OpenStack status report 2012-06-15

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Distro news

Fedora 17 was released on May 29th containing the OpenStack Essex "Feature"

Chris Wright discusses OpenStack in the Fedora 17 release video.

openstack-nova

Nova updates for Fedora 16, 17, EPEL 6 and rawhide, were released for a security issue where security groups fail to be set correctly

Nova packages now enable libguestfs image inspection, which allows injection to more complex guest images. This is supported by libguestfs updates to the inspection functionality.

openstack-keystone

Derek Higgins identified and fixed important keystone security issues:

Alan Pevec backported these to the essex release and updated the packages

novnc

novnc packages were finalized to support VNC from a browser to guests through the dashboard.
There were tested successfully by CERN who shared setup and testing notes

Yong Sheng Gong from IBM also documented OpenStack VNC setups

OpenStack Folsom in rawhide

Fedora Rawhide has been mostly updated to the Folsom milestone 1 OpenStack release:

Also there was a Fedora 18 Folsom Feature page prepared, summarizing the tasks for Folsom support

OpenStack upstream news

Bug triaging day

About 20 people on and off, many from the Fedora community, participated in the upstream OpenStack bug triaging day, which yielded some very beneficial results

Fedora/RHEL/Centos docs

Anne Gentle wrote and guided through review a significant update to the Fedora/RHEL/Centos specific information in the upstream docs:

LVM backed guest images

GridDynamics after a dedicated review process, commited support for LVM backed guest images.

This significantly improves performance in their testing, over guest images run from a standard file system. As part of this they refactored the guest image handling code, making it much more maintainable.

Red Hat upstream work

There is too much to track in detail the OpenStack upstream activity of Red Hat developers, but here is a link showing the last 3 weeks of Red Hat OpenStack upstream development

Misc

OpenStack + OpenShift presentation

A recent presentation on the synergies of OpenStack and OpenShift was made available.

CERN's plans for OpenStack

Tim Bell from CERN (who use Red Hat flavored systems) has presented plans for running OpenStack on 15K systems (running 300K VMs) by 2015.