CloudStack European User Group roundup

Last Thursday saw us back at BT, London, for the Summer meetup of the CloudStack European User Group (CSEUG). A full schedule meant a prompt start, and Giles Sirett (CSEUG chairman) brought the meeting to order and started with introductions and CloudStack news. Since the last meetup, CloudStack 4.9.2 has been released, with 4.9.3 due […]

Host-HA for KVM Hosts in CloudStack

Intro What is HA? “High availability is a characteristic of a system, which aims to ensure an agreed level of operational performance, usually uptime, for a higher than normal period. ”  — Wikipedia HA in CloudStack is currently supported for VMs only. In order to have it enabled, the service offering of the VM should […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Installing and Configuring an OCFS2 Clustered File System

Last year we had a project which required us to build out a KVM environment which used shared storage. Most often that would be NFS all the way and very occasionally Ceph.   This time however the client already had a Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) SAN which had to be used, and the hosts were HP blades […]

CloudStack Test Automation with Trillian and Jenkins

In the previous post, we introduced and described Trillian that can build various environments in which we could deploy a CloudStack zone and run Marvin based integration tests. In this post, we’ll describe how we are using Jenkins and Trillian to test CloudStack builds in various environments. Build Pipeline Our build pipeline can be seen in the attached […]

Trillian: Flexible, On-Demand Cloud Environment Creation

Marvin: “I think you ought to know I’m feeling very depressed.” Trillian: “Well, we have something that may take your mind off it.” Marvin: “It won’t work, I have an exceptionally large mind.“ Trillian was born from the need for us to create environments which we could run CloudStack’s Marvin test framework against, but the […]

CloudStack European User Group roundup – June 2016

The Summer meetup on June 16 found us in Berlin, hosted by our friends from BIT.group. One of the reasons for meeting here was to build the CloudStack community in Germany and the surrounding countries, and with all tickets for the event reserved, we certainly achieved that with a packed room! People from all over […]