OpenNebula Public Training for 2018

OpenNebula Systems has published the schedule for public classes in 2018 for the OpenNebula Introductory Tutorial.

The introductory tutorial is a beginner level course designed to introduce IT professionals to OpenNebula. The course covers the process of installing, configuring and operating enterprise clouds and virtualized data centers using OpenNebula. This course helps anyone who wants to set up a small scale OpenNebula test environment to gain experience working with OpenNebula. Students will be able to learn cloud architecture design, planning and installation, a general understanding of technical and business capabilities of an OpenNebula cloud, and basic configuration and usage of its main components.

The course is available remotely over the internet, given by instructors in an interactive, virtual environment, and featuring exactly the same contents and hands-on labs as an on-site training. The course fee includes one OpenNebula Certification exam registration to be used just after the course.

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You can contact OpenNebula Systems if your would like to request private training.

OpenNebula Ecosystem: Help to Design and Build your Cloud

Connecting users and providers of services and technology

The OpenNebula Project is excited to announce the creation of a new Ecosystem area in the project web site. The OpenNebula provider ecosystem consists of  service and technology companies that can help you design, integrate, deploy and operate the best cloud architecture for your workload, processes and IT infrastructure environment.

Because no two data centers are the same and infrastructure environments are diverse, OpenNebula partners are focused on your success, helping you take full advantage of all the benefits that OpenNebula has to offer and achieve your business objectives.

  • Services Providers offer integration and consulting services around OpenNebula products. They are professional services firms that help customers of all sizes design, architect, build, migrate, and manage their OpenNebula cloud. Services Partners include Consulting Companies, System Integrators, Strategic Consultancies, Agencies, Managed Cloud Service Providers, and Value-Added Resellers. They can be large consulting companies as well as smaller, specialized firms with market or geographic focus.
  • Technology Providers provide software solutions, products or services that complement OpenNebula to build and operate a cloud infrastructure. They include Independent Software Vendors and Platform Infrastructure Providers that have validated their products with OpenNebula.

Services offered by our partners complement the OpenNebula Systems support subscriptions,

You can apply to the OpenNebula Partnership Program  to be included in the provider ecosystem.

OpenNebula Public Training for 2017

OpenNebula Systems has published the schedule for public classes in 2017 at its offices in Madrid, Spain, and Cambridge MA, USA. This year, there are training sessions just after the OpenNebula Conferences in US and EU if you want to make the most of the trip to the conference.

The course about OpenNebula Fundamentals: Cloud Operator and Architect uses a hands-on lab atmosphere to provide IT professionals with the skill-sets they need to install, configure and operate OpenNebula deployments. Additionally the program briefly addresses the integration of OpenNebula with other components in the data center.

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You can contact OpenNebula Systems if your would like to request public training near you or private on-site training.

Our Global Team is Growing, Join Us!

OpenNebula Systems, the company behind the OpenNebula project, is hiring! The OpenNebula team needs to grow, and needs new sysadmins and developers to become part of the team. New team members will aid in building the technology that enables organizations around the world to build really-open clouds with unique, innovative features. OpenNebula users include leading companies in a wide range of industry niches, join the OpenNebula Systems team and have the chance to learn at every step of the way with people that help shape Cloud Computing every day.

We are action oriented doers and passionate about what we work on. We’re not afraid to explore, pivot, bounce and learn, and are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic people to join our team!. We are hiring full- and partial-time employees, and although our main offices are in Boston and Madrid you can work remotely from anywhere in most of our positions. Send us your resume if you are living in the US or the EU, you know about OpenNebula, system administration, programming, cloud and virtualization, and want to collaborate with the project.

We now have two open positions:

  • Cloud Systems Developers (for programmers that know about system administration), to work in the integration, certification and support of OpenNebula. Develop new integrations, maintain the testing infrastructure, participate in the upstream community, and provide professional support, integration and deployment services to users.
  • Cloud Systems Engineers (for system administrators that know about programming), to work in the development and support of OpenNebula. Design and develop new features, prepare documentation, participate in the upstream community, consult with users and provide support.

More information in the OpenNebula Systems careers web page. Join us in our path to cloud excellence, ship is leaving port!

vOneCloud 2.0.1 released!

We want to let you know that OpenNebula Systems has just announced the availability of vOneCloud version 2.0.1.

vOneCloud 2.0.1 is based in OpenNebula 5.0.2 and as such it includes all the bug fixes and functionalities introduced in 5.0.2: OpenNebula 5.0.2 Release Notes.

The following issues are noteworthy:

New functionality

Bug fixes

Additionally, the following bug fixes have been applied on top of the fixes introduced by OpenNebula 5.0.2:

  • OneGate token is not being properly generated
  • Add fallback for VM Template search in vCenter
  • Fix for CDROM detach

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vOneCloud 2.0 Released! Turn your VMware into a Cloud

We want to let you know that OpenNebula Systems has just announced the availability of vOneCloud version 2.0.

This new release of the appliance, based on a tailored version of OpenNebula 5.0 Wizard to ease the provisioning of resources from vSphere based infrastructures, comes packed with exciting new features. Coming from functionality present in 5.0 we found:

  • Datastore and VMDK image management, as well as import.
  • New Virtual Router Resource, to allow routing between isolated virtual networks.
  • More flexible vCenter VM naming, with a configurable prefix.
  • New resource pool mode, with the ability to select in which resource pool a particular VM is confined.
  • New OneFlow templates operations, like the ability to clone existing service templates.
  • Keep disks on done, to avoid deleting disks when the VM is terminated.
  • Instantiate to persistent, to easily create a rich VM Template catalog.
  • Dynamic VM reconfiguration, that can be performed while the VM is running or powered off.
  • Share resources between logical clusters, like Virtual Networks and Datastores.

