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Tuesday October 26, 2021

CloudStack Collaboration Conference 2021- November 8-12, 2021


The Place to Meet the Most Vibrant Open-source Community

For a 9th year in a row, the global Apache CloudStack community is organising its major event - CloudStack Collaboration Conference, running from November 8 to November 12. Due to the pandemic, the event will happen entirely virtually. With this move, the Apache CloudStack community will enable even more members and people interested in the technology to learn more about it, its latest capabilities and integrations.

Тhe 2021 edition of the CloudStack Collaboration Conference comes as a 5-day event, starting on November 8th with a day of a hackathon. The next 4 days come with a mixture of exciting technical talks, presentations of new features and CloudStack capabilities and new integrations.

For the technical audience, the event will offer 5 different workshops, which will provide an in-depth overview of the CloudStack power for people new to the technology. A separate track focused on user and success stories is expected to be among the most interesting things at the event. CloudStack Collaboration Conference attendees will get the chance to listen for the CloudStack implementation in companies like NTT Data, CloudOps, EWERK,

One of the most promising talks at the event is the Keynote - Bringing digital services to 1.3 billion people with CloudStack. In this talk, event attendees will learn more about Digital India - the flagship program of the Government of India with a vision to transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy, powered by Apache CloudStack.

CloudStack Collaboration Conference is free to join event, open to anybody who wants to learn more about one of the most powerful Apache Software Foundation projects. The registration is open and is free: The full event agenda is also already live:

Apache CloudStack is considered among the most enhanced and mature open-source cloud management platforms. Begun as a project of a start-up in 2008, the technology rapidly evolved through the years and is now a turnkey solution for cloud builders, IaaS providers, telcos and enterprises.

The community behind it presents a vibrant group of engineers, DevOps, cloud architects and C-level communities from all around the globe, united with the joint target to grow the Apache CloudStack project and constantly develop it.

CloudStack Collaboration Conference is an entirely community-organised event by volunteers and passionate enthusiasts from the community. We would like to thank the CloudStack Collaboration Conference sponsors from ShapeBlue, LINBIT, StorPool, XCP-ng, CloudOps, EWERK, Versio and IndiQus for the partnership and help to deliver this event to the global community.

Tuesday October 05, 2021

Apache CloudStack CloudMonkey v6.2.0 Release

# Apache CloudStack CloudMonkey v6.2.0 Release

Apache CloudStack, proven as one of the most scalable, free, and open source cloud computing operating system for large scale private, public, and hybrid clouds, today announced the availability of the latest release of Apache CloudMonkey v6.2.0, the latest version of the turnkey enterprise Cloud orchestration platform's command line interface tool.

Apache CloudMonkey v6.2.0 is the latest maintenance release since the previous v6.1.0 release in July 2020. CloudMonkey v6.2.0 can be used both as an interactive shell and as a command-line tool that simplifies CloudStack configuration and management.

The release includes the following changes:
- New option to change default cmk config file
- Validation of arguments with limited set of options, while
setting cloudmonkey configuration
- Verify user access to cloudmonkey configuration file
- Allow sync command to be used as a verb for CloudStack API calls
- Print response with newlines when output format chosen is "text"
- Map "default" output type to "json"
- Add autocompletion as an optional configuration
- Display output in human-readable format
- Show meaningful metadata for id autocompletion for some APIs

## Downloads and Documentation

The official source code for CloudMonkey v6.2.0 can be downloaded from

The community-maintained builds are available at the project's Github release page at

CloudMonkey's usage details are documented at



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