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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)

The evolvement of Murano

By leveraging the power of the orchestration service in OpenStack, the Murano project has unchained developers from the complexity of setting up the correct environment with all the needed resources just to deploy a simple or complex application.

No more dependency on administrator's actions to allow resource usage access for specific tenant services. Without the need to have a deep understanding of what is running under the hood, any developer can deploy and publish any type of application (if shared) without spending too much time on digging into the infrastructure details that are not visible to end users.

The Murano project was primarily targeting three different types of actors, which can be categorized as follows:

  • Cloud Operator/Administrator: Operators/administrators can define more granular Role-based access control (RBAC) rules and choose...