It's been a little while since we've posted a roundup of blogposts around RDO, and you all have been rather prolific in the past month!

Here's what we as a community have been talking about:

Hooroo! Australia bids farewell to incredible OpenStack Summit by August Simonelli, Technical Marketing Manager, Cloud

We have reached the end of another successful and exciting OpenStack Summit. Sydney did not disappoint giving attendees a wonderful show of weather ranging from rain and wind to bright, brilliant sunshine. The running joke was that Sydney was, again, just trying to be like Melbourne. Most locals will get that joke, and hopefully now some of our international visitors do, too!

Read more at http://redhatstackblog.redhat.com/2017/11/16/hooroo-australia-bids-farewell-to-incredible-openstack-summit/

Build your Software Defined Data Center with Red Hat CloudForms and Openstack – part 2 by Michele Naldini

Welcome back, here we will continue with the second part of my post, where we will work with Red Hat Cloudforms. If you remember, in our first post we spoke about Red Hat OpenStack Platform 11 (RHOSP). In addition to the blog article, at the end of this article is also a demo video I created to show to our customers/partners how they can build a fully automated software data center.

Read more at https://developers.redhat.com/blog/2017/11/02/build-software-defined-data-center-red-hat-cloudforms-openstack/

Build your Software Defined Data Center with Red Hat CloudForms and Openstack – part 1 by Michele Naldini

In this blog, I would like to show you how you can create your fully software-defined data center with two amazing Red Hat products: Red Hat OpenStack Platform and Red Hat CloudForms. Because of the length of this article, I have broken this down into two parts.

Read more at https://developers.redhat.com/blog/2017/11/02/build-software-defined-data-center-red-hat-cloudforms-openstack-2/

G’Day OpenStack! by August Simonelli, Technical Marketing Manager, Cloud

In less than one week the OpenStack Summit is coming to Sydney! For those of us in the Australia/New Zealand (ANZ) region this is a very exciting time as we get to showcase our local OpenStack talents and successes. This summit will feature Australia’s largest banks, telcos, and enterprises and show the world how they have adopted, adapted, and succeeded with Open Source software and OpenStack.

Read more at http://redhatstackblog.redhat.com/2017/10/30/gday-openstack/

Restarting your TripleO hypervisor will break cinder volume service thus the overcloud pingtest by Carlos Camacho

I don’t usualy restart my hypervisor, today I had to install LVM2 and virsh stopped to work so a restart was required, once the VMs were up and running the overcloud pingtest failed as cinder was not able to start.

Read more at http://anstack.github.io/blog/2017/10/30/restarting-your-tripleo-hypervisor-will-break-cinder.html

CERN CentOS Dojo, Part 4 of 4, Geneva by rbowen

On Friday evening, I went downtown Geneva with several of my colleagues and various people that had attended the event.

Read more at http://drbacchus.com/cern-centos-dojo-part-4-of-4-geneva/

CERN CentOS Dojo, part 3 of 4: Friday Dojo by rbowen

On Friday, I attended the CentOS Dojo at CERN, in Meyrin Switzerland.

Read more at http://drbacchus.com/cern-centos-dojo-part-3-of-4-friday-dojo/

CERN Centos Dojo, event report: 2 of 4 – CERN tours by rbowen

The second half of Thursday was where we got to geek out and tour various parts of CERN.

Read more at http://drbacchus.com/cern-centos-dojo-cern-tours/

CERN Centos Dojo 2017, Event Report (1 of 4): Thursday Meeting by rbowen

On Thursday, prior to the main event, a smaller group of CentOS core community got together for some deep-dive discussions around the coming challenges that the project is facing, and constructive ways to address them.

Read more at http://drbacchus.com/cern-centos-dojo-2017-thursday/

CERN Centos Dojo 2017, Event report (0 of 4) by rbowen

For the last few days I’ve been in Geneva for the CentOS dojo at CERN.

Read more at http://drbacchus.com/cern-centos-dojo-2017/

Using Ansible Openstack modules on CentOS 7 by Fabian Arrotin

Suppose that you have a RDO/Openstack cloud already in place, but that you'd want to automate some operations : what can you do ? On my side, I already mentioned that I used puppet to deploy initial clouds, but I still prefer Ansible myself when having to launch ad-hoc tasks, or even change configuration[s]. It's particulary true for our CI environment where we run "agentless" so all configuration changes happen through Ansible.

Read more at https://arrfab.net/posts/2017/Oct/11/using-ansible-openstack-modules-on-centos-7/

Using Falcon to cleanup Satellite host records that belong to terminated OSP instances by Simeon Debreceni

In an environment where OpenStack instances are automatically subscribed to Satellite, it is important that Satellite is notified of terminated instances so that is can safely delete its host record. Not doing so will:

Read more at https://developers.redhat.com/blog/2017/10/06/using-falcon-cleanup-satellite-host-records-belong-terminated-osp-instances/

My interview with Cool Python Codes by Julien Danjou

A few days ago, I was contacted by Godson Rapture from Cool Python codes to answer a few questions about what I work on in open source. Godson regularly interviews developers and I invite you to check out his website!

Read more at https://julien.danjou.info/blog/2017/interview-coolpythoncodes

Using Red Hat OpenStack Platform director to deploy co-located Ceph storage – Part Two by Dan Macpherson, Principal Technical Writer

Previously we learned all about the benefits in placing Ceph storage services directly on compute nodes in a co-located fashion. This time, we dive deep into the deployment templates to see how an actual deployment comes together and then test the results!

Read more at http://redhatstackblog.redhat.com/2017/10/04/using-red-hat-openstack-platform-director-to-deploy-co-located-ceph-storage-part-two/

Using Red Hat OpenStack Platform director to deploy co-located Ceph storage – Part One by Dan Macpherson, Principal Technical Writer

An exciting new feature in Red Hat OpenStack Platform 11 is full Red Hat OpenStack Platform director support for deploying Red Hat Ceph storage directly on your overcloud compute nodes. Often called hyperconverged, or HCI (for Hyperconverged Infrastructure), this deployment model places the Red Hat Ceph Storage Object Storage Daemons (OSDs) and storage pools directly on the compute nodes.

Read more at http://redhatstackblog.redhat.com/2017/10/02/using-red-hat-openstack-director-to-deploy-co-located-ceph-storage-part-one/