Tokens should not be used to authenticate with external drivers.
  • Prevent users to remove VM_RESTRICTED_ATTR fields.
  • Ubuntu 14.04 gem mysql2 install failure.
  • Fix update VM configuration with restricted attributes.

Relevant Links

OpenNebula on VMware – TechDay Cambridge MA – 22MAY18

Interested in knowing more about OpenNebula on VMware?

In a few weeks, we are organizing out first Cloud TechDay focused on using OpenNebula on VMware environments. Join our technical experts from OpenNebula by OpenNebula Systems for a hands-on workshop on cloud installation and operation on VMware. You’ll get a comprehensive overview of OpenNebula and will be equipped with the skills to take this back to your company and implement right away.

OpenNebula is intended for companies willing to create a self-service cloud environment on top of their VMware infrastructure without having to abandon their investment in VMware and retool the entire stack. OpenNebula exposes a multi-tenant, cloud-like provisioning layer on top of vCenter, including features like virtual data centers, data center federation or hybrid cloud computing to connect in-house vCenter infrastructures with public clouds.

OpenNebula seamlessly integrates with existing vCenter infrastructures to leverage advanced features -such as vMotion, HA or DRS scheduling- provided by the VMware vSphere product family. OpenNebula does not interfere in existing VMware procedures and workflows. Resources like VM, VM templates, datastores and networks can be easily imported from vCenter infrastructures to OpenNebula.

For more information and registration, please visit the TECHDAY CAMBRIDGE, MA web page.

We look forward to your participation!

 

 

OpenNebula Newsletter – March 2018

The OpenNebula monthly newsletter, with latest developments, events and future plans for the upcoming months from the OpenNebula project. Read this newsletter to keep up to date with your favorite Cloud Management Platform.

Still a long way until the OpenNebulaConf 2018 in Amsterdam, however, if you don’t want to wait for so long, you can always attend to one of the TechDays organised all around the globe! Check the official calendar of events here and feel free to contact us if you want to speak and get your tickets.

Technology

As mentioned last month, we are immersed in a furbishing process for our next big release OpenNebula 5.6, which is around the corner. For this purpose we have published a new hotfix release, OpenNebula 5.4.9, resolving many of the issues reported by our community members. Within these fixes you can find:

  • vCenter issues related to disk and network monitoring have been solved.
  • vCenter driver allows template instantiation without duplicating the MAC address
  • qcow2 driver is automatically selected when a volatile qcow2 disk is added
  • VNet datatable now shows correctly in groupadmin views

The full list of improvements can be found, as always, in our documentation. If you are curious and want to see the technical details, feel free to glance at the official Github repository.

vOneCloud 3.0.5 release!

Alongside with OpenNebula 5.4.9 we have made a new release for users using vCenter. All the fixes and improvements on 5.4.9 and more are available in vOneCloud 3.0.5. Download the package at vonecloud.today.

Have a look at this blog post for further information.

Moreover we have been working in some of the new features for OpenNebula 5.6. The one we are more excited about is the new Lock functionality. With this new tool, cloud administrators using OpenNebula, will be able to lock any resource within the cloud infrastructure (VMs, users, networks, datastores, disks…) We aim to give more control to the users over the their cloud elements.

Looks good right? Stay tuned to get the latest news!

Community

Let’s see what has been going on around our community.

Having a quick look at our forum we noticed the increasing number of contributions, answers and questions of all kind. We want to congratulate all the active members that are sharing their knowledge with the rest of the community. Also we would like to propose a big toast for our Champions and all the users that are acting as ambassadors of OpenNebula on the wild wild internet.

If you want to become an OpenNebula Champion, read our introductory page and see all the benefits of becoming a champ!

OpenNebula’s community is very happy to welcome Inoreader. They have successfully migrated from Bare-metal servers to OpenNebula + StorPool, which means they now operate on a cloud environment with full control over their resources. Cheers for that!

