Here's what RDO engineers have been writing about over the past week.

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!

Booting cloud images with libvirt, by Lars Kellogg-Stedman

Most major distributions now provide "cloud-enabled" images designed for use in cloud environments like OpenStack and AWS. These images are usually differentiated by (a) being relatively small, and (b) running cloud-init at boot to perform initial system configuration tasks using metadata provided by the cloud environment.

… read more at http://tm3.org/blog107

Writing a new OpenStack Puppet module, by Emilien Macchi

As OpenStack matures as a solution, there is a growing need to effectively deploy OpenStack in a prescriptive manner.

… read more at http://tm3.org/blog108

The Different Facets of OpenStack HA, by Russell Bryant

Last October, I wrote about a particular aspect of providing HA for workloads running on OpenStack. The HA problem space for OpenStack is much more broad than what was addressed there. There has been a lot of work around HA for the OpenStack services themselves. The problems for OpenStack services seem to be pretty well understood.

… read more at http://tm3.org/blog109

Testing Horizon git snapshots, by Matthias Runge

One of the cool things in Horizon is, one can easily try newest things out. This assumes, you already have an OpenStack installation available somewhere.

… read more at http://tm3.org/blog110