Ewan Mellor

  1. OpenStack Project Policy Board elections

    It's election time in OpenStackLand!  You could, of course, do no better than to vote for me :-) Here are some details on the process.  My manifesto follows. Ewan Mellor, OpenStack Project Policy Board election nominee I am currently a member of the OpenStack Project Policy Board, and I am seeking re-election. At Citrix, I lead a team of 20 in developing an OpenStack-based product (codenamed "Project Olympus" if ...

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  2. Xen celebrates the final step of a four year odyssey

    The Xen team celebrated the final touch to over four years of work last week, when Linus Torvalds pulled xen-blkback into the Linux mainline tree. This tiny move has great consequences, because it means that the next release of Linux – Linux 3.0 as we found out yesterday – will have everything necessary to run as both as a management domain and as a ...

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  3. OpenStack’s vSphere support

    OpenStack today gained support for VMware vSphere! This brings the OpenStack compute options to seven: vSphere, XenServer/Xen Cloud Platform, Xen, Hyper-V, KVM, QEMU, and UML. LXC isn't far behind, which will make eight. The vSphere support was a culmination of three months of effort inside Citrix, and support from many others in the OpenStack community, resulting in a development and QA proposal, 5000 ...

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  4. OpenStack’s baby Bexar

    Congratulations to the OpenStack community on the birth of their second child! The Bexar release popped into the world today amid fanfare and some great announcements from partners and friends around the industry. Particularly exciting were the announcements from Cisco, Canonical, Grid Dynamics and Extreme Networks that they were officially joining the OpenStack community. This brings it to almost 50 organizations ...

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  5. XCP now includes VastSky

    Congratulations to the whole Xen Cloud Platform team for their release of XCP 1.0 beta. One new addition that's particularly interesting is the VastSky cluster storage system from VALinux. Xen Cloud Platform is the open-source project that underlies Citrix XenServer, which makes XCP a great place to experiment with new and interesting technologies before they are supported by XenServer. VastSky is one of those ...

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  6. XenServer Applications Group is hiring

    The XenServer Applications Group is hiring software engineers to work on the XenCenter, XenServer OEM Engineering, and XenServer Cloud Computing teams. The XenCenter team is looking for a User Interface Software Engineer to work primarily on coding and user interface design. This will be based in Cambridge, UK. All the details are here: http://community.citrix.com/display/xs/XenCenter+Jobs. The XenServer OEM Engineering team is looking for a Senior Software ...

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  7. xvp – A Web Interface for XenServer

    One of the most common requests from XenServer customers is for a web interface, so that they can manage their VMs from a browser. I'm pleased to say that I've found one! It's called xvp, and has been developed by Colin Dean at Durham University in the UK. There are four components: xvpweb: A web front end for XenServer, running on Apache/PHP. xvpviewer: A Java applet ...

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  8. XenServerPSSnapin Demo – Chained VM Starts

    Introduction In this article I shall demonstrate the new XenServer PowerShell snap-in, using the simple example of "chained" VM starts: waiting for one VM to finish booting before starting the next. The new SnapIn is available at http://community.citrix.com/cdn/xs/sdks. In this example, we are using the XenServer Tools to detect when booting is complete: once they advertise the VM's IP address, we assume that the VM is ready. ...

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  9. Announcing XenServer PowerShell SnapIn

    Now that XenServer and XenCenter 5.0 have been released, we turn our attention to other things. One of those new projects is a PowerShell SnapIn for XenServer, which I'm pleased to announce today. The new SnapIn is now available publicly, at http://community.citrix.com/cdn/xs/sdks. Here are a few basic examples. Over the next few days, I'll post some increasingly interesting examples, to help you get a feel for the ...

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