OpenStack Essentials

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  • Install OpenStack using the Packstack installation tool
  • Create users, cloud images, and virtual networks to launch cloud instances
  • Explore horizontal scaling to support the load that a cloud platform is expected to handle
  • Set up monitoring to keep track of the health of an OpenStack cloud
  • Troubleshoot issues with an OpenStack cluster
  • Build storage and access it from your running cloud instances
  • Orchestrate a multi-instance deployment to build a complex set of virtual infrastructure to run an application in the cloud
  • Keep track of resources being consumed within an OpenStack cloud through metering

An OpenStack cloud is a complex jungle of components that can speed up managing a virtualization platform. Applications that are built for this platform are resilient to failure and convenient to scale. OpenStack allows administrators and developers to consolidate and control pools of compute, networking, and storage resources, with a centralized dashboard and administration panel to enable the large-scale development of cloud services.

Begin by exploring and unravelling the internal architecture of the OpenStack cloud components. After installing the RDO distribution, you will be guided through each component via hands-on exercises, learning more about monitoring and troubleshooting the cluster. By the end of the book, you'll have the confidence to install, configure, and administer an OpenStack cloud.

This is a practical and comprehensive tutorial on sorting out the complexity of an OpenStack cloud.

  • Set up a powerful cloud platform using OpenStack
  • Learn about the components of OpenStack and how they interact with each other
  • Follow a step-by-step process that exposes the inner details of an OpenStack cluster
Page Count 182
Course Length 5 hours 27 minutes
ISBN 9781783987085
Date Of Publication 25 May 2015


Dan Radez

Dan Radez joined the OpenStack community in 2012 in an operator role. His experience is focused on installing, maintaining, and integrating OpenStack clusters. He has been given the opportunity to internationally present OpenStack content to a range of audiences of varying expertise. In January 2015, Dan joined the OPNFV community and has been working to integrate RDO Manager with SDN controllers and the networking features necessary for NFV.

Dan's experience includes web application programming, systems release engineering, and virtualization product development. Most of these roles have had an open source community focus to them. In his spare time, Dan enjoys spending time with his wife and three boys, training for and racing triathlons, and tinkering with electronics projects.