[one-users] Closing OpenNebula 4.4 Cycle, Planning for 4.6

Tobias Brunner tobias at tobru.ch
Thu Jan 9 11:45:41 PST 2014

Hi all,

Thanks a lot for letting the community participate on the roadmap 

For me there are two features important, which are already described on 
the development portal:

#2568 "Support for RBD Format 2 images"
I have already tested the attached patch on version 4.4 and it just 
works great. VM provisioning using this method is A LOT faster than with 
"Format 1" images, like lightning speed.

#1727 "Patch for one.image.resize to resize image"
I'd like to specify the target image size in the template.
The Ubuntu Cloud Images are able to resize themself during the first 
boot (see http://packages.ubuntu.com/saucy/cloud-initramfs-growroot, 
installed by default on the cloud images). So you just need the original 
image (which is 2GB) and specify the size you need in the template. This 
is mainly very useful for the public cloud interface where you could 
provide some templates to the users which specifies not only the ram 
size and cpu count, but also the image size. So you don't have to 
prepare an image for every size you'd like to provide.

Other ideas and votes
To extend the public cloud capabilities, a customer management and 
billing interface (think of "oneacct" extended to the webinterface) 
would be a nice feature I'd like to see in the future.
Better handling of VMs which are stopped by the user from inside the VM 
(f.e. "shutdown -h now") would make admins life easier.
I also vote for the following Redmine tickets assigned to "Release 4.6" 
target version:
* #2453 "Add hostname configuration to contexualization"
* #1818 "Support for IP reservations"

Looking forward to comments on my ideas.


On 09.01.2014 17:44, Tino Vazquez wrote:
> Dear users,
> Having released OpenNebula 4.4 Retina and closed its release cycle, it
> is time to open a new one for the next release.
> We have identified the issues [1] (bugs + features) we deem important
> for the release, and we have including in that list the features that
> didn't make it in OpenNebula 4.4 in the end.
> As discussed with the OpenNebula Conf attendees (see? you need to come
> next year ;) ), we want to give our users the chance to shape the
> roadmap for the upcoming OpenNebula 4.6. We invite you to submit your
> comments on the roadmap via email (ideally within this thread, but
> feel free to open a new one if you think it is necessary to discuss
> any particular topic). This valuable input will be used to shape the
> short-term roadmap with the features that will be part of the release
> cycle.
> The ideal process of the discussion would be for any person interested
> in discussing a feature request to search first if there is already a
> similar one in the OpenNebula development portal [2]. If no similar
> request is found, please open one describing as best as you can what
> feature you have in mind, and let us know in this mailing list so we
> know there is interest and we need to shape the roadmap to accommodate
> it. If you find a similar request, read through the proposed approach
> and let us know if you agree on it. If not, please put a comment in
> the feature request explaining your concern, and let us know as well
> here.
> We plan to close this discussion next Thursday, 16th, EOB.
> It goes without saying that the more interest we see on a feature,
> more priority it will have in the short-term roadmap.
> Tino, on behalf of the OpenNebula Team
> [1] http://dev.opennebula.org/projects/opennebula/issues?query_id=45
> [2] http://dev.opennebula.org/
> [3] http://opennebula.org/community/contribute/

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