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Proposal for older stemcell removal to reduce hosting costs

Ruben Koster (VMware)
 

There is a proposal being discussed here: https://github.com/cloudfoundry/community/pull/308
to start cleaning up stemcells which are older than x year(s).

We would like your input in determining how long stemcells need to be kept around.

 

Thanks in advance,

 

Ruben Koster


#cf Proposal to use modern and more efficient VM sizes on all IaaSes #cf

David Stevenson
 

Hi CF community! I have a proposal to use modern & more efficient VM types on CF, more suitable for testing and CI workloads, and I'd love feedback on it:
https://github.com/cloudfoundry/community/pull/290

Some impacts to highlight, if this rolls out as-in:
  • New bbl up runs will switch to the new VM sizes automatically for CF-d, Jumpbox-D, and BOSH-d
    • Existing envs that do not re-run BBL up will not change
    • If you want the old machine sizes, you'll have to run an older bbl version or customize your cloud config yourself (we expect production instances of CF to tune their VM sizes anyway!)
  • A full CF/BOSH/Jumpbox deployment is about 70% cheaper! Using some IaaS commitments, you can now run a default deployment for ~$420/mo!
  • If you purchase Reserved/Committed Instances (and re-run bbl or create a new env), you'll end up using new VM types that might not be utilized
  • I've standardized the meaning of the handful VM types used in BOSH-D and CF-D, and tried to provide a similar amount of resources on all 3 IaaSes.
    • Azure used to be 56GB diego cells, GCP was 26GB 🙄
  • We'd end up using a lot of burstable VM types on GCP, AWS, and Azure. This is intentional and has been validated to work.
I've been trying to do infrastructure budgeting for running more CF testing and CI using CF Foundation GCP and AWS accounts, and I realized we need to reduce that spend before much of it could reasonably fit in the CFF budget. I'm going to move ahead with this sometime next week if there's no interesting feedback to address, so that we can do CFF IT budgeting effectively.

Thanks!
-David Stevenson
CFF TOC member / VMWare Tech Lead


Re: Last Call for TOC Nominations! Voting starts Friday

Chris Clark
 

Alright folks! Voting is now open, running through June 17th. Read the full details here in the election guide. Then cast your votes!


Last Call for TOC Nominations! Voting starts Friday

Chris Clark
 

Hi all, 

If there are any outstanding nominations for the TOC, please get those in by 5pm Pacific Time today. Voting will go live at midnight tonight (also PT), and run for two weeks. 

Read the full details here in the election guide. View the candidates and check your voter eligibility here in the election app, and cast your votes starting tomorrow.  

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Chris Clark
Program Manager
Cloud Foundry Foundation


Re: Call for Nominations: 2022 Cloud Foundry TOC Election

Chris Clark
 

Hi all, 

Just a reminder to get in any nominations for TOC candidates before next Thursday, June 2. 

And, one procedural update: we'll be using Elekto to handle the voting process this year, in place of the methods we used last year. This should yield a cleaner, simpler process, and voters will be able to authenticate using their GitHub ID.  We'll have more detailed instructions on this once voting begins next Thursday.   


Call for Nominations: 2022 Cloud Foundry TOC Election

Chris Clark <cclark@...>
 

Call for Nominations: Cloud Foundry Technical Oversight Committee.

Last June, the inaugural Cloud Foundry TOC was elected. We’re now ready to elect three new members to this committee. To recap, last year, two TOC members were elected to two-year terms, and three were elected to one-year terms, with the understanding that moving forward, all TOC terms will be for two years. Of the initial five TOC members, Eric Malm (VMware), and Stephan Merker (SAP), will now continue on for a second year, and the remaining three seats will be determined by this election. 


Special thanks to our inaugural TOC! That would be Stephan, Eric, David Stevenson (VMware), Jan von Löwenstein (SAP), and TOC lead Lee Porte (Cloud.UK). Adopting a new system of government rarely goes as smoothly as this went, and a lot has been accomplished in the last year. Huzzah.


Please note: only two representatives from a given company are eligible to serve on the TOC at one time. So, no more than one candidate each from SAP and VMware are eligible to win a seat during this election, and no entity can elect more than two representatives.


Instructions for Nominating: 

Nominate someone for the TOC by submitting a GitHub Issue using this template. Nominations must be submitted by June 2nd. Feel free to nominate a colleague (asking them first is recommended), or yourself.


Election Timeline: 

  • May 18 - Announcement of Election and Call for Nominations

  • May 18 through June 2 - Candidate Nomination Period

  • June 2 - Election Begins via email ballots

  • June 17 - Election Close

  • June 22 - Results Announced

  • June 28 - First TOC meeting with new members


Eligible Voters: 

Any individual who has contributed to CFF projects or technical working groups in the 12 months prior to the election is eligible to vote in the TOC election. Next week, a list of eligible voters will be published. If anyone feels like they have not been included in that list, but should have been, please submit an issue using this template. On June 2, email ballots will be sent to all voters on the list. Likewise, if you do not receive an email, but are on the list,  please submit an issue using the above template. 


