Talks of the TechDay Sofia, 11 May 2017, hosted by Storpool

Thanks to the attendees, speakers and Storpool for the successful event! Here you have the links to the presentations.

  OpenNebula at virtion, by Michael Kutzner, Owner and CEO of virtion GmbH
  Disaster Recovery solution with OpenNebula and StorPool, by Boyan Krosnov,Chief of Product of StorPool
 opennebula_cloud_logo_white_bg OpenNebula 5.4 Enhancements vCenter Integration, by OpenNebula Systems

Our friends at Storpool recorded the afternoon sessions and are available as video:

 

 

Enjoy!

Talks of the TechDay Madrid, 9 May 2017, hosted by Telefónica

Big thank you to all the attendees and all the speakers for such a great event! The talks were really top-notch, so in case you didn’t have the chance to join us for this event, we would like share the slides with you!

 logo_telefonica_azul OpenNebula a key component of OnLife Networks by Alfonso Aurelio Carrillo Aspiazu, Chief Architect OnLife Networks, Telefónica S.A.
 iecisa Automation strategy for the services provisioning (spanish), by Ruben Saavedra & Roman Martin, IECISA
 csic The Science in the clouds. IAAS CSIC: present and future (spanish), by Jacinto Vera & Angel L. Rodríguez, CSIC
 opennebula_cloud_logo_white_bg OpenNebula 5.4 Enhancements vCenter Integration, by OpenNebula Systems

 

Enjoy!
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TechDay in Sofia, 11 May 2017, Hosted by StorPool

Next week we are organizing a TechDay in Sofia, Bulgaria organized by our friends from Storpool.

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As usual we will have a tutorial in the morning and some talks in the afternoon:

15:00 – 15:30: OpenNebula at virtion

Michael Kutzner, Owner and CEO of virtion GmbH

  • Introduction to virtion
  • Opennebula@virtion
    • private and hybrid clouds
      self service – Sunstone
      API integration
      VM Management
      Customer integrations
  • Storpool
    • Opennebula integration
      Virtion use cases
  • Outlook
    • Integrate neW storpool features
      Multi site
15:30 – 16:00: Disaster Recovery solution with OpenNebula and StorPool

Boyan Krosnov,Chief of Product of StorPool

In this talk we’ll explore a DR solution based on OpenNebula, developed by StorPool and deployed at a financial services organization. This solution represents a break-through for OpenNebula and StorPool technologies in a very conservative sector.
The solution uses two OpenNebula orchestrators using the federated identities scheme and two StorPool storage systems connected to each other with an encrypted site-to-site link.
It highlights how easy it is to extend OpenNebula to perform additional functionality, even without modifying the upstream OpenNebula software.

16:30 – 17:00: Demo OpenNebula and VMware vCenter

Javi Fontán, OpenNebula Developer

In this demo OpenNebula will be shown managing a vCenter infrastructure.

Make sure you register soon as the seats are almost gone! There will be a live stream of the event so stay tuned for more information.

See you in Sofia

 

Cloud TechDay Barcelona, 23 May 2017 (Opennebula hands-on included)

The OpenNebula TechDays are full day events to learn about OpenNebula with a hands-on cloud installation and operation workshop, and presentations from community members and users. These events are targeted at cloud architects, data center admins, systems admins, systems integrators, DevOps architects, and solutions architect. The emphasis is to find local speakers and users to come together and talk about things that they care about most, and to share stories from their experiences using OpenNebula.

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Local Organizer

CSUC, which stands for Consorci de Serveis Universitaris de Catalunya (Catalan Consortium for University Services), shares academic, scientific, library, transfer of knowledge and management services to associated entities to improve effectiveness and efficiency by enhancing synergies and economies of scale. It’s integrated by the Generalitat de Catalunya and ten Catalan universities (UB, UAB, UPC, UPF, UdL, UdG, URV, UOC, URL and UVic-UCC).

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Location

The TechDay will be held at

CSUC
Gran Capità street, no number
CSUC Building
Barcelona, Spain

Registration

The number of seats is limited  to ensure there is plenty of opportunity for everyone to interact. We encourage everyone to register as early as possible.

