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Information about the Diablo release of the OpenStack Dashboard and the roadmap for the upcoming Essex release.

Information about the Diablo release of the OpenStack Dashboard and the roadmap for the upcoming Essex release.



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  • OpenStack Dashboard in Diablo Devin Carlen, Project Technical Lead Founder, Nebula, Inc. @devcamcar
  • Diablo Release Update
  • Metrics
    • 17 contributors
    • 13 blueprints implemented
    • 41 bugs resolved
  • Not Just For Compute
    • No longer just a Nova dashboard
    • Support for all core and incubated OpenStack projects
      • Swift
      • Glance
      • Keystone
      • Quantum
  • System Panel
    • Improved interfaces for system administrators
      • Manage quotas, flavors, tenants and users
      • See global infrastructure overviews
      • Manage Keystone service catalog to enable or disable services and view service status
      • Plugin to common monitoring systems such as Ganglia and Munin
  • EC2 API Migration
    • Migrated to OpenStack API
      • Can support features as they happen
      • Vastly improves security model and performance
      • Removes requirement to use the EC2 admin API to masquerade as another tenant
  • Updated Look and Feel
    • Support for other core projects made necessary fundamental design changes
    • Side bar plugins
    • Better experience for users with multiple tenants
  • Essex Roadmap
  • OpenStack Core
    • As of the Essex cycle, the OpenStack Dashboard is now a core project
    • Tons of support from the community
    • Shared understanding that having an official user interface is critical for adoption
  • Focus on User Interaction and Experience
    • Create a Human Interaction Guideline (HIG) document
    • Map flows and interactions from the user’s point of view
    • Focus on reducing sharp edges
    • Deliver a world class web experience
  • Pluggable Architecture
    • Enable anyone to add support for a third party service or feature
    • Provide a clear path for community projects to add support by following HIG
      • Such as Red Dwarf, Atlas, Donabe, etc.
  • New Nova Features
    • Boot from volume
    • Live migrations
    • View instance power state
    • Pause and suspend guests
    • Configuration drive
  • New Swift Features
    • Support for hierarchical psuedo-folders for a more natural user flow
    • Client side Swift API for streaming files directly to the Swift endpoint
  • Just the beginning…
    • Feedback, features, requests, comments welcome!
    • Help the OpenStack Dashboard have a fantastic Essex release!
    • Special thanks to my team at Nebula, Rackspace Cloud Builders, Citrix, Nicira, Cisco, and many others…