OpenStack Essex has recently been released and of course it supports both XenServer and XCP. During Essex Citrix has spent a lot of time improving the XenServer support. Moreover, we plan to continue our efforts around improving OpenStack’s XenServer support in the Folsom time frame.
Next week Ewan Mellor, Renuka Apte and I will be at the Folsom OpenStack Design Summit. To hear more about Citrix plans for Folsom, attend the session on the XenAPI driver roadmap:
Now is a good time to take a look at some of what Citrix has done for OpenStack Essex:
- Added support for Security groups and Firewall rules when using XenServer
- Added Host Aggregates, and it allows you to build a XenServer pool using OpenStack, to enable Live Migration using shared storage in Folsom
- Added XenServer Storage Manager Integration, accessing volumes using XenServer’s Storage Manager
- Made Fast Cloning work when using XenServer
- Helped improve support for XenServer in DevStack, including producing a video guide
- Much work on Quantum, including help make Quantum work with XenServer
- Started to improve the documentation around XenServer
Many others have also spent a lot of time improving the XenServer support. A big thank you to all of you! Also a big thank you to all who are deploying and testing OpenStack with XenServer and XCP. Two organisations that spring to mind are: Internap and Rackspace Public Cloud. Please keep the feedback coming; so we know how we can help.
I will report back after the Summit to let you know what Citrix plans to do during Folsom.