vOneCloud 3.2 Released – Marketplace and Docker

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 integrationeasily 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.

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OpenNebula Newsletter – July 2018

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.

Technology

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.

Community

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!

Outreach

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!

Wishing you the best summer!

Agenda of TechDay Santa Clara CA – 30AUG18

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!

 

Agenda of TechDay Frankfurt – 26SEP18

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!

 

vOneCloud/OpenNebula at VMworld 2018 US in Las Vegas

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!.

OpenNebula 5.6 ‘Blue Flash’ is Out!

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.

The SetUID/SetGID functionality for VM Templates is funded by University of Louvain. The Ceph drivers enabling VM disks in the hypervisor local storage are funded by Flexyz B.V.

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vOneCloud 3.0.7 released!

We want to let you know that OpenNebula Systems has just announced the availability of vOneCloud version 3.0.7.

vOneCloud 3.0.7 is based in OpenNebula 5.4.15 and as such it includes all the bug fixes and functionalities introduced in 5.4.15: OpenNebula 5.4.15 Release Notes.

vOneCloud 3.0.7 is a maintenance release with the following minor improvements:

  • Better updateconf, check VM state to allocate a new cluster VNC port
  • Better timeouts for xml-rpc clients
  • Fix history records when VMs are imported in POWEROFF state
  • Changed cpu mode and fallback
  • Filter in CLI commands now accept != operator
  • Improved Sunstone text fields

Also 3.0.7 feature the following bugfixes:

  • vCenter driver is capable of import network names with slashes
  • Fix check in updateconf for non-running VMs
  • Changing overcommitment on a host updates other hosts too
  • Fixed bug with updateconf and vnc port
  • Sunstone reloads the page with a group change of a user
  • Memory overcommitment doesn’t support float values
  • Changes in VM Template not saved during update
  • Rollback datastore quotas. Add datastore quotas to one.vmtemplate.instantiate
  • Disk SIZE is not a valid integer
  • Do not reset resizes and quotas after a recover –recreate
  • AR size change in reservations should be disabled in Sunstone
  • Multiple DISK attributes into VM Template section
  • VM created w/ wrong disk size (size on instantiate)
  • Error in group create/update
  • ActionManager threads counter not decreased
  • Groups shouldn’t be cached in Sunstone

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OpenNebula Newsletter – June 2018

Get an overview of the work and achievements during the last month, along with community updates, contributions and new integrations.

We are getting used to having great news every month, and June has brought us many many joys. Keep reading to discover why we had such a great period.

As a quick reminder, we would like to state that Santa Clara’s TechDay is the next big event in our agenda. Do not miss the chance to come!

Technology

OpenNebula 5.6 is here!!

Well, almost. We have released OpenNebula ‘Blue Flash’ Release Candidate which is just one step from being completely ready. You know we like to do things right even if it takes a bit longer. You can help us downloading this RC version, testing and reporting issues through our GitHub project or our community forum.

The OpenNebula team is now set to bug-fixing mode. Note that this is a Release Candidate aimed at testers and developers to try the new features, and send a more than welcomed feedback for the final release.

Of course we didn’t forget about our stable release OpenNebula 5.4 for which we have uploaded a maintenance release 5.4.13 including all the bug fixes from previous hotfix packages. You can download this built packages here.

Moreover we got some bugs solved in our latests hotfix updates OpenNebula 5.4.14 and 5.4.15

You know we, at OpenNebula, love to make your life easier, that is why we are so excited to present you the new oneprivision tool. Yes, as you might have guessed, this will make your host provisioning much quicker and easier. By just running a few commands you will be able to have a complete bare-metal host configured and running perfectly integrated with your cloud front-end. Our engineering team has tested this tool with Packet bare-metal servers and it works as a charm!

You can read everything about this new provisioning tool thanks to Alejandro Huertas, who has written this article containing a description and a how-to-use guide.

Community

It is impressive to be almost in July with the summer started and see how some of you are still working on bringing some great features to OpenNebula, instead of having a relaxing bath on the freshwater by the sea. We truly appreciate ;)

Before listing all the contributions of the community I would like to remind you that, until the day we release the stable version of OpenNebula 5.6, you still have time to help with the translations. So if you want OpenNebula to speak your language, contribute through this link. Contributions of any size are welcomed so don’t be shy.

To start with, we want to let you know that you now dispose of the latest Devuan ASCII free guest images ready to import in your OpenNebula infrastructures. You can check this neat tutorial for details on where to download and an installation guide.

Having new technologies integrated with OpenNebula is one of the biggest pleasures for the OpenNebula Team, this is why we are very excited to present the new TM driver developed by our colleagues at LizardFS. With this driver OpenNebula and LizardFS storage ar fully blended. For further information visit the following link.

Next, we would like to thanks @bestopensource for their great job on promoting open source projects like OpenNebula. This week they reminded all OpenNebula administrators that they can use this collection of scripts created by one of our most experienced and active users. Find these scripts here.

Also in Twitter Lorenzo Faleschini, CTO at NodeWeaver points out the easiness of working with OpenNebula:

 

Playing around with @nodeweaver at @HigecoSrl.
Devs are enjoying the ability to boot entire infrastructures to test their stack with a couple of clicks.
@opennebula Flow Happiness is in the air.

 

Outreach

Still a long way to the OpenNebulaConf 2018, however, we keep working on the organization to get interesting talks regarding open source projects and OpenNebula use cases in real world scenarios. Remember that if you register before the 15th of September you will have a 20% discount!

We know some of you can’t wait until November to see us but do not worry, we will be present in many events this summer.

If you live in the US this is your lucky summer. First you will be able to visit us at the VMworld US in Las Vegas on the 26-30th of August and then we will be present at Santa Clara’s OpenNebula TechDay hosted by Hitachi in their headquarters on the 30th of August. This TechDay is costless so feel free to register here and join us. Visit the event’s website to get all the information related.

Of course, as every year, we will have a booth at VMworld EU 2018 that will be held on the 5-8th of November in Barcelona presenting some of the greatest advances coming in OpenNebula Blue Flash.

We have some other events coming in between like Frankfurt TechDay hosted by LINBIT. Check out our official agenda to see more events and updates.

Okay, enough talk-shop!

I want to grasp this newsletter to wish you all, happy and long holidays. See you next month, with a nicer tan I hope ;)

OpenNebula 5.6 ‘Blue Flash’ RC is Out!

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.

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.

The OpenNebula team is now set to bug-fixing mode. Note that this is a RC release aimed at testers and developers to try the new features, and send a more than welcomed feedback for the final release. Note that being a RC there is no migration path from the previous stable version (5.4.13) nor migration path to the final stable version (5.6.0).

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.

The SetUID/SetGID functionality for VM Templates is funded by University of Louvain. The Ceph drivers enabling VM disks in the hypervisor local storage are funded by Flexyz B.V.

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New Maintenance Release: OpenNebula 5.4.13

The OpenNebula team is pleased to announce the availability of OpenNebula 5.4.13, a new maintenance release of the 5.4.x series.This version fixes multiple bugs and add some minor features, and with the recent release of 5.6 beta, closes the 5.4.x series.

Check the release notes for the complete set of changes.

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