Learning OpenStack

Set up and maintain your own cloud-based Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) using OpenStack
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Learning OpenStack

Alok Shrivastwa, Sunil Sarat

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Set up and maintain your own cloud-based Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) using OpenStack
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Book Details

ISBN 139781783986965
Paperback272 pages

Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: An Introduction to OpenStack
Choosing an orchestrator
Building a private cloud
When to choose OpenStack?
Preparing for the OpenStack setup
Summary
Chapter 2: Authentication and Authorization Using Keystone
Identity concepts in Keystone
Architecture and subsystems
Installing common components
Installing Keystone
Verifying the installation
Troubleshooting the installation and configuration
Summary
Chapter 3: Storing and Retrieving Data and Images using Glance, Cinder, and Swift
Introducing storage services
Working with Glance
Working with Cinder
Working with Swift
Troubleshooting steps
Summary
Chapter 4: Building Your Cloud Fabric Controller Using Nova
Working with Nova
Installing Nova components
Verifying the installation
Console access
Designing your Nova environment
Troubleshooting installation
Summary
Chapter 5: Technology-Agnostic Network Abstraction Using Neutron
The software-defined network paradigm
Neutron
Installing Neutron
Troubleshooting Neutron
Summary
Chapter 6: Building Your Portal in the Cloud
Working with Horizon
Troubleshooting Horizon
Summary
Chapter 7: Your OpenStack Cloud in Action
Gathering service requirements
Tenant and user management
Network management
Requesting services
Behind the scenes - how it all works
Creating VM templates
Summary
Chapter 8: Taking Your Cloud to the Next Level
Working with Heat
Ceilometer
Testing the installation
Billing and usage reporting
Summary
Chapter 9: Looking Ahead
OpenStack distributions
OpenStack in action
The roadmap
What is in it for you?
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • 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

Authors

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: An Introduction to OpenStack
Choosing an orchestrator
Building a private cloud
When to choose OpenStack?
Preparing for the OpenStack setup
Summary
Chapter 2: Authentication and Authorization Using Keystone
Identity concepts in Keystone
Architecture and subsystems
Installing common components
Installing Keystone
Verifying the installation
Troubleshooting the installation and configuration
Summary
Chapter 3: Storing and Retrieving Data and Images using Glance, Cinder, and Swift
Introducing storage services
Working with Glance
Working with Cinder
Working with Swift
Troubleshooting steps
Summary
Chapter 4: Building Your Cloud Fabric Controller Using Nova
Working with Nova
Installing Nova components
Verifying the installation
Console access
Designing your Nova environment
Troubleshooting installation
Summary
Chapter 5: Technology-Agnostic Network Abstraction Using Neutron
The software-defined network paradigm
Neutron
Installing Neutron
Troubleshooting Neutron
Summary
Chapter 6: Building Your Portal in the Cloud
Working with Horizon
Troubleshooting Horizon
Summary
Chapter 7: Your OpenStack Cloud in Action
Gathering service requirements
Tenant and user management
Network management
Requesting services
Behind the scenes - how it all works
Creating VM templates
Summary
Chapter 8: Taking Your Cloud to the Next Level
Working with Heat
Ceilometer
Testing the installation
Billing and usage reporting
Summary
Chapter 9: Looking Ahead
OpenStack distributions
OpenStack in action
The roadmap
What is in it for you?
Summary

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Paperback272 pages
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