Agenda and Speakers

Agenda will include a hands-on cloud installation and operation tutorial, and presentations from OpenNebula community members and users. Send us an email at events@opennebula.org if you are interested in speaking at this TechDay.

09:45 – 13:00: Workshop

09:45 – 10:30: OpenNebula, new features and a focus on vCenter

Jaime Melis, OpenNebula Systems
OpenNebula provides a seamless integration with vCenter. In this session we will discuss how to add a Cloud-layer on top of your vCenter infrastructure. We will also discuss vOneCloud, a product based on OpenNebula to quickly deploy a Cloud in vCenter. Finally we will talk about what the future awaits for OpenNebula and VMware, things like Network and Storage managemente, StorageDRS, Linked clones, very fast monitoring and operation, and many many more things.

10:30 – 11:00: Hybrid Clouds: Dancing with Virtual Machines

Jordi Guijarro, CSUC
Today, the model of hybrid cloud comes under the eyes of a lot of organizations. The idea of combining resources of public cloud providers with private depending on the terms of execution, the need of more resources, an extra protection of the data, more or less security in services with sensitive information, etc. are some of the capabilities that this model has to answer. The case of CSUC, acting as cloud provider and at the same time as user of external IaaS and PaaS services, is analyzed sharing its first experiences in the way to archive a real multicloud architecture to provide services for catalan universities and research institutions.

11:00 – 11:30: Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:00: OpenNebula Oneflow: give me the flow!

Jose A. Alcantara, XRQTC
What is OneFlow? In this session we will discuss what is OneFlow and how to adapt it to our specific needs.

12:00 – 12:30: TBD: FlyTech

12:30 – 13:00: Civil War: LXD vs Docker

Xavier Peralta, CSUC
A review about the scenarios with most expectations always from an OpenNebula’s
integration point of view. What can we expect nowadays of both technologies and
what should they improve in the future.

13:00-14:00: Lunch

14:00-17:00: Hands-on Tutorial

Jaime Melis, OpenNebula SystemsThis hands-on tutorial will give an overview of how OpenNebula is used to build and operate private clouds. The attendees will build, configure and operate their own OpenNebula cloud.

Contents

  • An introduction to cloud computing with OpenNebula
  • The architecture of the cloud
  • Planning and installing OpenNebula
  • Configuration and basic usage

Audience

The target audience is devops and system administrators interested in deploying a private cloud solution, or in the integration of OpenNebula with other platform.

Skills Gained

  • Describe the features and benefits of using virtualization and clouds
  • Describe different architectures for a cloud that can be deployed with OpenNebula
  • Deployment and basic configuration OpenNebula
  • Basic operation of an OpenNebula cloud instance

Prerequisites

No prior OpenNebula skills are required, but participants should have working knowledge of virtualization, networking and Unix/Linux systems.

Material

The workshop includes hands-on exercises to be performed using attendee’s wifi-enabled laptops with VirtualBox installed. The attendees will build, configure and operate their own OpenNebula cloud.

17:00 – 17:30: Open Space

This is a session for attendees to gather and discuss passionate questions, burning ideas, features, integrations or any topic of their choice, in an informal and tech-friendly environment, with other passionate and interested people.There is no preplanned list of topics, only time slots and a space in one of the meeting rooms where interested participants propose topics and pick time slots.

TechDay Madrid, 9 May 2017, hosted by Telefónica

The OpenNebula TechDays are full day events to learn about OpenNebula with a hands-on cloud installation and operation workshop, and presentations from community members and users. These events are targeted at cloud architects, data center admins, systems admins, systems integrators, DevOps architects, and solutions architect. The emphasis for local speakers and users to come together and talk about things that they care about most, and to share stories from their experiences using OpenNebula.

This TechDay will feature talks from:

 logo_telefonica_azul OpenNebula a key component of OnLife Networks by Alfonso Aurelio Carrillo Aspiazu, Chief Architect OnLife Networks, Telefónica S.A.
 iecisa Automation strategy for the services provisioning, by Ruben Saavedra & Roman Martin, IECISA
 csic The Science in the clouds. IAAS CSIC: present and future, by Jacinto Vera & Angel L. Rodríguez, CSIC

More info.
Register for this Event.

