12th meeting – Sept 13th – From code to production

Come to see two great OpenStack presentations that cover the journey of OpenStack code to a production datacenter. Presenters are OpenStack developers and consultants, and the food&drinks are included!
More information on the event, location and tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/12th-openstack-montreal-meeting-tickets-27534202541

18h00 ‣ Ouverture des portes / Doors open
18h15 ‣ From our code to your production cloud (Emilien Macchi, Principal Software Engineer for OpenStack at Red Hat and Puppet OpenStack technical lead)
19h00 ‣ A successful openstack deployment with Maas and Juju (Aymen Frikha, Cloud Consultant at Canonical)
19h30 ‣ Discussion libre et réseautage / Casual talks and networking
20h00 ‣ Fermeture / Meeting End

See you in the Centre Cloud.ca (420 rue Guy, Montreal) at 6pm, Tuesday September 13th!

11th meeting – May 10th – What’s new in Mitaka and Migration Moonshot

LOGO-centreCloud-RGB-Black-3We are glad to invite you to our eleventh meeting now scheduled on  May 10th, starting at 6:00 PM, at cloud.ca center. This will be a good opportunity  to hear a series of presentations on OpenStack and network with other open source cloud enthusiasts from Montreal.

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Let’s take a look at the program:


What’s new in Mitaka

by Marcos Garcia (Principal Technical Marketing Manager – Telco NFV at Red Hat)

Mitaka is the 13th release of OpenStack and it was released on April 7th, 2016. It was designed and built by an international community of 2,336 developers, operators and users from 345 organizations. Therefore, we thought that you would certainly be interested to hear an interactive presentation of its main highlights and key changes.

Duration: 30 mins


Migration Moonshot

by Ayrat Khayretdinov (Openstack Deployment engineer at CloudOps)

A moonshot is an ambitious, ground-breaking project to address a huge problem via a radical solution, and with breakthrough technology. We needed a way to migrate both cloud-native and legacy applications between clouds in an automated fashion, with minimal risk or downtime. This is the story of our moonshot: to migrate where no one had gone before…

In this talk, attendees can expect to learn what the various challenges with workload migration are, how to identify and explore them, how to overcome them, and how we developed tooling that worked to overcome these challenges for our customers. Attendees will gain real world perspective on:
  • Tools and techniques to simplify P2C (Physical to cloud) and C2C (Cloud to Cloud) migration
  • Demo of migrating workloads from Grizzly to Kilo Openstack Cloud
  • How Cloud Condensation, Evacuation as well as Live and Cold VM Migration works
  • What it takes to migrate Identity, Glance, Neutron and Nova resources between Clouds
  • The mechanics of migrating across different storage backends, such as Ephemeral, Ceph, NFS, iSCSI.
  • Migrating Swift object-store data between clouds
  • Tips, tricks, and strange discoveries from the bleeding edge of migration project
  • The complexity, effort and time involved in migration workloads.

Duration: 30 mins

Language : English


When

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016, 6:00 PM

Where

cloud.ca center
420 Rue Guy, Montréal, QC H3J 1S6

Schedule

  • 18:00 Doors open
  • 18:15  What’s new in OpenStack Mitaka?
  • 18:45 Coffee break
  • 19:00 Migration Moonshot
  • 19:30 Casual talks and networking
  • 20:00 Meeting ends

We also invite new presentators. If you have new ideas for presentations, please send a title and a short description openstack.montreal@gmail.com. Whether you are an expert on OpenStack technologies or not, you are welcome to join us!

Call for Speakers for the Meetup of May 10th

megaphone We are launching a call for speakers for the meetup of May 10th 2016 @ CloudOps offices. You are invited to submit your ideas and presentation proposals via email to openstack.montreal@gmail.com.

As soon as we will be able to schedule your conference, a form will be sent to you so that you share a short and clear abstract as well as some important metadata such as its duration (± 15 or 30 min), language (English or French), general topic, etc.

Your level of experience on the subject is less important than your desire to make a good presentation. Given the youth and complexity of these technologies, it is likely that a big part of the attendees have not yet had time to take a look at it. And those who know somewhat about it will certainly appreciate your point of view, in addition to learning still a few things and joining in the discussion.

See you soon!

Feb. 16th: Fault Tolerance, Continuous Integration in RDO, and Mirantis OpenStack

megaphoneWe are glad to invite you to our tenth meeting now scheduled on February 16th, starting at 6:00 PM, at UQÀM’s Pavillon Kennedy. This is your first opportunity this year to hear a series of presentations on OpenStack and network with other open source cloud enthusiasts from Montreal.

