vmcaster and vmcatcher try to match the requirements set by the now completed HEPiX virtualisation working group. The EGI federated cloud task force has recommended vmcatcher for installation at all cloud resource providers in their collaboration and the status of the integration with open stack and open nebular. This talk will explain the developments that have occurred in the past year, including the new product vmcaster for making publishing virtual machine image lists easy to automate, the developments in vmcatcher, and ask for suggestions on the future road map of these tools.
The success of the HEPiX virtualisation working group is spreading as EGI takes on board the recommendations presented by HEPiX. Not only this but they now require sites install vmcatcher. This progress report will cover as many related topics as well.