Here's what RDO enthusiasts have been blogging about in the last few days.

RDO Newton Released by Rich Bowen

The RDO community is pleased to announce the general availability of the RDO build for OpenStack Newton for RPM-based distributions, CentOS Linux 7 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. RDO is suitable for building private, public, and hybrid clouds. Newton is the 14th release from the OpenStack project, which is the work of more than 2700 contributors from around the world (source).

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How to run Rally on Packstack environment by mkopec

Rally is a benchmarking tool that automates and unifies multi-node OpenStack deployment, cloud verification, benchmarking & profiling. For OpenStack deployment I used packstack tool.

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TripleO Composable Services 101 by Steve Hardy

Over the newton cycle, we've been working very hard on a major refactor of our heat templates and puppet manifiests, such that a much more granular and flexible "Composable Services" pattern is followed throughout our implementation.It's been a lot of work, but it's been a frequently requested feature for some time, so I'm excited to be in a position to say it's complete for Newton (kudos to everyone involved in making that happen!) :)This post aims to provide an introduction to this work, an overview of how it works under the hood, some simple usage examples and a roadmap for some related follow-on work.

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TripleO composable/custom roles by Steve Hardy

This is a follow-up to my previous post outlining the new composable services interfaces , which covered the basics of the new for Newton composable services model.The final piece of the composability model we've been developing this cycle is the ability to deploy user-defined custom roles, in addition to (or even instead of) the built in TripleO roles (where a role is a group of servers, e.g "Controller", which runs some combination of services).What follows is an overview of this new functionality, the primary interfaces, and some usage examples and a summary of future planned work.

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Ceph/RDO meetup in Barcelona at OpenStack Summit by Rich Bowen

If you'll be in Barcelona later this month for OpenStack Summit, join us for an evening with RDO and Ceph.

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Translating Between RDO/RHOS and upstream releases Redux by Adam Young

I posted this once before, but we’ve moved on a bit since then. So, an update.

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