Progress towards topic-oneiric-ensemble

This page shows the progress towards completing a Topic . You can see from the burndown if the Topic is likely to be completed at the current rate of work. Below that you can see the progress towards the blueprints that contribute to the Topic , and the progress of each person working on the Topic .

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"foreign" counts refer to workitems that are assigned to someone not in the team

Burndown chart
59% of 96

Contributing Blueprints

Blueprint Completion Priority Status/Description
22% of 18
High Some basic lxc container improvements: ∘ quick container cloning with snapshotting for lvm, btrfs, and aufs/unionfs (based on ppa:serge-hallyn/lxc-natty work) ∘ sandbox template using current user namespace . limited use, but useful for locking child task such that it can only talk to us over pipes. ∘ per container syslog . Lack of this has prevented me from using containers for some bug investigations. ∘ proc virtualization ∘ container reboot and shutdown ∘ custom per-container firewall rules ∘ lsm integration ∘ templates for other distros (fedora, opensles, gentoo)
45% of 11
Undefined Quality, easy to follow documentation for ensemble users and formula authors exists
50% of 4
Undefined Create Ensemble and Ubuntu Cloud Advocacy Material to assist advocates
88% of 8
Essential Ensemble is ready for users to start hacking on formulas and the code. The best way to get it into users' hands is to add it, and all of its dependencies, to Ubuntu, and make sure they are tested going forward.
85% of 20
Essential A list of conferences where we can discuss and present Ensemble to potential users.
33% of 3
Essential  If Ensemble is how you deploy workloads into the cloud, Orchestra is how you deploy "the cloud". Integrating Eucalyptus directly into the Server/debian-installer was a non-trivial exercise. Faced with supporting OpenStack as alternative cloud infrastructure, we'll find ourselves, once again, re-engineering some of the ISO installer. Is this the best approach to the problem of deploying Cloud Infrastructure? Members of the Ubuntu Platform Server Team, in conjunction with the Canonical Solutions Integration Team suggest that we should take a more modern and extensible approach, leveraging the best of open source's bare metal provisioning, management, orchestration, and monitoring technologies -- and we call that "Ubuntu Orchestra". Step 1: 'apt-get install ubuntu-orchestra-server', which will install and totally configure a suite of free software tools (cobbler, squid-deb-proxy, puppetmaster, mcollective + plugins) on a single machine.  Step 2: rapidly provision many servers **and/or desktops** over the network, in parallel, adding the ubuntu-orchestra-client package, which results in powerful, managed Ubuntu servers and/or desktops, ready to be purposed/customized/configured/managed/monitored by Puppet. Eventually, Ensemble could/should grow arms to manage physical Orchestra systems much like cloud instances. This blueprint involves doing the necessary work in ubuntu-orchestra-server for Step 1 above.
50% of 6
Undefined Creating a screencast library that is interesting and inspiring both to users (devops, sysadmins) explaining how to quickly and easily deploy scalable cloud applications using ensemble, and also to formula developers explaining how easy it is to start writing your own ensemble formula
100% of 5
Medium Even when user namespaces are fully implemented, there remains the concern that containers share an OS with the host, and may be able to exploit syscall vulnerabilities (in particular) to gain access to and privilege in the host. Historically, relatively new syscalls in particular, have ended up with vulnerabilities which a container would be able to exploit. It would be nice if we could deny a container from using certain system calls, perhaps by a method analogous to seccomp. described plans for such, and a suggestion to combine seccomp with ftrace instead. describes what google ended up using for chrome on linux instead. describes the approach used on freebsd.;a=summary is a port to linux. These are very useful for sandboxes in general, but not ideal for this lxc concern. This blueprint, then, is for following, helping and testing, or initiating the seccomp+ftrace approach.
33% of 3
Undefined Defining, documenting and helping execute a contribution process for ensemble formula contributors
73% of 11
Essential * Add OpenStack support to Ensemble * Add Orchestra support to Ensemble so that it can orchestrate services across physical machines
57% of 7
Undefined Outreach campaigns evangelizing ensemble and Ubuntu cloud technologies. Creating and maintaining a TODO list for contributors, as well as advertising it

