Here's what RDO enthusiasts 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!

OpenStack’s Volume Backup Status by Gorka Eguileor

When working in the Cloud the idea of doing backups like in the old days may seen counter intuitive. After all, the main reasons for having backups are recovering data after it’s lost, by deletion or corruption, and recovering it from an earlier time, and you have those covered with fast volume snapshots and the use of fault tolerant back-ends like Ceph, that replicate data, for your volumes. So, why would you still need old school backups?

… read more at http://tm3.org/x

A fresh look for the oVirt Administrator Portal Dashboard by Liz Blanchard

In the next major release of oVirt, we have been putting some thought into updating the Dashboard for the Administrator Portal. The goal for this update would be to allow admins to quickly glance at the state of their environment, see the metrics that are most important to them, and then jump off to dig even deeper from there.

… read more at http://tm3.org/y

Heat-kubernetes Demo with Autoscaling by Lars Kellogg-Stedman

Next week is the Red Hat Summit in Boston, and I'll be taking part in a Project Atomic presentation in which I will discuss various (well, two) options for deploying Atomic into an OpenStack environment, focusing on my heat-kubernetes templates.

… read more at http://tm3.org/z

Puppet Module Functional Testing with Vagrant, OpenStack and Beaker by Emilien Macchi

During the last OpenStack Summit, I had the pleasure to participate to the Infra sessions and we agreed at how to make functional testing for both Puppet OpenStack and Puppet Infra modules, which is a real proof of collaboration between both groups.

… read more at http://tm3.org/-

Cinder Volume Back Up Automation by Gorka Eguileor

In my previous post on OpenStack’s volume backups I gave an overview of Cinder’s Backup service current status and I mentioned that some of the limitations that currently exist could be easily overcome scripting a helper tool. In this post I’m going to explain different options to create such a script and provide one as a sample/reference.

… read more at http://tm3.org/10

OpenStack Networking without DHCP by Lars Kellogg-Stedman

In an OpenStack environment, cloud-init generally fetches information from the metadata service provided by Nova. It also has support for reading this information from a configuration drive, which under OpenStack means a virtual CD-ROM device attached to your instance containing the same information that would normally be available via the metadata service.

… read more at http://tm3.org/11

Switching to Dashboard Spice Console in RDO Kilo on Fedora 22 (Update) by Boris Derzhavets

(an update to the earlier post about using Spice Console in RDO)

… read more at http://tm3.org/w