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Apache CloudStack Cloud Computing

Navin Sabharwal, Ravi Shankar

Setting up a cloud computing service, whether for yourself or a customer, is greatly simplified by this step-by-step guide to Cloudstack – the world’s leading open source platform. It’s all here, from installing to extending.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781782160106
Paperback294 pages

About This Book

  • 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


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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Apache CloudStack Architecture
Introducing cloud
Understanding CloudStack modules
Chapter 2: Installing Apache CloudStack
Pre-installation tasks
Single node installation
Multinode installation
Chapter 3: Apache CloudStack Configuration
CloudStack configuration
Chapter 4: Apache CloudStack Networking
Zones and their types
Virtual router
Network in cloud
CloudStack networking components
Chapter 5: Apache CloudStack Storage
Primary storage
Secondary storage
Chapter 6: Service Offerings and Virtual Machines
Introducing service offerings and virtual machines
The complete process
CloudStack with different hypervisor
Chapter 7: Domains, Accounts, Projects, and Users
Chapter 8: High Availability and Scaling
Ensuring high availability in CloudStack
CloudStack HighAvailabilityManager
High availability of applications running on Cloudstack
Scaling in CloudStack
Chapter 9: Extending Apache CloudStack and Performance Tuning
Extending CloudStack
Integrating NetScaler with CloudStack
CloudStack with Nicira NVP
Integrating with OpenStack object storage (Swift)
The usage server
Performance tuning

What You Will Learn

  • 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.


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