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OpenStack Administration with Ansible by Walter Bentley

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Reviewing the OpenStack services

Getting to the heart of what makes up OpenStack as a project would be to review the services that make up this cloud ecosystem. One thing to be kept in mind in reference to the OpenStack services is that each service will have an official name and a code name associated with it. The use of the code name has become very popular among the community and most documentation will refer to the services in that manner. Thus, becoming familiar with the code names is important and will ease the adoption process.

The other thing to be kept in mind is that each service is developed as an API driven REST web service. All the actions are executed via the API, enabling ultimate consumption flexibility. Behind the scenes, API calls ...

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