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Let’s take a look at the program:


Fault Tolerance in Openstack

by Nicolas Deixonne (UTC Engineer Student and Master in IT at ÉTS)
During his final year project Nicolas works at Ericsson using Openstack technology in a high availability (HA) context. His purpose is twofold: first détermine whether Openstack is fault tolerant or not and prove it by injecting faults; second, create a solution to ensure fault tolerance.

Duration: 15 mins


Testing OpenStack: A tale about the CI involved in making RDO happen

by David Moreau Simard (Senior Software Engineer @ Red Hat)
The OpenStack promise is that you can mix and match projects, components, drivers, software, hardware and it will work. Every vendor wants their software and hardware to be integrated in OpenStack. This means that Upstream OpenStack, packagers and vendors have to test everything and that’s hard because:

  • There is currently almost 50 official OpenStack projects.
  • There is over 1000 source and binary packages built and provided by the official RDO repositories.
  • These packages are bundled, integrated or provided by many different installers and vendors.
  • There are countless deployment use cases ranging from simple private clouds to large scale complex and highly available public clouds.

So how do we make sure that it actually works? Well, David joined Red Hat last year precisely to help the RDO community ship a quality OpenStack package distribution faster. He will let us have a look at all the continuous integration (CI) involved in making RDO happen.

Duration: 20 mins


Distribution Talk – Mirantis OpenStack

by Stacy Véronneau (Director, OpenStack Solutions, CloudOps)
A Quick intro on CloudOps and the work we do with Mirantis. The rest of this presentation will focus on the Mirantis distribution of OpenStack (MOS). First, a quick overview of what Mirantis OpenStack is and also what FUEL does in version 7. We’ll talk also about nodes and plugins type. This will be followed by a demo of a FUEL deployment with the LMA (Logging; Monotoring; Alerting) plugin deployed and we’ll wrap up with a Q&A.

Duration: 30 mins


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When

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016, 6:00 PM

Where

UQÀM, Pavillon Président-Kennedy (PK)
201, Avenue Président-Kennedy, Montreal
Room PK-1350 (1st Floor)

Schedule

  • 18:00 Doors open
  • 18:10 Fault Tolerance in OpenStack
  • 18:30 Coffee break
  • 18:45 Continuous Integration in RDO
  • 19:15 Distribution Talk – Mirantis OpenStack
  • 19:50 Casual talks and networking
  • 20:00 Meeting ends

We also invite new presentators. If you have new ideas for presentations, please send a title and a short description openstack.montreal@gmail.com. Whether you are an expert on OpenStack technologies or not, you are welcome to join us!

DVR : “Network-as-a-Service” in OpenStack with Neutron

Montreal, Aug. 25, 2015Aymen Frikha, a co-founder of this group while he was still a UQÀM studentn and now a new recruit at Savoir-Faire Linux, will dive into Kilo’s new features by focusing on Neutron, the Openstack “Network as a Service” project. From Kilo onward, Neutron integrates distributed virtual routing (DVR) that facilitates more efficient deployment and will introduces “DNS as a service” with the Designate component. Aymen gtrabs this opportunity to make a small demo of this feature — unfortunately limited due to the low resolution of the projection.

“Monitoring as a Service” with Surveil

Montreal, Aug. 25th 2015 – We gave a brief summary of this project last year when it was still just a draft. Now renamed Surveil and hosted on GitHub, this “Monitoring as a Service” project is proceeding well. Main contributors Alexandre reports on its current states which has changed since the last Montreal Monitoring Meetup.

What’s new in OpenStack Kilo?

Montréal – August 25, 2015Kilo is the 11th release of OpenStack and it was released on April 30th, 2015. We already had made up our program for the last meetup in May, and we barely mentioned it that day. Therefore, we thought our community would still be interested to hear about Kilo’s main highlights and key changes three months later, presented by Marcos Garcia, Senior Solution Offering Architect at Red Hat.

Program of the special meetup at Salon du logiciel libre du Québec, Octobre 6th

We are glad to invite you to a special meetup that will be held at Salon du Logiciel Libre du Quebec (Quebec Free Software Event) on October 6th 2015 starting at 6pm. You will attend a series of original presentations followed by a barcamp where you can discuss topics you propose with OpenStack enthusiasts from Montreal.

