I been lucky this time to attend the OpenStack Summit summit hosted in Portland. Why am saying lucky because :–
1. I was finally able to meet a lot of developers and friends whom i been interacting over 2 years on IRC for help/support related to various OpenStack related issues.
2. I could witness how awesome the overall project has evolved over span of two years, over 2000 participants & so many new faces in the dev room. I am saying this because i have been part of the project from almost day 0.
3. I could see same people talking/tweeting/speaking about OpenStack who been fighting with us in past about our project & everything we were doing.
4. I could finally meet guys from various other enterprises & talk to them about how they can help us with the support in strengthening OpenStack India community.
5. Interacting with global OpenStack community & sharing/exchanging thoughts about our OpenStack India Community.
6. Last not the least meeting again some of the super awesome folks whom i been following on Twitter & other social media space for help/support & who have been always helpful to me.
And lastly i could eat Voodoo Donuts thanks
@MichaeljonF to for that.
Last week i was at PES IT college, Bangalore for a workshop on OpenStack Swift. I had to get them (students) a hands on of the same.
So i went through the video & resources which Joe Arnold created explaining about swift. (http://swiftstack.com/training/swift-install/) So essentially what i have done here is extension of what was explained on Swiftatack site but customized it to my need.
The thing was i was not able to find the script which can help me install Swift via Ubuntu repository on a fresh Ubuntu machine so what i did was , i went thought the official swift in a box guide & wrote a simple script which installs swift for you once you have Ubuntu 12.04 up and running along with cloud archive in place in your apt.sources.list.
Lastly thanks to my friend Hugo Ko who been great help in in fixing some errors i was getting cos of the file system permissions. I owe you a beer Hugo
Custom virtualbox Image for Ubuntu 12.04 can be found from here
README : http://ubuntuone.com/49aYHhSpokDM2JiFZJ2lYk
Virtualbox Image (swift : swift are the credentials for default login user:password ) : http://ubuntuone.com/1pYvdOsh6eoRg7nTW3nJMK
Custom Script for installing swift on ubuntu 12.04
I hope it helps everyone one wants to play with swift in a box with tempauth. Also i have not done anything awesome incredible here because most of it is already available at many places.
I have added it all on Bitbucket as well Happy “Forking”
Hope it helps!! :)
Almost everyone from community has written in great length & depth about how recent rolling release and MIR announcement has been Canonical`s decision.
I am not writing this blog to prove anyone wrong or taking side with anyone. What Canonical has done for community & spreading word of Linux has been incredible. They are an Enterprise and they have every right to take decision on Ubuntu. But at same time they have to make sure that community who has always been behind them(Am one of them) remains with them.
I would hope things will settle down soon & all the questions will be addressed or has already been by Jono(Community Manager)
We had great Openstack Day event in Bangalore, details of event and report can be found here http://www.openstack.org/blog/2012/12/event-report-openstack-day-bangalore-india/
We are organizing 1 day event on OpenStack in Bangalore on 15th december 2012.
Details are available here
See you at the event
Publisher : Packtpub
Author: Kevin Jackson (
This is one of the few published book on OpenStack. It uses Essex release of OpenStack. It uses Ubuntu Linux as base Operating System. All components Glance, Horizon, Keystone, Nova & Swift are explained along with installation steps along with both native OpenStack API and Eucatools(Ec2 API). One just needs a laptop with Virtualbox installed on his machine to play with each components step by step following the chapters. The book also covers advance topics like image bundling, monitoring. For experienced Cloud Admins the book also covers about stuff like HA. It also provides Orchestration using Juju and MAAS Last but not the least the book also has a detailed troubleshooting chapter.
I would strongly recommend this book to someone who wants to get his hand dirty with OpenStack technology.
Returned yesterday from UDS after successful week long meetup. Thanks to Canonical for sponsoring me.
It was great meeting all Canonical/Community folks. I attended most of the cloud & server tracks.
Last not the least party was great and i had an amazing/terrible experience drinking Pisco bought by my friend from Peru.
Looking forward to keep contributing to Ubuntu with my help towards documentation around OpenStack, Juju, MAAS.
One more thing on left on screen we have Super Hero < > @daviey I have troubled/bugged him a lot with all stupid/crazy questions and bugs with OpenStack related packages. I loved his presentation and looking forward to repeat in some of my talks soon.
Finally i wrote about my experience meeting folks of Bluelight
You can read it http://www.muktware.com/4497/bluelight-powering-auroville-opensource
Last week i participated at SFD conducted by the folks from ilug-chennai and fsf-tn. The event was good and i had chance to interact with lots of college students. There were many booths with students explaining about it like Ubuntu, Mozilla, Mysql others. You can find all details about it in official ilug-c blog here
At same time i got connected with guy name Prasanna Venkadesh, the guy who leads lug-Pondicherry. I was excited to know about there plan for similar event in Pondicherry, although i could not attend it but my friends from Blue Light were there. It was an eventful event with lots of question answer session about Linux and free software. Photos of the events can be found here I am happy that Igor and Blue Light team participated in the event and spread the word of free software to students and attendees.