Musings on the Austin Summit

This is going to be a bit of a different summit recap than my previous ones. Since Steve Hardy has already posted an excellent summary of the major TripleO topics from this summit, I'm not going to duplicate all of that here.

Instead, this will be a more personally focused post, wherein I reflect on my experience at this summit and how it compared to previous ones. If that kind of navel-gazing sounds incredibly uninteresting, then you might want to pull the rip cord now. :-)

Undercloud Configuration Wizard

One of the first things a new user of TripleO has to do is write a configuration file for their undercloud. While this is not as complex as, say, writing a nova.conf, there is still some level of difficulty due to the need for consistency between different options, and some less than ideal overlap/inconsistency between the options themselves. In the interest of easing new users' introduction to TripleO as much as possible, I've written a tool to help create undercloud.conf.

Corporate Google Calendar in Thunderbird

Quite a while ago my corporate calendar got switched from an internally hosted system to THE CLOUD!!!!

Ahem. Sorry, my buzzword detector went off and I flinched and hit caps lock. Don't ask me how that resulted in all of the !'s. ;-)

Taking Advantage of Squid for TripleO Development

I did a post in the past about using caching and local mirrors to speed up TripleO development, but at this point TripleO has changed so much that pretty much everything in that post is completely outdated, so I thought it was time for another one about my current caching setup.

OVB Network Diagram and Update


It's been a while since my last OVB update, and I've been meaning to post a network diagram for quite a while now so I figured I would combine the two.

In general, the news is good. Not only have I continued to use OVB for my primary TripleO development environment, but I also know of at least a couple other people who have done successful deployments with OVB. There is also some serious planning going on around how to switch the TripleO CI cloud over to OVB to make it more flexible and maintainable.

Tokyo Summit - Upgrades and Containers

Another summit has come and gone, and I survived two trans-Pacific flights! A mere 16 hours of sleep when I got home is all it took to (mostly) get over the jet lag. :-)

But this isn't a travel blog, so you probably don't care about that. You want to know what's going on with OpenStack, at least from my perspective. If you don't care about that either, the back button is ^thataway^. Or maybe \/thataway\/ if you're on a mobile device.

QuintupleO is now OpenStack Virtual Baremetal

Because every decent project related to OpenStack has to go through at least one rename. ;-)

Actually there are practical reasons behind this rename. First, it turns out a lot of people think you're joking if you start talking about QuintupleO (and to be fair, the name started out as a very tongue-in-cheek thing). More importantly, OpenStack Virtual Baremetal has applications outside of just TripleO, which is a fact that tends to get lost in the Stack-ception of the old name.

Network Isolation in TripleO for Home Networks

Edit ( 2015-10-07): Some changes have happened recently in TripleO that have obsoleted the templates below. I've created a Git repo for the templates so it is easier to keep them up to date: The discussion below is still relevant, but the actual template snippets won't work in a current TripleO setup so they need to be replaced with the ones from Github.

Five Nines...of Spammers

It turns out I've had spammers registering accounts on this site for quite a while now. Fortunately, I require admin verification of any new accounts, so none of the spammers got anywhere. Unfortunately, I had failed to configure my email address, so I wasn't getting notified of any user registrations.

Multi-Host Devstack

As part of my continuing investigation into QuintupleO, I've been playing around with multi-node devstack to see how QuintupleO works across multiple compute hosts. The good news is that the answer is "quite well" (another blog post on that topic is probably needed as well), and since some of the devstack multi-host documentation I found through Google was a bit out of date, I thought I'd go ahead and post what I've been using for my devstack setup.


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