The OpenStack Summit, November 5-8, 2013 brings together the brightest technical minds to discuss the future of cloud computing. With OpenStack software quickly gaining adoption around the world, the Summit will feature case studies, visionary keynotes, hands-on workshops and technical sessions for cloud operators and developers. Register NOW.
OpenStack is quickly becoming the defacto standard for Open Cloud platforms. But how can someone quickly get started with learning this exciting new technology? This workshop will walk participants through an overview of the OpenStack components and offer practical suggestions and resources for learning OpenStack. To demonstrate one way to get started, we will setup a multi-node OpenStack cloud using RDO and the Packstack utility. The installation will be performed on an RPM-based system.
Participants will be introduced to a range of cloud functionality including:
Adding new users Adding an image to glance
Defining networks in Neutron Starting a new virtual server
Creating and attaching persistent storage volumes to virtual servers
Storing objects in Swift Using the Horizon Dashboard user interface
Instructions to prepare for the workshop can be found at http://openstack.redhat.com/GettingStartedHavana_w_GRE.
Niki Acosta is a Cloud Evangelista for Rackspace. A Racker since 2008, she has held numerous roles throughout the organization covering public and private cloud-based products and services in the Rackspace portfolio. As an active OpenStack participant, tweeter, and blogger, she has become a recognized name in the cloud industry. Follow her on Twitter at @nikiacosta.
Kenneth Hui is a Technology Evangelist with Rackspace. His passion is to help IT deliver value to their customers through collaboration, automation, and cloud computing. Ken blogs about cloud computing, OpenStack, and VMware at http://cloudarchitectmusings.com and at http://www.rackspace.com./blog/author/kenneth-hui. He also speaks regularly at conferences and user group meetups. You can follow Ken on Twitter @hui_kenneth.