OpenStack, Containers, and Logging

Wed 14 June 2017 by Lars Kellogg-Stedman Tags openstack logging

I've been thinking about logging in the context of OpenStack and containerized service deployments. I'd like to lay out some of my thoughts on this topic and see if people think I am talking crazy or not.

There are effectively three different mechanisms that an application can use to emit …

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FAA Cannot Require Drone Registration

Thu 25 May 2017 by Lars Kellogg-Stedman Tags uav faa

This is now old news if you're already following the drone industry, but if you're not, I'd like to highlight a recent decision made by the US Court of Appeals regarding the FAA's drone registration requirements.

To place this in context, back in 2015 the FAA established a new set …

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Making sure your Gerrit changes aren't broken

Sun 22 January 2017 by Lars Kellogg-Stedman Tags openstack gerrit git

It's a bit of an embarrassment when you submit a review to Gerrit only to have it fail CI checks immediately because of something as simple as a syntax error or pep8 failure that you should have caught yourself before submitting...but you forgot to run your validations before submitting …

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Exploring YAQL Expressions

Thu 11 August 2016 by Lars Kellogg-Stedman Tags openstack heat hot yaql

The Newton release of Heat adds support for a yaql intrinsic function, which allows you to evaluate yaql expressions in your Heat templates. Unfortunately, the existing yaql documentation is somewhat limited, and does not offer examples of many of yaql's more advanced features.

I am working on a Fluentd composable …

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Connecting another vm to your tripleo-quickstart deployment

Let's say that you have set up an environment using tripleo-quickstart and you would like to add another virtual machine to the mix that has both "external" connectivity ("external" in quotes because I am using it in the same way as the quickstart does w/r/t the undercloud) and …

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