Apache CloudStack Cloud Computing

Apache CloudStack Cloud Computing
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  • Install, deploy, and manage a cloud service using CloudStack
  • Step-by-step instructions on setting up and running the leading open source cloud platform CloudStack
  • Set up an IaaS cloud environment using CloudStack


Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 294 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : May 2013
ISBN : 1782160108
ISBN 13 : 9781782160106
Author(s) : Navin Sabharwal, Ravi Shankar
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Virtualization and Cloud, Cloud, Open Source

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Apache CloudStack Architecture
Chapter 2: Installing Apache CloudStack
Chapter 3: Apache CloudStack Configuration
Chapter 4: Apache CloudStack Networking
Chapter 5: Apache CloudStack Storage
Chapter 6: Service Offerings and Virtual Machines
Chapter 7: Domains, Accounts, Projects, and Users
Chapter 8: High Availability and Scaling
Chapter 9: Extending Apache CloudStack and Performance Tuning
  • Chapter 1: Apache CloudStack Architecture
    • Introducing cloud
      • Infrastructure layer
        • Computing resources
        • Storage
        • Networks and security
      • Management layer
        • Automation
        • Orchestration
        • Task Execution
        • Service Management
    • Understanding CloudStack modules
      • Cloud deployment model
        • Zones
      • Storage
        • Primary storage
      • Secondary storage
      • CloudStack management server
        • API layer
        • Access control
      • Kernel
        • CloudStack operations
        • Security check
        • The virtual machine manager
        • Server resources
        • Installation
        • Job result
      • CloudDB
      • CloudStack networking architecture
        • Network service providers
        • CloudStack network offerings
        • Types of network in CloudStack
        • L3 network configuration in CloudStack
        • Access switches or L2 switches
        • CloudStack virtual router
        • Networking using CloudStack virtual router
        • Firewall and F5 Load balancer
        • Security groups
    • Summary
    • Chapter 2: Installing Apache CloudStack
      • Pre-installation tasks
        • Requirements
      • Single node installation
        • Preparing the OS
        • Management server installation
          • Building Deb packages
          • Setting up the apt repo
          • Adding the repository to the system
          • Building RPM
          • Creating yum repo
          • Adding the repository to the system
        • Back to management server installation
          • Database installation and configuration
          • Preparing Network File System share for storage
          • Creating a separate NFS server
          • Preparing the system VM template
      • Multinode installation
        • Management server installation
        • Installing and configuring CloudStack MySQL database
          • Installing additional management server
          • Preparing the system VMs
          • Keys and encryption
      • Summary
      • Chapter 3: Apache CloudStack Configuration
        • CloudStack configuration
          • Management server console
            • Dashboard tab
            • Instances tab
            • Storage tab
            • Network tab
            • Templates tab
            • Events tab
            • Accounts tab
            • Domains tab
            • Infrastructure tab
            • Projects
            • Global settings
            • Administrators
          • Creating a domain
          • Creating an account
          • Service offerings
            • Compute offerings
            • Disk offerings
            • Network offerings
          • Infrastructure
            • Basic Zone configuration
            • Advanced Zone configuration
            • Creating a template
        • Summary
        • Chapter 4: Apache CloudStack Networking
          • Zones and their types
            • Physical networks
              • Basic zone
              • Advanced Zone
            • Virtual networks
            • Network offerings
          • Virtual router
            • System service offerings and virtual router
          • Network in cloud
            • Network services
              • Public IP addresses
              • Elastic IP address
            • Security groups
              • Using external devices with CloudStack
              • Network Address Translation
          • CloudStack networking components
            • NetworkGuru
            • Network element
            • Network managers
            • Resources
            • CloudStack networking flows
          • Summary
          • Chapter 5: Apache CloudStack Storage
            • Primary storage
              • System requirements and configuration
              • Adding a primary storage
            • Secondary storage
              • Adding a secondary storage
              • Changing secondary storage IP address
              • Changing the secondary storage
              • Using OpenStack object storage (Swift)
            • Volumes
              • Creating a new volume
              • Attaching a volume to Guest VM
              • Detaching a volume from an instance
              • Deleting a volume
            • Snapshots
              • Creating a snapshot
              • Creating recurring snapshots
              • Creating a volume from a snapshot
              • Creating a template from a snapshot
              • VM storage migration
            • Summary
            • Chapter 6: Service Offerings and Virtual Machines
              • Introducing service offerings and virtual machines
                • Compute offering
                • Disk offering
                • System service offering
              • The complete process
                • Accessing the VM
                • Starting, stopping, rebooting, and destroying the VM instance
                • Live migration of VMs between hosts
              • CloudStack with different hypervisor
                • Citrix XenServer
                • Oracle VM
                • RedHat Enterprise Linux (KVM)
                • VMware vSphere
              • Summary
              • Chapter 7: Domains, Accounts, Projects, and Users
                • Domain
                  • Root domain
                  • Domain and zones
                  • Creating a domain
                • Accounts
                  • Creating an account
                • Projects
                  • Projects and accounts
                  • Creating a project
                  • Adding members to the project
                  • Resource management in Projects
                  • Invitation setup
                  • Removing a member from a project
                • Summary
                • Chapter 8: High Availability and Scaling
                  • Ensuring high availability in CloudStack
                    • CloudStack infrastructure high availability
                    • CloudStack redundant virtual router
                    • CloudStack storage high availability
                      • Primary storage failure
                      • Secondary storage failure
                    • CloudStack and high availability
                  • CloudStack HighAvailabilityManager
                    • HighAvailabilityManager – the Queue
                  • High availability of applications running on Cloudstack
                    • CloudStack storage migration
                  • Scaling in CloudStack
                    • Counters
                    • Conditions
                    • Auto scale policy
                    • Auto scale VM profile
                    • Auto scale VM group
                    • Collector/Monitor
                    • Aggregator
                    • Trigger/alarm generator
                    • Trigger/alarm handler
                  • Summary
                  • Chapter 9: Extending Apache CloudStack and Performance Tuning
                    • Extending CloudStack
                      • Extending CloudStack networking
                    • Integrating NetScaler with CloudStack
                      • Functional requirements
                      • Guest network with NetScaler load balancer
                        • LB rule with public IP
                        • Assigning a VM to the load balancer rule
                        • Unassigning a VM from a load balancer rule
                        • Deleting a load balancer from a zone
                        • Load balancer with EIP in a basic zone
                    • CloudStack with Nicira NVP
                      • Integrating Nicira NVP to CloudStack
                      • Enabling the network service provider in CloudStack
                      • Using Nicira NVP
                    • Integrating with OpenStack object storage (Swift)
                      • Customizing the CloudStack user interface
                        • Changing the API path
                        • Changing the session timeout
                        • Single sign on integration
                        • Integrating with LDAP for user authentication
                    • The usage server
                    • Performance tuning
                      • Increasing the management server maximum memory
                      • Database buffer pool size
                      • Setting and monitoring the hosts' capacity
                      • Capping the resource usage
                    • Summary

