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OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook by Kevin Jackson

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Adding new tenants by using OpenStack Dashboard

OpenStack Dashboard is a lot more than just an interface to our instances. It allows an administrator to configure environments, users, and tenants.

Adding new tenants (projects) that users can be members of is achieved quite simply in OpenStack Dashboard. For a VLAN-managed environment, it also involves assigning an appropriate private network to that new tenant by using the console. To do this, we must log in to OpenStack Dashboard as a user with admin privileges and also log in to Shell on our OpenStack Controller API server.

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

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