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Google Hangout, Test Day, Events

There's several upcoming events that I want to tell you about. Wherever you are in the world, there's probably one nearby.

With the Havana milestone 3 due out the week of September 9th, we're planning to have an RDO Test Day on September 10th and 11th (to cover various time zones) where we can put it through its paces. The details of that test day will be at as they become available, including what you'll need in order to participate.

And, since we've noticed that a large percentage of questions on the RDO Forum - - are focused on networking, we're planning to have a Google Hangout on September 24th, at 12pm Eastern time, (9am Pacific, 17:00 GMT, for your local timezone.) You can see the hangout details, and let us know you're coming, at

Conferences and Meetups

There are so many events around OpenStack that it's hard to keep track of them all. We've put a page at for events where you're likely to encounter people from the RDO community, and we'd love it if you'd add your events there (it's a wiki!) or let us know that you're going to be there too.

Here's some of the events that are coming up in the next few months.

The SFBay OpenStack Meetup will be held September 10, at 6:30 at EVault HQ in San Francisco. You can get more details at

LinuxCon North America will be held in New Orleans, September 16-18. More details can be found at I'll be there, as will a number of members of the RDO community, and we'd love to talk with you over a beer about what you're doing with RDO. Please drop me a line ( if you'll be there.

LinuxCon Europe - - will be held in Edinburgh, October 21-23, and the KVM Forum - - will be colocated there, so there will be lots of RDO and OpenStack activity that week. So, if you're on that side of the world, come see us there!

And, it's still a ways out, but the OpenStack Summit in Hong Kong (November 5-8) - - is getting ever closer. If you're planning to be there, please plan to stop by our booth and say hello. We're hoping to do some interviews about how you're using RDO in your company, so if you're willing to partcipate in that, do let us know.


We've noticed a lot of great articles this month, both on the RDO site and elsewhere, about various details of deploying OpenStack with RDO. Here's a few of them, but we also mention these on Twitter (@RDOCommunity) whenever we come across them.

Load Balacing OpenStack API Services - This guide will show how to manually deploy additional OpenStack controller nodes and configure HAProxy to load-balance each OpenStack API service.

Using GRE Tenant Networks - Using GRE tunnels as tenant networks in Neutron avoids the need for a network interface connected to a switch configured to trunk a range of VLANs. Here are simple instructions for taking advantage of GRE for tenant networks.

Installing OpenStack (Grizzly) on CentOS 6.4 with Packstack of - This article is in Japanese, and walks through the process of standing up an OpenStack cloud in CentOS.

OpenStack PackStack installation with external conectivity - "With a lot of help and education from Perry Myers and Terry Wilson on Red Hat’s RDO team I was able to make a few modifications to the packstack installation to allow a user to use the packstack installation with –allinone and have external access to the instances launched on the host."

Sandro Mathys has provided a great writeup of avoiding some of the common pitfalls when installing the latest OpenStack (code name Havana) on Fedora 19. You can read that at

Finally, Dave just posted list of recent articles and blog posts to the RDO forum at

If you come across useful articles, please let us know on @RDOCommunity, or post links on the RDO Forum, at

In Closing

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