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OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook

By : Egle Sigler, Kevin Jackson, Cody Bunch
Book Image

OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook

By: Egle Sigler, Kevin Jackson, Cody Bunch

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (19 chapters)
OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook Third Edition
Credits
Foreword
About the Authors
About the Reviewers
www.PacktPub.com
Preface
Index

Introduction


OpenStack Compute, also known as Nova, is the compute component of the open source cloud operating system, OpenStack. It is the component that allows you to run multiple instances of multiple types across any number of hosts that run the OpenStack Compute service, allowing you to create a highly scalable and redundant cloud environment. The open source project strives to be hardware and hypervisor agnostic. OpenStack Compute powers some of the biggest compute clouds such as the Rackspace Open Cloud.

This chapter gets you to speed up quickly by giving you the information you need to provide a cloud environment. At the end of this chapter, you will be able to create and access virtual machines using the OpenStack tools. The following figure shows the OpenStack architecture we are working with in this chapter:

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We are specifically working with the Compute block of the figure.