This was an amazing achievement, therefore, Inoreader team has written a very detailed article, describing all the processes, architectures, implementations, installations, integrations and many other experiences happening during the migration. We encourage all of you to have a look at this extensive whitepaper, It is very interesting, simple to read and shows how this migration is possible with OpenNebula. However, if you are a not so experienced user, but still, want to know about this process, do not worry, Inoreader colleagues are preparing a shorter article which we will publish in our blog shortly.

Find Inoreader’s article here and enjoy the reading.

Moving on, we have a great proposal for Ansible’s github project: add one_vm, one_image and one_service modules to manage VM instances, images and services on OpenNebula cloud platform. As the creator says, they have been using these modules in a production environment for the last 3 months and also the integration tests are working. You can see some code on their github repository.

Great news also coming from Telefonica and Amazon. We found out that Amazon is in talks with Telefonica to support its Greengrass edge-computing service, which will allow customers to run cloud computing from end-user devices instead of in large data facilities. This is going to be possible thanks to Telefonica’s facilities which are using OpenNebula in their edge cloud computing deployment. Find more about this move on this article written by Ian Morris for Light Reading

Another successful case study!

This time Université Catholique de Louvain in collaboration with UDS Enterprise, bring us this VDI platform that makes possible for their students to access virtual classrooms as if they were in the standard computer classroom, being able to use the same software as in their labs, anywhere, anytime and using any device.

“the IT staff is really satisfied because they can work with the Open Source KVM-based cloud orchestrator OpenNebula, which is really useful for them.”

Follow this link to discover more details on how this was achieved.

OpenNebula team wants to thanks Computing For Geeks for making a great tutorial about Installing OpenNebula Front-end on CentOS 7. If you are planning to start learning about OpenNebula this tutorial is a great starting point, anyhow if you find any difficulty or need further explanations, check our documentation and ask for help in our forum.

Outreach

The OpenNebulaConf 2018 will take place in Amsterdam the 12-13 of November. If you want to attend don’t miss the chance to get the tickets with a great discount with the early bird registration.
For this event we are glad to present Linbit and SorPool as part of our Platinum Sponsors and UDS Enterprise as Silver Sponsor. If you want to contribute and enjoy the advantages of being a sponsor visit this link and choose the sponsorship program that suits you better.

Next TechDays are coming! Where you can join our technical experts for a one-day, hands-on workshop on cloud installation and operation:

Find our agenda for 2018 here .

We hope to see you all!

StorPool to Sponsor OpenNebulaConf 2018

OpenNebula Conf 2018 is getting closer and we would like to announce StorPool as new Platinum Sponsor.

 

 

If you want to participate in OpenNebulaConf and meet StorPool and other OpenNebula users and partners, remember that we just recently opened the very early bird registration. Also, if your company is interested in sponsoring OpenNebulaConf 2018 there are still slots.

About StorPool

StorPool is a block-storage software that runs on standard servers, alongside applications and builds a shared storage system out of these servers. StorPool is deeply integrated with OpenNebula and is the leading storage solution for building exceptionally fast & reliable OpenNebula clouds. StorPool is faster, more reliable and scalable, compared to traditional SANs, all-flash arrays, or other storage software.

VirtualCable to Sponsor OpenNebulaConf 2018

OpenNebula Conf 2018 is getting closer and we would like to announce VirtualCable as our first Silver Sponsor.

If you want to participate in OpenNebulaConf and meet VirtualCable and other OpenNebula users and partners, remember that we just recently opened the very early bird registration. Also, if your company is interested in sponsoring OpenNebulaConf 2018 there are still slots.

About VirtualCable

VirtualCable develops and supports UDS Enterprise, an Open Source multiplatform connection broker for Windows and Linux virtual desktops and applications.

UDS Enterprise is the only VDI connection broker certified as OpenNebula Ready capable of publishing virtual desktops on this cloud orchestrator. With OpenNebula as cloud manager and UDS Enterprise as VDI connection broker, any company deploying desktop virtualization can build a strong, secure, efficient and high-performance VDI infrastructure.

