AB Meeting/January 2015 Minutes
- Lars Kurth (chair)
- Laura Kempke (LF)
- Sarah Conway (LF)
- Mike Woster (LF)
- Larry Wikelius (Cavium)
- James Bulpin, Mark Hinkle (Citrix)
- Daniel K (Oracle)
- Jun Nakajima (Intel)
- Antony Messerli (Rackspace)
- Guido Trotter (Google)
- Philippe Robin (ARM)
- Chris Schlaeger (Amazon Web Services)
- Sherry Hurwitz (AMD)
Introductions (Laura, Mike)
- Laura Kempke, Vice President of Collaborative Projects Operations and Marketing.
Laura runs Operations & Marketing for Collaborative Projects at the LF : will be joining the call going forward as primary resource.
Goal: help streamline services.
Action Laura: send Lars contact details; set up a face-2-face at CollabSummit
- Objectives for 2015 (attached)
AR & PR (Sarah)
- Goal: 2-3 press releases per quarter to keep momentum going
- Increase Linux.com contributions
- Messaging: Focus on unikernel, containers, security, etc.- see XenProjectPRPlan2015 for a draft plan. We also call this the "innovation" narrative
- Get more strategic around narrative at key events to keep up media momentum. Part of the goal is re-use of content on different channels (e.g. at CollabSummit, create materials that can be used at the Xen on booth, etc)
- Case studies: open opportunities there – openstack super user type content. Cloud users, Mirage users, users of experimental features, etc.
- We would try and feature case study content on Linux.com, Xen Blog as well as vendor blogs
- Analyst: get more systematic and nominate a spokesperson
Action Sarah: to share document and provide success metrics
- LARRY: NFV – OpenNFV project and group which is part of the Linux Foundation. Should we be more creative? Should we try to hook into sessions at the CollabSummit.
- LARS: The number one issue we have to today is with the quality of the Xen integration. I would like to focus on improving this first and not raise expectations that can't be fulfilled
- ASIDE: Having talked to Bob Ball, it seems feasible that we should be able to get into Quality Group B with Xen+Libvirt for the Kilo release in May 2015
- LARS: Status – Anthony Perard (Citrix) has fixed all issues that prevent OpenStack tests from failing. The next step is to set up the CI loop.
- LARS: In essence we need to run the CI loop (using nested virt) initially at one cloud provider (to get to group B) and two cloud providers to get to group A. I am not exactly sure what the costs are, but a rough estimate was 20-25 VMs that we either would have to fund or a vendor would volunteer to provide it.
- ANTONY: last summer I was talking to Bob Ball (Citrix) to get Xen + Libvirt going again.
- LARS: I was aware of this effort, but the problem at the time was that no-one would step up to lead such an effort, so it didn't go anywhere. I was hoping that Suse or Oracle would step up. I believe this is now fixed, as I can lead such an effort, but of course I would prefer if someone else would step up and get engaged.
Action Lars: Lars follow up on details with Bob Ball ✓
- ANTONY: There is not really going a lot going on around Xen in OpenStack. Definitely should try and get that going.
- ANTONY: On the Cost of CI loop: 20-25 VM’s – Bob used Rackspace for XenServer and he should know more. I can check whether Rackspace would be able to donate some capacity to the project.
Action Antony: ask whether Rackspace could donate some capacity for the CI loop.
- ANTONY: 20-25 seems to be a lot. Tests only runs on commits.
Action Lars: Anthony, Bob & Lars to sync off-line and verify assumptions ✓ meeting set up for Jan 28th, including Konrad R Wilk
- Lars asked whether anyone employed a GSoC or OPW student that was working on Xen in 2014
- James, yes Citrix
- Chris, yes AWS
- Lars believes Oracle too, but was not quite sure
- Lars: Should we continue to fund OPW positions going forward?
- Mark: We should continue doing it
- Guido: GSoC, comes out of Google's budget – so there is no real cost. There are indirect network effects that are positive for the project also.
- Lars: Fully agrees - there is no question that we would not participate in GSoC when accepted
Test and Quality (Lars)
Action Lars: defer success metrics to test wg for a more concrete proposal
RESOLUTION: Approved Budget & Plan Carried - no objections
PR Update (Sarah)
We have done some of this as part of the above item
- Member Status, Payments, … (Linux Foundation)
Action Mike: send revised contracts for STARTUP class to Ian Pratt (Bromium)
Action Mike: to ping Applied Micro
Did not manage to get to this point
- Xen Project Hackathon (Q2 hosted by Intel in Shanghai)
- I have been approached by the Open Invention Network about getting the Xen project into OIN – it is not quite clear to me whether this makes sense