Tag Archives: openstack

CLOUD WAR – Openstack vs VMware vSphere vs Amazon AWS

Cloud War or Data-center war ? There is a healthy competition out in the market to reduce the overall operating cost on IT.  Companies are benefited with the cloud revolution, Virtualization and automation. Most of the organisations are moving towards asset free to reduce their additional investments on IT equipment. But all the organizations can’t just follow the same strategy since …

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Openstack – Backup cinder volumes using swift storage

cinder root volume Bakcup using swift

This article will demonstrates that how to configure the cinder volumes backup using swift as backend storage. As you all  know that swift is the Object storage  within the openstack project. Swift is highly available , distributed and consistent object storage.  In the previous article ,we have seen that how to make the glance image service to use  swift as backed …

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Openstack – Re-Configure Glance to use swift Storage

Reconfigure Glance Backend storage as swift

This article will demonstrates that how to re-configure the glance image-service to use backend store as swift object storage. By default , Image service will use the local filesystem to store the images when you are uploading it. The default local filesystem store directory is “/var/lib/glance/images/”  on the system where you have configured the glance image service. In UnixArena tutorial , we have configured the …

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Openstack – Neutron – Create Initial Networks – Part 9

Neutron Openstack Network flows

In openstack , We need to create the necessary virtual network infrastructure  for Neutron Networking. This network infrastructure will be used to connect the instances including external network (internet) and tenant network. Before creating the instance , we need to validate the network connectivity. This article will demonstrate that  how to create the required virtual infrastructure , configure the external network …

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Openstack – Installing & Configuring Glance – Part 4

Glance service installation & configuration

This article will guide you to configure the Image service on Openstack. Openstack image service has been development and maintained in the name of Glance. Glance service enables users/customers  to discover , register and retrieve virtual machine images. Virtual machine images can be stored in normal file-systems like ext3 ,ext4 or it can be stored it in object storage systems like swift. …

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Openstack Manual Installation – Part 1

Openstack 4 Node Architecture

This series of the article is going to provide the step by step method to deploy each component of Openstack cloud Computing platform. As you all know that Openstack is an open source cloud computing platform which support all type of cloud environments. This project aims for simple implementation, massive scalability, and a rich set of features. Cloud computing experts from around the …

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Openstack – Beginners Guide

Openstack Beginners guide logo

Openstack is not just only about the internet buzz. It’s going to create new revolution on the IT infrastructure industry. How Openstack can do this since it’s just 5 years old ? Is it similar to VMware virtualization ? Oracle VM ? Redhat Virtualization ?  Citrix Xen ? Not exactly.  Openstack is an opensource project which accepts all the hyper-visors …

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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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