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OpenStack Community Weekly Newsletter (May 24-31)


     Havana-1 development milestone available

The first milestone of the Havana development cycle, "havana-1? is now available for Keystone, Glance, Nova, Horizon, Networking, Cinder, Ceilometer, and Heat. It contains all the new features that have been added since the Grizzly pre-release Feature Freeze in March. Including the oslo libraries, 63 blueprints were implemented and 671 bugs were fixed during this milestone. The next development milestone, havana-2, is scheduled for July 18th. Further details by Julien Danjou for Ceilometer <http://julien.danjou.info/blog/2013/openstack-ceilometer-havana-1-milestone-released>

     The challenge of the network

Lorin Hochstein <http://lorinhochstein.wordpress.com/> shared a very detailed story about debugging the network in OpenStack-powered instances. The story starts with a familiar message: I can't connect to the instance. Hopefully his story will be shared by generations of new OpenStack users and become legend.

     Travel less, save more: introducing the OpenStack volume affinity

It is a common desire to have some storage space associated with an instance running on cloud. It is also a common desire to have access to it be as fast as possible. OpenStack doesn't provide a way to fine-tune this particular option out of the box. Mirantis engineer Alexey Ovchinnikov <http://www.mirantis.com/author/alexey-ovchinnikov/> discusses how Mirantis implemented just such an extension, what roadblocks have already been encountered, and what problems one may encounter when using it.

     OpenStack leaders learning by humility, doing and being good

Director Rob Hirschfeld <http://robhirschfeld.com/> shares his thoughts about OpenStack leadership, open source collaboration and community. What are your thoughts on the matter?

     Notes from Board Meeting -- May 30th

The OpenStack Foundation Board of Directors had a telephone meeting on May 30^th at 9:00am PDT/1600 UTC. The meeting lasted just about 2 hours, but the Board ran through quite a few updates and short discussions on a number of topics. The board approved and published the minutes for previous meeting on the <https://the/>wiki <https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Governance/Foundation/14Apr2013BoardMinutes>. Executive director Jonathan Bryce has published a brief recap of May 3oth meeting.

   Tips 'n Tricks

 * By Jay Pipes <http://www.joinfu.com/>: Quick Gerrit review reminder
   on inline comments
 * By Sébastien Han <http://sebastien-han.fr/>: Grizzly Nova: what's
   new in the API CLI?

   Security Issues

 * Missing expiration check in Keystone PKI tokens validation

   Upcoming Events

 * OpenStack Rocks in Poland
   <http://www.meetup.com/OpenStack-User-Group-Poland/events/119500792/> Jun
   06, 2013 -- Szczecin, Poland Details
 * OpenStack Meetup Chennai
   <http://www.meetup.com/Indian-OpenStack-User-Group/events/120677342/> Jun
   08, 2013 -- Chennai, India Details
 * Cloud Expo East 2013 <http://www.cloudcomputingexpo.com/> Jun 10 --
   13, 2013 -- New York City, NY Details
 * OpenStack meeting in Munich
   <http://www.meetup.com/openstack-de/events/109700562/> Jun 11, 2013
   -- Munich, Germany Details
 * DatacenterDynamics Converged
   Jun 11, 2013 -- Paris, France Details
 * GigaOM Structure <http://event.gigaom.com/structure/> Jun 19 -- 20,
   2013 -- San Francisco, CA Details <http://event.gigaom.com/structure/>
 * Openstack a mezza scala!
   <http://www.meetup.com/OpenStack-User-Group-Italia/events/101619052/> Jun
   20, 2013 -- Milano, Italy Details
 * OpenStack DevCamp Essen
   <https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/DevCamp/EssenGermany2013> Jun 21 --
   23, 2013 -- Essen, Germany Details
 * PyCon Australia -- OpenStack Miniconf
   <http://2013.pycon-au.org/programme/schedule/friday> Jul 05, 2013 --
   Hobart, Australia Details
 * OSCON 2013 <http://www.oscon.com/oscon2013> Jul 22 -- 26, 2013 --
   Portland, OR Details <http://www.oscon.com/oscon2013>

   Reports from Previous Events

 * Report: May month OpenStack meetup,Bangalore, India

   Other News

 * Stacker Voices: Russell Bryant, Red Hat
 * Mark McLoughlin <http://blogs.gnome.org/markmc>'s recap of April
   14th OpenStack Foundation Board Meeting
 * OpenStack Project Meeting:Summary
   and full logs

   Welcome New Developers

 * Zhou Xing, IBM
 * Jan Provaznik, Redhat
 * Yang Lei, IBM
 * Simon Pasquier, None
 * Chang Bo Guo, IBM
 * Roman Bogorodskiy, Mirantis

   Got answers?

Ask OpenStack <https://ask.openstack.org/> is the go-to destination for OpenStack users. Interesting questions waiting for answers:

 * What's the recommended way to snapshot images for cloud-init?
 * Are there plans (or a specific timeframe) to OAuth/OpenID Connect
   support in OpenStack APIs?
 * How to setup security groups for IPv6 with nova-network?
 * How does quantum (network-type: vlan) configure ESX-host VMs?
 * Migrating Images from Diablo to Folsom.
 * Can Openstack control VM's network bandwidth right now?
 * Is it possible to access VMs in OpenStack cloud with VMware vSphere?
 * Why do ebtables rules with share_dhcp_address block arp traffic?
 * Is it possibile to create a quantum network with single nic card?

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