Status by assignee

Assignee todo blocked inprogress postponed done Completion
Andres Rodriguez 0 0 0 0 4 100%
Benjamin Saller 1 0 0 0 1 50%
bootstrap31 4 0 0 0 0 0%
Clint Byrum 1 0 0 1 9 91%
Adam Gandelman 0 0 2 0 1 33%
James Page 0 0 0 0 2 100%
John Johansen 0 0 0 1 0 100%
kapil 3 0 0 0 0 0%
Ahmed Kamal 10 0 3 0 15 54%
Dustin Kirkland 0 0 0 0 1 100%
Gustavo Niemeyer 0 0 0 0 1 100%
Robbie Williamson 0 0 0 1 0 100%
Serge Hallyn 0 0 0 4 3 100%
ubuntu-server 11 0 2 12 1 50%
Chuck Short 2 0 0 0 0 0%

Work item details

Assignee Status Blueprint Priority Work item
Andres Rodriguez done server-o-ensemble-orchestra-openstack-support Essential Merge WebDav storage into Williams refactored branch
server-o-ensemble-orchestra-openstack-support Essential Merge bootstrap into William's refactored branch
server-o-ensemble-orchestra-openstack-support Essential Merge deploying machines into Williams refactored branch
server-o-ensemble-orchestra-openstack-support Essential Prototype bootstrap using a separate node as bootstrap node, (*not* using Orchestra Server as bootstrap node), on top of Clint's prototype
Benjamin Saller todo server-o-ensemble-conference-talks Essential DevOps Day Mountain View (Proposal Deadline is 1st of June 2011) - June 17-18th in Mountain View{4}
done server-o-ensemble-conference-talks Essential Cloud Camp - May 26, 2011 in San Francisco, CA, USA {1}
bootstrap31 todo server-o-lxc-improvements High exploit container shutdown/reboot kernel support in lxc
server-o-lxc-improvements High push core proc virtualization support upstream
server-o-lxc-improvements High push kernel patches supporting shutdown/reboot
server-o-lxc-improvements High push lxc-attach when kernel patches are upstream
Clint Byrum todo server-o-ensemble Essential Upload latest version of ensemble before release
done server-o-ensemble Essential Prepare ensemble package for upload to Ubuntu
server-o-ensemble Essential Prepare txzookeeper packaging for upload to Ubuntu
server-o-ensemble Essential package snapshot or release txaws with fixes needed by ensemble
server-o-ensemble-conference-talks Essential Cloud Camp - June 14, 2011 in San Diego, CA, USA{11}
server-o-ensemble-conference-talks Essential OSCON BoF Session (Call closes 11:59pm 07/22/2011 PDT) - July 25-29th in Portland, OR{14}
server-o-ensemble-conference-talks Essential OSCON Talk
server-o-ensemble-orchestra-openstack-support Essential Report findings of prototyping via mailing list / bogs (
server-o-ensemble-orchestra-openstack-support Essential prototype deploying openstack with just pre-determined cloud-config stanzas fed into Cobbler
server-o-ensemble-orchestra-openstack-support Essential prototype ensemble driving physically deployed machines with a cloud-config stanza installing the agent and the Orchestra Server as bootstrap node
postponed server-o-ensemble Essential Get txzookeeper sponsored into Debian (no sponsors willing to upload)
Adam Gandelman inprogress server-o-ensemble-orchestra-openstack-support Essential Develop deployment method for more advanced openstack components using chosen tool
server-o-ensemble-orchestra-openstack-support Essential Develop deployment method for simple openstack components using chosen tool
done server-o-ensemble-orchestra-openstack-support Essential prototype puppet modules for deploying OpenStack
James Page done server-o-ensemble Essential Submit debdiff of latest zookeeper to Debian
server-o-ensemble Essential Upload latest zookeeper to Ubuntu
John Johansen postponed server-o-lxc-sandboxing Medium Get seccomp2 into ubuntu kernel or ppa for testing
