Here's what RDO enthusiasts have been writing about over the past week:

TripleO deep dive session #3 (Overcloud deployment debugging) by Carlos Camacho

This is the third video from a series of “Deep Dive” sessions related to TripleO deployments.

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How connection tracking in Open vSwitch helps OpenStack performance by Jiri Benc

By introducing a connection tracking feature in Open vSwitch, thanks to the latest Linux kernel, we greatly simplified the maze of virtual network interfaces on OpenStack compute nodes and improved its networking performance. This feature will appear soon in Red Hat OpenStack Platform.

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Introduction to Red Hat OpenStack Platform Director by Marcos Garcia

Those familiar with OpenStack already know that deployment has historically been a bit challenging. That’s mainly because deployment includes a lot more than just getting the software installed – it’s about architecting your platform to use existing infrastructure as well as planning for future scalability and flexibility. OpenStack is designed to be a massively scalable platform, with distributed components on a shared message bus and database backend. For most deployments, this distributed architecture consists of Controller nodes for cluster management, resource orchestration, and networking services, Compute nodes where the virtual machines (the workloads) are executed, and Storage nodes where persistent storage is managed.

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Cinder Active-Active HA – Newton mid-cycle by Gorka Eguileor

Last week took place the OpenStack Cinder mid-cycle sprint in Fort Collins, and on the first day we discussed the Active-Active HA effort that’s been going on for a while now and the plans for the future. This is a summary of that session.

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