CloudStack Collaboration Conference, Miami, May 16-18

The third and final day of the CloudStack Collaboration Conference 2017 (North America) is underway, and as usual it has been a fantastic few days. Attendees have been truly spoilt with a plethora of speakers from all over the world – hearing from operators, users, vendors, developers, service providers and business owners. Although the CloudStack […]

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Roles tab Dynamic Roles in CloudStack

Introduction Managing user roles has been a pain for a while, as the model of having a commands.properties file that defines roles and their permissions can be hard to comprehend and use. Due to this, not many CloudStack users made any changes to the default harcoded roles and further enhanced roles. Therefore, ShapeBlue has taken the opportunity to […]

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Migration away from download.cloud.com to download.cloudstack.org may cause problems in exisiting cloudstack installations and versions

Background Cloudstack relies on a fixed download site when it fetches the built-in guest VM templates. That download site has historically been download.cloud.com and is being replaced by download.cloudstack.org. Download.cloudstack.org is now fully functional. The retirement date of download.cloud.com is unknown but expected to be imminent The issue & behaviour After the retirement of download.cloud.com, […]

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Inter-VPC connectivity in CloudStack

Introduction In this article Abhinandan  Prateek discusses a method for allowing inter-VPC routing in CloudStack utilising Quagga on the VPC Virtual Router. Please note – this feature is currently in development, this is being considered for release in CloudStack 4.10 (please refer to upcoming release notes for details). In CloudStack a VPC acts as a container for […]

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At Africacom with Netapp Solidfire

ShapeBlue recently attended the AfricaCom show in Cape Town, South Africa.  We had an excellent opportunity to catch up with a number of our clients and partners and listened to a number of storage challenges being faced by the industry.  We captured some of these thoughts, and also got some updates from our partner NetApp […]

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Apache CloudStack 4.9.2 LTS (Long Term Support)

ShapeBlue are delighted to confirm that the latest version of CloudStack is now on our support matrix as a fully supported and recommended version for our customers. We have worked extensively with the CloudStack community on quality control and testing, and this release contains more than 80 bug-fixes and improvements on the CloudStack 4.9 release. […]

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CloudStack upgrades – best practices

Introduction Upgrading CloudStack can sometimes be a little daunting – but as the 5P’s proverb goes – Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance. With planning, testing and the right strategy upgrades will have a high chance of success and have minimal impact on your CloudStack end users. The CloudStack upgrade process is documented in the release notes for […]

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CloudStack European User Group roundup – November 2016

Our Winter meetup last Thursday, November 24 found us back in London at the BT Centre Showcase, and as usual Europe was well represented with CloudStack users joining us from all over. After lunch and catching up with friends old and new, Giles Sirett (ShapeBlue CEO and chairman of the user group) called the meetup […]

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