                    Navin Sabharwal

                    Navin Sabharwal is an innovator, as well as a leader, author, and consultant in areas of Cloud Computing, Cloud Lifecycle Management, and Software Product Development. He has been involved in identifying white spaces in areas of Information Technology and creating innovative products and services. He has taken ideas from their inception to revenue generation. He has taken some of his ideas to develop innovative award winning products and solutions in the areas of Cloud Lifecycle Management, IT infrastructure management, IT processes, reporting analytics, and governance. He works for HCL Technologies Infrastructure Services Division and leads the Automation and Cloud Computing Practice.

                    Ravi Shankar

                    Ravi Shankar holds a postgraduate degree in Information Technology from the Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Gwalior, India. He has been working on cloud-based technologies since the beginning of his career. He has been involved in development and implementation of Private Cloud as well as Hybrid Cloud. He has also worked on public clouds such as Amazon web services. He has worked extensively with open source technologies in the Cloud Computing space and on the Apache CloudStack platform.

                    He has also co-authored another book on Cloud Computing which is self-published on Amazon.com and Createspace.

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                    What you will learn from this book

                    • Learn about the technicalities behind the setting up of clouds and providing IT infrastructure as a service using the leading open source cloud platform, CloudStack
                    • Take advantage and learn about the open source technology, CloudStack
                    • Install, configure, and add resources to CloudStack and manage them
                    • Configure different types of hypervisors and add hosts, storage, networks, and create a logical segregation of your data centre(s) to manage it (or them) easily
                    • Learn about the various types of network configuration and how to provide network as a service in cloud with different types of networking service
                    • Organize secure access in the cloud and learn about the importance of role-based access mechanisms in the cloud
                    • Extend and troubleshoot CloudStack as well as optimizing the resource usage and thus reducing costs


                    In Detail

                    Cloud computing is changing the way IT is delivered in enterprises around the world. The world’s leading open source cloud computing platform, Cloudstack, helps you implement a cloud computing service in your enterprise or set up an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) offering for your customers.

                    With "Apache Cloudstack Cloud Computing", learn the leading open source cloud computing platform in an easy step-by-step approach, from understanding the basics of setting up an infrastructure as a service cloud to actual deployment scenarios and extensibility features of CloudStack.

                    "Apache Cloudstack Cloud Computing" will help you learn how to create, manage, and automate the provisioning, decommissioning, and other tasks of your IT infrastructure resources and manage your data centre(s). Add IT infrastructure resources like storage, network resources, and hosts to CloudStack to manage the entire data centre and logically segregate the resources to help better manage and provide policy-based user access to the cloud.

                    Then the book will show you how to deploy the CloudStack environment in a highly available fashion and deploy your own IT resources, such as VMs, in a highly available scenario to prevent downtime and non-interrupted service.


                    This book is packed with practical, hands-on illustrations for building and managing your CloudStack environment.

                    Who this book is for

                    If you are a cloud architect, cloud administrator, virtualization administrator, cloud storage administrator, cloud computing professional, or technical evangelist who is looking to learn and leverage CloudStack, then this book is for you. You will learn how to set up a cloud service for your enterprise or for your customer.

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