Learning OpenStack

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  • Get an introduction to OpenStack and its components
  • Authenticate and authorize the cloud environment using Keystone
  • Store and retrieve data and images using storage components such as Cinder, Swift, and Glance
  • Use Nova to build a Cloud Computing fabric controller
  • Abstract technology-agnostic networks using the Neutron network component
  • Gain an understanding of optional components such as Ceilometer, Trove, Ironic, Sahara, Barbican, Zaqar, Designate, Manila, and many more
  • See how all of the OpenStack components collaborate to provide IaaS to users
  • Create a production-grade OpenStack and automate your OpenStack Cloud

OpenStack is a free and open source cloud computing platform that is rapidly gaining popularity in Enterprise data centres. It is a scalable operating system and is used to build private and public clouds. It is imperative for all the aspiring cloud administrators to possess OpenStack skills if they want to succeed in the cloud-led IT infrastructure space.

This book will help you gain a clearer understanding of OpenStack’s components and their interaction with each other to build a cloud environment. You will learn to deploy a self-service based cloud using just four virtual machines and standard networking.

You begin with an introduction on the basics of cloud computing. This is followed by a brief look into the need for authentication and authorization, the different aspects of dashboards, cloud computing fabric controllers, along with “Networking as a Service” and “Software Defined Networking.” Then, you will focus on installing, configuring, and troubleshooting different architectures such as Keystone, Horizon, Nova, Neutron, Cinder, Swift, and Glance. Furthermore, you will see how all of the OpenStack components come together in providing IaaS to users. Finally, you will take your OpenStack cloud to the next level by integrating it with other IT ecosystem elements before automation.

By the end of this book, you will be proficient with the fundamentals and application of OpenStack.

  • Build and manage a cloud environment using just four virtual machines
  • Get to grips with mandatory as well as optional OpenStack components and know how they work together
  • Leverage your cloud environment to provide Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) with this practical, step-by-step guide
Page Count 272
Course Length 8 hours 9 minutes
ISBN 9781783986965
Date Of Publication 30 Nov 2015


Sunil Sarat

Sunil Sarat is the vice president of Cloud and Mobility Services at Microland Ltd, an India-based global hybrid IT infrastructure services provider.

He played a key role in setting up and running emerging technology practices dealing with areas such as public/private cloud (AWS and Azure, VMware vCloud Suite, Microsoft, and OpenStack), hybrid IT (VMware vRealize Automation/Orchestration, Chef, and Puppet), enterprise mobility (Citrix Xenmobile and VMware Airwatch), VDI /app virtualization (VMware Horizon Suite, Citrix XenDesktop/XenApp, Microsoft RDS, and AppV), and associated transformation services.

He is a technologist and a business leader with an expertise in creating new practices/service portfolios and in building and managing high performance teams, strategy definition, technology roadmaps, and 24/7 global remote infrastructure operations. He has varied experiences in handling diverse functions such as innovation/technology, service delivery, transition, presales/solutions, and automation.

He has authored white papers, blogs, and articles on various technology- and service-related areas. Also, he is a speaker at cloud-related events and reviews technical books. He has reviewed the books Learning Airwatch and Mastering VMware Horizon 6, Packt Publishing.

He holds various industry certifications in the areas of compute, storage, and security and also has an MBA degree in marketing.

Besides technology and business, he is passionate about filmmaking and is a part-time filmmaker as well.

For more information, you can visit his Linkedin profile at https://www.linkedin.com/in/sunilsarat or follow him at @sunilsarat.

Alok Shrivastwa

Alok Shrivastwa is a technologist from India, currently working as the Director of special projects for Microland in the CMD's office. He currently runs special projects on cloud technologies. Having worked at multiple enterprises of varied sizes, designing and implementing solutions, public and private clouds, and integrations, he has created a myriad number of tools and intellectual properties in the operationalization of emerging technologies. He has authored two books on OpenStack alongside several white papers and blogs on technology, in addition to writing poems in Hindi.