Stephen Finucane (Fin-oo-can)

Blog

  • The OpenStack Compute service, nova, exposes a rich policy framework that provides the ability to configure what certain types of users are allowed to do across the API.…

  • I recently had to validate some interactions between the OpenStack Image service, glance, and the Compute service, nova. For this, I needed separate kernel and ramdisk images.…

  • Work is ongoing in nova to provide support for attaching virtual Trusted Platform Modules (vTPMs) to instances. The below guide demonstrates how you can go about testing this feature for yourself.…

  • If I had a euro for every time someone had asked me or someone else working on nova for the ability to schedule an instance to a specific host NUMA node, I might never have to leave the pub (back in halcyon days pre-COVID-19 when pubs were still a thing, that is).…

  • In a previous blog post, I’d described how instance NUMA topologies and CPU pinning worked in the OpenStack Compute service (nova). Starting with the 20.…

Talks

  • This talk was delivered to a number of Red Hat interns at the start of their internship and served as a brief, high-level overview of the OpenStack Compute (nova) project.…

  • This talk was delivered during a Python virtual meetup. The aim was to introduce Django REST Framework and OpenAPI, in order to demonstrate how they could be combined to produce a well-tested, well-documented RESTful API.…

  • This talk, delivered at PyCon Limerick 2020, was a repeat of a talk I’d previously given at FOSDEM 2018. Once again, this talk provided a quick dive into the somewhat complicated world of Sphinx extensions.…

  • This was a talk I gave at FOSDEM 2020. I had previously given this talk at PyCon Limerick. The summary is repeated below. Software rarely stands still (unless it’s TeX).…

  • This lightning talk was presented at OpenStack Days CERN in May 2019. It gave an overview of the state of the art for HPC and NFV in the OpenStack Compute.…