About Jenkins Job Builder Jenkins jobs are stored in XML format on the Continuous Integration (CI) server which is not the best readable format to write a job manually. That’s why it’s highly preferable to manage jobs via graphic interface. Jenkins Job Builder (JJB) is a software created by the OpenStack infra team which takes simple descriptions of Jenkins jobs… Read more →
Like AWS CloudFormation, Heat allows to create auto scaling stacks. In order to do this, some metrics need to be retrieved from your VM and some actions need to be triggered when a specified event occurs on these metrics. These actions are usually upscaling (create some new VMs) or downscaling (destroy some VMs). In OpenStack Grizzly, a simplistic system was… Read more →
Packstack package has been updated in RDO Grizzly EPEL6 repo to openstack-packstack-2013.1.1-0.27.dev672.el6. Changelog: Mon Aug 19 2013 Martin MÃ¡gr firstname.lastname@example.org – 2013.1.1-0.27.dev672 Added net.bridge.bridge-nf-call*=1 for –allinone installation (#997941) Added global option –exclude-servers=EXCLUDE_SERVERS (#996782) (Via Martin on the rdo-list mailing list – https://www.redhat.com/archives/rdo-list/2013-August/msg00151.html )
About OpenStack Puppet modules OpenStack has a lot of projects and all need to be configured to make an infrastructure working as we want. That means we needs one puppet module by project. Like we have in most of modules, each of them is made up of several class definitions, resource declarations, defined resources, and custom types/providers. Multiple companies and… Read more →
At eNovance we are proud Debian users and we are glad Zigo (Thomas Goirand) has been helping us with the Debian packaging. In beautiful Switzerland at Debconf13, Thomas had a talk about the status of the OpenStack packaging in Debian. The video is available here for your viewing pleasure: [KGVID width=”640″ height=”360″]http://meetings-archive.debian.net/pub/debian-meetings/2013/debconf13/high/1031_OpenStack_workshop.ogv[/KGVID]
In this blog post we release some benchmarking results about OpenStack Swift. Cloudwatt, a company we work with, lent us some servers in order to perform a benchmark on a Swift installation. We’ll describe the hardware, the tool and the methodology we used to do that. Swiftstack develops a great tool called ssbench designed to benchmark OpenStack Swift, you could… Read more →
Support for GRE tenant networks with Quantum/Neutron is now available in RDO! See http://rdoproject.org/Using_GRE_Tenant_Networks for details. Feedback is welcome (via this topic).
Greetings, Packstack packages has been updated in RDO Grizzly and Havana repos to openstack-packstack-2013.1.1-0.24.dev660 (grizzly) and openstack-packstack-2013.2.1-0.2.dev702 (havana) %changelog Tue Aug 13 2013 Martin MÃ¡gr – 2013.1.1-0.24.dev660 ovs_use_veth=True is no longer required Allow tempest repo uri and revision configuration Update inifile module to support empty values %changelog Tue Aug 13 2013 Martin MÃ¡gr – 2013.2.1-0.2.dev702 ovs_use_veth=True is no longer required… Read more →
Flock – http://flocktofedora.org/ – is starting tomorrow in Charlotte, SC. I’m going to be there, hoping to meet some of you, and talk about what you’re doing with OpenStack and RDO. Look for me – I’ll be wearing a red fedora and a red RDO shirt.
Thanks for being part of the RDO community! July was a busy month, and we have a lot to tell you about. If you want to keep up with what’s going on with RDO in the coming month, the best way is to follow the RDO forum, at http://bit.ly/13YEwCe, or to follow us on Twitter at @rdocommunity If you’d like… Read more →
The project For one year, I’ve been working on OpenStack deployments and the first thing I do after each of them is to setup monitoring. There is some interesting ways that you could read on Internet. One of them is from Mirantis and explains that you could monitor API with check_http method. In my opinion, that’s not enough to use… Read more →
Auth v1 is the first API used in OpenStack it was used by the fine folks at Rackspace for their cloud until the auth v2.0 (and v3.0) was developed and deployed with keystone for OpenStack services. There is still quite a few Swift tools using the auth v1 API and not ported to auth v2 and does not seems to… Read more →
There are two updates to packstack packages: Packstack package has been updated in RDO Grizzly EPEL6 repo to openstack-packstack-2013.1.1-0.22.dev653.el6. (Details at https://www.redhat.com/archives/rdo-list/2013-August/msg00002.html) Packstack package has been updated in RDO Havana EPEL6 repo to openstack-packstack-2013.2.1-0.1.dev691.el6. (Details at https://www.redhat.com/archives/rdo-list/2013-August/msg00003.html)
This article introduces Keystone’s trusts mechanism and gives a quick example showing how to use a trust to access a swift container on behalf of another user. What are trusts ? As OpenStack’s identity service, Keystone deals with the problems of authentication (who am I ?) and authorization (what can I do ?). The trusts API adds delegation functionalities: by… Read more →