Diskimage-builder & Zero to DevOps with Zuul

Cloud Native Silicon Valley

Nov 11, 2016, 2:30 – 5:00 AM

In-person event

About this event


6:30 - 7:00: Networking and food/bev
7:00 - 8:30: Presentation

Tonight's presentations will cover two exciting, diverse topics.

Topic #1: Where do Glance images come from anyway?

First Greg Haynes and Clint Byrum will talk about Diskimage-builder. Diskimage-builder is a tool for automatically building customized operating-system images for use in clouds and other environments. It includes support for building images based on many major distributions and can produce cloud-images in all common formats (qcow2, vhd, raw, etc), bare metal file-system images and ram-disk images. These images are composed from the many included elements; diskimage-builder acts as a framework to easily add your own elements for even further customization. ​In this talk we'll cover what diskimage-builder is, and how we use it in OpenStack.

Topic #2: CI/CD pipelines with OpenStack

Next Spencer Krum and Chris Aedo will present: Zero to DevOps with Zuul (aka "pirate training for OpenStack"). Spencer and Chris will discuss what Zuul does for the OpenStack /deployer/ going beyond simply testing OpenStack in the upstream gate. They will also talk a lot about Ansible and config management best practices, as well as some git tricks you can use no matter where you fit in the OpenStack Ecosystem.

To get a head start, read up on Diskimage-builder and Zuul. Or check out this short YouTube video of OpenStack expert Monty Taylor speaking with SF Bay OpenStack user group manager Lisa-Marie Namphy talking about OpenStack Zuul and Ansible at the OpenStack Summit in Barcelona.


Clint Byrum is an IBM Cloud Architect, former "OpenStack on OpenStack" PTL, and OpenStack infrastructure team member. Clint is a full-time developer with a primary focus on deployment and operations of OpenStack. Clint is also an Ubuntu core and Debian developer, bringing years of experience working in open source and high scale operations to the table. When he's not fine tuning MySQL, building disk images, or breaking stuff in general, Clint enjoys playing hockey and experiencing the outdoors in Los Angeles with his wife, three sons, and daughter. 

Spencer Krum (nibalizer) has been sysoping Linux since 2010. He works for IBM contributing upstream to OpenStack and Puppet. Spencer is a core contributor to the OpenStack Infrastructure Project. Spencer coordinates the local DevOps user group in Portland and volunteers for an ops-training program at Portland State University called the Braindump. Spencer is a published author and frequent speaker at technical conferences. Spencer is a maintainer for the voxpupuli effort which attempts to bring together a network of Puppet developers, modules, and infrastructure. Spencer lives and works in Portland, Oregon where he enjoys tennis, cheeseburgers and StarCraft II.

Christopher Aedo, Cloud Architect at IBM, is an IT veteran for consulting, design and technology companies. He is also an outspoken public advocate for OpenStack, cloud computing, software defined networking, and software defined storage. Chris is also PTL of the OpenStack Community App Catalog project, and the organizer of the Portland OpenStack user community and PDX meetup. 

Greg Haynes is an open source hacker and technology enthusiast who has contributed to a wide variety of projects both in and out of OpenStack cloud computing. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing, making flying robots, and trying to come up with ways to combine the two. 

Public Transit and Parking:

● RAIL TRANSIT: We are a 5 minute walk from King Street Station.
● MUNI (bus): The following bus lines have stops close to us: 16, 66E, 99, 40,18E

Event Parking:
You can try street parking. Read the meter times carefully. Garages are nearby. Check their closing times upon entering. Some nearby ones  close at 7pm.

·  505 Howard Street Garage - entrance located on Tehama Street, b/w 1st & 2nd. All day parking flat rate = $23.75 Hours: Monday - Friday 5am - 7pm

o There is an open-air lot on the north side of Howard Street (approximately 530 Howard) between 1st & 2nd. Rates: All-day parking $25 ; Afternoon/Evening flat rate = $20 ; after 5pm = $15 Hours: 7am - late (after 10pm pickup is OK)

Additionally check out http://www.parkwhiz.com/p/san-francisco-parking/map/ for a map of parking options. 

Bicycles are allowed in the building and there is bicycle parking on the 3rd and 5th Floors. Please coordinate with Security or staff to direct you to the bicycle storage when you arrive. 

And as always, check back here for schedule changes and for more information follow us at: @SFBayOpenStack



Friday, November 11, 2016
2:30 AM – 5:00 AM UTC


  • Lisa-Marie Namphy

    Director, Developer Relations

  • John Starmer

    Kumulus Technologies

    Lead Organizer