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Production Ready OpenStack - Recipes for Successful Environments

By : Arthur Berezin
Book Image

Production Ready OpenStack - Recipes for Successful Environments

By: Arthur Berezin

Overview of this book

OpenStack is the most popular open source cloud platform used by organizations building internal private clouds and by public cloud providers. OpenStack is designed in a fully distributed architecture to provide Infrastructure as a Service, allowing us to maintain a massively scalable cloud infrastructure. OpenStack is developed by a vibrant community of open source developers who come from the largest software companies in the world. The book provides a comprehensive and practical guide to the multiple uses cases and configurations that OpenStack supports. This book simplifies the learning process by guiding you through how to install OpenStack in a single controller configuration. The book goes deeper into deploying OpenStack in a highly available configuration. You'll then configure Keystone Identity Services using LDAP, Active Directory, or the MySQL identity provider and configure a caching layer and SSL. After that, you will configure storage back-end providers for Glance and Cinder, which will include Ceph, NFS, Swift, and local storage. Then you will configure the Neutron networking service with provider network VLANs, and tenant network VXLAN and GRE. Also, you will configure Nova's Hypervisor with KVM, and QEMU emulation, and you will configure Nova's scheduler filters and weights. Finally, you will configure Horizon to use Apache HTTPD and SSL, and you will customize the dashboard's appearance.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Production Ready OpenStack - Recipes for Successful Environments
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Discovering hosts for provisioning

Before creating a new OpenStack deployment, we need to add hosts to Staypuft to be provisioned as OpenStack nodes. Staypuft uses the host's auto discovery via the PXE provisioning network.

Getting ready

We will need to access the Staypuft user interface and then make sure that the hosts we plan to deploy as Controller, Compute, and Neutron are ready for the deployment.

Accessing the Staypuft web user interface

Access the Staypuft web user interface. On completion of the previous section, staypuft-installer provided a URL, and the password for the admin account that was generated for the environment. Open your web browser and navigate to the URL that was provided by staypuft-installer. Log in with the Username admin and Password that was provided. In this example, we used the name

In case you didn't make a note of the password that was generated, you can locate the file /etc/foreman/staypuft-installer.answers.yaml under admin_password...