Posts Tagged ‘ubuntu-planet’

Ensemble Cloud Community Meeting

// April 12th, 2011 // Comments Off // Uncategorized

Ensemble is an exciting new cloud technology innovated by Ubuntu. If you’re curious what it does (I bet you are) it is a service orchestration framework with focus on rapid cloud deployment. That is to say, it allows one to rapidly deploy cloud instances, bootstrap them, install software on them, configure them as well as link them all together to provide you (as a sys-admin or DevOp) with an end-user facing high-level “service” (Load Balanced CMS with sharded Database, Multinode email service installation…etc). Ensemble has been compared to being APT for the cloud! Now does that sound interesting, it sure is if you ask me! Welcome to next generation Linux infrastructure automation.

If that got you interested, be sure to attend the weekly IRC meeting on Wed 18:00-UTC on #ubuntu-cloud
Feel free to tweet/dent and spread this around the globe. Got feedback? Leave me comments on cloud.ubuntu.com or on my blog

Ensemble Cloud Community Meeting

// April 12th, 2011 // Comments Off // Uncategorized

Ensemble is an exciting new cloud technology innovated by Ubuntu. If you’re curious what it does (I bet you are) it is a service orchestration framework with focus on rapid cloud deployment. That is to say, it allows one to rapidly deploy cloud instances, bootstrap them, install software on them, configure them as well as link them all together to provide you (as a sys-admin or DevOp) with an end-user facing high-level “service” (Load Balanced CMS with sharded Database, Multinode email service installation…etc). Ensemble has been compared to being APT for the cloud! Now does that sound interesting, it sure is if you ask me! Welcome to next generation Linux infrastructure automation.

If that got you interested, be sure to attend the weekly IRC meeting on Wed 18:00-UTC on #ubuntu-cloud
Feel free to tweet/dent and spread this around the globe. Got feedback? Leave me comments on cloud.ubuntu.com or on my blog

Help Shape Maps.Ubuntu.com

// April 11th, 2011 // Comments Off // Uncategorized

About either months ago, I had started on a fun little project to raise awareness of how widely used Ubuntu Server is around the world. The result was http://maps.ubuntu.com/ a web tool allowing anyone using Ubuntu Server to "mark" his location on a global map. This was launched with celebrations for 10.04.1, and thousands of cities were marked (woohoo). The project code was open-sourced and lives at https://launchpad.net/mapuntu/trunk

It's been a while since the project was last updated, a few days ago, an Ubuntu community member ( hey Ronnie ) stepped up to re-shape the mapuntu project and relaunch it into an inspiring map that helps anyone record and locate Ubuntu events around the globe! The first part of that effort is creating a proper back-end API, everyone is encouraged to click that link and leave comments. If you are inspired by that project, and would like to help, please get involved! Things you can do to help include

  • Review and enhance the proposed API
  • Help write python code to implement the backend api
  • Write html/css/js for the front-end
  • Play with the code, test it, report bugs, adapt to your own website!


If you want to talk more about this, Please join #ubuntu-locoteams on IRC and ping Ronnie or myself (kim0, also on #ubuntu-cloud).

Ubuntu Cloud Days, Day-2 Summary

// March 25th, 2011 // Comments Off // Uncategorized

Yesterday was the second and final day of cloud days. It was such a blast! Very interesting stuff, and very cool community to be part of! In case you missed it, you can still read up the logs, and you can reach me and others for questions and comments on #ubuntu-cloud .. Let's quickly zip through yesterday's sessions

16.00 UTC smoser gave a very good introduction to the different ways with which you can rebundle UEC or EC2 images for Ubuntu, how you can customize them and the different pros and cons. Scott also answered lots of questions
17.00 UTC tetet started by presenting some interesting new features and tricks that can be used with UEC namely persistency, which means kexec'ing the kernel to load from an EBS volume resulting in persistent UEC instances. Thorsten zipped through the session quickly, but as a pro instructor, he was very well prepared with links to graphics, links and documentation
18.00 UTC Daviey wowed the crowd with a puppet introductory session, he showed how to configure apache with puppet and what it takes and deploy a basic system to get running fast. It was a great session
19.00 UTC edulix took over to present an awesome session about using hadoop and its map/reduce programming model to crunch on large (we're talking terabytes) of data on lots of machines. Very interesting and useful session
20.00 UTC obino had the final say on cloud days. The session was about UEC/Eucalyptus. He presented a detailed architecture of the system, what each node does, how things work. He also explained how to get started contributing to the eucalyptus community. 