The perfect functioning of the joint solution has been verified by our customers, who have tens of thousands of virtual desktop users around the world operating with UDS Enterprise and OpenNebula VDI infrastructures.

UDS Enterprise allows to automatically deploy and manage virtual desktops’ full lifecycle, ensuring an efficient use of resources and enabling access from any device and any operating system. It also provides unlimited flexibility, since it allows to enable several hypervisors, authenticators, connection protocols and cloud services to run simultaneosluy.

vOneCloud 3.0.5 released!

We want to let you know that OpenNebula Systems has just announced the availability of vOneCloud version 3.0.5.

vOneCloud 3.0.5 is based in OpenNebula 5.4.9 and as such it includes all the bug fixes and functionalities introduced in 5.4.9: OpenNebula 5.4.9 Release Notes.

vOneCloud 3.0.5 is a maintenance release with the following bugfixes:

  • Race condition in the datastore monitoring drivers.
  • Fix for broken host overcommitment.
  • Image selection shouldn’t list images in ERROR state.
  • Cluster update dialog breaks RESERVED_* attributes.
  • Improve Network Topology.
  • Duplicated NIC when save a template.
  • Size error when instantiate vCenter template.
  • Added missing commands to onedb to manipulate history records.
  • VMGroup & DS datatables broken in vCenter Cloud View.
  • Fix for error retrieve VMGroup.
  • Downloader may get too small VMDK part to estimate image size.
  • Added support for setting the CPU model.
  • Enable Sunstone VM Log Scrollbar at the end of the file by default.
  • Accounting tables not ordered by date correctly.
  • DS quotas shouldnt show the system type.
  • Does not retrieve the capacity unit in volatile disks.
  • CPU Model broken if CUSTOMIZATION attribute doesn’t exist.
  • Error importing VM Templates from vCenter with no RP attached.
  • Fix CPU model and live migration problem.
  • Sunstone VM template wizard resets CPU_MODEL.
  • Cannot resize VM disk.
  • Cannot instantiate VM with volatile image.
  • Monitor fails when vCenter clusters shared moref between vCenter instances.
  • Sunstone VM template wizard resets CPU_MODEL.
  • Sunstone datastore creation fails on missing DS_MAD, TM_MAD.
  • Broken vCenter REQUIRED_ATTRS in DS creation.
  • Doesn’t retrieve VMs in VMGroup datatable.
  • Set content-type for oneflow requests. Prevent RangeError when parsing big templates.
  • Fix ‘LastPass detected a login form that is insecure’ message.
  • Users can remove VM_RESTRICTED_ATTR fields.
  • Sunstone: No way for update VM configuration if it has restricted vector atributes.
  • Resolved problems related to network and disk monitoring.
  • VCenter driver should allow template instantiation without mac duplication.
  • Floating IP lease is not released after router removal.

Relevant Links

LINBIT to Sponsor OpenNebulaConf 2018

OpenNebula Conf 2018 is getting closer and we would like to announce LINBIT as our first Platinum Sponsor.


If you want to participate in OpenNebulaConf and meet LINBIT and other OpenNebula users and partners, remember that we just recently opened the very early bird registration . Also, if your company is interested in sponsoring OpenNebulaConf 2018 there are still slots.

About LINBIT

We are driven by the passion of keeping the digital world running. That’s why hundreds of customers trust in our expertise, services and products. Our OpenSource product DRBD has been installed several million times. Linbit established DRBD® as the industry standard for High-Availability (HA) and data redundancy for mission critical systems. DRBD enables disaster recovery and HA for any application on Linux, including iSCSI, NFS, MySQL, Postgres, Oracle, Virtualization and more. Taking the knowledge from HA and DR we are now focussing on SDS – where we keep Opennebula or Openstack installations highly available.