Hardware burn-in in the CERN datacenter by Tim Bell During the Ironic sessions at the recent OpenStack Dublin PTG in Spring 2018, there were some discussions on adding a further burn in step to the OpenStack Bare Metal project (Ironic) state machine. The notes summarising the sessions were reported to the openstack-dev list. This blog covers the CERN burn in… Read more →
It’s been a busy few weeks of blogging! Thanks as always to those of you who continue to write great content. OpenStack Role Assignment Inheritance for CloudForms by Adam Young Operators expect to use CloudForms to perform administrative tasks. For this reason, the documentation for OpenStack states that the Keystone user must have an ‘admin’ role. We found at least… Read more →
The RDO community is pleased to announce the general availability of the RDO build for OpenStack Queens for RPM-based distributions, CentOS Linux 7 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. RDO is suitable for building private, public, and hybrid clouds. Queens is the 17th release from the OpenStack project, which is the work of more than 1600 contributors from around the world… Read more →
Here’s the latest edition of the community blog round-up. Thanks for your contributions!
In just a few weeks, the OpenStack Foundation will be holding the PTG – the Project Teams Gathering – in Dublin, Ireland. At this event, the various project teams will discuss what will be implemented in the Rocky release of OpenStack. This is the third PTG, with the first one being in Atlanta, and the second in Denver. At each… Read more →
Last weekend was FOSDEM, the annual Free and Open Source software convention in Brussels. The OpenStack Foundation had a table at the event, where there were lots of opportunities to talk with people either using OpenStack, or learning about it for the first time. There was a good crowd that came by the table, and we had great conversations with… Read more →
Here’s the latest round-up of RDO- and OpenStack- related blogposts from the community. Thanks to all who continue to produce this great content! Keep calm and reboot: Patching recent exploits in a production cloud by Tim Bell At CERN, we have around 8,500 hypervisors running 36,000 guest virtual machines. With the accelerator stopping over the CERN annual closure until mid March,… Read more →
The upcoming version of Zuul has many new features that allow one to create powerful continuous integration and continuous deployment pipelines. This article presents some mechanisms to create such pipelines. As a practical example, I demonstrate the Software Factory project development workflow we use to continously build, test and deliver rpm packages through code review. Build job The first stage of this… Read more →
Reposted from email@example.com post by David Moreau Simard We have historically been monitoring RDO’s infrastructure through Sensu and it has served us well to pre-emptively detect issues and maximize our uptime. At some point, Software Factory grew an implementation of Grafana, InfluxDB and Telegraf in order to monitor the health of the servers, not unlike how upstream’s openstack-infra leverages cacti. This implementation… Read more →
During the year of 2017, 10 contributors managed to merge 146 commits into rdopkg. 3771 lines of code were added and 1975 lines deleted across 107 files. 54 unit tests were added on top of existing 32 tests – an increase of 169 % to total of 86 unit tests. 33 scenarios for 5 core rdopkg features were added in new feature tests spanning total of 228 test steps. 3 minor releases increased version from 0.42 to 0.45.0. Let’s talk about the most significant improvements…. Read more →
If you’ve missed out on some of the great RDO Community content over the past few weeks while you were on holiday, not to worry. I’ve gathered the recent blogposts right here for you. Without further ado… New TripleO quickstart cheatsheet by Carlos Camacho I have created some cheatsheets for people starting to work on TripleO, mostly to help them to… Read more →
It’s time for another round-up of the great content that’s circulating our community. But before we jump in, if you know of an OpenStack or RDO-focused blog that isn’t featured here, be sure to leave a comment below and we’ll add it to the list. ICYMI, here’s what has sparked the community’s attention this month, from Ansible to TripleO, emoji-rendering,… Read more →
Introduction Software Factory is an easy to deploy software development forge. It provides, among others features, code review and continuous integration (CI). The latest Software Factory release features Zuul V3 that provides integration with Github. In this blog post I will explain how to configure a Software Factory instance, so that you can experiment with gating Github repositories with Zuul.
In October, RDO had a small presence at the Open Source Summit (formerly known as LinuxCon) in Prague, Czechia. While this event does not traditionally draw a big OpenStack audience, we were treated to a great talk by Monty Taylor on Zuul, and Fatih Degirmenci gave an interesting talk on cross-community CI, in which he discussed the joint work between… Read more →
TL;DR: Live RDO cloud will be available for testing on upcoming test day. http://rdoproject.org/testday/queens/milestone2/ for more info. The last few test days have been somewhat lackluster, and have not had much participation. We think that there’s a number of reasons for this: Deploying OpenStack is hard and boring Not everyone has the necessary hardware to do it anyways Automated testing… Read more →