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OpenStack for Architects

By : Michael Solberg, Benjamin Silverman
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OpenStack for Architects

By: Michael Solberg, Benjamin Silverman

Overview of this book

Over the last five years, hundreds of organizations have successfully implemented Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platforms based on OpenStack. The huge amount of investment from these organizations, industry giants such as IBM and HP, as well as open source leaders such as Red Hat have led analysts to label OpenStack as the most important open source technology since the Linux operating system. Because of its ambitious scope, OpenStack is a complex and fast-evolving open source project that requires a diverse skill-set to design and implement it. This guide leads you through each of the major decision points that you'll face while architecting an OpenStack private cloud for your organization. At each point, we offer you advice based on the experience we've gained from designing and leading successful OpenStack projects in a wide range of industries. Each chapter also includes lab material that gives you a chance to install and configure the technologies used to build production-quality OpenStack clouds. Most importantly, we focus on ensuring that your OpenStack project meets the needs of your organization, which will guarantee a successful rollout.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
OpenStack for Architects
About the Authors
Customer Feedback

Putting the pipeline together

Now that we've described the different components of the deployment pipeline, let's assemble an example pipeline in our lab environment. We'll start by setting up the CI server, creating a new composition layer, writing a unit test, and then deploying the OpenStack infrastructure to pass the test.

Setting up the CI server

In previous chapters, we deployed OpenStack by running the packstack utility from the cloud controller. In this section, we'll be setting up a dedicated machine to do our deployments. The requirements for our deployment machine are not too strenuous - any machine running CentOS 7 with 2 GB of RAM or more should suffice. The only network requirements are that the machine is reachable from both the intranet and from the OpenStack cluster itself.

Installing Git

The following instructions will set up a Git version control server on the CI server. If you already have access to a Git repository or prefer to use GitHub you can skip this section. For more...