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CloudStack University

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At Apache CloudStack we recently started an initiative to organize our content into learning modules. We call this initiative CloudStack University. Everyone is invited to participate by contributing content (slides and screencasts), suggesting new learning modules that are needed and even creating exercises and assignments. School fun ! As we were discussing the initiative on the mailing list we started by looking at our existing content: slideshares, youtube videos and thought about organizing them into a CloudStack 101 course. This is still a work in progress that requires everyones participation to make it a great resource.

In the meantime I have been putting all my CloudStack content on slideshare and I wanted to provide a narrated version of these slides together with hands-on demo to show folks how to do a few things with CloudStack specifically but also related Cloud and OSS tips and tricks. Here comes the CloudStack university screencasts. I will add more of them as I go along and receive requests from the community (reach out on twitter @sebgoa and tell me what you want to see). I wanted to give you a preview of what this looks like. To create a self-paced learning module, I decided to create slide decks that people can download from slideshare and cross-post the corresponding screencasts (for most of them at least) on youtube. People can choose a particular topic, or take the entire series. The idea is that at the end of watching all the screencasts and reading the material people graduate from CloudStack University.

Certainly one can imagine how this could evolve into a full fledge training and certification program. I do plan to create a final exam once I am done with a consistent set of modules :) In this post I wanted to introduce you to some of the first modules I created. I welcome all feedback and suggestions to improve them. Reach out to me on twitter (@sebgoa) or contribute your own modules via the wiki and the mailing lists.

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Puppet Labs: The Leading Open Source Data Center Automation Solution

One of the things we have found about running clouds at scale is the need for automation. To that end we often conduct training events called Build a Cloud Days with our open source partners. We like PuppetLabs puppet for automating configuration of CloudStack as well as Zenoss for automating the discover of cloud infrastructure to bring them under monitoring.  

One of the best ways to get up to speed on using puppet is to attend a Puppet Camp. The next one will be hosted in Atlanta on February 3rd.  

"Puppet Camp is a community oriented gathering of Puppet users and developers. You’ll have the opportunity to network with a diverse group of Puppet users, benefit from insightful lectures delivered by prominent community members, and be able to share experiences and discuss potential implementations of Puppet during our attendee generated breakout sessions."

If you can't attend this session there are many other Puppet Camps being held worldwide listed on the PuppetLabs website

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One of the best sources of information about open source is to be had at your local Linuxfest. Want to know the latest developments in Linux, open source databases or other open source projects? It's likely your local open source event will provide that information from users who are passionate about the technology. Already this year the ...
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Build an Open Source Cloud Day - Los Angeles

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Southern California Linux ExpoNext month at the Southern California Linux Expo we will be conducting our first live community training event of the year, ...


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Replay - Building a Computing Cloud Webinar

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The Web Host Industry Review recently hosted a webinar with and one of our customers ReliaCloud on how service providers could deploy a computing cloud using the CloudStack. We've made a replay of the webinar available here for you to review. Feel free to send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions, or would like to learn more about...

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Citrix supports the open source community via developer support and evangeslism. We have a number of developers and evangelists that participate actively in the open source community in Apache Cloudstack, OpenDaylight, Xen Project and XenServer. We also conduct educational activities via the Build A Cloud events held all over the world.