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OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook

Kevin Jackson

OpenStack is a feature-packed cloud operating stack that’s hugely popular. This cookbook includes a fantastic range of OpenStack recipes designed to help you move to a cloud environment smoothly and painlessly.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849517324
Paperback318 pages

About This Book

  • Learn how to install and configure all the core components of OpenStack to run an environment that can be managed and operated just like AWS or Rackspace
  • Master the complete private cloud stack from scaling out compute resources to managing swift services for highly redundant, highly available storage
  • Practical, real world examples of each service are built upon in each chapter allowing you to progress with the confidence that they will work in your own environments

Who This Book Is For

This book is aimed at system administrators and technical architects moving from a virtualized environment to cloud environments with familiarity of cloud computing platforms. Knowledge of virtualization and managing linux environments is expected.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Starting OpenStack Compute
Creating a sandbox environment with VirtualBox
Installing OpenStack Compute packages
Configuring database services
Configuring OpenStack Compute
Stopping and starting Nova services
Creating a cloudadmin account and project
Installation of command line-tools
Uploading a sample machine image
Launching your first cloud instance
Terminating your instance
Chapter 2: Administering OpenStack Compute
Creating and modifying user accounts
Managing security groups
Creating and managing keypairs
Using public cloud images
Alternative upload method using euca2ools
Creating custom Windows images
Creating custom CentOS images
Chapter 3: Keystone OpenStack Identity Service
Installing OpenStack Identity Service
Configuring roles
Creating tenants
Adding users
Defining service endpoints
Configuring the service tenant and service users
Configuring OpenStack Image Service to use OpenStack Identity Service
Configuring OpenStack Compute to use OpenStack Identity Service
Using OpenStack Compute with OpenStack Identity Service
Chapter 4: Installing OpenStack Storage
Creating an OpenStack Storage sandbox environment
Installing the OpenStack Storage services
Configuring storage
Configuring replication
Configuring OpenStack Storage Service
Configuring the OpenStack Storage proxy server
Configuring Account Server
Configuring Container Server
Configuring Object Server
Making the Object, Account, and Container rings
Stopping and starting OpenStack Storage
Testing OpenStack Storage
Setting up SSL access
Configuring OpenStack Storage with OpenStack Identity Service
Chapter 5: Using OpenStack Storage
Installing the swift client tool
Creating containers
Uploading objects
Uploading large objects
Listing containers and objects
Downloading objects
Deleting containers and objects
Using OpenStack Storage ACLs
Chapter 6: Administering OpenStack Storage
Preparing drives for OpenStack Storage
Managing the OpenStack Storage cluster with swift-init
Checking cluster health
OpenStack Storage benchmarking
Managing capacity
Removing nodes from a cluster
Detecting and replacing failed hard drives
Collecting usage statistics
Chapter 7: Glance OpenStack Image Service
Installing OpenStack Image Service
Configuring OpenStack Image Service with MySQL
Configuring OpenStack Compute with OpenStack Image Service
Configuring OpenStack Image Service with OpenStack Storage
Managing images with OpenStack Image Service
Registering a remotely stored image
Chapter 8: Nova Volumes
Configuring nova-volume services
Configuring OpenStack Compute for nova-volume
Creating volumes
Attaching volumes to instances
Detaching volumes from an instance
Deleting volumes
Chapter 9: Horizon OpenStack Dashboard
Installing OpenStack Dashboard
Keypair management in OpenStack Dashboard
Security group management by using OpenStack Dashboard
Launching instances by using OpenStack Dashboard
Terminating instances by using OpenStack Dashboard
Connecting to instances by using OpenStack Dashboard and VNC
Adding new tenants by using OpenStack Dashboard
User management by using OpenStack Dashboard
Chapter 10: OpenStack Networking
Configuring Flat networking
Configuring Flat networking with DHCP
Configuring VLAN Manager networking
Configuring per-project (tenant) IP ranges
Automatically assigning fixed networks to tenants
Modifying a tenant's fixed network
Manually associating floating IPs to instances
Manually disassociating floating IPs from instances
Automatically assigning floating IPs
Chapter 11: In the Datacenter
Installing MAAS for bare-metal provisioning
Using MAAS for bare-metal provisioning of hosts
Installing and configuring Juju
Installing OpenStack services using Juju
Increasing OpenStack Compute capacity
MySQL clustering using Galera
Configuring HA Proxy for MySQL Galera load balancing
Increasing resilience of OpenStack services
Bonding network interfaces for redundancy
Chapter 12: Monitoring
Monitoring Compute services with Munin
Monitoring instances using Munin and Collectd
Monitoring the storage service using StatsD/Graphite
Monitoring MySQL with Hyperic
Chapter 13: Troubleshooting
Checking OpenStack Compute Services
Understanding logging
Troubleshooting OpenStack Compute Services
Troubleshooting OpenStack Storage Service
Troubleshooting OpenStack Authentication
Submitting bug reports
Getting help from the community

What You Will Learn

  • Understand, install and configure Nova, OpenStack's Cloud Compute resource
  • Learn how to install Swift, how it operates—with practical recipes to troubleshooting and maintaining OpenStack's Object Storage service
  • Configure Keystone, OpenStack's Identity Service which underpins the authentication of all OpenStack services
  • Manage cloud computing images using the OpenStack Image Service, Glance
  • Learn how to create custom Windows and Linux images for use in your private cloud environment
  • Configure and install Horizon, the OpenStack Dashboard service for managing your cloud environment
  • Learn how to secure your private cloud and the instances running on them
  • Learn how to troubleshoot, monitor and deploy OpenStack environments beyond test environments and into real-world datacenters

In Detail

OpenStack is an open Source cloud operating stack born from Rackspace and NASA which is now a global success, developed and supported by scores of people around the globe and backed by some of the leading players in the cloud space today.

OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook will show you exactly how to install the components that are required to make up a private cloud environment. You will learn how to set up an environment that you manage, just as you would do with AWS or Rackspace.

The Cookbook starts by configuring Nova (Compute) and Swift (Storage) in a safe, virtual environment that builds on through the book, to provisioning and managing OpenStack in the Datacenter.

From Installing Nova in a Virtual Environment to installing OpenStack in the Datacenter, from understanding logging to securing your OpenStack environment, whatever level of experience or interest you have with OpenStack there are recipes that guide you through the journey. Installation steps cover Compute, Swift, Keystone, Nova Volumes, Glance and Horizon.

OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook gives you clear step-by-step instructions to installing and running your own private cloud successfully. It is full of practical and applicable recipes that enable you to use the latest capabilities of OpenStack and implement them.


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