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Apache cloud stack 4.1 new features deep dive
Apache cloud stack 4.1 new features deep dive
Apache cloud stack 4.1 new features deep dive
Apache cloud stack 4.1 new features deep dive
Apache cloud stack 4.1 new features deep dive
Apache cloud stack 4.1 new features deep dive
Apache cloud stack 4.1 new features deep dive
Apache cloud stack 4.1 new features deep dive
Apache cloud stack 4.1 new features deep dive
Apache cloud stack 4.1 new features deep dive
Apache cloud stack 4.1 new features deep dive
Apache cloud stack 4.1 new features deep dive
Apache cloud stack 4.1 new features deep dive
Apache cloud stack 4.1 new features deep dive
Apache cloud stack 4.1 new features deep dive
Apache cloud stack 4.1 new features deep dive
Apache cloud stack 4.1 new features deep dive
Apache cloud stack 4.1 new features deep dive
Apache cloud stack 4.1 new features deep dive
Apache cloud stack 4.1 new features deep dive
Apache cloud stack 4.1 new features deep dive
Apache cloud stack 4.1 new features deep dive
Apache cloud stack 4.1 new features deep dive
Apache cloud stack 4.1 new features deep dive
Apache cloud stack 4.1 new features deep dive
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Apache cloud stack 4.1 new features deep dive

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Geoff Higginbottom (CTO of ShapeBlue & Apache CloudStack committer) gave a good overview of the features of the upcoming 4.1 release of Cloudstack

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  • 1. Apache CloudStack 4.1 New Features Deep Dive Geoff Higginbottom CTO ShapeBlue / Apache CloudStack Committer geoff.higginbottom@shapeblue.com higster@apache.org Twitter: @ShapeBlue
  • 2. Versioning 4.0.0 First Apache CloudStack Release Uses Semantic Versioning for release numbering  X.Y.Z  X is the Major Version Number  Y is the Minor Version Number  Z is the Patch Number www.shapeblue.com
  • 3. Release Cycles Feature Releases every 4 Months with 2 month overlap www.shapeblue.com
  • 4. Release Cycles Bug Fixes  Incremental updates between Feature Releases  No set timetable  Produced when required www.shapeblue.com
  • 5. Recent Versions April 2012 Entered Apache Incubator 6th Nov 2012 4.0.0-incubating released 12th Feb 2013 4.0.1-incubating released 25th Mar 2013 Graduated to Top Level Project April 2013 4.1.0 Work on-going 4.1 is currently awaiting code freeze www.shapeblue.com
  • 6. New Features in 4.1 www.shapeblue.com
  • 7. API Discover Service Enables end points and user to discover available API Commands  Over 300 API Commands  More added with every release  Admins can enable and disable API Commands  Plugins can add more API Commands  Only able to discover API Commands you are entitled to  API Discovery service will be enabled by default www.shapeblue.com
  • 8. Events Framework Message Bus running on Management Server Handle all event notifications Only available to CloudStack Components and Plugins Will allow more powerful notification mechanisms to built as extensions www.shapeblue.com
  • 9. Nicira NVP Plugin L3 Routing (Gateway) Source NAT Static NAT Port Forwarding www.shapeblue.com
  • 10. Persistent Networks Currently VLAN is dynamic  Running VM required to maintain VLAN and VR  If all VMs are stopped, VLAN ID is released New Persistent Network Feature  Create a Guest Network with no running Guest VMs  Enables external resources to be connected to CloudStack www.shapeblue.com
  • 11. Advanced Search UI New search features based on  Name  Zone  Domain  Account  Tag Key  Tag Value  Level www.shapeblue.com
  • 12. Advanced Search UI Search Menu for Events Network, Storage & ISOs & Projects Instances,Templates, Snapshots www.shapeblue.com
  • 13. Add / Remove Network Pre 4.1  Networks could only be added at VM creation  Difficult to move to alternate network  Template / Destroy / Create www.shapeblue.com
  • 14. Add / Remove Network 4.1  Networks can be added, set to default or removed  Driven by three new API calls  addNicToVirtualMachine  updateDefaultNicForVirtualMachine  removeNicFromVirtualMachine www.shapeblue.com
  • 15. Resize Volumes Root or Data Volumes can be enlarged but not shrunk Users can switch between Disk Offerings Confirmed on KVM XenServer and ESXi may make the cut for 4.1 www.shapeblue.com
  • 16. Autoscaling Autoscaling with Citrix NetScaler  Automatically create and destroy instances  Triggers include CPU/RAM load and Bandwidth Utilisation Was covered in detail in the last User Group by Paul Gosden www.shapeblue.com
  • 17. API Request Throttling Prevents swamping of Management Server Resources can be more fairly distributed Protection against DDOS www.shapeblue.com
  • 18. S3 Backed Secondary Storage NFS Still required for Secondary Storage Any S3 compatible object store Synchronises contents of Secondary Storage across Zones  Auto Put  On Demand Get www.shapeblue.com
  • 19. AWS Style Regions Regions are dispersed and located in separate geographic areas  Region – Zone – Pod – Cluster Benefits  Higher Availability of Services  Higher Availability of CS Management Servers  Scalability  Object Store  Geographical Grouping www.shapeblue.com
  • 20. Self Service Security API & Secret Keys  Users will now be able to create their own API & Secret Keys  Global / Domain settings to enable / disable this feature Passwords  Users will now be able to change their own password SSH Key  Users will now be able to reset their SSH Key www.shapeblue.com
  • 21. SRX & F5 Inline Previously SRX & F5 were used ‘side by side’ Inline Configuration offers increased security  LB Traffic is now behind the SRX www.shapeblue.com
  • 22. Virtual Router Egress Rules All outbound traffic BLOCKED by Default Response to traffic allowed by Ingress Rules do not require Egress Rules Protocol options TCP, UDP, ICMP & ‘All’ ‘ All’ does not require Port Range Source CIDR allows only a subset of Guest VMs to be granted Internet access Examples… www.shapeblue.com
  • 23. Virtual Router Egress RulesAllow All RuleExample Egress Rules www.shapeblue.com
  • 24. Any Questions ?  Geoff Higginbottom  geoff.higginbottom@shapeblue.com  higster@apache.org  Twitter: @ShapeBlue  Blog: http://www.shapeblue.com /cloud-orchestration-blog/ www.shapeblue.com

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