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A Preview of the Brand New Sunstone in OpenNebula 4.0

Screenshots of the New Cloud Operations Center

Following a series of posts about the new OpenNebula 4.0 features, the OpenNebula project has published a preview of the the brand new Sunstone. OpenNebula 4.0 Sunstone has some beautiful new looks, but it's not only about the external appearance  there has also been a major boost for the user experience by redefining the users workflow.

In this post we will show a few snapshots of some new Sunstone key features. The new wizard screen eases the task of creating and updating Virtual Machines. There's also new functionality to update very easily existing resources using the extended info panel.

  • Easily edit your existing resources using the extended info panel.

  • When creating a new Virtual Machine template,  you will be able to filter and select your images with a single click.

  • Select where you want your Virtual Machine to run on.

  • Automatically add contextualization metadata to your Virtual Machines.

OpenNebula 4.0 will be available for testing, really soon. You can also check the posts released last week about the Ceph integration and the new scheduling feature.

More Stories By Ignacio M. Llorente

Dr. Llorente is Director of the OpenNebula Project and CEO & co-founder at C12G Labs. He is an entrepreneur and researcher in the field of cloud and distributed computing, having managed several international projects and initiatives on Cloud Computing, and authored many articles in the leading journals and proceedings books. Dr. Llorente is one of the pioneers and world's leading authorities on Cloud Computing. He has held several appointments as independent expert and consultant for the European Commission and several companies and national governments. He has given many keynotes and invited talks in the main international events in cloud computing, has served on several Groups of Experts on Cloud Computing convened by international organizations, such as the European Commission and the World Economic Forum, and has contributed to several Cloud Computing panels and roadmaps. He founded and co-chaired the Open Grid Forum Working Group on Open Cloud Computing Interface, and has participated in the main European projects in Cloud Computing. Llorente holds a Ph.D in Computer Science (UCM) and an Executive MBA (IE Business School), and is a Full Professor (Catedratico) and the Head of the Distributed Systems Architecture Group at UCM.