Thursday, December 29, 2011

Diablo RPM repository

Recently we've deployed OpenStack Diablo release for one of our customers. The target operating system happened to be CentOS 6.0. During deployment testing we've stumbled upon a number of bugs in OpenStack RPMs that we've tried to use.

All existing RPMs of OpenStack that we've found contained problems that prevented components from operating correctly with each other:
1. Incompatible protocol in packaged version of Keystone (already fixed):
2. Json template bug (already fixed):
3. ISCSI target management troubles:

In addition, there was no packaged nova-vnc in CentOS repositories.
So we've fixed these bugs and established our own repository for OpenStack Diablo. Packages added there have been tested in a real-world deployment.

You can easily install the repository on your CentOS system using wget:

$ sudo wget -O /etc/yum.repos.d/epel-mirantis.repo

You can browse the repository here: Mirantis OpenStack Diablo

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Meet & Drink: OpenStack in Production – Event Highlights

As a matter of tradition at this point, we offer a photo report, covering OpenStack Meetup event series hosted by Mirantis and Silicon Valley Cloud Center. Our December 14th event focused on sharing experience around running OpenStack in production. I moderated a panel consisting of Ken Pepple – director of cloud development at Internap, Ray O’Brian – CTO of IT at NASA and Rodrigo Benzaquen – R&D director at MercadoLibre.

This time we went all out and even recorded the video of the event:

For those that are not in the mood to watch this 50 minute panel video, here is a quick photo report:

We served wine and beer with pizza, salad and deserts...

...While people ate, drank, and mingled...

…and then they drank some more…

We started the panel with myself saying smart stuff about OpenStack. After the intro we kicked off with questions to the panel.

The panelists talked...

...and talked...

...and then talked some more.

Meanwhile, the audience listened...

...and listened.

Everyone in our US team was sporting these OpenStack shirts.

At the end we gave out 5 signed copies of "Deploying OpenStack" books, written by one of our panelists - Ken Pepple. Roman (pictured above) did not get a copy.