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What’s New – VMware Integrated Openstack 2.0

VIO 2.0 Vmware Openstack

The VMware’s global conference for virtualization and cloud computing “VMworld 2015” is completed  in San Francisco today. In that conference , they have announced the most important  release for “VMware integrated Openstack 2.0 (VIO 2.0)”.  The first VMware integrated  openstack (VIO) released in 2014. Since then VMware aggressively doing more enhancement on the Openstack part. VIO 2.0 has major updates with lot …

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How to create a custom image for Openstack ?

Instance Console

The virtual instance OS image can be created outside the openstack. By default openstack comes with small Linux foot print instance called cirros and we have tested it. But as a customer , I would like to put custom image in openstack  for various requirement. In this article, we will create Ubuntu custom image using the KVM hypervisor. This article …

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Launching the first Openstack Instance

Instance Console

This article will demonstrate that how to launch the first Openstack instance. In the previous articles ,we have setup the openstack software and gone through the openstack dashboard functionalities.  In an order to launch the openstack instances, first we need to create the network security group, rules & key pairs  to access the instances from other network. In the security rule …

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Understanding the Openstack Dashboard

Juno Openstack Dashboard

This article will help you to understand the functionality of the openstack dashboard. Dashboard will be used by administrators  and  tenant.  For tenant or user , it will act like a self service portal where they can launch the instance , allocate the storage and configure the network resource within the limits set by administrator.  Administrator can control the projects (tenant), …

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How to stop and start Openstack on Ubuntu ?

Openstack stop start

This article will demonstrate that how to stop and start the Openstack services on Ubuntu when you have done the installation through the devstack method. If you followed the devstack method for deploying the openstack, there are some set of scripts will be available to perform the stop and start openstack services without much pain. This script can be added …

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How to Deploy Openstack on Ubuntu ?

Deploying openstack on Ubuntu is very easy if you use the devstack method. DevStack is not general openstack installer but it will help us to reduce the manual configuration for first time deployment. Let’s follow the easiest method to understand the openstack deployment and other functionality. Here I have chosen Ubuntu  as my base operating system/Hyper-visor. Why I should choose Ubuntu ?  Ubuntu is Debian …

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Openstack Tutorial – History of Private Cloud

cloud private history

The whole world is buzzing on the cloud and cloud related technologies. Would you like to know the history of the cloud ?  Let’s see. The private cloud has been started with Eucalyptus & Opennebula around 2003-2008 period and these both cloud software are almost similar to Amazon AWS (Pubic cloud).  In 2009, NASA require cloud computing for their projects and they …

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