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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)

Extending the Applications Catalog Service

"It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well."
–René Descartes

In the previous chapter, we explored the application catalog service in OpenStack, which has proven a very simplistic and effortless way to deploy applications in the OpenStack environment. As demonstrated in the previous chapter, Cloud Application Publishers could easily import an application in Murano, so Cloud Application Consumers can browse it and use it in no time. As we used a cloud-ready application example in the previous chapter, we will change the spot in the current one and break the application into pieces by developing a cloud-native application and publishing it into the cloud.

In this chapter, we will discuss the following points:

  • Exploring the structure of a Murano application
  • Creating and developing the first...