For any additional questions, please see the 2022 Voting Guide or reach out directly.


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Chris Clark
Program Manager
Cloud Foundry Foundation


CAB Call

Ram Iyengar
 

Hey CF community!

The CAB call scheduled for today has been moved to May 25th 2022 (at the same time). This is owing to a scheduling conflict, and also because a lot of folks will be paying attention to KubeCon EU. 

We have a great agenda lined up for next week. So, please remember to to tune in to the call next week.

See y'all then!

Cheers,
Ram Iyengar
Developer Advocate,
Cloud Foundry Foundation


Re: Announcing dynamic ASGs!

Benjamin Gandon
 

Nice work, congrats guys!

Benjamin


Le 25 avr. 2022 à 18:43, Amelia Downs <adowns@...> a écrit :

Hello everyone,

🎉   In cf deployment 20.0.0 dynamic ASGs are now available and enabled by default.

🌧  Before dynamic ASGs, users had to restart their apps for ASG changes to take effect.

☀️ Now with dynamic ASGs, users no longer have to restart their apps for ASG changes to take effect. Now these changes happen dynamically!

📎  See more in the docs here.

🙌  A HUGE shout out to Geoff Franks, Maria Shaldibina, and the whole networking team for making this happen.

🙋‍♀️ If you have any questions or comments, feel free to respond to this email or find us in the Cloud Foundry slack #cf-for-vms-networking channel.


Announcing dynamic ASGs!

Amelia Downs
 

Hello everyone,

🎉   In cf deployment 20.0.0 dynamic ASGs are now available and enabled by default.

🌧  Before dynamic ASGs, users had to restart their apps for ASG changes to take effect.

☀️ Now with dynamic ASGs, users no longer have to restart their apps for ASG changes to take effect. Now these changes happen dynamically!

📎  See more in the docs here.

🙌  A HUGE shout out to Geoff Franks, Maria Shaldibina, and the whole networking team for making this happen.

🙋‍♀️ If you have any questions or comments, feel free to respond to this email or find us in the Cloud Foundry slack #cf-for-vms-networking channel.


CAB call on Wed 20 th April

Ram Iyengar
 

Hey folks, 
The monthly Cloud Foundry CAB call is scheduled for Wed 20 th April. The invite is available on the community calendar. 
Our topic is going to be CF on Kubernetes. I've invited some folks from the Working Group to join us live. Also featuring on the call is a demo component, where I will install the tool on a GKE cluster and demo a cf push. 
Please join us all and take a peek at what the future direction holds! 

Hope to seee you there. 

Cheers,
Ram Iyengar
Developer Advocate
Cloud Foundry Foundation


Re: Announcing encrypted container-to-container networking

Benjamin Gandon
 

Very interesting, thank you for the update Amelia !

Benjamin


Le 31 mars 2022 à 22:52, Amelia Downs <adowns@...> a écrit :

Hello everyone,

🎉  This is a (slightly belated) announcement about a platform enabled way to do encrypted container-to-container (c2c) networking.

🔐  As of diego release 2.59.0 and cf-deployment 18.0.0, there is now a new container port exposed to allow encrypted container-to-container networking. To take advantage of this feature you will need to connect to port 61443 when doing c2c.

📎  See more in the docs here.

🙋‍♀️. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to respond to this email or find us in the Cloud Foundry Slack#diego channel.

Thanks,
The App Platform Runtime Working Group


Announcing encrypted container-to-container networking

Amelia Downs
 

Hello everyone,

🎉  This is a (slightly belated) announcement about a platform enabled way to do encrypted container-to-container (c2c) networking.

🔐  As of diego release 2.59.0 and cf-deployment 18.0.0, there is now a new container port exposed to allow encrypted container-to-container networking. To take advantage of this feature you will need to connect to port 61443 when doing c2c.

📎  See more in the docs here.

🙋‍♀️. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to respond to this email or find us in the Cloud Foundry Slack #diego channel.

Thanks,
The App Platform Runtime Working Group


CAB call, March 16 2022

Ram Iyengar
 

Hello!

Update about the Cloud Foundry CAB call to be held on Wednesday, March 16th –

We will be hosting Onno Brouwer and the conversation will be centered around Open Service Broker API.

What is the discussion scheduled to be?

Onno and their team are using Cloud Foundry and Kubernetes along with OSBAPI. The Service Brokers allow their developers make use of services outside these platforms. Their (impressive) lineup of brokers include Concourse provisioning, Sharepoint connectors, PostgreSQL integrations, etc. They have a lot of success and the project itself is a wonderful technical accomplishment. Onno also has some questions that he would like to air freely. These include – activity around OSBAPI, alternatives, and others.

Who is Onno?

