Getting Started with OpenStack
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
- 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
A must for OpenStack newbies!
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.
Technology Evangelist, Rackspace
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.
Sr. Software Engineer, Red Hat
Dan works on OpenStack High Availibilty and integration development for Red Hat. He has been with Red Hat for 5 years, prior to working on OpenStack he worked in release engineering and cloud development. He works out of the Headquarters office in Raleigh, NC and lives in the area with his wife and 3 sons.
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