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OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook by Kevin Jackson

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Security group management by using OpenStack Dashboard

Security groups are network rules that allow instances in one tenant (project) to be kept separate from other instances in another. Managing Security Group rules for our OpenStack instances is done as simply as possible with OpenStack Dashboard.

Getting ready

Load a web browser, point it to our OpenStack Dashboard address at http://172.16.0.1/, and log in as the demo user with the password openstack.

How to do it...

To administer security groups under OpenStack Dashboard, carry out the steps discussed in the following sections.

Creating a security group

To create a security group, perform the following steps:

  1. A new keypair is added to our system by using the Access & Security tab, so click on ...

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