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From Yiping Zhang <>
Subject Re: Mentor
Date Wed, 28 Oct 2015 19:45:30 GMT
Hi, David:

I am speaking as a CloudStack user/admin/operator here.

Here is an issue which really really drives me crazy, but should be relatively easy for a
java developer to work on:  improving error log messages!

Here is a specific example: when deploying a VM instance fails, often the error message simply
says “InsufficientServerCapacityException: Unable to create a deployment”  along with
a stack trace, but without any easily understandable information.  I have encountered this
error for at least a dozen different reasons.  This message really can be improved to provide
more context and human understandable output to help CloudStack admins to troubleshoot the
real problem.

Good luck.


On 10/27/15, 3:27 PM, "Erik Weber" <> wrote:

>On Tue, Oct 27, 2015 at 10:34 PM, David Willard <>
>> Hi B. Prakash, Daan, Erik,
>> I have emailed many time requesting a mentor and still no responses. I
>> have been following cloudstack for a few months. I am entry-level java
>> completed a Java class as I have earned my bachelor in IT from Northeastern
>> University. I earned a 4.0 for the Java course. Even if I have to start
>> troubleshooting code I am a quick learner and in a few months be able to
>> code. I am a member of the OSI and my ultimate goal is to obtain a job in
>> information security.
>Hi David,
>I am sorry that your efforts to get into the community hasn't given the
>wanted results yet.
>Coding CloudStack is beyond my skill set, so I can't really offer any
>mentoring, but if you are looking for simple tasks to carry out to get more
>familiar with the project I am sure we could come up with some issues for
>you :-)
>Your first matter of business should be to get a CloudStack cloud up and
>running so that you can test any changes you do.
>This can be done on a single machine if needed.
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