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Troubleshooting OpenStack

By : Tony Campbell
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Troubleshooting OpenStack

By: Tony Campbell

Overview of this book

OpenStack is a collection of software projects that work together to provide a cloud fabric. OpenStack is one of the fastest growing open source projects in history that unlocks cloud computing for everyone. With OpenStack, you are able to create public or private clouds on your own hardware. The flexibility and control afforded by OpenStack puts the cloud within reach of anyone willing to learn this technology. Starting with an introduction to OpenStack troubleshooting tools, we’ll walk through each OpenStack service and how you can quickly diagnose, troubleshoot, and correct problems in your OpenStack. Understanding the various projects and how they interact is essential for anyone attempting to troubleshoot an OpenStack cloud. We will start by explaining each of the major components and the dependencies between them, and move on to show you how to identify and utilize an effective set of OpenStack troubleshooting tools and fix common Keystone problems. Next, we will expose you to common errors and problems you may encounter when using the OpenStack Block Storage service (Cinder). We will then examine Heat, the OpenStack Orchestration Service, where you will learn how to trace errors, determine their root cause, and effectively correct the issue. Finally, you will get to know the best practices to architect your OpenStack cloud in order to achieve optimal performance, availability, and reliability.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Troubleshooting OpenStack
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Chapter 7. Troubleshooting OpenStack Object Storage

In this chapter, we will examine some of the common troubleshooting scenarios you may encounter when working with OpenStack object storage, otherwise known as Swift. In the last chapter, you learned about troubleshooting OpenStack block storage. In this chapter, we will explore object storage. Access to data in object storage is achieved through an API as opposed to direct filesystem access; that is, object storage is not a hard drive. As a result, our troubleshooting techniques will not follow the typical troubleshooting techniques that are used when troubleshooting block storage. However, there are some things that you need not worry much about with Swift object storage. The system is designed to store your data durably. Swift is designed to expect failure, which also makes a properly configured installation extremely durable. The topics we will cover in this chapter are as follows:

  • Troubleshooting Swift processes

  • Troubleshooting Swift...