OpenStack Administration with Ansible

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Learn
  • Efficiently execute OpenStack administrative tasks
  • Familiarize yourself with how Ansible works and assess the defined best practices
  • Create Ansible playbooks and roles
  • Automate tasks to customize your OpenStack cloud
  • Review OpenStack automation considerations when automating administrative tasks
  • Examine and automate advanced OpenStack tasks and designated use cases
  • Get a high-level overview of OpenStack and the current production-ready projects
  • Deep dive into OpenStack CLI tools and find out how to use them
About

Most organizations are seeking methods to improve business agility because they have realized just having a cloud is not enough. Being able to improve application deployments, reduce infrastructure downtime, and eliminate daily manual tasks can only be accomplished through some sort of automation.

Packed with real-world OpenStack administrative tasks, this book will walk you through working examples and explain how these tasks can be automated using one of the most popular open source automation tools—Ansible.

We will start with a brief overview of OpenStack and Ansible and highlight some best practices. Each chapter will provide an introduction to handling various Cloud Operator administration tasks such as creating multiple users/tenants, setting up Multi-Tenant Isolation, customizing your clouds quotas, taking instance snapshots, evacuating compute hosts for maintenance, and running cloud health checks, and a step-by-step tutorial on how to automate these tasks with Ansible.

Features
  • Automate real-world OpenStack cloud operator administrative tasks
  • Construct a collection of automation code to save time on managing your OpenStack cloud
  • Use this step-by-step tutorial to automate such tasks with Ansible
Page Count 218
Course Length 6 hours 32 minutes
ISBN 9781785884610
Date Of Publication 28 Jan 2016

Authors

Walter Bentley

Walter Bentley is a Rackspace Private Cloud Technical Marketing Engineer and author with a diverse background in production systems administration and solutions architecture. He has more than 15 years of experience in sectors such as online marketing, financial, insurance, aviation, the food industry, education, and now in technology. In the past, he was typically the requestor, consumer, and advisor to companies in the use of technologies such as OpenStack. Today, he’s an OpenStack promoter and cloud educator. In his current role, Walter helps customers build, design, and deploy private clouds built on OpenStack. That includes professional services engagements around operating OpenStack clouds and DevOps engagements creating playbooks/roles with Ansible. He presents and speaks regularly at OpenStack Summits, AnsibleFest, and other technology conferences, plus webinars, blog posts and technical reviews. His first book, OpenStack Administration with Ansible, was released in 2016.