By the way, there’s a Star Wars Rogue One exhibition going on!

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OpenNebulaConf EU 2017: Keynote Speakers and Call for Presentations

We are excited to announce that Armin Deliomini from Runtastic, Perry Manuk from Trivago and Tom Van Gulck from Ministry of the Flemish Community will be keynote speakers at the Sixth OpenNebula Cloud Conference, the must-attend open cloud event, that will take place on October 23-24 in Madrid. More speakers will be announced shortly and a preliminary program will be ready by the end of June. This is the fifth edition of this open cloud conference in Europe. The call for presentations is open through May 20 and the very early bird registration is available through May 31.

There is an OpenNebula Training event in Madrid after the conference if you want to learn more about OpenNebula and cloud computing, or get the OpenNebula certification.

OpenNebula Conferences are vendor-neutral events focused on real-world practices and how to successfully implement open source in your cloud. They are education events that serve as a meeting point of cloud users, developers, administrators, integrators and researchers, featuring talks with real user experiences and use cases. They also include hands-on tutorials, lightning talks, and hacking sessions that provide an opportunity to discuss burning ideas, and meet face to face to discuss development. Previous speakers include Santander Bank, CentOS, European Space Agency, FermiLab, Puppet, Red Hat, BlackBerry, Telefonica,,Runtastic, Unity3D, Harvard University  and Citrix.

We are looking forward to welcoming you personally in Madrid!

OpenNebula Newsletter – April 2017

Latest news from the OpenNebula project, highlights from the community and the dissemination efforts carried out in the project this past month in this monthly edition of your favourite cloud management platform’s newsletter.

June is around the corner! The OpenNebulaConf US will take place on June 19-20 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. You can already check the agenda with keynotes by Akamai, Telefonica and Harvard, and still benefit from the early bird registration until 12th of May.

The following OpenNebula TechDays are drawing a lot of attention. Madrid (hosted by Telefonica), Sofia (hosted by Storpool) and Barcelona (hosted by CSUC) registrations are almost full, check the agendas if you are interested in attending.

Technology

OpenNebula new major release is almost in feature freeze, and the numerous new additions are being stabilized. The vCenter driver is getting a major revamp in terms of storage and network management (check out more details in this article), non persistent disks and storage quotas, as well as network creation, mean an important boost in vCenter support. These new features will enhance OpenNebula provisioning model over vCenter based infrastructures, increasing the already wide range of use cases that can be implemented.

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OpenNebula HA configuration in the front-end has been possible for quite a while. It currently relies on external components to ensure this HA, but the team decided that we may as well go all the way and implement HA natively in the OpenNebula front-end, implementing a consensus algorithm directly in the ‘oned’ core. The key improvement is the easier setup of the HA and the reduction of third party dependencies (no fencing, no corosync needed) and even more importantly, much less painful (in fact, completely ) failure recovery. Extensive testing is now performed on this functionality so you can add yet another 9 in your OpenNebula cloud availability!

More exciting features in 5.4 are: VM to VM and VM to Host affinity/antiaffinity using VM Groups, image persistency selection, modifiable semantics for permissions, IPv6 non SLAAC Address Ranges, Linked Clones support, improvements in monitoring drivers and much more!

Check out in the project’s development portal all the things we are still working on.

Community

Building a ecosystems is instrumental in the success of a open source project. Thanks to people interested in OpenNebula, the amount of use cases that can be built with OpenNebula keeps growing and growing.

For instance, Devuan support is now a reality in OpenNebula, with support packages that ensures a proper contextualization of this novel and refreshing linux distribution.

It is always with pleasure hearing how people learn about OpenNebula, and realize that we’d been making cloud computing easier for you for quite a while now. Also, and as always, we love to see our friends at NodeWeavers being so supportive all over this last years. Kudos!

We would like to thank everyone that is actively supporting new OpenNebula users (or more seasoned users) in our support forum. Your actions are extremely useful for the adoption of OpenNebula around the globe!

