Hybrid Cloud Management with Red Hat CloudForms

Build, manage, and control an open hybrid cloud infrastructure using Red Hat CloudForms

Hybrid Cloud Management with Red Hat CloudForms

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Sangram Rath

Build, manage, and control an open hybrid cloud infrastructure using Red Hat CloudForms
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ISBN 139781785283574
Paperback174 pages

Book Description

The increasing adoption of the Cloud has led to enterprises having a heterogeneous IT environment that consists of both private and public cloud infrastructures, and in most cases existing virtualized infrastructures as well. As building and managing such a diverse IT infrastructure is a major challenges, Red Hat CloudForms provides a unified, consistent, and comprehensive management platform. With features like cloud intelligence dashboard, self-service portal, lifecycle management, policy-based governance, quotas, capacity management, monitoring and reporting, Red Hat CloudForms lets you manage your hybrid cloud infrastructure from a single pane of glass.

This book will equip you with a hands-on approach on how to build a hybrid cloud environment and then manage, control, and gain operational insights into it.

The book starts by showing you how to install and configure Red Hat CloudForms, and add infrastructure and cloud providers to build the hybrid cloud environment. Next, you will learn to provision virtual machines and instances to these platform providers, and manage and control the lifecycle of these resources. You will also get to know about automating provisioning.

Moving on, you’ll get to grips with the management of resources using policies, events, conditions, and actions. You’ll also learn to monitor these resources from a single pane of glass. Finally, the book covers viewing capacity and utilization trends to optimize the overall hybrid cloud infrastructure, and also introduces you to supported APIs.

By end of the book, you will be able to deploy and use Red Hat CloudForms.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Red Hat CloudForms Internals
What is a cloud management platform?
Hybrid cloud management challenges
Introducing Red Hat CloudForms
Supported providers
Types of provisioning
The open source version of Red Hat CloudForms
Summary
Chapter 2: Installing Red Hat CloudForms on Red Hat OpenStack
System requirements
Deploying the Red Hat CloudForms Management Engine Appliance
Configuring the CloudForms Management Engine Virtual Appliance
The Red Hat CloudForms web console
Summary
Chapter 3: Building a Hybrid Cloud Environment Using Red Hat CloudForms
Adding cloud providers
Adding infrastructure providers
Authenticating infrastructure provider hosts
Viewing and editing provider information
Auto-discovering providers
Working with provisioning dialogs
Summary
Chapter 4: Provisioning Instances Using Red Hat CloudForms
Introduction to provisioning
Images
Provisioning an Amazon EC2 instance
Provisioning an OpenStack instance
Catalogs and service catalogs
Summary
Chapter 5: Life Cycle Management Using Red Hat CloudForms
Life cycle management
State machines
Viewing requests
Approving requests
Retiring instances/virtual machines
Modifying a state machine
Quotas
Summary
Chapter 6: Automation Using Red Hat CloudForms
CloudForms Management Engine Automate
Working with the Automate model
Relationships
Methods
Automate workflows
Summary
Chapter 7: Managing Red Hat CloudForms
Policies
Events
Conditions
Actions
Types of policies
Simulating policies
Summary
Chapter 8: Monitoring a Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure Using Red Hat CloudForms
Dashboard
Reports
Usage
Chargeback
Alerts
SmartState analysis
Summary
Chapter 9: Optimizing Using Red Hat CloudForms
Optimization
Collecting capacity and utilization data
Charts
Utilization
Planning for new virtual machines
Bottlenecks
Summary
Chapter 10: APIs for Red Hat CloudForms
Supported APIs
REST API
SOAP APIs
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • Install and configure Red Hat CloudForms 3.1 in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack platform
  • Add Amazon EC2 and OpenStack as Cloud providers and adding VMware as an infrastructure provider
  • Provision an EC2 instance
  • Manage lifecycle of virtual machines and instances
  • Create custom domains, namespaces, classes, schemas, instances, and invoke automation workflows
  • Monitor and gather intelligence information about the Hybrid Cloud environment
  • Get to know about supported APIs that can be used to integrate third-party systems with Red Hat CloudForms

Authors

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Red Hat CloudForms Internals
What is a cloud management platform?
Hybrid cloud management challenges
Introducing Red Hat CloudForms
Supported providers
Types of provisioning
The open source version of Red Hat CloudForms
Summary
Chapter 2: Installing Red Hat CloudForms on Red Hat OpenStack
System requirements
Deploying the Red Hat CloudForms Management Engine Appliance
Configuring the CloudForms Management Engine Virtual Appliance
The Red Hat CloudForms web console
Summary
Chapter 3: Building a Hybrid Cloud Environment Using Red Hat CloudForms
Adding cloud providers
Adding infrastructure providers
Authenticating infrastructure provider hosts
Viewing and editing provider information
Auto-discovering providers
Working with provisioning dialogs
Summary
Chapter 4: Provisioning Instances Using Red Hat CloudForms
Introduction to provisioning
Images
Provisioning an Amazon EC2 instance
Provisioning an OpenStack instance
Catalogs and service catalogs
Summary
Chapter 5: Life Cycle Management Using Red Hat CloudForms
Life cycle management
State machines
Viewing requests
Approving requests
Retiring instances/virtual machines
Modifying a state machine
Quotas
Summary
Chapter 6: Automation Using Red Hat CloudForms
CloudForms Management Engine Automate
Working with the Automate model
Relationships
Methods
Automate workflows
Summary
Chapter 7: Managing Red Hat CloudForms
Policies
Events
Conditions
Actions
Types of policies
Simulating policies
Summary
Chapter 8: Monitoring a Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure Using Red Hat CloudForms
Dashboard
Reports
Usage
Chargeback
Alerts
SmartState analysis
Summary
Chapter 9: Optimizing Using Red Hat CloudForms
Optimization
Collecting capacity and utilization data
Charts
Utilization
Planning for new virtual machines
Bottlenecks
Summary
Chapter 10: APIs for Red Hat CloudForms
Supported APIs
REST API
SOAP APIs
Summary

Book Details

ISBN 139781785283574
Paperback174 pages
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