It was a great event. Big Thank-Yous to everyone who presented in UCD. Till next time o/

Ubuntu Cloud Days, Day-2 Summary

// March 25th, 2011 // Comments Off // Uncategorized

Yesterday was the second and final day of cloud days. It was such a blast! Very interesting stuff, and very cool community to be part of! In case you missed it, you can still read up the logs, and you can reach me and others for questions and comments on #ubuntu-cloud .. Let's quickly zip through yesterday's sessions

16.00 UTC smoser gave a very good introduction to the different ways with which you can rebundle UEC or EC2 images for Ubuntu, how you can customize them and the different pros and cons. Scott also answered lots of questions
17.00 UTC tetet started by presenting some interesting new features and tricks that can be used with UEC namely persistency, which means kexec'ing the kernel to load from an EBS volume resulting in persistent UEC instances. Thorsten zipped through the session quickly, but as a pro instructor, he was very well prepared with links to graphics, links and documentation
18.00 UTC Daviey wowed the crowd with a puppet introductory session, he showed how to configure apache with puppet and what it takes and deploy a basic system to get running fast. It was a great session
19.00 UTC edulix took over to present an awesome session about using hadoop and its map/reduce programming model to crunch on large (we're talking terabytes) of data on lots of machines. Very interesting and useful session
20.00 UTC obino had the final say on cloud days. The session was about UEC/Eucalyptus. He presented a detailed architecture of the system, what each node does, how things work. He also explained how to get started contributing to the eucalyptus community. 

It was a great event. Big Thank-Yous to everyone who presented in UCD. Till next time o/

Day-2 Ubuntu Cloud Days

// March 24th, 2011 // 1 Comment » // Uncategorized

Yesterday was great! It was Ubuntu Cloud Days, the event was packed with very interesting sessions, hundreds of attendees, lots of questions got answered, tons of ideas and comments were made. I personally had lots of fun, and was literally stuck to my keyboard the full time of the event


Let's zip through what happened yesterday (If you missed it, Click the time to read the logs!)
16.00 UTC kim0 (me) took-over, gave a quick introduction about cloud computing, differences between public and private clouds and what the cloud fuss is all about
17.00 UTC semiosis started a great session about building scalable distributed storage on the EC2 Cloud using Glusterfs for improving redundancy, and performance
18.00 UTC SpamapS gave a cool presentation and hands-on demo of a new Ubuntu ground breaking "service" management framework called Ensemble. While in early development phase, it's already working well and is changing how we look at server management
19.00 UTC hallyn took over presenting a technically deep discussion and hands-on demo about LXC Linux containers technology. This is a light weight Linux virtualization (or container) technology
20.00 UTC soren took over to talk about OpenStack, one of the cloud stacks that Ubuntu ships with 11.04 that's been getting lots of cloud people excited lately. Soren explained how the whole thing got started, explained the architecture, answered lots of questions and discussed what we should be seeing in the future

Here's a sneak peak of today's sessions

Thu 24th Mar
16.00 UTC rebundling/re-using Ubuntu’s UEC images — smoser
17.00 UTC UEC persistency — tetet
18.00 UTC Puppet Configuration Management — Daviey
19.00 UTC Using hadoop, divide and conquer — edulix
20.00 UTC UEC/Eucalyptus Private Cloud — obino

Let's get crunching on even more cool sessions today! If you’re new to IRC, you can simply use this web page to join. For more information, check out the wiki page, also feel free to ping “kim0″ on IRC!

Day-2 Ubuntu Cloud Days

// March 24th, 2011 // Comments Off // Uncategorized

Yesterday was great! It was Ubuntu Cloud Days, the event was packed with very interesting sessions, hundreds of attendees, lots of questions got answered, tons of ideas and comments were made. I personally had lots of fun, and was literally stuck to my keyboard the full time of the event


