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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

The example architecture 1 (based on the Nova network)

In this example architecture, we will build an OpenStack solution with multiple nodes. However, we will use the legacy networking features of OpenStack in this architecture. Another example architecture will follow that is built using the OpenStack neutron networking. In this example architecture, we have ensured to make the VMS high available so that in case one compute node goes down, the other will take its place while not affecting the virtual machines.

Node hardware specifications


Example hardware


Model: Dell R620

CPU: 2x Intel Xeon CPU E5-2620 0 @ 2.00 GHz

Memory: 32 GB

Disk: Two 300 GB 10000 RPM SAS disks

Network: Two 10G network ports


Model: Dell R620

CPU: 2x Intel Xeon CPU E5-2650 0 @ 2.00 GHz

Memory: 128 GB

Disk: Two 600 GB 10000 RPM SAS Disks

Network: Four 10G network ports (for future proofing expansion)

An overview

An OpenStack cloud environment can be built using a single machine with a single...