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OpenStack Orchestration

By : Adnan Ahmed Siddiqui
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OpenStack Orchestration

By: Adnan Ahmed Siddiqui

Overview of this book

This book is focused on setting up and using one of the most important services in OpenStack orchestration, Heat. First, the book introduces you to the orchestration service for OpenStack to help you understand the uses of the templating mechanism, complex control groups of cloud resources, and huge-potential and multiple-use cases. We then move on to the topology and orchestration specification for cloud applications and standards, before introducing the most popular IaaS cloud framework, Heat. You will get to grips with the standards used in Heat, overview and roadmap, architecture and CLI, heat API, heat engine, CloudWatch API, scaling principles, JeOS and installation and configuration of Heat. We wrap up by giving you some insights into troubleshooting for OpenStack. With easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and supporting images, you will be able to manage OpenStack operations by implementing the orchestration services of Heat.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
OpenStack Orchestration
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Stack Group of Connected Cloud Resources

Chapter 1. Getting Started with the Orchestration Service for OpenStack

OpenStack is an open source cloud computing platform that offers mainly an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solution and several service features such as scalability, high availability, and redundancy. It was started as a joint project by NASA and Rackspace in 2010. OpenStack is a combination of several independent components that are integrated with each user using an API. A non-profit corporate organization called OpenStack Foundation was established in the year 2012, which is responsible for maintaining the versioning and development of OpenStack.

The following are the objectives that we will cover in this chapter:

  • The OpenStack architecture

  • The Orchestration service of OpenStack

  • The Heat workflow

  • The Orchestration authorization model

  • Stack domain users