OpenStack for Architects

Design and implement successful private clouds with OpenStack

OpenStack for Architects

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Michael Solberg, Ben Silverman

Design and implement successful private clouds with OpenStack
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ISBN 139781784395100
Paperback214 pages

Book Description

Over the last five years, hundreds of organizations have successfully implemented Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platforms based on OpenStack. The huge amount of investment from these organizations, industry giants such as IBM and HP, as well as open source leaders such as Red Hat have led analysts to label OpenStack as the most important open source technology since the Linux operating system. Because of its ambitious scope, OpenStack is a complex and fast-evolving open source project that requires a diverse skill-set to design and implement it.

This guide leads you through each of the major decision points that you'll face while architecting an OpenStack private cloud for your organization. At each point, we offer you advice based on the experience we've gained from designing and leading successful OpenStack projects in a wide range of industries. Each chapter also includes lab material that gives you a chance to install and configure the technologies used to build production-quality OpenStack clouds. Most importantly, we focus on ensuring that your OpenStack project meets the needs of your organization, which will guarantee a successful rollout.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introducing OpenStack
What is OpenStack?
OpenStack components
Common OpenStack use cases
Drafting an initial deployment plan
Your first OpenStack deployment
Summary
References
Chapter 2: Architecting the Cloud
Picking an OpenStack distribution
Compute hardware considerations
Network design
Storage design
Expanding the initial deployment
Summary
References
Chapter 3: Planning for Failure (and Success)
Building a highly available control plane
OpenStack service specifics
Regions, cells, and availability zones
Updating the design document
Implementing H/A in the lab deployment
Summary
References
Chapter 4: Building the Deployment Pipeline
Dealing with Infrastructure as a Software
Using configuration management for deployment
Putting the pipeline together
Installing Keystone
Fully automating the pipeline
Summary
References
Chapter 5: Building to Operate
Expected outcomes of this chapter
Logging, monitoring, and alerting
Capacity planning
Summary
References
Chapter 6: Integrating the Platform
IdM integration
Provisioning workflows
Metering and billing
Updating the design document
Summary
References
Chapter 7: Securing the Cloud
Security zones within OpenStack
Software vulnerabilities
Instance software security and patching
Infrastructure host security and patching
Hardening hypervisors
Summary
References
Chapter 8: Conclusion
Emerging trends in OpenStack
Building the roadmap
Summary
References

What You Will Learn

  • Familiarize yourself with the components of OpenStack
  • Build an increasingly complex OpenStack lab deployment
  • Write compelling documentation for the architecture teams within your organization
  • Apply Agile configuration management techniques to deploy OpenStack
  • Integrate OpenStack with your organization's identity management, provisioning, and billing systems
  • Configure a robust virtual environment for users to interact with
  • Use enterprise security guidelines for your OpenStack deployment
  • Create a product roadmap that delivers functionality quickly to the users of your platform

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introducing OpenStack
What is OpenStack?
OpenStack components
Common OpenStack use cases
Drafting an initial deployment plan
Your first OpenStack deployment
Summary
References
Chapter 2: Architecting the Cloud
Picking an OpenStack distribution
Compute hardware considerations
Network design
Storage design
Expanding the initial deployment
Summary
References
Chapter 3: Planning for Failure (and Success)
Building a highly available control plane
OpenStack service specifics
Regions, cells, and availability zones
Updating the design document
Implementing H/A in the lab deployment
Summary
References
Chapter 4: Building the Deployment Pipeline
Dealing with Infrastructure as a Software
Using configuration management for deployment
Putting the pipeline together
Installing Keystone
Fully automating the pipeline
Summary
References
Chapter 5: Building to Operate
Expected outcomes of this chapter
Logging, monitoring, and alerting
Capacity planning
Summary
References
Chapter 6: Integrating the Platform
IdM integration
Provisioning workflows
Metering and billing
Updating the design document
Summary
References
Chapter 7: Securing the Cloud
Security zones within OpenStack
Software vulnerabilities
Instance software security and patching
Infrastructure host security and patching
Hardening hypervisors
Summary
References
Chapter 8: Conclusion
Emerging trends in OpenStack
Building the roadmap
Summary
References

Book Details

ISBN 139781784395100
Paperback214 pages
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