"Besides black art, there is only automation and mechanization."
|--Federico Garcia Lorca|
Deploying an OpenStack environment based on the profiled design, as shown in the previous chapter, is not simple. Although we created our design by taking care of several aspects related to scalability and performance, we still have to make it real. If you are still looking at OpenStack as a single block system, you should take a step back and recheck what was explained in Chapter 1, Designing OpenStack Cloud Architecture.
Furthermore, in the introductory section of this book, we covered the role of OpenStack in the next generation of datacenters. The infrastructure has now become programmable through APIs. However, a large-scale infrastructure used by cloud providers needs a very different approach in order to set it up with a few thousand servers.
In our case, deploying and operating the OpenStack Cloud is not as simple as you might think...