Deploying OpenStack using Docker containers with Hyper-V and Kolla

OpenStack is a great technology, but it can be a bit cumbersome to deploy and manage without the proper tools. One easy solution to address this issue is to deploy OpenStack services using pre-built Docker containers. Kolla is a set of deployment tools for OpenStack, consisting in the Kolla project itself, for generating OpenStack Docker images, and…

Hyper-V Shielded VMs – Part 2

A Shielded VM is a Hyper-V generation 2 VM that has a virtual TPM, is encrypted using BitLocker and can only run on healthy and approved hosts in the fabric. It is protected from inspection, tampering and theft from malicious fabric admins and host malware, guaranteeing the security of the virtual machines running in an…

Announcing project Coriolis – Cloud Migration as a Service

Migrating existing workloads between clouds is a necessity for a large number of use cases, especially for user moving from traditional virtualization technologies like VMware vSphere or Microsoft System Center VMM to Azure / Azure Stack, OpenStack, Amazon AWS or Google Cloud. Furthermore, cloud to cloud migrations, like AWS to Azure are also a common requirement. Project Coriolis™ addresses exactly those…

Hyper-Converged OpenStack on Windows Nano Server – Part 2

Nano Server is a new installation option for Windows Server 2016, reducing the overall footprint to just a few hundreds MB of disk space. The resulting deployed OS is thus way faster to deploy and to boot, reducing drastically also the overall amount of updates and reboots required during daily management. In short, it’s an OS built for a cloud age and huge leap forward compared to traditional GUI based Windows deployments.

Multi-node OpenStack RDO on RHEL and Hyper-V – Part 2

Here’s our second post in the RDO + Hyper-V series targeting Havana and automation. We had lots of great feedbacks about the first post, along with many requests about how to troubleshoot network connectivity issues that arise quite often when you configure a complex environment like a multi-node OpenStack deployment, especially for the first time! Although…

How to solve DevStack error “Exception Value: /usr/bin/env: node: No such file or directory”

After installing DevStack on your Ubuntu machine, when trying to access the OpenStack Dashboard (Horizon) you might get the following error: Exception Value: /usr/bin/env: node: No such file or directory Here’s the solution, tested on 12.04 and 12.10:

  On Ubuntu 12.10 you will also need nodejs-legacy:

SD here we come

Here we go, brand new site and great new products to show at the OpenStack Summit in San Diego. 🙂 We did a huge amount of work lately bringing OpenStack to the Microsoft world, including the new Hyper-V Nova Compute driver, accepted in the OpenStack source code in time for the Folsom release! Check out…