First Technology Preview of the Haizea Lease Manager

I would like to give a warm welcome to Haizea to the virtualization ecosystem. The new technological component is an open-source VM-based lease management architecture, which can be used

  • As a platform for experimenting with scheduling algorithms that depend on VM deployment or on the leasing abstraction.
  • In combination with the OpenNebula virtual infrastructure manager, to manage a Xen or KVM cluster, allowing you to deploy different types of leases that are instantiated as virtual machines (VMs).

Its full integration with OpenNebula will be part of the next Technoloy Preview (TP1.1), due mid-july. Haizea is being developed by Borja Sotomayor, a PhD student at the University of Chicago, who is now visiting our research group partially funded by the European Union’s FP7 Reservoir project (“Resources and Services Virtualization without Barriers”).

Ignacio Martín Llorente

New Technology Preview (TP2) of the OpenNEbula (ONE) Virtual Infrastructure Engine

I am pleased to announce that a new Technology Preview (TP2) of the OpenNEbula (ONE) Virtual Infrastructure Engine is available for download under the terms of the Apache License, Version 2.0. ONE enables the dynamic deployment and re-allocation of virtual machines on a pool of physical resources, so extending the benefits of existing virtualization platforms from a single physical resource to a pool of resources, decoupling the server not only from the physical infrastructure but also from the physical location.

ONE Technology Preview 2 extends the functionality for management of both physical resources and virtual machines, and provides resources for developers, making public the Trac web interface .


Open Source Grid & Cluster Conference

This week we (Javier Fontan and me) are attending the Open Source Grid Conference. The conference overall is being great, and I feel that in general the audience is more active than that of a more paper oriented type of meeting. We have had the opportunity to talk to some GridWay users and discuss with them future directions and new features for the meta-scheduler. Also, there has been a couple of session tracks devoted to virtualization with some quite interesting presentations (you can get the slides from the conference site). In one of these sessions we performed a demo of the OpenNebula TP, where we demonstrated an use case: the dynamic provision of a SGE cluster… Fortunately everything worked out fine, and we also got very interesting feedback from some of the attendees.

GridWay Tutorial at the Open Source Grid and Cluster Conference
Photo from the GridWay Tutorial at the Open Source Grid and Cluster Conference ;)

Ruben S. Montero