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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)

Harnessing the Power of the OpenStack Network Service

"Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today."
–Malcolm X

The networking service in OpenStack has reached a level of extensibility allowing users and cloud administrators to build a variety of networking topologies, as well as to exploit more advanced network setups in a cloud environment. There are two different networking services in OpenStack:

  • Nova-network: The legacy network solution taking part of the Nova compute component
  • Neutron: A standalone network service that exposes overwhelming features and functionalities

In this chapter, we will focus on a Neutron project in an existing OpenStack environment and will go through its reference implementation to explore more features, including:

  • The novelty of Neutron architecture and plugins
  • Iteration through...