OpenNebula 3 Cloud Computing

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  • Plan your hardware infrastructure and keep resources and hardware under monitoring
  • Install OpenNebula, from sources or binary distribution and configure it on your front-end host
  • Install and configure KVM, Xen and VMware ESXi on your hosts, building from sources when needed
  • Integrate with existing NAS/SAN infrastructure or provide flexible and scalable storage with distributed file-systems
  • Manage your day to day virtual instances via both command-line and web interfaces
  • Monitor your infrastructure continuously using OpenNebula
  • Extend your cloud with resources from remote Cloud providers using standard API interface
  • Provide Cloud resources to external facilities through standardized API interfaces



OpenNebula is one of the most advanced and highly-scalable open source cloud computing toolkits. If you ever wanted to understand what Cloud Computing is and how to realize it, or if you need a handy way to manage your messy infrastructure in a simple and coherent manner, this is your way.

OpenNebula 3 Cloud Computing guides you along the building and maintenance of your cloud infrastructure, providing real-world examples, step-by-step configuration and other critical information. The book keeps you a step ahead in dealing with the demanding nature of cloud computing and virtual infrastructure management using one of the most advanced cloud computing toolkits– OpenNebula. The book takes you from a basic knowledge of OpenNebula to expert understanding of the most advanced features.

The book starts with a basic planning of hardware resources and presents the unique benefits of the supported hypervisors; you will go in deep with day-to-day management of virtual instances, infrastructure monitoring and integration with Public Clouds like Amazon EC2.

With this book you will be able to get started with fast and cheap configuration recipes, but also go deeper for a correct integration with your existing infrastructure.

You will deal with well-know virtualization technologies like Xen and VMware, but also with the promising KVM technology integrated in the Linux kernel. After the basic infrastructure set-up, you will learn how to create and manage virtual instance via both command-line and web interfaces, and how to monitor your existing resources.

At the end, the book acquaints you with integrating your local infrastructure with external Cloud resources but also publishing your resources to others via common API interfaces.

  • Take advantage of open source distributed file-systems for storage scalability and high-availability
  • Build-up, manage and maintain your Cloud without previous knowledge of virtualization and cloud computing
  • Install and configure every supported hypervisor: KVM, Xen, VMware
  • Step-by-step, focused on Ubuntu/Debian distributions, but with general how-to working with every GNU/Linux distribution
Page Count 314
Course Length 9 hours 25 minutes
ISBN 9781849517461
Date Of Publication 24 May 2012


Giovanni Toraldo

Giovanni Toraldo started to mess with Linux and Free Software since the early years at school, developing hobbyist websites with free CMS and maintaining the official Italian support site of PHP-Fusion. After a few unsatisfactory years at the university, he decided to start working as System Administrator and Web Developer at LiberSoft (, a startup based in a technology park near Pisa ( He has now developed skills in designing and maintaining Open Source virtualization and clustering solutions, managing tens of host, servicing hundreds of requests, mainly web hosting stacks for Drupal and Symfony webapps. You can contact him at

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