OpenStack Tips and Tricks

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Overview

In this article we will look at some common OpenStack Kilo configuration optimizations and other tricks. This is by no means a comprehensive guide, just things I have stumbled across that if documented would have saved me time. I continue to update this blog with things I learned. If you have some valuable tips or tricks then let me know so I can add those?
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Auto Scaling Instances with OpenStack

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Overview

Intelligently and automatically scaling applications based on resource requirements is at the heart of the OpenStack value proposition. It is one of the key capabilities that differentiate cloud vs traditional infrastructure such as VMware. For those of us who have been in IT a while auto scaling was always a white unicorn, often discussed but never actually seen. In this article we will talk about how to do this in OpenStack using Heat and Ceilometer.
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OpenStack Kilo Lab Installation and Configuration Guide

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Overview

In this article we will focus on installing and configuring OpenStack Kilo using RDO and the packstack installer. RDO is a community platform around Red Hat’s OpenStack Platform. It allows you to test the latest OpenStack capabilities on a stable platform such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) or CentOS. This guide will take you through installing the OpenStack Kilo release, configuring networking, security groups, flavors, images and are other OpenStack related services. The outcome is a working OpenStack environment based on the Kilo release that you can use as a baseline for testing your applications with OpenStack capabilities. A big thanks to Red Hatter, Goetz Rieger who contributed some of this content.
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Enterprise OpenStack: RHEL OSP

Overview

As of today there are over eleven OpenStack services and more are coming. Each service has complete isolation from other services and that allows OpenStack to scale far beyond the reach of current computing platforms. However due to all these independent services, OpenStack can be very complicated to operationalize in enterprise environments.
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Building Storage Services in OpenStack on NetApp – Part III of III

Welcome to part three of the three-part series on creating storage services in OpenStack on NetApp. In this post we will look at how to configure storage services within OpenStack utilising NetApp storage.  In part one of the series we looked at how to install and configure OpenStack. In part two we looked at how to configure underlying NetApp storage to support OpenStack storage services. Continue reading