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Mailing List

Operators had previously used a dedicated mailing list until November 2018. You can read the openstack.operators archive which contains plenty of valuable information.

To unify our community, we have replaced the operator and developer specific mailing lists with a joint mailing list for developers and operators to subscribe to and converse on together.


To get more operator attention, prepend “[ops]” to your email subject lines.

More generic information about mailing lists can be found in the Communication page’s Mailing Lists (ML) section.

IRC Channels

There is the #openstack-operators channel on OFTC IRC for live conversations and Operators” team meeting. On top of the #openstack-operators channel there are many others that you might find useful. More generic information about IRC channels can be found in the IRC Channels section of the IRC page.

In the Setup IRC section of this guide, there are instructions on how to setup a desktop client and register your irc nickname so that you can join these channels.

Meet Ups

Operators” Meetups give people who run clouds a place to congregate, swap best practices, ideas and give feedback. It has a mostly round table/working/discussion session feel, with only a small number of presentations, with the following aims:

  1. Gather feedback on the issues that come up in running OpenStack and work to communicate this throughout the community

  2. Create a forum in which to share best practices and architectures between interested parties

  3. Increase constructive, proactive involvement from those running clouds

There are other events relevant to operators besides just the meetup, Forum and the rest of the Open Infrastructure Summit