Demystify the cloud by building your own private OpenStack cloud
An OpenStack cloud is a complex jungle of components that can speed up managing a virtualization platform. Applications that are built for this platform are resilient to failure and convenient to scale. OpenStack allows administrators and developers to consolidate and control pools of compute, networking, and storage resources, with a centralized dashboard and administration panel to enable the large-scale development of cloud services.
Begin by exploring and unravelling the internal architecture of the OpenStack cloud components. After installing the RDO distribution, you will be guided through each component via hands-on exercises, learning more about monitoring and troubleshooting the cluster. By the end of the book, you'll have the confidence to install, configure, and administer an OpenStack cloud.
This is a practical and comprehensive tutorial on sorting out the complexity of an OpenStack cloud.
What You Will Learn
Install OpenStack using the Packstack installation tool
Create users, cloud images, and virtual networks to launch cloud instances
Explore horizontal scaling to support the load that a cloud platform is expected to handle
Set up monitoring to keep track of the health of an OpenStack cloud
Troubleshoot issues with an OpenStack cluster
Build storage and access it from your running cloud instances
Orchestrate a multi-instance deployment to build a complex set of virtual infrastructure to run an application in the cloud
Keep track of resources being consumed within an OpenStack cloud through metering
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