Onno is a senior advisor at Rijkswaterstaat in The Netherlands, where he operates their cloud native platforms since December 2015. Onno has over 25 years of software engineering experience, designing and building software in various languages and environments. His current interest cloud native applications architecture and design. Onno is an experienced speaker, and has presented internal workshops and trainings for topics such as Cloud Foundry, networking, traffic analysis, and security. Onno also held talks at past Cloud Foundry summits in Basel and The Hague, KubeCon, etc.

The community calls are a great way to keep up with what's happening in the Cloud Foundry community. The success of the call is tied closely to the support we get in the form of participation. It would help greatly if you can take part in the discussions that happen.

Also note - due to Daylight savings, clocks have moved back by an hour for some. Please consult the Community Calendar for the accurate slot.

Cheers,
Ram Iyengar
Developer Advocate, CFF


Call for maintainers of the Stratos project

Eric Malm
 

Dear CF community,

We are putting out a final call for maintainers of the Stratos project, https://github.com/cloudfoundry/stratos, the web-based management GUI for Cloud Foundry and Kubernetes. The TOC has had this project tentatively targeted for inclusion in the App Runtime Interfaces working group, alongside other distinguished CF clients such as the CF CLI and the CF Java client library. Since early 2021, though, it has been inactive, with the latest official release in January 2021 and the latest commits in April.

If you have an interest in maintaining Stratos, please make the TOC aware by commenting on community issue #226, replying to this thread on the cf-dev mailing list, discussing it with us in the weekly TOC meetings (Tuesdays at 7:30 am PT / 10:30 am ET), or communicating with us in the #toc channel on the Cloud Foundry Slack. If we do not hear of any potential maintainers by April 5th, we will propose archiving the Stratos repository and related repositories at the TOC meeting on that date.

Thanks,
Eric, on behalf of the TOC


Node Buildpack Version

Gao, Jane <jane.gao@...>
 

Hi there,

 

I just had a question on how buildpack picks which minor node version to use when I have something like this set in package.json:

 

“engines”: {

            “node”: “^14.0.0”

}

 

We noticed that when we do a cf push, it picks 14.18.2, but in that buildpack version (1.7.65), there is also a node version of 14.18.1. So how does the buildpack choose which version to use?

 

Thanks,

Jane


CAB Call agenda for today!

Ram Iyengar
 

Hey folks!

We're going to be discussing Jammy Jellyfish, the upcoming Ubuntu release from Canonical, in the context of Cloud Foundry stemcells. Ruben Koster from VMware is going to be our star! Please join the zoom call at 11 AM Eastern.


Please join the call to have all your queries answered about migrating to the new OS. We welcome broad participation to the community calls. So, if you could share the information with your teams and others who might be interested, it would be much appreciated.

Cheers!

Ram


[CAB Call Jan '22] Buildpacks demo today!

Ram Iyengar
 

Hey folks,

Just a reminder for today's Cloud Foundry CAB call. 

Today's agenda items are:
1. Summary of updates from the various Working Groups
2. Demo of Buildpacks - what works, what doesn't, etc.

The Buildpacks demo is by Lakshmi N. P., who has been playing around with Buildpacks and has offered to share his findings with the community.

Hope to see y'all on the call!

Link to the call: https://zoom.us/j/757994996
Date: Wed, January 19,
Time: 11am – 12pm (Eastern Time)

Regards,
Ram Iyengar


Membership Github cloudfoundry-community

Andy Lo A Foe
 

Hi all,

I'm a co-maintainer of the cloudfoundry-community/terraform-provider-cloudfoundry project located here:


A new release was created a few weeks ago but this requires some manual action on the https://registry.terraform.io website. AFAIK one needs to be a member of the cloudfoundry-community to perform this.

Hereby requesting membership for the cloudfoundry-community. My Github handle is 'loafoe'. Can anyone help with this?

Thanks,
Andy


Foundational Infrastructure Working Group is live!

Ruben Koster (VMware)
 

Hello community,

 

This message marks the official start of the Foundational Infrastructure Working Group. Below are a few links to common resources y’all might find useful:

  • Our weekly Office hours call, where we discuss PRs which are stuck in the review process and any other business. Meeting notes are kept here.
  • The Github project board per working group area:

 

The formation of the working groups is still being actively worked on. For ideas or general feedback, feel free to drop by during the office hours call, or leave a response below.

 

Best regards,

 

Ruben Koster (VMware) & Beyhan Veli (SAP)


Live Stream on 21 Oct

Ram Iyengar
 

Dear Cloud Foundry community,

Just a reminder that the last in the series of live streams with the TOC members is happening tomorrow, 21st October 2021. It is scheduled for 9AM Pacific time/Noon Eastern. 

David Stevenson from VMware will be the guest. It would be great to have you join live on the YouTube link given below. If you have any questions about Cloud Foundry, please ask them during the live stream and we will be happy to get you the answers! 

Look forward to seeing you all there! 

Cheers,
Ram Iyengar

https://youtu.be/e3Jg412d72k

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