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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)

Deploying application consumer perspective

As a Cloud Application Publisher, we have successfully imported a custom web server that will be used by developers to develop and run tests for the packtpub website. Let's check how our developed application will be deployed from the consumer's perspective:

  1. Log in to the OpenStack dashboard and navigate to App Catalog | Browse | Browse Local; we can see that the new package has been added to the App Catalog:
  1. By clicking on the Quick Deploy button, we will be faced with the first UI form to select, asking whether the user wishes to enable PHP and assign a floating IP address to the instance as configured in the appConfiguration section in the ui.yaml file:
  1. The next UI will prompt you to fill in the instance parameters as described in the instanceConfiguration section in the ui.yaml file:
  1. The next form will ask you...