Here's what RDO engineers have been writing about over the holiday break.

If you're writing about RDO, or about OpenStack on CentOS, Fedora or RHEL, and you're not on my list, please let me know!

IBM and Red Hat Join Forces to Power Enterprise Virtualization, by Adam Jollans

IBM and Red Hat have been teaming up for years. Today, Red Hat and IBM are announcing a new collaboration to bring Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization to IBM’s next-generation Power Systems through Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization for Power.

… read more at http://tm3.org/blog76

Accessing the serial console of your Nova servers, by Lars Kellogg-Stedman

One of the new features available in the Juno release of OpenStack is support for serial console access to your Nova servers. This post looks into how to configure the serial console feature and then how to access the serial consoles of your Nova servers.

… read more at http://tm3.org/blog77

Rhones-Alpes meetup summary, by Flavio Percoco

I love meetups. They are a more intimate moment for local communities to get closer, interact and dive into topics related to the main focus of the meetup group. I organize myself 3 meetups in Milan and I really enjoy the opportunity to get to know local people and learn from them. However, it's also really important to participate in and learn from other non-local communities. Therefore, I'm always looking forward to attend - and hopefully talk - in other meetups around my continent - going to other continents for a meetup would be harder to afford.

… read more at http://tm3.org/blog78

Juno Advanced Routing Compatibility, by Assaf Muller

Juno has introduced two new Neutron, routing related features: High availability of virtual routers, and distributed routing.

… read more at http://tm3.org/blog80

Building a minimal web server for testing Kubernetes, by Lars Kellogg-Stedman

I have recently been doing some work with Kubernetes, and wanted to put together a minimal image with which I could test service and pod deployment. Size in this case was critical: I wanted something that would download quickly when initially deployed, because I am often setting up and tearing down Kubernetes as part of my testing (and some of my test environments have poor external bandwidth).

… read more at http://tm3.org/blog81