After watching Steven Hardy's OpenStack talk at the aeolus developer
conference, I decided I like the whole OpenStack idea and decided to
spend a little time digging a big deeper. One thing I noticed was that
OpenStack was missing was key piece: Image Building functionality.
Something we already have in Aeolus through the use of ImageFactory.
After some work with Steven and too many hours of hacking and video
editing, we managed to create a demo - a proof of concept to show how we
can integrate ImageFactory with OpenStack to add in Image Building. The
result of which is a video and some repositories that will let you try
out a limited version.
The video can be found here (it's only 6 mins):
I also quickly wrote a getting started:
can ask me for more info if you get stuck.
I will be sending this stuff round the OpenStack mailing list later
today. I'm hoping this will help us in our fight to generate a
community (OpenStack have near 7000 strong communtiy).
If the idea is well recieved we aim to create a proper OpenStack plugin
and tweak factory a little to fit in better with OpenStack. If you want
to get involved in the project let me know, this is something we've been
working on in our spare time so the more fingers and toes the better.