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Extending OpenStack

By : Omar Khedher
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Extending OpenStack

By: Omar Khedher

Overview of this book

OpenStack is a very popular cloud computing platform that has enabled several organizations during the last few years to successfully implement their Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platforms. This book will guide you through new features of the latest OpenStack releases and how to bring them into production straightaway in an agile way. It starts by showing you how to expand your current OpenStack setup and how to approach your next OpenStack Data Center generation deployment. You will discover how to extend your storage and network capacity and also take advantage of containerization technology such as Docker and Kubernetes in OpenStack. Additionally, you'll explore the power of big data as a Service terminology implemented in OpenStack by integrating the Sahara project. This book will teach you how to build Hadoop clusters and launch jobs in a very simple way. Then you'll automate and deploy applications on top of OpenStack. You will discover how to write your own plugin in the Murano project. The final part of the book will go through best practices for security such as identity, access management, and authentication exposed by Keystone in OpenStack. By the end of this book, you will be ready to extend and customize your private cloud based on your requirements.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)

Enlarging the OpenStack Storage Capabilities

"He who performs not practical work nor makes experiments will never attain to the least degree of mastery."
–Jabir Ibn Hayyan

The first two chapters of this book were designed to cover the latest capabilities of the OpenStack ecosystem and its deployment in a large-scale environment. In the first part of the book, automation was presented as a must have craft tool chain to deploy an OpenStack environment. The second chapter took the compute service to the next level by bringing new opportunities to extend its first core service capabilities in the deployed OpenStack environment. The next part of the extension journey will cover the storage service in OpenStack. In this chapter, more storage options will be presented to tackle different use cases taking part in the OpenStack setup extension. This chapter will walk-through...