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All our regulars are invited to attend this meetup starting at 06:00 pm, and it absolutely free. You can even join in the cocktail (at your expense though), starting at 05:15 pm. For those interested in attending the conference, we have a promotional code for a substantial discount on the ticket price that we will communicate to all Eventbrite registrants of this meetup as well as anyone asking us via email.

Here is a brief program overview:


Introduction to Openstack

Jonathan Le Lous, Savoir Faire Linux

Jonathan will present an overview of OpenStack, its various components and features.

Duration: 15 minutes


The influence of applications on infrastructure – Containers Management with OpenShift

Martin Sauvé, (Red Hat)

Applications have become more personal, more connected and integrated. Martin will present how the infrastructure, architecture and development processes have evolved to respond the evolution of applications.
Martin will evoke in his presentation management of Docker containers with Kubernetes, the relationship between the agile infrastructure and the development by container and an example of DevOps processes for environment creation from source files.

Duration: 30 minutes


When

Tuesday, October 6th, 6:00 PM

Where

Bonsecours Market, 350 St-Paul Est Street, Old-Montreal, QC

Room Savoir Faire Linux

Schedule

  • 18:00 Doors open
  • 18:15 Introduction to Openstack
  • 18:30 The influence of applications on infrastructure – Containers Management with OpenShift
  • 19:00 Snacks and Refreshments
  • 19:20 Barcamp
  • 20:00 Meeting ends

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Special Meetup at Salon du logiciel libre du Québec (Oct. 6th)

Salon du logiciel libre du Québec 2015A special meeting of OpenStack Montreal will be held on October 6, 2015 in Old Montreal, at the invitation of the Salon du logiciel libre du Québec (Quebec Free Software Event). It’s a bit short notice but we invite you to submit your requested topics and/or presentation abstract as soon as possible. (see below)

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All our patrons and supporters are invited to attend this meetup starting at 06:00 pm, and it absolutely free. You can even join in the cocktail (at your expense though) if you wish, starting at 05:15 pm. For those interested in attending the conference, we have a promotional code for a substantial discount on the ticket price that we will communicate to all Eventbrite registrants of this meetup (and previous ones) as well as anyone asking us via email.

Call to Speakers

To submit a topic or presentation proposal, please email quickly to openstack.montreal@gmail.com. Describe clearly and soberly the topic and specify important metadata such as length (±15 or 30 min), language (English or French), general topic, etc.

Your level of experience on the subject is less important than your desire to make a good presentation. Given the youth and complexity of these technologies, it is likely that a big part of the attendees have not yet had time to take a look at it. And those who know somewhat about it will certainly appreciate your point of view, in addition to learning still a few things and joining in the discussion.

See you soon!

Aug. 25th: OpenStack Kilo, Surveil and Neutron Updates

megaphoneWe are glad to invite you to our eight meeting now scheduled on August 25th, starting at 6:00 PM. This is another opportunity to hear a series of presentations and meet other OpenStack enthusiasts from Montreal. This session will be held at Notman House that we thank for the hospitality

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Here is a brief program overview:


What’s new in OpenStack Kilo

Kilo is the 11th release of OpenStack and it was released on April 30th, 2015. We already had made up our program for our meeting of May and we barely mentioned it that day. Therefore, we thought that you would certainly be interested to hear an interactive presentation of its main highlights and key changes by Marcos and Jonathan.

Duration: 20 min


“Network-as-a-Service” in OpenStack with Neutron

Aymen, a co-founder of this group while he was still a UQÀM student and now a new recruit at Savoir-Faire Linux, will dive into Kilo’s new features by focusing on Neutron, the Openstack “Network as a Service” project. From Kilo onward, Neutron integrates distributed virtual routing (DVR) that facilitates more efficient deployment and will intrioduces “DNS as a service” with the Designate component. Aymen will also do a short demo of the distribution.

Duration: 30 min


“Monitoring as a Service” with Surveil

We gave a brief summary of this project last year when it was still just a draft. Now renamed Surveil and hosted on GitHub, this “Monitoring as a Service” project is proceeding well. Main contributors Alexandre and Thibault will report on its current states which has changed since the last Montreal Monitoring Meetup.

Duration: 20 min


When

Tuesday, August 25th, 6:00 PM

Where

Notman House, 51 Sherbrooke Street West, Montréal – 3rd Floor

Schedule

  • 18:00 Doors open
  • 18:15 What’s new in OpenStack Kilo
  • 18:30 “Network-as-a-Service” in OpenStack with Neutron
  • 19:10 Snacks and Refreshments
  • 19:30 “Monitoring as a Service” with Surveil
  • 20:00 Meeting ends
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