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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)

Integrating Murano in OpenStack

In this section, we will go through a few steps to install and configure the Application Catalog service in OpenStack. As with any other OpenStack service, we will need to make sure some prerequisites are installed. The following steps assumes the existence of an OpenStack cluster on CentOS 7 and running Ocata release:

  1. On the cloud controller node, make sure that the following dependencies are satisfied:
# yum install python-setuptools postgresql-devel libffi-devel git gcc
  1. Before installing the Murano packages, we need to make sure to have a safe way to check the packages install by using a generic virtual environment. For this purpose, install tox on the controller node using the pip command line:
# pip install tox
  1. Create a murano database:
# mysql -u root -p
  1. Create a new Murano user granted with all privileges...