Let's zip through what happened yesterday (If you missed it, Click the time to read the logs!)
16.00 UTC kim0 (me) took-over, gave a quick introduction about cloud computing, differences between public and private clouds and what the cloud fuss is all about
17.00 UTC semiosis started a great session about building scalable distributed storage on the EC2 Cloud using Glusterfs for improving redundancy, and performance
18.00 UTC SpamapS gave a cool presentation and hands-on demo of a new Ubuntu ground breaking "service" management framework called Ensemble. While in early development phase, it's already working well and is changing how we look at server management
19.00 UTC hallyn took over presenting a technically deep discussion and hands-on demo about LXC Linux containers technology. This is a light weight Linux virtualization (or container) technology
20.00 UTC soren took over to talk about OpenStack, one of the cloud stacks that Ubuntu ships with 11.04 that's been getting lots of cloud people excited lately. Soren explained how the whole thing got started, explained the architecture, answered lots of questions and discussed what we should be seeing in the future

Here's a sneak peak of today's sessions

Thu 24th Mar
16.00 UTC rebundling/re-using Ubuntu’s UEC images — smoser
17.00 UTC UEC persistency — tetet
18.00 UTC Puppet Configuration Management — Daviey
19.00 UTC Using hadoop, divide and conquer — edulix
20.00 UTC UEC/Eucalyptus Private Cloud — obino

Let's get crunching on even more cool sessions today! If you’re new to IRC, you can simply use this web page to join. For more information, check out the wiki page, also feel free to ping “kim0″ on IRC!

Today is Ubuntu Cloud Days

// March 23rd, 2011 // Comments Off // Uncategorized

Today is .. dum roll ... Ubuntu Cloud Days! The event starts at 4pm UTC on irc #ubuntu-classroom. Updates to the schedule include an OpenStack session, a Eucalyptus session and a puppet session! Those attending the Ensemble session are in for a treat :) During Cloud Days, you’ll learn lots of exciting stuff, you’ll interact with tons of smart people, and you’ll just have fun! Spread the word, join in and bring your friends!


Here’s the sessions schedule
Wed 23rd Mar
16.00 UTC
 Cloud Computing 101, Ask your questions — kim0

17.00 UTC Scaling shared-storage web apps in the cloud with Ubuntu & GlusterFS — semiosis
18.00 UTC What is Ensemble? – Presentation and Demo — SpamapS
19.00 UTC Using Linux Containers in Natty — hallyn
20.00 UTC Open-Stack Introduction — soren


Thu 24th Mar
16.00 UTC rebundling/re-using Ubuntu’s UEC images — smoser
17.00 UTC UEC persistency — tetet
18.00 UTC Puppet Configuration Management — Daviey
19.00 UTC Using hadoop, divide and conquer — edulix
20.00 UTC UEC/Eucalyptus Private Cloud — obino


All session happen in IRC (Freenode) in #ubuntu-classroom. If you’re new to IRC, you can simply use this web page to join. For more information, check out the wiki page, also feel free to ping “kim0″ on IRC
Additional links:

Today is Ubuntu Cloud Days

// March 23rd, 2011 // Comments Off // Uncategorized

Today is .. dum roll ... Ubuntu Cloud Days! The event starts at 4pm UTC on irc #ubuntu-classroom. Updates to the schedule include an OpenStack session, a Eucalyptus session and a puppet session! Those attending the Ensemble session are in for a treat :) During Cloud Days, you’ll learn lots of exciting stuff, you’ll interact with tons of smart people, and you’ll just have fun! Spread the word, join in and bring your friends!


Here’s the sessions schedule
Wed 23rd Mar
16.00 UTC
 Cloud Computing 101, Ask your questions — kim0

17.00 UTC Scaling shared-storage web apps in the cloud with Ubuntu & GlusterFS — semiosis
18.00 UTC What is Ensemble? – Presentation and Demo — SpamapS
19.00 UTC Using Linux Containers in Natty — hallyn
20.00 UTC Open-Stack Introduction — soren


Thu 24th Mar
16.00 UTC rebundling/re-using Ubuntu’s UEC images — smoser
17.00 UTC UEC persistency — tetet
18.00 UTC Puppet Configuration Management — Daviey
19.00 UTC Using hadoop, divide and conquer — edulix
20.00 UTC UEC/Eucalyptus Private Cloud — obino


All session happen in IRC (Freenode) in #ubuntu-classroom. If you’re new to IRC, you can simply use this web page to join. For more information, check out the wiki page, also feel free to ping “kim0″ on IRC
Additional links:

Ubuntu Cloud Days approaching

// March 21st, 2011 // Comments Off // Uncategorized

Just a reminder, Ubuntu Cloud Days is approaching, it's only two days away! Yes it's this Wed/Thu. I just posted the full details on the Ubuntu Cloud Portal. Check it out, and leave me a comment if you have any questions