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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
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Installing Pacemaker

All OpenStack services consist of system Linux services. The first step of ensuring services' availability is to configure Pacemaker clusters for each service, so Pacemaker monitors the services. In case of failure, Pacemaker restarts the failed service. In addition, we will use Pacemaker to create a virtual IP address for each of OpenStack's services to ensure services are accessible using the same IP address when failures occurs and the actual service has relocated to another host.

In this section, we will install Pacemaker and prepare it to configure highly available OpenStack services.

Getting ready

To ensure maximum availability, we will install and configure three hosts to serve as controller nodes. Prepare three controller hosts with identical hardware and network layouts. We will base our configuration for most of the OpenStack services on the configuration used in a single controller layout, and we will deploy Neutron network services on all three controller nodes...