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Using Grub 2 as a bootloader for Xen PV guests

Background: Introduction to Xen PV Bootloaders

In the very early days of Xen it was necessary for the host (domain 0)
administrator to explicitly supply a kernel (and perhaps initial
ramdisk) from the domain 0 filesystem in order to start a new guest.

This mostly worked and for some use cases, i.e. those where the host
admin wants very strict control over what each guest runs, was
desirable and remains so today.

Running Nova-Docker on OpenStack Juno (CentOS 7)

Recently Filip Krikava made a fork on github and created a Juno branch using the latest commit +Fix the problem when an image is not located in the local docker image registry ( https://github.com/fikovnik/nova-docker/commit/016cc98e2f8950ae3bf5e27912be20c52fc9e40e )

Xen Project 4.5 Release Candidate 4 Test Day on December 17, 2014

Our Last Scheduled 4.5 Release Candidate Testing is on Wednesday

TestDay

The Test Day for 4.5 RC4 has been set for this Wednesday, December 17, 2014.

Test Days insure that the upcoming release is ready for production. It also allows all users to test out the upcoming release in their own environment.

Xen Project Contributor Training

A few weeks ago, I went onto a road trip to China with the aim to meet Xen Project users as well as contributors. When I was planning the trip, it became apparent that many of the developers in China are new to the project and had difficulties with Xen Project governance and how the project operated. As we also have had issues with increasing code review times due to a large influx of new developers, I put together some comprehensive training package targeted at new community members.

4.5 RC3 Test Day on Thursday December 4, 2014

Our Next Round of 4.5 Release Candidate Testing is on Thursday

TestDay

The Test Day for 4.5 RC3 has been set for this Thursday, December 4, 2014.

Test Days insure that the upcoming release is ready for production. It also allows power users to test out the upcoming release in their own environment.

Using Xen Project on OpenStack “Juno” via Libvirt

By Xing Lin

This document describes steps I took to setup a compute node based on Ubuntu 14.04 for OpenStack “juno”, using the Xen Project via libvirt approach. Openstack does not support this approach well as it is in Group C of the hypervisor support matrix for Openstack. You can hardly find any tutorial online describing this approach and this might be the first. Let’s get started!

Xen Project User Summit 2014 Videos Now Available

The Year’s Biggest Xen Project User Event Now Available at Your Desk or On Your Phone

You didn’t make it to this year’s Xen Project User Summit in New York City?  Or you didn’t catch all the sessions you wanted to see because of scheduling conflicts (it happens when you have too much of a good thing…)?  Don’t fret; you can catch up on the action on a computer, tablet, or phone near you!

Xen Project 4.5 RC2 Test Day is November 13

Join in the Next Round of 4.5 Release Candidate Testing on Thursday

TestDay

The Test Day for 4.5 RC2 has been set for this Thursday, November 13, 2014.

Test Days insure that the upcoming release is ready for production.  It also allows power users to test out the upcoming release in their own environment.

LVMiSCSI cinder backend for RDO Juno on CentOS 7

Current post follows up http://lxer.com/module/newswire/view/207415/index.html RDO Juno has been intalled on Controller and Compute nodes via packstack as described in link @lxer.com. iSCSI initiator implementation on CentOS 7 differs significantly from CentOS 6.5 and is based on  CLI utility targetcli and service target.  With Enterprise Linux 7, both Red Hat and CentOS, there is a big change in the management of iSCSI targets.Software run as part of the standard systemd structure.

RDO Juno Set up Two Real Node (Controller+Compute) Gluster 3.5.2 Cluster ML2&OVS&VXLAN on CentOS 7

Post bellow follows up http://cloudssky.com/en/blog/RDO-OpenStack-Juno-ML2-VXLAN-2-Node-Deployment-On-CentOS-7-With-Packstack/ however answer file provided here allows in single run create Controller && Compute Node.Based oh RDO Juno release as of 10/27/2014 it doesn’t require creating OVS bridge br-ex and OVS port enp2s0 on Compute Node. It also doesn’t install nova-compute service on Controller.

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