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February 2017 RDO Community Newsletter
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* Newton release schedule
Thanks for being part of the RDO community!
In less than 2 weeks - on February 22nd - OpenStack Ocata
<https://releases.openstack.org/ocata/schedule.html> will be released,
and shortly after that (hopefully within hours!) RDO Ocata will be
released. Please join us, March 2nd and 3rd, for the Ocata Final GA test
day <https://www.rdoproject.org/testday/ocata/final/>, where we will put
the release through its paces to ensure that it's the best RDO yet.
Meanwhile, you can track progress on the RDO dashboard
<http://dashboards.rdoproject.org/> which gives the latest information
on the status of the RDO packages currently available in DLRN.
Updated process documentation
We're in the process of updating the documentation that describes how
the RDO release cycle works. These new docs can be found
at https://www.rdoproject.org/what/. They're not done yet, and if you
can contribute to any portion of that, pick one of the docs that still
marked /TODO/ and get started. And watch that section over the coming
weeks as it shapes up.
In the past month, RDO has had a presence at two major events, as well
as numerous small meetups.
On January 27th - 30th, RDO had a booth at DevConf.cz
<http://devconf.cz/>. DevConf is the annual open source developer
conference held in Brno, Czechia, at the Faculty of Information
Technology (VUT FIT). This is the second year that RDO has had a
presence there. Watch the RDO blog <http://rdoproject.org/blog/> for an
upcoming blog post about that event.
CentOS Dojo, Brussels
On February 3rd, CentOS held a Dojo (project gathering) in Brussels,
Belgium, including presentations from many different CentOS SIGs
(Special Interest Groups). You can see the full schedule of talks on
the Dojo website <https://wiki.centos.org/Events/Dojo/Brussels2017>.
Several of these presentations were related to RDO and the Cloud SIG.
While there was no official videographer for the event, I did take my
camera to the sessions that I attended, and you can find video from
those sessions on my YouTube channel
This includes presentations on RDO CI, CERN's OpenStack Cloud, and the
Skydive network visualization tool.
On the weekend of February 4th and 5th, RDO had a table at FOSDEM
<http://fosdem.org/>, one of the largest gatherings of open source
enthusiasts in the world, with as many as 7000 attendees. Once again, we
shared space with our friends from the CentOS community. Members of the
RDO community also helped staff the OpenStack booth at the event,
spreading the word about what OpenStack is doing in the the world of
In the coming months, we'll be present at a number of other events, and
we hope to see you there.
The OpenStack Project Teams Gathering (PTG) will be held in Atlanta,
Georgia, USA, February 20-24. The PTG takes hte place of the developer
summit at OpenStack Summit, and is where the next version of OpenStack -
named Pike - will be planned.
While there, I'll be doing interviews with the various people who have
been involved in making RDO Ocata a reality, and these interviews will
appear on the RDO blog throughout the event, and in the weeks following.
If you're going to be there, and aren't yet on my schedule, please
contact me at rbowen(a)redhat.com to schedule your interview.
For more details about the PTG, and to register to attend,
see openstack.org/ptg <http://openstack.org/ptg/>
SCALE - the Southern California Linux Expo - will be held March 2-5,
2017 at the Pasadena Convention Center. RDO will have a booth there
where we'll be showing off what the community has been working on, and
answering OpenStack questions. We'll be sharing the space with CentOS,
as well as a few other projects supported by the Red Hat Open Source and
For more information about SCALE, and to register to attend,
see socallinuxexpo.org <https://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale/15x>
Mar 22, 2017: OpenStack Days Poland
We expect to be present at OpenStack Days Poland
<http://www.openstackday.pl/>, which will be held in Warsaw, Poland, on
March 22nd. If you expect to be present, please let me know!
While right now, May seems like a long way away, it will be here sooner
than we expect. The call for papers closed on February 8th, and we
expect to see a schedule published in the next few weeks. RDO will once
again have a presence at this event, which will be helpd in Boston, USA,
May 8th - 11th. You can learn more about the event, and register,
at openstack.org/summit <http://openstack.org/summit/>.
