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New Pay for Dev Bounty Program for Hyperic & Cloud Applications Marketplace

With the launch of the VMware Cloud Applications Marketplace just two weeks ago, VMware is adding some extra incentives for developers to join our program. Several bounties ranging in reward values from $500 to $1500 are available for both Spring Insight and Hyperic.

Earlier this summer, VMware announced a bounty program for Spring Insight. Today, a similar Bounty Program for Hyperic is also available. The Spring Insight Bounty program has had 2 plugins currently committed, with one in the final acceptance quality assurance stage.

The Bounty Program is designed to complement the VMware Cloud Applications Marketplace, where completed and approved solutions are listed and ready-to-use. The Bounty Program, on the other hand, is a place where companies, including VMware itself, can request and reward community members for creating any original work, including plug-ins, patches, tools, specifications, documentation, or sample code. Customers and Open Source users of both Hyperic and Spring Insight are encouraged to list their own plugins in the forum. To list a bounty, you only need to be a member of the forums, which is free. Continue reading

2 Lessons on RabbitMQ from HighLoad – Extending the server with Plugins and HA Queues

Recently, I presented at the HighLoad++ conference in Moscow Russia. Many of the developers I spoke with were interested in two pieces of information about RabbitMQ, and I wanted to share these with a broader audience:

  • Extending through Plugins
  • High Availability Queuing

If you haven’t heard of HighLoad++, the conference is pretty special since it focuses only on high traffic websites (mostly from Russia). The main point of the conference is to talk about new architectures and approaches for highly complex systems and covers things like:

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VMware Cloud Application Management Marketplace now in BETA

This is an exciting time for us at VMware! Among several key and strategic initiatives at VMware this year, we are thrilled to share the much-awaited release of VMware Cloud Application Management Marketplace BETA .

The Application Management Marketplace brings together an ecosystem of developers, independent software vendors, system integrator partners, and end consumers to collaborate and share solutions so IT teams can get instant access to ready-to-use cloud application management solutions. These solutions are meant to accelerate deployment and simplify management of real-world enterprise applications on private, public, and hybrid clouds, using VMware’s Application Management products – namely VMware vFabric Application Director for provisioning cloud applications and VMware vFabric Application Performance Manager for monitoring and scaling applications.

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VMware vFabric Suite 5.1 Significantly Upgrades vFabric RabbitMQ

Rabbitmq_logo_strapvFabric RabbitMQ, based on the open source RabbitMQ project, has significantly updated the underlying RabbitMQ version to 2.8.1 in the latest VMware vFabric Suite 5.1 update. 

The new vFabric RabbitMQ release represents a significant upgrade from the open source RabbitMQ 2.4.1 that vFabric 5.0 was based on, and brings the commercially supported vFabric RabbitMQ to parity with recent open source RabbitMQ releases by rolling up all of the interim code changes. Furthermore, users now have the option of choosing to use the commercially bundled vFabric RabbitMQ from VMware or using the open source RabbitMQ distribution with a single license. Either way a user chooses, they can receive the same reliable support from VMware.

Performance Improvements

  • New internal message flow control to limit memory use and make performance more predictable if the server is overloaded
  • Recovery has been simplified, improving startup times when many exchanges or bindings exist
  • Better performance under high load and memory pressure
  • Improved inbound network performance
  • Improved routing performance
  • Significant performance improvements to connection creation, durable queues, message storage, and large numbers of consumers

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Creating Insight Plugins

I recently did fairly detailed webinar on creating plugins for Insight. It should cover all the basics, from annotations to developing performant plugins for production. We had a good turn out!

Visit our github repo to get started: https://github.com/SpringSource/spring-insight-plugins

  

Insight Plugin Development Rock’n It

Interested in creating a plugin for vFabric Spring Insight, but don't know where to start?

Insight-hst-pluginJeroen Reijn wrote a great blog on how to create a plugin for the Hippo Site Toolkit (an image of plugin is at the left):
http://blog.jeroenreijn.com/2011/10/get-in-control-with-spring-insight.html

By chance this coincides with a webinar I'm (John Kew) doing this Thursday on plugin development, based off a similar talk I did with Gary Russell at SpringOne2GX. You can register for the webinar at: http://www.springsource.com/webinars

We are working furiously towards our 1.8 release for AppInsight 1.1 and vFabric 5.1. We also have a bunch of work going into the next major 2.0 release of Insight. We have a great number of new plugins and features coming. Get ready for some sweet Insighty action!