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October 2019 – OpenNebula Newsletter

Our newsletter contains the highlights of the OpenNebula project and its Community throughout the month.

Technology

October was a busy month – one for which we have been waiting a long time. This month we cut a Beta release of OpenNebula 5.10Boomerang“, a version that will be bringing exciting new features across the platform, including NSX integration, a revamped Hooks Subsystem, and NUMA and CPU pinning, among others. Take a look at the Release Notes to get a more detailed look, and download it to give it a shot. We would love to get your feedback!

As the demand to try out ONEedge is growing, we have taken miniONE and extended its usability to include the easy installation of an Edge cloud using bare-metal resources from Packet. If you are looking to take advantage of edge resources close to your users and to reduce latency within your private cloud, take a look at the simple steps with miniONE to deploy your own Edge cloud.

We have also been actively working on VMware integration, in particular, to include support of VMRC, which is a substitute of VNC offered by vCenter. Keep an eye out for upcoming updates.

Community

On October 21 and 22, we celebrated the 8th Annual OpenNebula Conference, in Barcelona, Spain, where we welcomed a technically-minded group of attendees. During the first day, we held a Hands-on Administration tutorial, as well as a Hacking session, where attendees shared their experiences and solutions to common OpenNebula operational situations. Everything from networking and storage, to provisioning schemes were discussed. The second day was also full of technical gems. We covered GOCA Golang bindings of the OpenNebula API, and a couple of detailed use cases of OpenNebula at the network edge (CORD by Telefonica and gaming by Crytek). The rest of the morning talks showcased the flexibility and simplicity of OpenNebula to implement multiple solutions like virtual labs, cloud VDI, and nested virtualized infrastructure. The day ended with four workshops with animated discussions about the upcoming features of OpenNebula, best practices to operate a cloud, and how to deploy container-based solutions with OpenNebula.

You can review the slides, videos, and photos from the event as they have been published.


Earlier this month, we saw a new addition to the OpenNebula Add-on Catalog. A contribution from FeldHost, which allows OpenNebula to use an HPE 3PAR storage system for storing disk images. Take a look at the details provided on GitHub for this https://github.com/OpenNebula/addon-3par/ new add-on, and be sure to get involved wherever you can.

Outreach

VMworld 2019 EU will be held in Barcelona, Spain on November 4-7, 2019, and OpenNebula Systems will be stationed in the midst of the “Solutions Exchange” (Booth # E115), prepared and excited to showcase our latest release of vOneCloud – the open-source replacement for VMware vCloud. With our 5.10 Beta release available, we will have plenty to showcase and demo, so if you are attending, make sure to stop by our booth.

Stay connected!

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