kapil todo community-o-ensemble-getting-started-docs Undefined Expand command line help
community-o-ensemble-getting-started-docs Undefined Generate man pages from sphinx and cli docs
community-o-ensemble-getting-started-docs Undefined Incorporate CLI help into generated sphinx docs (sphinx extension)
Ahmed Kamal inprogress community-o-ensemble-get-involved-campaigns Undefined Reach out to Debian/Ubuntu package maintainers to write Ensemble formulas for their project
community-o-ensemble-get-involved-campaigns Undefined Start Regularly post stories about new contributors with a personal touch
community-o-ensemble-get-involved-campaigns Undefined Start writing articles for high profile blogs or magazine mention how You can get involved
todo community-o-ensemble-advocacy-material Undefined Create scripts and documentation to aid anyone to quickly demo Ensemble features in a standard manner
community-o-ensemble-advocacy-material Undefined Ensure and document minimal Ensemble demo envrionment running on a single laptop (once LXC is supported)
community-o-ensemble-formula-contrib-process Undefined Document next-gen (server client) contribution process, once software is ready
community-o-ensemble-formula-contrib-process Undefined Document searching for formulas, getting and using formulas from different repos
community-o-ensemble-getting-started-docs Undefined Add success stories or testimonials to website
community-o-ensemble-getting-started-docs Undefined Adding docs on testing Ensemble using LXC locally or Euca cloud
community-o-ensemble-getting-started-docs Undefined Create content on ensemble website catering to "complete newbie" "Ensemble newbie" "Ensemble contributor"
community-o-ensemble-screencast-lib Undefined Creating and sharing a simple formula
community-o-ensemble-screencast-lib Undefined Demo on Euca community cloud
community-o-ensemble-screencast-lib Undefined Running Ensemble with LXC on local laptop
done community-o-ensemble-advocacy-material Undefined Assist in creating Ensemble and cloud related messaging guides
community-o-ensemble-advocacy-material Undefined Ensure a standard Ensemble slide deck is created
community-o-ensemble-formula-contrib-process Undefined Write a guide on current simple formula contribution path using UDD
community-o-ensemble-get-involved-campaigns Undefined Ensure a new contributor is assigned a mentor, helping walk her through
community-o-ensemble-get-involved-campaigns Undefined Reach out to Upstream open-source projects to write Ensemble formulas for their project
community-o-ensemble-get-involved-campaigns Undefined Start a weekly blog campaign about calls-to-action to contribute to Ensemble
community-o-ensemble-get-involved-campaigns Undefined Start a weekly list of Ensemble TODO items (new formulas, formula features, bugs)
community-o-ensemble-getting-started-docs Undefined Add an Ensemble FAQ document
community-o-ensemble-getting-started-docs Undefined Add and maintain a formula contribution guide
community-o-ensemble-getting-started-docs Undefined Create Ensemble elevator pitch, approved by Gerry and Ensemble team
community-o-ensemble-getting-started-docs Undefined Ensure an Ensemble pitch is publicized on website
community-o-ensemble-getting-started-docs Undefined Write a user level tutorial, to be maintained as Ensemble features are added
community-o-ensemble-screencast-lib Undefined Scaling up a complex service on the cloud
community-o-ensemble-screencast-lib Undefined Short video showing high-level features of Ensemble from user-perspective (rapid provisioning, scaling)
community-o-ensemble-screencast-lib Undefined zero to ensemble (zero to showing AWS instances launched)
