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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


In this chapter, we learned about OpenStack, the open source cloud platform that offers IaaS features. OpenStack is made of several components, including Horizon (dashboard service), Nova (compute service), Neutron (networking service), Cinder (block storage service), Swift (object storage service), Glance (shared image service), Keystone (identify service), Ceilometer (telemetering service), Heat (Orchestration service), and Trove (database as a service). We also learned that Heat is the Orchestration service for OpenStack. We learned about the Heat authorization models, including password authorization, keystone trust authorization, and how these models work.