Other RDO events, including the many OpenStack meetups around the world,
are always listed on the RDO events page <http://rdoproject.org/events>.
If you have an RDO-related event, please feel free to add it by
submitting a pull request on Github
There's been some great blog posts in the last month. Here's a sampling:
*Gnocchi 3.1 unleashed* by Julien Danjou
It's always difficult to know when to release, and we really wanted
to do it earlier. But it seems that each week more awesome work was
being done in Gnocchi, so we kept delaying it while having no
pressure to push it out.
Read more at http://tm3.org/dr
*Testing RDO with Tempest: new features in Ocata* by ltoscano
The release of Ocata, with its shorter release cycle, is close and
it is time to start a broader testing (even if one could argue that
it is always time for testing!).
Read more at http://tm3.org/ds
*Barely Functional Keystone Deployment with Docker* by Adam Young
My eventual goal is to deploy Keystone using Kubernetes. However, I
want to understand things from the lowest level on up. Since
Kubernetes will be driving Docker for my deployment, I wanted to get
things working for a single node Docker deployment before I move on
to Kubernetes. As such, you’ll notice I took a few short cuts.
Mostly, these involve configuration changes. Since I will need to
use Kubernetes for deployment and configuration, I’ll postpone doing
it right until I get to that layer. With that caveat, let’s begin.
Read more at http://tm3.org/dt
*Standalone Cinder: The definitive SDS* by geguileo
Are you looking for the best Software Defined Storage in the market?
Look no further, Standalone Cinder is here! Let’s have an overview
of the Standalone Cinder service, see some specific configurations,
and find out how to make requests with no other OpenStack service is
deployed. Cinder Until not so long ago Cinder was always […]
Read more at http://tm3.org/dh
*What are Clouds?* by Zane Bitter
Like many in the community, I am often called upon to explain what
OpenStack is to somebody completely unfamiliar with it. Usually this
goes one of two ways: they turn out to be familiar enough with cloud
computing to quickly grasp it by analogy, or their eyes glaze over
at the mention of the words ‘cloud computing’ and no further
explanation is sought or offered. When faced with someone who is
persistently curious but not an industry insider, you immediately
know you’re in trouble.
Read more at http://tm3.org/dm
*Update on TripleO with already provisioned servers* by slagle
In a previous post, I talked about using TripleO with already
deployed and provisioned servers. Since that was published, TripleO
has made a lot of progress in this area. I figured it was about time
for an update on where the project is with this feature.
Read more at http://tm3.org/do
If you blog about anything OpenStack, please let me know, so that I can
add you to the list of blogs that I review each week. And see rdo-list,
where I post a round-up of RDO bloggers almost every week.
Every Wednesday at 15:00 UTC, we have the weekly RDO community meeting
on the #RDO channel on Freenode IRC. The agenda for this meeting is
posted each week in a public etherpad
<https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/RDO-Meeting> and the minutes from the
meeting are posted on the RDO website
<https://www.rdoproject.org/community/community-meeting/>. If there's
something you'd like to see happen in RDO - a package that is missing, a
tool that you'd like to see included, or a change in how things are
governed - this is the best time and place to help make that happen.
Keep in touch
There's lots of ways to stay in in touch with what's going on in the RDO
community. The best ways are …
* RDO <http://rdoproject.org/>
* OpenStack Q&A <http://ask.openstack.org/>
* rdo-list mailing list <http://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/rdo-list>
* This newsletter <http://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/rdo-newsletter>
* IRC - #rdo on Freenode.irc.net
* Puppet module development - #rdo-puppet
* Follow us on Twitter <http://twitter.com/rdocommunity>
* Google+ <http://tm3.org/rdogplus>
* Facebook <http://facebook.com/rdocommunity>
Thanks again for being part of the RDO community!
Rich Bowen - rbowen(a)redhat.com
RDO Community Liaison