CentOS Cloud SIG Quarterly Report

Wednesday , 2, January 2019 Leave a comment

01 September 2018 - 31 November 2018

Purpose

Packaging and maintaining different FOSS based Private cloud infrastructure applications that one can install and run natively on CentOS.

https://wiki.centos.org/SpecialInterestGroup/Cloud

Membership Update

We are always looking for new members, especially representation from other cloud technologies.

The SIG agreed to replace the inactive SIG Chair, Kushal Das, with new chair Rain Leander, at the recent SIG gathering at CERN, in October.

No SIG members have been added in this quarter. However, the SIG membership list was updated on the SIG wiki page to reflect reality.

Releases and Packages

RDO

Aug 27 - Aug 31 Rocky Release https://blogs.rdoproject.org/2018/09/rdo-rocky-released/

Interesting features in the Rocky release include:

  • New neutron ML2 driver networking-ansible has been included in RDO. This module abstracts management and interaction with switching hardware to Ansible Networking.
  • Swift3 has been moved to swift package as the “s3api” middleware.

Other improvements include:

  • Metalsmith is now included in RDO. This is a simple tool to provision bare metal machines using ironic, glance and neutron.

The full release notes are at https://releases.openstack.org/rocky/highlights.html

Sep 10 - Sep 14 Stein Release Project Team Gathering

Oct 22 - Oct 26 Stein-1 milestone

Health and Activity

The Cloud SIG remains fairly healthy. However, it is still, for the most part, a monoculture containing only OpenStack.

In recent days, CloudStack has indicated an interest in once again participating in the SIG, with an eye towards providing CloudStack 4.11.2.0 rpms, and having more visibility in CentOS 8, in particular, once that is released.

Currently OpenStack group is focusing in preparing CentOS 8 support (E.g: python3, podman) through a fork of Fedora 28. This repository is used in upstream and downstream CI to reduce the gap as much as possible when CentOS 8 will be available.

Issues for the Board

We have no issues to bring to the board’s attention at this time.

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