Automating Infrastructure with CloudStack and Terraform

Apache CloudStack is one of the most commonly used IaaS platforms, orchestrating infrastructure and maximizing the benefits of cloud computing. Many large enterprises already use CloudStack with different use cases, and with ever-growing adoption, there is a need to automate these complex infrastructures and the provision of cloud deployments to: · Minimise time spent on […]

Apache CloudStack 4.16.1.0 Release – Deep Dive

CloudStack 4.16.1.0 Deep Dive

Apache CloudStack 4.16.1.0 is the latest maintenance release as part of the LTS 4.16.x releases. It contains more than 150 fixes and improvements since the 4.16.0.0 release. In this article, Suresh Kumar Anaparti, release manager of 4.16.1.0 is reviewing some of the most notable fixes and improvements in the release. Continue reading to learn more […]

Improvements to VM and Volume Migration | CloudStack Feature First Look

Migration of resources such as virtual machines and volumes is essential functionality for cloud operators, enabling them to load balance or perform maintenance operations on underlying compute, storage or network resources without major downtime. CloudStack provides impressive functionality to migrate VMs and volumes, with different APIs for different use-cases: migrateVirtualMachine migrateVirtualMachineWithVolume migrateSystemVm migrateVolume Most of […]

Granular Control of Dynamic Scaling of VM’s CPU/RAM

Dynamic-Scaling-VMs

Currently, CloudStack allows admins to configure the dynamic scaling of CPU and RAM for the VMs using a global or zone level setting “enable.dynamic.scale.vm” and through a “Dynamically Scalable” flag in templates. However, the global or zone setting applies to all VMs in a particular region or zone and there may be virtual hardware or […]

SystemVM template – Upgrade Improvements

SystemVM Templates - Upgrade Imrpovements

When upgrading Apache CloudStack (ACS) to a newer version one must manually register new SystemVM templates before upgrading the packages. Failing to do so means having to roll back the database to the previous version, register the new template and start the upgrade again. We’ve developed a process (available as of CloudStack 4.16.0) to automate […]

What’s new in CloudStack 4.16

CloudStack 4.16 Release Announcement

Apache CloudStack 4.16 is the latest release of the cloud management platform from the Apache Software Foundation and is a result of months of work from the development community. 4.16 is an LTS (Long Term Support) release so will be maintained for a period of 18 months after release.  As always, the release contains a […]

Adding Comments to CloudStack Objects | CloudStack Feature First Look

Adding Comments to CloudStack Objects

CloudStack administrators are currently able to add annotations/comments on hosts, domains or virtual machines. This is useful as administrators may comment on the actions taken on those entities, allowing other administrators to know why actions were taken. This new functionality (available from CloudStack version 4.16.0 onwards) extends the scope of the comments feature to users, […]

GSoC 2021 and Apache CloudStack: The Results

GSoC Apurv Interview

With 16,000+ participants from 111 countries and 715 open-source organizations participating, Google Summer of Code is one of the most popular programs which helps students enter the technology world and gain new skills. GSoC pairs students with mentors from participating open-source organizations, allowing students to face the real world of software development and coding. For […]

The C-level Perspective on Running Open-Source Cloud with Ceph and CloudStack

The cloud and hosting market has experienced a complete transformation during the last decade. While previously there was a range of mid-sized local cloud providers dominating the market in each country, many providers were acquired by VC’s, larger providers, telcos and third-party enterprises in the last ten years. It is getting harder and harder for […]

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