An indicator of the health of the development community is the number of open pull requests in the OpenNebula GitHub page. We do our best to review and incorporate those aligned with the OpenNebula roadmap. Thanks!

Outreach

The first US edition of the OpenNebulaConf is happening this 2017, as one of two OpenNebulaConf editions this year, one in US and the other in Europe. The US edition will take place on June 19-20 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the european edition will be held in Madrid, Spain, on October 23-24.

The next editions OpenNebula TechDays events of 2017 are shaping up as special ones for the agnda and expected turnout. Madrid (hosted by Telefonica), Sofia (hosted by Storpool) and Barcelona (hosted by CSUC) registrations are almost full, check the agendas if you are interested in attending. We will be publishing details about the venues shortly, we just leave here a picture of the Madrid venue by Telefonica which is in a privileged location.

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OpenNebula was present at the Enterprise at OSEN meetup, where people learn best practices as well as share with others their successes and failures with building open source products.

The OpenNebula team is going to feature a booth in both VMworlds this year. If you are going to attend, do not forget to come by the OpenNebula booth to see a live demo of the latest stable version of your favourite CMP:

  • VMworld 2017 US, August 27-31, Las Vegas, Mandalay Bay Hotel & Convention Center
  • VMworld 2017 Europe, September 11-14, Barcelona, Fira Gran Via

Also, check out the list of official training from OpenNebula Systems for this year. If you are new to OpenNebula, or want to improve you knowledge with an in-depth OpenNebula admin course, those are the dates and locations you need to keep in mind.

Remember that you can see slides and resources from past events in our Events page. We have also created a Slideshare account where you can see the slides from some of our recent presentations.

OpenNebula Conf 2017 US: Agenda Available

 

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The OpenNebula Project is proud to announce the first agenda and line-up of speakers for the fifth OpenNebula Conference to be held in Cambridge, MA from the 19 to the 20 of June 2017. Guided by your feedback from previous edition, we included more educational and community sessions to learn and do networking.

Keynotes

The agenda includes four keynote speakers:

Educational Sessions 

This year we will have two pre-conference tutorials:

We have also increased the number of educational contents with presentations from the OpenNebula team showing and demoing some of the most demanded features and latest integrations.

Community Sessions

We had a big response to the call for presentations. Thanks for submitting a talk proposal!. Although all submissions were of very high quality and merit, because this year we increased the educational contents we only have space for a few community presentations. Jordi Guijarro from CSUC,  Roy Keene from Knight Point and Hayley Swimelar from LINBIT will discuss their experiences and integrations with OpenNebula.

We will also have two Meet the Experts sessions providing an informal atmosphere where delegates can interact with experts who will give their undivided attention for knowledge, insight and networking; and a session for 5-minute lightning talksIf you would like to talk in these sessions, please contact us!

Besides its amazing talks, there are multiple goodies packed with the OpenNebulaConf registration. You are still in time for getting a good price deal for tickets. There is a 20% discount until May 12nd.

 

We are looking forward to welcoming you personally in Boston!

 

OpenNebula Newsletter – March 2017

This monthly newsletter features the latest developments in the OpenNebula project, highlights from the community and the dissemination efforts carried out in the project this past month.

As you may know, the first ever US edition of the OpenNebulaConf will take place on June 19-20 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Check out the keynotes by Akamai and Harvard, and reserve your seat in Boston! The complete agenda will be out in a few days.

Technology

OpenNebula 5.4 is going to place a new mark in cloud management excellence. A wealth of new features are being now stabilized, and that is what’s keeping the development team busy these days. As you know, the vCenter driver is getting a major revamp in terms of storage and network management (check out more details in this article). These new features will enhance OpenNebula provisioning model over vCenter based infrastructures, increasing the already wide range of use cases that can be implemented with your favourite Cloud Management Platform.

Let us lay down another set of features that are recent arrivals to the release:

  • Enhanced VM history logging
  • Image persistency selection
  • Modifiable semantics for permissions
  • IPv6 non SLAAC Address Ranges

.. and there will be more before the beta is released by the end of the month!

