This chapter provided background information on OpenStack and the component services which make up an OpenStack deployment. We looked at some typical use cases for OpenStack and discussed the role of the Cloud Architect in an organization which is embarking on an OpenStack private cloud deployment.
We also began the documentation for our OpenStack deployments. The following documents were created:
Finally, we completed an "all-in-one" OpenStack installation on a single server and verified the core set of services. This installation can be used to familiarize yourself with the OpenStack system. In the next chapter, we'll break down the different areas of design for OpenStack clouds and expand our documentation and deployment.