Blog Article:

OpenNebula Newsletter – March 2019

Michael Abdou

Customer Success Manager at OpenNebula Systems

Mar 29, 2019


Our newsletter contains the highlights of the OpenNebula project and its Community throughout the month.


In the month of March we have maintained a sharp focus on activities surrounding last month’s release of v.5.8 Edge. We have been working on bug fixes, and have an upcoming planned release of v.5.8.1 scheduled for early April.  At the same time, the internal discussions around “what’s to come” for an upcoming v.5.10 have already begun.

We did take the time to carry out a thorough Scalability Test and Tuning exercise to breakdown the details of how well OpenNebula 5.8 scales, and what are some of the recommendations for achieving optimal performance and scalability. For detailed info on Scalabilty Testing and Tuning, check out our reference documentation.

We also reviewed and posted how to take advantage of the OpenNebula 5.8 Edge with LXD support, and getting going with a quick installation using miniONE. This is a perfect way to test out v.5.8, starting with AWS and setting it up from start-to-finish in a few minutes.  You can check out the video screencast of the step-by-step instructions.


OpenNebula’s partnership, and moreso its native integration, with VMware was highlighted in fine form this month. An OpenNebula-VMware Solution Brief was published on the VMware Solutions Exchange website. Additionally, we published a solution overview on the VMware Eco-System Partners site.

We also released the 2018 OpenNebula Survey results, which provides a comprehensive look into the development and progression of the OpenNebula project, the growth and evolution of its usage, and a glimpse into what the Community is looking for from OpenNebula in the future.

Lastly, we communicated our shift towards using a Developer Certificate of Origin (DCO) to manage the code contribution process. This allows us to move away from the Contributor License Agreement (CLA) mechanism which we have been using up until now, and to adopt a more universally  appealing approach with the DCO.


As warmer weather approaches, (at least here in the Northern hemisphere), so does the OpenNebula TechDay season. Our first two TechDays of 2019 are approaching at the beginning of May:

  • May 8, 2019 – Barcelona, Spain – hosted by CSUC
  • May 16, 2019 – Sofia, Bulgaria – hosted by StorPool

Agendas are getting pulled together and will soon be published for your review!  Remember, these are FREE one-day events, laden with technical insight from users, Tutorials provided by OpenNebula Systems, and a great opportunity to network with the Community.

And don’t forget to plan ahead for OpenNebulaConf 2019 in Barcelona, Spain on October 21-22.

Stay connected!


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