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[OpenStack Beginner’s Guide for Ubuntu 11.04] Network Management

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In OpenStack, the networking is managed by a component called “nova-network”. This interacts with nova-compute to ensure that the instances have the right kind of networking setup for them to communicate among themselves as well as with the outside world. Just as in Eucalyptus or AWS, each OpenStack instance can have 2 IP addresses attached to it. One is the private IP address and the other called Public IP address. The private IP address is typically used for communication between instances and the public IP is used for communication of instances with the outside world. The so called public IP address need not be a public IP address routable on the Internet ; it can even be an address on the corporate LAN.

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[OpenStack Beginner’s Guide for Ubuntu 11.04] – Image Management

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Image management

There are several pre-built images for OpenStack available from  various sources. You can download such images and use them to get familiar with OpenStack. You can refer to  http://docs.openstack.org/cactus/openstack-compute/admin/content/starting-images.html for details on using such images.

For any production deployment,  you may like to have the ability to bundle custom images, with a custom set of applications or configuration. This chapter will guide you through the process of creating Linux images of Debian and Redhat based distributions from scratch. We have also covered an approach to bundling Windows images. Read the rest of this entry »

[OpenStack Beginner’s Guide for Ubuntu 11.04] – Installation and Configuration

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Installation and configuration

The following section describes how to set up a minimal cloud infrastructure based on OpenStack using 3 machines. These machines are referred to in this and subsequent chapters as Server1 and Server2 and Client1. Server1 runs all the 7 components of Nova as well as Glance and OpenStack dashboard. Server2 runs only nova-compute. Since OpenStack components follow a shared-nothing policy, each component or any group of components can be installed any server.
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Eucalyptus Beginner’s Guide – Updated v1.1

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Due to some changes effected in the latest update of UEC packages on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, we have updated the Eucalyptus Beginner’s Guide to reflect those changes. Thus we have Eucalyptus Beginner’s Guide – Version 1.1. We’re also working on the Eucalyptus Beginner’s Guide on Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat. Stay tuned to the blog to stay informed. Feedback is welcome.

Click the following link to download the book:

https://cssoss.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/eucalyptus-beginners-guide-uec-edition1-1.pdf