OpenStack Trove Essentials

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  • Get to grips with the basics of OpenStack and the prerequisites to install Trove
  • Understand the expectations of DBaaS and how Trove can help you achieve them
  • Set up a basic installation of DevStack (Development Stack) in a virtual box
  • Install Trove and utilize its configuration groups to manage and tune databases
  • Use Image builder to create guest images for Trove
  • Utilize Trove to provision your first database instance
  • Back up and restore your databases with the help of Trove

OpenStack has become an extremely popular solution to build public and private clouds with. Database as a Service (DBaaS) enables the delivery of more agile database services at lower costs. Some other benefits of DBaaS are secure database deployments and compliance to standards and best practices. Trove is a DBaaS built on OpenStack and is becoming more popular by the day.

Since Trove is one of the most recent projects of OpenStack, DBAs and system administrators can find it difficult to set up and run a DBaaS using OpenStack Trove. This book helps DBAs make that step. We start by introducing you to the concepts of DBaaS and how is it implemented using OpenStack Trove. Following this, we look at implementing OpenStack and deploying Trove. Moving on, you will learn to create guest images to be used with Trove. We then look at how to provision databases in self-service mode, and how to perform administration tasks such as backup and recovery, and fine-tuning databases. At the end of the book, we will examine some advanced features of Trove such as replication.

  • Familiarize yourself with the concept of Database as a Service and make your existing system scalable and efficient with OpenStack Trove
  • Minimize the administrative tasks and complexities of managing your cloud infrastructure
  • This is a fast-paced guide to datastore management on the OpenStack platform using OpenStack Trove
Page Count 170
Course Length 5 hours 6 minutes
ISBN 9781785285615
Date Of Publication 29 Mar 2016


Sunil Sarat

Sunil Sarat is the vice president of Cloud and Mobility Services at Microland Ltd, an India-based global hybrid IT infrastructure services provider.

He played a key role in setting up and running emerging technology practices dealing with areas such as public/private cloud (AWS and Azure, VMware vCloud Suite, Microsoft, and OpenStack), hybrid IT (VMware vRealize Automation/Orchestration, Chef, and Puppet), enterprise mobility (Citrix Xenmobile and VMware Airwatch), VDI /app virtualization (VMware Horizon Suite, Citrix XenDesktop/XenApp, Microsoft RDS, and AppV), and associated transformation services.

He is a technologist and a business leader with an expertise in creating new practices/service portfolios and in building and managing high performance teams, strategy definition, technology roadmaps, and 24/7 global remote infrastructure operations. He has varied experiences in handling diverse functions such as innovation/technology, service delivery, transition, presales/solutions, and automation.

He has authored white papers, blogs, and articles on various technology- and service-related areas. Also, he is a speaker at cloud-related events and reviews technical books. He has reviewed the books Learning Airwatch and Mastering VMware Horizon 6, Packt Publishing.

He holds various industry certifications in the areas of compute, storage, and security and also has an MBA degree in marketing.

Besides technology and business, he is passionate about filmmaking and is a part-time filmmaker as well.

For more information, you can visit his Linkedin profile at or follow him at @sunilsarat.

Alok Shrivastwa

Alok Shrivastwa is a technologist from India, currently working as the Director of special projects for Microland in the CMD's office. He currently runs special projects on cloud technologies. Having worked at multiple enterprises of varied sizes, designing and implementing solutions, public and private clouds, and integrations, he has created a myriad number of tools and intellectual properties in the operationalization of emerging technologies. He has authored two books on OpenStack alongside several white papers and blogs on technology, in addition to writing poems in Hindi.