Here’s our monthly newsletter, with the main news from the last month, including what you can expect in the coming months.
The OpenNebulaApps have catched up with OpenNebula 4.0. This new version comes with a new appearance, tailored to match the new Sunstone, and multiple bug fixes. The development department is working full steam on new OpenNebulaApp features, so stay tuned for useful and awesome new features for the 4.2 release of the Apps. There is also a huge amount of work devoted to the upcoming 4.2 release. We held a public IRC meeting to define the 4.2 roadmap, to discuss the requests for new features and for extending existing features.
Multiple changes are being carried out in the VMware drivers, aimed to give more control over VMware resources, and a more fine grained management of VMware virtual machines. Special attention is being paid to the storage backend option for VMware, polishing existing combinations and dropping some of the less used ones. Also, synergies and potential integrations are being explored between OpenNebula, Foreman and Puppet. Moreover, new drivers to interact with Xen 4.2 are being developed. These will enable the use of new Xen features like VHD images and a more tight HVM integration. A new virtual router is available in the marketplace, featuring a smaller image size and providing routing, port forwarding, dhcp, radvd and dns server functionality.
The OpenNebula community is as vibrant as ever! Check out this amazing post where an community extension is explained (including a very nice video), which enables Infiniband interfaces in KVM virtual machines. Thanks David, fine indeed. Former ONEr Hector San Juan updated the VirtualBox drivers for OpenNebula, very useful for sandboxing and development environments.
We want to remind you about the First OpenNebula Conference!. The Conference, based in Berlin between the 24 and 26 of september, will serve as a meeting point for OpenNebula cloud users, developers, administrators, builders, integrators and researchers and a unique opportunity for discussion and collaboration with other projects. This month several very interesting speakers were confirmed:
- Steven Timm, FermiLab, will speak about Enabling Scientific Workflows on FermiCloud using OpenNebula
- Zhihong Zhang, China Mobile, will speak about OpenNebula at China Mobile
- Daniel Concepción, Produban – Santander Group, will speak about Discovering the Bumpy Road to the Cloud
- Karanbir Singh – CentOS project, will speak about CentOS and OpenNebula, a Perfect Match
- Jordi Farrés – European Space Agency, will speak about Opening the Path to Technical Excellence
Besides, this month marked the creation of multiple OpenNebula user groups. The following is a lits of the already formed ones:
Besides, the following are in the process of becoming OpenNebula user group:
- United States of America
This past month a number of events were participated by OpenNebula members:
- Trinity College Dublin Talk and Irish Free Software Organisation, An Introduction to OpenNebula, Dublin, May 15.
- Xen Hackathon May 2013,, May 16-17, Dublin. Javier Fontan will be in charge of the Update OpenNebula integration to use latest Xen version
- LinuxTag, Berlin,Germany, May 22-25, 2013
During the following months, members of the OpenNebula team will be speaking in the following events:
- ISC Cloud’13, Hands on Tutorial, “Building your Cloud for HPC, here and now, in 3 hours!” Heidelberg, Germany 23-24 September,
- EGI Technichal Forum, Keynote , Madrid, Spain. 16-20 september