October 2016 RDO Community Newsletter

Thanks for being part of the RDO community!

Upcoming Events

There's several events on the horizon that you should be aware of.

LinuxCon Berlin

This week, LinuxCon Europe will be held in Berlin, Germany, and RDO will be there. Drop by the Red Hat booth for RDO stickers, and to find out more about RDO and OpenStack. Christian Schwede will be speaking about OpenStack Swift, and will be available at the booth afterwards to answer your questions. If you can't make it to Berlin, you can watch the live video feed of the keynotes.

OpenStack Summit and the RDO Community Meetup

In just a few weeks, many of us will be in Barcelona for the OpenStack Summit. The summit, which will be held on October 25th through 28th, is where we will celebrate the Newton release, and begin planning for the Ocata release.

While there, we'll be having the RDO community meetup, in conjunction with the Ceph community. We'll be gathering at the Barcelona Princess on Tuesday evening, the 25th, from 5pm to 8pm, for presentations about RDO and Ceph, as well as light refreshments and drinks. If you have something you'd like to present on for 5-10 minutes, please get in touch with me as soon as possible.

We're also pleased to note that over 40 of our colleagues in the RDO project have talks accepted at the Summit, on a wide variety of topics, many directly related to their work on RDO.

And we'll be in the Red Hat booth in the main exhibit hall. Come get your RDO duck.

Meetups and other community events

Other RDO events, including the many OpenStack meetups around the world, are always listed at http://rdoproject.org/events If you have an RDO-related event, please feel free to add it by submitting a pull request to https://github.com/rbowen/rh-events/blob/master/2016/RDO-Meetups.yml

Mailing list catch-up

In case you missed it, here's a few highlights from rdo-list that you may have missed.

As always, you can look through the history of the discussion in the archives and jump into any thread through that interface.

Blog Posts

The RDO community has numerous prolific bloggers who keep us updated on the state of development in the OpenStack world. Here's some of the great blog posts over the past month.

Our Cloud in Liberty by Tim Bell

The upgrade to Liberty for the CERN cloud was completed at the end of August. Working with the upstream OpenStack, Puppet and RDO communities, this went pretty smoothly without any issues so there is no significant advice to report.

Read more at http://tm3.org/bc

Red Hat OpenStack Platform and Tesora Database-as-a-Service Platform: What’s New by Rob Young, Principal Product Manager, Red Hat

As OpenStack users build or migrate more applications and services for private cloud deployment, users are expanding their plans for how these deployments will be serviced by non-core, emerging components.

Read more at http://tm3.org/b6

Integrating Red Hat Virtualization and Red Hat OpenStack Platform with Neutron Networking by CaptainKVM

As applications are designed, redesigned, or even simply thought about at a high level, we frequently think about technical barriers along side business needs.

Read more at http://tm3.org/b7

Complex data transformations with nested Heat intrinsic functions by Steve Hardy

Disclaimer, what follows is either pretty neat, or pure-evil depending your your viewpoint ;) But it's based on a real use-case and it works, so I'm posting this to document the approach, why it's needed, and hopefully stimulate some discussion around optimizations leading to a improved/simplified implementation in the future.

… read more at http://tm3.org/9y

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 9 is here! So what’s new? by Marcos Garcia

This week we released the latest version of our OpenStack product, Red Hat OpenStack Platform 9. This release contains more than 500 downstream enhancements, bug fixes, documentation changes, and security updates.

… read more at http://tm3.org/9z

Follow the http://rdoproject.org/blog/ for weekly updates of our community's blogging.

Community meetings

Every Wednesday at 15:00 UTC, we have the weekly RDO community meeting on the #RDO channel on Freenode IRC. And at 15:00 UTC Thursdays, we have the CentOS Cloud SIG Meeting on #centos-devel.

Keep in touch

There's lots of ways to stay in in touch with what's going on in the RDO community. The best ways are …


Mailing Lists:


  • IRC - #rdo on Freenode.irc.net
  • Puppet module development - #rdo-puppet

Social Media

Thanks again for being part of the RDO community!