With the holiday rush, I neglected to post about Monday’s Crowbar v1.2 release (ISO here)!
The core focus for this release was to support the OpenStack Diablo Final bits (which my employer, Dell, includes as part of the “Dell OpenStack Powered Cloud Solution“); however, we added a lot of other capability as we continue to iterate on Crowbar.
I’m proud of our team’s efforts on this release on both on features and quality. I’m equally delighted about the Crowbar community engagement via the Crowbar list server. Crowbar is not hardware or operating system specific so it’s encouraging to hear about deployments on other gear and see the community helping us port to new operating system versions.
We driving more and more content to Crowbar’s Github as we are working to improve community visibility for Crowbar. As such, I’ve been regularly updating the Crowbar Roadmap. I’m also trying to make videos for Crowbar training (suggestions welcome!). Please check back for updates about upcoming plans and sprint activity.
Crowbar Added Features in v1.2:
- Central feature was OpenStack Diablo Final barclamps (tag “openstack-os-build”)
- Improved barclamp packaging
- Added concepts for “meta” barclamps that are suites of other barclamps
- Proposal queue and ordering
- New UI states for nodes & barclamps (led spinner!)
- Install includes self-testing
- Service monitoring (bluepill)
Dell has a long list of pending Hadoop and OpenStack deployments using these bits so you can expect to see updates and patches matching our field experiences. We are very sensitive to community input and want to make Crowbar the best way to deliver a sustainable repeatable reference deployment of OpenStack, Hadoop and other cloud technologies.