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OpenStack* Enhanced Platform Awareness

Enhanced Platform Awareness (EPA) relies on a set of OpenStack Nova* features called Host Aggregates and Availability Zones. The Nova scheduler uses these objects to determine which host a guest should be launched on based on the capabilities of the host and the requested features of the virtual machine (VM). This article demonstrate how EPA can be used by the operator in OpenStack deployments and by developers to add more filters. Along the way we will try to unlock the mysteries behind Flavors, Host Aggregates, and Availability Zones and help to enable EPA in your lab.
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  • Ubuntu 15.04 Provides Openstack Kilo Preinstalled for Easier Deployments on ONP Servers

    The folks here at Intel see me as a bit of an Ubuntu fanboy.  For the most part, I spend a lot of time in the lab working on the ONP Server using CentOS.   For me, it is less about being an Ubuntu fan and more about using a platform that is easier choice for Openstack developers.    I recently had an opportunity to peel off an extra ONP Server and install the new Ubuntu 15.04 to have a look.  

    Using Multiple Backends in Openstack Swift

    OpenStack Swift is a highly available, distributed, eventually consistent object/blob store. Object Storage is ideal for cost effective, scale-out storage. It provides a fully distributed, API-accessible storage platform that can be integrated directly into applications or used for backup, archiving, and data retention. For more information please refer http://docs.openstack.org/developer/swift/.

    Experimenting with OpenStack* Sahara* on Docker* Containers

    Docker* is an emerging technology that has become very popular recently in the market. It provides a flexible architecture to deploy applications. OpenStack* is another hot technology on the market. It has been available for several years, became more stable and also added more features support in recent releases.

    Intel's baremetal provisioning patch for DevStack

    OpenStack employs DevStack for integration testing and development purposes. In previous iterations of DevStack, baremetal provisioning was only simulated via Ironic by having physical machines replaced with virtual machines. 

    With recent patches supplied by Intel, the ability to test/tryout baremetal provisioning is more simple and easy.  Previously DevStack could only support Ironic configuration using the pxe_ssh driver.  Patches have now made the agent_ipmitool driver available as well. Rapid baremetal setup is now much easier with this additional DevStack support.

    Physical server provisioning with OpenStack*

    This article explores the internal details of provisioning a physical machine using OpenStack*. Steps for setting up OpenStack are included, and no special hardware is required to begin use. If you already use OpenStack, follow these instructions using the hardware you currently have. If you are new to OpenStack, you will need a commodity access switch and two physical servers with ports connected to a switch that is on the same VLAN or broadcast domain.

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