As OpenStack matures as a solution, there is a growing need to effectively deploy OpenStack in a prescriptive manner. To achieve this, numerous deployers have adopted Puppet to be their configuration tool of choice and it has grown to be the most widely used tool when deploying OpenStack. The community effort to automate the deployment of OpenStack using Puppet has… Read more →
Today, eNovance by Red Hat is releasing the first beta version of the Software Factory project. Software Factory is an open source, integrated agile development platform that provides integrated tools for collaborative software development. Greatly inspired by StackForge, the collaborative platform used to manage contributions to OpenStack, Software Factory replicates its OpenStack development process to help organizations deliver high quality… Read more →
With the exhaustion of IPv4 addresses, IPv6 is no longer a choice but is now a necessity, even more so in case of a cloud environment. Neutron includes a sub-team focused on bringing parity between IPv4 and IPv6 features and to enhance IPv6 support in OpenStack. The group currently meets every Tuesday at 15:00 UTC in #openstack-meeting-alt with notes available… Read more →
For more than a year, Ceph has become increasingly popular and saw several deployments inside and outside OpenStack. For those of you who do not know Ceph is unified, distributed and massively scalable open source storage technology that provides several ways to access and consume your data such as object, block and filesystem. The community and Ceph itself has greatly… Read more →
While Heat exists mostly as an orchestration tool for OpenStack, it is also an interesting system for describing in templates interactions with APIs. There has been a resource to talk to the Docker API in Heat for a few months now , and we’ve seen some great examples of how to to use it. Most of them expect a Docker… Read more →
OpenStack Swift is an object storage solution built for massive scale with a focus on durability and availability of the stored data. The latest release, 2.0, is the biggest change in the history of the project since the open source release four years ago and adds a new feature called Storage Policies.
As a follow-up to the first article of this how-to series, this article will be about selecting the proper tests, aggregating the results and performing smoke tests. Selecting the proper test patterns Each benchmarking tool has its own features and options. It is important to review them and choose the appropriate ones to make the tool performing the test you… Read more →