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Xen Project 4.5 Release Candidate 4 Test Day on December 17, 2014

Our Last Scheduled 4.5 Release Candidate Testing is on Wednesday

TestDay

The Test Day for 4.5 RC4 has been set for this Wednesday, December 17, 2014.

Test Days insure that the upcoming release is ready for production. It also allows all users to test out the upcoming release in their own environment.

This Test Day is the last one currently scheduled for the 4.5 release cycle, so if you have questions or issues with the 4.5 release candidate, this is the time to test and speak up!  The RC4 software is now ready for installation.

General Information about Test Days, including the planned date for the release, can be found here:
http://wiki.xenproject.org/wiki/Xen_Project_Test_Days

and specific instructions for this Test Day are located here:
http://wiki.xenproject.org/wiki/Xen_4.5_RC4_test_instructions

Join us this Wednesday in #xentest on Freenode IRC!

4.5 RC3 Test Day on Thursday December 4, 2014

Our Next Round of 4.5 Release Candidate Testing is on Thursday

TestDay

The Test Day for 4.5 RC3 has been set for this Thursday, December 4, 2014.

Test Days insure that the upcoming release is ready for production. It also allows power users to test out the upcoming release in their own environment.

Subsequent Test Days are expected to be scheduled roughly ever other week until it is determined that the software is ready for release.

General Information about Test Days, including the planned date for the RC4 test and release, can be found here:
http://wiki.xenproject.org/wiki/Xen_Project_Test_Days

and specific instructions for this Test Day are located here:
http://wiki.xenproject.org/wiki/Xen_4.5_RC3_test_instructions

Join us Thursday in #xentest on Freenode IRC!

Using Xen Project on OpenStack “Juno” via Libvirt

By Xing Lin

This document describes steps I took to setup a compute node based on Ubuntu 14.04 for OpenStack “juno”, using the Xen Project via libvirt approach. Openstack does not support this approach well as it is in Group C of the hypervisor support matrix for Openstack. You can hardly find any tutorial online describing this approach and this might be the first. Let’s get started!

Prerequisites

Follow “OpenStack Installation Guide for Ubuntu 14.04″ to setup the control node and network node, following the three-node architecture with OpenStack Networking (neutron). This involves lots of configuration and could take a day or two. Check that the control node and network node is working.

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Xen Project User Summit 2014 Videos Now Available

The Year’s Biggest Xen Project User Event Now Available at Your Desk or On Your Phone

You didn’t make it to this year’s Xen Project User Summit in New York City?  Or you didn’t catch all the sessions you wanted to see because of scheduling conflicts (it happens when you have too much of a good thing…)?  Don’t fret; you can catch up on the action on a computer, tablet, or phone near you!

Most of the sessions can now be viewed in the Presentations and Videos section of the XenProject.org website.  And the few which have not been published (due to sound issues), should be available very soon.

Some Sessions to Check Out Include:


Xen in Openstack – An overview with SUSE Cloud- Alejandro Bonilla from SUSE
Ever want to use Xen Project in OpenStack? See how it functions in the OpenStack-driven SUSE Cloud.
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Xen Project 4.5 RC2 Test Day is November 13

Join in the Next Round of 4.5 Release Candidate Testing on Thursday

TestDay

The Test Day for 4.5 RC2 has been set for this Thursday, November 13, 2014.

Test Days insure that the upcoming release is ready for production.  It also allows power users to test out the upcoming release in their own environment.

Subsequent Test Days are expected to be scheduled roughly ever other week until it is determined that the software is ready for release.

General Information about Test Days can be found here:
http://wiki.xenproject.org/wiki/Xen_Project_Test_Days

and specific instructions for this Test Day are located here:
http://wiki.xenproject.org/wiki/Xen_4.5_RC2_test_instructions

Join us Thursday in #xentest on Freenode IRC!

October 29: Xen Project 4.5 RC1 Test Day

TestDay

The Xen Project team is pleased to announce the first Test Day for 4.5 Release Candidate 1 will be held on October 29, 2014.  The 4.5 release is just a few weeks away, so this is an important event in our development calendar.

Test Days insure that the upcoming release is ready for production.  It also allows power users to test out the upcoming release in their own environment.

Subsequent Test Days are expected to be scheduled roughly ever other week until it is determined that the software is ready for release.

General Information about Test Days can be found here:
http://wiki.xenproject.org/wiki/Xen_Project_Test_Days

and specific instructions for this Test Day are located here:
http://wiki.xenproject.org/wiki/Xen_4.5_RC1_test_instructions

XEN 4.5 FEATURE DEVELOPERS:

If you have a new feature which is cooked and ready for testing in RC1, we need to know about it and how to test it. Either edit the instructions page or send me a few lines describing the feature and how it should be tested.

Currently, this Test Day is focused on general tests (e.g., “Does the software compile, install, and do the things it normally does, regardless of hardware platform?”).  If you have specific new functionality which needs testing in RC1, we need to know about it and how to test it.

EVERYONE:

Please join us on Wednesday, October 29, and help make sure the next release of Xen Project software is the best one yet!  To make room for the Test Day, we’ve moved Document Day back to November 5, so join us then as we improve documentation with a special theme of integration this month.