OpenStack is an open source software for building public and private clouds, born from
Rackspace and NASA. It is now a global success and is developed and supported by scores
of people around the globe and backed by some of the leading players in the cloud space
today. This book is specifically designed to quickly help you get up to speed with OpenStack
and give you the confidence and understanding to roll it out into your own datacenters. From
test installations of OpenStack running under VirtualBox to recipes that help you move out
to production environments, this book covers a wide range of topics that help you install and
configure a private cloud.
Over 100 recipes to successfully set up and manage your OpenStack cloud environments with complete coverage of Nova, Swift, Keystone, Glance, and Horizon
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
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.
What you will learn from this book
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
A Cookbook full of practical and applicable recipes that will enable you to use the full capabilities of OpenStack like never before.
Who this book is written 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.