The above features and components add to the already present ability to expose a multi-tenant cloud-like provisioning layer through the use of virtual data centers and self-service portal. vOneCloud seamlessly integrates with running vCenter virtualised infrastructures, leveraging advanced features such as vMotion, HA or DRS scheduling provided by the VMware vSphere product family. If you are building a large-scale cloud, are interested in the federation of multiple cloud instances, hybrid deployments, or want to integrate with third party components, customize the product or manage open source hypervisors, we recommend an installation of OpenNebula.

vOneCloud is zero intrusive (although it fully manages the life cycle of VMs), try it out without the need to commit to it. If you don’t like it (as strange at that may be!) you can just remove the appliance.

OpenNebula Systems will run a booth at VMworld 2016 US in Las Vegas on August 28-31 and VMworld 2016 EU in Barcelona on October 17-20 where they will demo the new version.

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New Support Services Coverage by OpenNebula Systems

OpenNebula Systems has announced an extension of its support services aimed at those OpenNebula users in production environments based on KVM that need to support the whole stack. Hence, support can be extended to include the Operating System of the virtualization nodes and the controller (which can be CentOS and/or Ubuntu), the hypervisor (libvirt and KVM), networking technologies as VXLAN/VLAN 802.1Q and Ceph as storage backend.

The supported components are part of the Open Cloud Reference Architecture, created by OpenNebula Systems from the collective information and experiences from hundreds of users and cloud client engagements. This reference documents software products, configurations, and requirements of infrastructure platforms recommended for a smooth OpenNebula installation.

This new support coverage is offered as an Add-on over the traditional OpenNebula support.

 

OpenNebula Public Training for 2016

OpenNebula Systems has published the schedule for public classes in 2016 at its offices in Madrid, Spain, and Cambridge, MA, USA. This year OpenNebula Systems is expanding its public training services to the United States.

The course about OpenNebula Fundamentals: Cloud Operator and Architect uses a hands-on lab atmosphere to provide IT professionals with the skill-sets they need to install, configure and operate OpenNebula deployments. Additionally the program briefly addresses the integration of OpenNebula with other components in the data center.

You can contact OpenNebula Systems if your would like to request public training near you or private on-site training.

User Survey 2015: Influence the Roadmap!

We have created a new user survey that will take you only 5 minutes to complete.

As an open-source community, it is very important for us to have information about your deployment. You will have influence over the project and software direction, including OpenNebula 5.0 roadmap, and will help us:

  • Improve the support for most demanded infrastructure platforms and configurations
  • Deprecate those components with a low usage

All of the information you provide is confidential. We will not share organization-specific or personal information. We will only report aggregate, non-personally identifiable data.

Survey will be open until Friday December 11th 2015

Results from previous surveys: 2012 and 2014.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions.

Thanks for completing the survey!

vOneCloud 1.8 Released! Take vSphere to the Cloud

We want to let you know that OpenNebula Systems has just announced the availability of vOneCloud version 1.8.

This new release of the appliance, based on a tailored version of OpenNebula 4.14 Great A’Tuin to ease the provisioning of resources from vSphere based infrastructures, comes packed with exciting new features. Coming from functionality present in 4.14 we found:

  • Import VMs from public clouds. vOneCloud 1.8 introduces the management of VMs not launched by vOneCloud in either Amazon EC2, Microsoft Azure and IBM SoftLayer.
  • Keep  VM disks after deletion. A new attribute will instruct vOneCloud on leaving or deleting the VM disks when they finish their lifecycle.

Features related with the vCenter driver not yet present in any OpenNebula release (these will be part of next OpenNebula release):

  • Pagination added to vCenter import dialog. In large scale deployments, this will aid in the importation of large numbers of VM Templates and Networks.
  • Support for VMware Guest Customization. At the time of creating or modifying an imported VM Template, it is now possible to associate a Guest Customization profile to configure guest OS parameters such as the computer name, network settings, setting and expiring the administrator/root password, SID change for Windows Operating systems, and so on.
  • Show all the IPs from a VM in Sunstone. Both for imported and newly created VMs, all the IP addresses reported by the guest OS via the VMware tools are retrieved by vOneCloud and presented in Sunstone.
  • Append name to “one-*” name in vCenter display name. VM Name as shown in vOneCloud is appended in vCenter VM name for easier VM tracking.
  • Imported resources suffixed with their source cluster name. This feature aids in the resource identification in the vCenter portal by mapping it to the vOneCloud representation name.
  • Multi cluster VM Template definition. Create vOneCloud VM Templates that reference more than one vCenter VM Template in different vCenter clusters.

vOneCloud Control Panel has also been extended in this release to allow for further customizations:

  • Enable SSH. To easily allow console access to the vOneCloud appliance.
  • Enable SSL. To enable the secure access to the vOneCloud appliance web interface (Sunstone) using the SSL protocol.

Moreover, a new documentation category starts with vOneCloud 1.8 to explain advanced customizations to the appliance that are not performed through the Control Panel. The fist introduced advance customization refers to rebranding, to replace the logos in the Sunstone interface.

The above features and components add to the already present ability to expose a multi-tenant cloud-like provisioning layer through the use of virtual data centers, self-service portal, or hybrid cloud computing to connect in-house vCenter infrastructures with public clouds. vOneCloud seamlessly integrates with running vCenter virtualised infrastructures, leveraging advanced features such as vMotion, HA or DRS scheduling provided by the VMware vSphere product family.

vOneCloud is zero intrusive (although it fully manages the life cycle of VMs), try it out without the need to commit to it. If you happen (as strange at that may be!) to don’t like it  you can just remove the appliance.

OpenNebula Systems will run a booth at VMworld 2015 Europe in Barcelona on October 12-15 where they will demo the new version.

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