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Spectre mitigation updates available for testing in Ubuntu Proposed

By Dustin Kirkland on 17 January 2018

Canonical holds Ubuntu to the highest standards of security and quality. This week we published candidate Ubuntu kernels providing mitigation for CVE-2017-5715 and CVE-2017-5753 (ie, Spectre / Variants 1 & 2) to their respective…

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LXD weekly status #30

By Stéphane Graber on 16 January 2018

Introduction The main highlight for this week was the inclusion of the new proxy device in LXD, thanks to the hard work of some University of Texas students! The rest of the time was spent fixing a number of bugs, working on various bits…

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Monitor your Kubernetes Cluster

By Kevin W Monroe on 16 January 2018

This article originally appeared on Kevin Monroe’s blog Keeping an eye on logs and metrics is a necessary evil for cluster admins. The benefits are clear: metrics help you set reasonable performance goals, while log analysis can…

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Meltdown and Spectre Status Update

By Dean Henrichsmeyer on 12 January 2018

On Tuesday, January 9, 2018 we released Ubuntu kernel updates for mitigation of CVE-2017-5754 (aka Meltdown / Variant 3) for the x86-64 architecture. Releases were made for the following supported Ubuntu series: 12.04 ESM Precise (kernel…

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LXD weekly status #29

By Stéphane Graber on 8 January 2018

Introduction And we’re back from the holidays! This “weekly” summary is covering everything that happened the past 3 weeks. The big highlight was the release of LXD 2.21 on the 19th of December. During the holidays, we merged quite a…

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Ubuntu Updates for the Meltdown / Spectre Vulnerabilities

By Dustin Kirkland on 4 January 2018

  For up-to-date patch, package, and USN links, please refer to: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Securi...   Unfortunately, you’ve probably already read about one of the most widespread security issues…

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Accessing the Juju CLI from within the GUI

By Madison Scott-Clary (Makyo) on 3 January 2018

In the Juju GUI 2.11.1 release, we are excited to bring a new feature we’ve been working on for a while now: the shell in the GUI. The GUI is a powerful tool, but at times the command-line is necessary. For instance, the ability to…

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Keynote: Maximizing developer velocity with containers

By James Donner on 21 December 2017

  Containers are one of the most exciting technologies in the cloud right now. But when it comes to your IT strategy, where is the best place to start? With so many different options and configurations, it’s critical that you…

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Security Team Weekly Summary: December 21, 2017

By Canonical on 21 December 2017

The Security Team weekly reports are intended to be very short summaries of the Security Team’s weekly activities. If you would like to reach the Security Team, you can find us at the #ubuntu-hardened channel on FreeNode.…

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Machine reservation and multi-tenancy in MAAS

By Christian Reis on 20 December 2017

As product manager for MAAS, a common request MAAS end-users bring is multi-tenancy, which in its more fundamental form can be understood as the ability to reserve machines for certain sets of users. This is common when you have a central…

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Early experiences with PXE (net-)boot of KVM VMs on Ubuntu for s390x

By Canonical on 20 December 2017

This article originally appeared on the Ubuntu On Big Iron blog This article mainly assumes that an Ubuntu Server 17.10 (artful) is installed in LPAR. Ubuntu 17.10 comes with a qemu-kvm version that is new enough to act as a KVM host that…