Dustin Kirkland done server-o-ensemble-conference-talks Essential Cloud Camp - June 7, 2011 in New York, USA{6}
Gustavo Niemeyer done server-o-ensemble Essential Ensemble Daily PPA
Robbie Williamson postponed server-o-ensemble-conference-talks Essential CloudCamp - July 20, 2011 in Austin, TX, USA{18}
Serge Hallyn done server-o-lxc-improvements High libcgroup integration
server-o-lxc-improvements High quick container cloning with snapshotting using LVM
server-o-lxc-improvements High ubuntu template cleanup
postponed server-o-lxc-sandboxing Medium Implement prototype of lxc seccomp2 integration
server-o-lxc-sandboxing Medium Propose design for lxc integration to lxc-dev
server-o-lxc-sandboxing Medium Work with jjohansen/kees/upstream to design generic sandbox program
server-o-lxc-sandboxing Medium Write testcases for lxc seccomp2 integration
ubuntu-server inprogress server-o-ubuntu-orchestra-server Essential ubuntu-orchestra-server MIR
server-o-ubuntu-orchestra-server Essential wiki page
todo server-o-ensemble-conference-talks Essential Cloud Connect 2012 - (Call closes August 18th, 2011) - February 13-16, 2012, Silicon Valley, CA{9}
server-o-ensemble-conference-talks Essential CloudCamp - October 9, 2011 in Cloud Track @ Silicon Valley Code Camp, USA{17}
server-o-ensemble-orchestra-openstack-support Essential Collect data gathered from prototyping and record in spec/blueprint
server-o-lxc-improvements High custom per-container firewall rules
server-o-lxc-improvements High event notification
server-o-lxc-improvements High improve lxc-ps, lxc-netstat
server-o-lxc-improvements High lsm integration
server-o-lxc-improvements High per container syslog
server-o-lxc-improvements High re-invigorate application checkpoint/restart
server-o-lxc-improvements High templates for other distros (fedora, opensles, gentoo)
server-o-lxc-improvements High udev and device namespaces
done server-o-lxc-improvements High validate LXC support on ARM
postponed server-o-ensemble-conference-talks Essential Cloud Camp - June 16, 2011 in Seattle, USA{12}
server-o-ensemble-conference-talks Essential Cloud Camp - June 2, 2011 in Boston (Waltham, MA), USA{5}
server-o-ensemble-conference-talks Essential Cloud Computing Expo (Call closes June 30, 2011) - Nov 7-10 in Santa Clara, CA {15}
server-o-ensemble-conference-talks Essential CloudCamp - June 20, 2011 in Cincinnati, OH, USA{13}
server-o-ensemble-conference-talks Essential CloudCamp - September 10, 2011 in Munich, Germany{16}
server-o-ensemble-conference-talks Essential DevOps Day Australia (Taking talk submissions now) - July 22-23rd in Melbourne, Australia{2}
server-o-ensemble-conference-talks Essential HotCloud (Poster submissions are due by Monday, May 30, 2011, at 3:00 p.m. PDT) - June 14–15 in Portland, OR, USA{3}
server-o-ensemble-conference-talks Essential Large Installation System Administration Conference - (Call closes June 9, 2011, 11:59 p.m. PDT) - December 4–9, 2011, Boston, MA{8}
server-o-ensemble-conference-talks Essential LinuxConf AU (Call close Friday 29th July 2011) - January 16-20th Ballarat, Australia{18}
server-o-ensemble-conference-talks Essential Ops Camp - June 13, 2011 in Portland, OR, USA{10}
server-o-ensemble-conference-talks Essential Velocity BoF Session (Call closes 11:59pm 06/09/2011 PDT) - June 14th-16th in Santa Clara, CA{7}
server-o-ubuntu-orchestra-server Essential manpage
Chuck Short todo server-o-lxc-improvements High Badger someone into writing libvirt-lxc bridge
server-o-lxc-improvements High List of missing bits pieces of libvirt for lxc (libvirt 0.9.1-1 merge is pending)