OSCON and cls12 experience

Let me Admit attending Cls12 and OSCON was in my wishlist. I feel lucky attending both the event this year.

Meeting all the community managers from over 100 available OSS projects is  exchanging success story  is big takeaway. Since Cls is barcamp style i had chance to sit and discuss how we build communities in India. I shared my experience mostly taking Linux/Ubuntu in account.

Well i don`t have much to say about my participation at OSCON was like dream come true. I met all those folks whom i been following/reading on twitter and famous blog portals.

Lastly it was fun attending Openstack day and celebration later in the evening.

m_3 and adam_g

I will be adding all photos later this week. 🙂

Event report: FOSS meetup in Hyderabad!!

Am too late to blog on the same.  Pavi along with Praveen organized nice meetup in Hyderabad. The refreshing part about the meetup was presence of 30+ folks 🙂

We had folks from Ubuntu/Wikipedia/Mozilla/Puppet/Openstack were present. Detailed blog post about the event can be found at :–

http://telugulinux.blogspot.in/  (In Telegu/use translate software)

http://look-pavi.blogspot.in/2012/06/ubuntu-release-event-foss-team-hangout.html  (English)

Photos: https://plus.google.com/photos/110580559131773472480/albums/5757213753439087057

Also met folks from 4 different companies working on Openstack and was nice meeting them all.

Lastly, Cake was sponsored by Canonical and so was dinner 🙂


Negativity all around!!

Disclaimer: This blog has nothing to do with Technology

How many of you r  having/facing same issue around you :–

1. people are more unhappy about your success

2. people always suggest you stay away from taking risk/challenges

3. trying to be your daddy and suggesting do this/that

4. more interested in back bitching rather than talking/telling on face


WTF is happening to this world? Are we in life where people are more concerned about negativity rather than being optimist?


How to handle/control yourself when environment around is so fucked?

I found a solution :

Just don`t listen to them and keep rocking, some people die cribbing others make history and leave legacy of greatness behind them.

Notes: Installing single/multi node hadoop cluster on ubuntu 12.04

1. Installing java6

cd ~/ wget https://raw.github.com/flexiondotorg/oab-java6/master/oab-java6.sh; chmod +x oab-java6.sh; sudo ./oab-java6.sh

Script will build packages from source and place them in local repo, then they can be installed e.g.:

sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jdk sun-java6-fonts sun-java6-source 

You can see all available packages in /var/local/oab/deb

Remember to select the right version:

sudo update-alternatives --config java 

To setup everything else (like browser plugin, keytool, etc.) you can use this (it will be a long list!)

Reference :- https://github.com/flexiondotorg/oab-java6

Once your done with your java6 installation just follow instructions below links just leave the java installation part from the doc.

Installing Hadoop on single node cluster :- http://www.michael-noll.com/tutorials/running-hadoop-on-ubuntu-linux-single-node-cluster

Installing Hadoop on multi node cluster :- http://www.michael-noll.com/tutorials/running-hadoop-on-ubuntu-linux-multi-node-cluster/

Hope it helps.

Cheers!! 🙂

Ubuntu Developer Summit and Me

Attending UDS has been one of the biggest thing happened to me in year 2012 i would say so far. 🙂

Its really great to finally meet people face to face with whom you have been interacting all this while on IRC.

I attended/participated most of the talks on server/cloud/juju during week long conference. I also attended Ubuntu Cloud Summit and was great interacting folks from big cloud based enterprises and to know about there big plans on cloud.

Spent good time with  marcoceppi in the juju room to learn tricks and pieces of juju, i have few more charms in my shoulder. It will be pushed soon to launchpad. 😀

I also met Obino and Hspencer from Eucalypus and folks from Cloudstack and Mysql apart from many others. It was great interacting with them all.

I have been telling this all this while Cloud is big and there is room for everyone, the one innovates faster and gets community/support along with gains the most. 🙂

And last night was total fun, honestly its first time i participated in Karaoke and i did well. 🙂

I have uploaded photographs i took during the summit at Google+  

Last not the least thanks to Canoanical for sponsoring me to UDS and giving me opportunity to be part of such awesome ecosystem.



Essex/Precise beginners guide released.

Although am too late to blog about it still its better than not doing it.

We at csscorp been working on the various release of Openstack for over a year. In continuation with our effort we have recently released Precise/Essex (12.04 ubuntu) version of our book.

I am happy to be part of such awesome team and its been great learning experience.

Change notes and book can be found for download here


Apart from that the same content can be found at official openstack documentation repository here http://docs.openstack.org/essex/openstack-compute/starter/content/

I also did a small screen cast for Dashboard walk through which can be found here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uu3TNAlX7vs&feature=plcp