The team is particularly excited about the scheduler new ability of creating VM Groups with roles in which you can define affinity/anti affinity between VMs and virtualization hosts. This way OpenNebula supports use cases where VMs needs to be placed together for license issues, network performance reasons (place the DB and server together for instance), computational reasons or a wide range of other use cases. As usual, a picture speaks a thousand words. This feature has been sponsored by BlackBerry in the context of the Fund a Feature program.

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Check out in the project’s development portal all the things we are still working on.

Community

New advancements in the community are always a pleasure to review, it is the time to notice that the OpenNebula community is as supporting and caring as always. Newcomers surely feel the warmth of the support forum, where users, developers and integrators give their best to aid users with questions and problems about OpenNebula and really interesting use cases. We’d like to show this spirit with this thread, where people show their best to help use OpenNebula with resources from a hosting company. Way to go!

It is always a pleasure learning how OpenNebula is used in a wide range of industry niches and institutions, like it use in the Turin INFN science cloud. Building reliable and useful, real world clouds is our main goal all along!.

An excellent post describing the hybrid model and why is interesting for enterprises and institutions is featured in the OpenNebula blog this month. The hybrid model in OpenNebula is a native capability, which can leverage the traditional cloud promise: infrastructure elasticity.

The idea of combining resources of public cloud providers with private depending on the terms of execution, the need of more resources, an extra protection of the data, more or less security in services with sensitive information, etc. are some of the capabilities that this model has to answer.

NodeWeavers shows us how to create an OpenNebula cloud in record time. Whoa! Their portable cloud looks nifty indeed!

We are very proud to announce that OpenNebula is a key components of the recently announced Telefonica rendering of the CORD framework (R-Cord)! We believe this is an important step to develop resilient clouds to deliver residentials phone and cloud services to end users. The architecture of the solution can be found here and it is a good read for all people interested in cloud and NFVs.

Outreach

The OpenNebulaConf is the perfect spot to meet up with other cloud professionals and take the temperature of the cloud computing field (check the material of 2016 edition if you want to know more). The first US edition of the OpenNebulaConf is happening this 2017, as one of two OpenNebulaConf editions this year, one in US and the other in Europe. The US edition will take place on June 19-20 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the European edition will be held in Madrid, Spain, on October 23-24.

June is approaching fast! Have your seat prepared in Boston? If you are interested listening at what Harvard and Akamai have to say about their use of OpenNebula in their production infrastructures, then you need to move quickly and make sure that you get a place!

This past month members of the OpenNebula team went to Prague, and did the first test on the field of the new tutorial format where the cloud is deployed within a public cloud provider. This helped a lot for people with Windows or 32 bit laptops.

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The next TechDay will take place in Madrid, hosted by Telefonica,and the speakers line up look promising. Stay tuned if you are in the area since you may be interested in attending the hands-on and the talks.

The OpenNebula team is going to feature a booth in both VMworlds this year. If you are going to attend, do not forget to come by the OpenNebula booth to see a live demo of the latest stable version of your favourite CMP:

  • VMworld 2017 US, August 27-31, Las Vegas, Mandalay Bay Hotel & Convention Center
  • VMworld 2017 Europe, September 11-14, Barcelona, Fira Gran Via

Also, check out the list of official training from OpenNebula Systems for this year. If you are new to OpenNebula, or want to improve you knowledge with an in-depth OpenNebula admin course, those are the dates and locations you need to keep in mind.

Remember that you can see slides and resources from past events in our Events page. We have also created a Slideshare account where you can see the slides from some of our recent presentations.

OpenNebulaConf US 2017: CFP Deadline Extended


As you may already know, this year the fifth edition of OpenNebulaConf is taking place in Boston on June 19-20.  If you are willing to attend and can save now the date you can take advantage of a 40% discount in your Conf tickets until March 31st.

Thanks to everyone who has already submitted presentations for our first event in North America. Due to several requests for an extension of the deadline for the call for presentations, we will now be accepting submissions until this Wednesday, March 22nd.

We look forward to seeing you in Boston!