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Certified OpenStack Administrator Study Guide

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Teaches you how and what to study in order to be best prepared for the Certified OpenStack Administrator exam. This fast-growing technology is creating a market that needs more qualified IT specialists with proven skills. This book covers 100% of the exam requirements for both The OpenStack Foundation and the Mirantis OpenStack Certification Exam. Each theme is taught using practical exercises and instructions for the command line and for the graphical client (Horizon). Each chapter is followed by review questions, complete with answers. Even after you have taken and passed your OpenStack exam, this book will remain a useful reference. What You Will Learn Understand the components that make up the cloud. Install and make an OpenStack distribution from Mirantis, Red Hat or another community version. Work with OpenStack Identity Management, Dashboard, CLI, Object Storage, Block Storage, Networking, Telemetry, Orchestration, and Image Services. Learn how to troubleshoot all the main OpenStack services. Understand where to find information for future work with OpenStack. Who This Book Is For Certified OpenStack Administrator Study Guide is for Cloud and Linux engineers looking for a better understanding of how to work with the modern OpenStack IaaS Cloud, and wants to prove their knowledge by passing a Certified OpenStack Administrator Exam.

OpenStack Operations Guide

Author : Tom Fifield
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Design, deploy, and maintain your own private or public Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), using the open source OpenStack platform. In this practical guide, experienced developers and OpenStack contributors show you how to build clouds based on reference architectures, as well as how to perform daily administration tasks. Designed for horizontal scalability, OpenStack lets you build a cloud by integrating several technologies. This approach provides flexibility, but knowing which options to use can be bewildering. Once you complete this book, you’ll know the right questions to ask while you organize compute, storage, and networking resources. If you already know how to manage multiple Ubuntu machines and maintain MySQL, you’re ready to: Set up automated deployment and configuration Design a single-node cloud controller Use metrics to improve scalability Explore compute nodes, network design, and storage Install OpenStack packages Use an example architecture to help simplify decision-making Build a working environment to explore an IaaS cloud Manage users, projects, and quotas Tackle maintenance, debugging, and network troubleshooting Monitor, log, backup, and restore

Certified OpenStack Administrator COA Certification Guide

Author : Jose Antonio Alvarez Cubero
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You have probably worked on OpenStack for a while and you want to get certified. I think it is a good decision. The are several good reasons to do so. The COA exam allows candidates to demonstrate their competence in different areas and levels of OpenStack. The prestige and respect that come with this OpenStack Foundation certification will definitely help you in your career. Your clients, peers, and superiors will recognize you as an expert in OpenStack.This introductory OpenStack book has three main objectives: to provide the candidates with a clear and logical presentation of the basic concepts of OpenStack, to strengthen an understanding of these concepts through a broad range of interesting practical administration tasks examples, and to develop strong question-solving skills through and an effectively organized approach. All these objectives have the ultimate goal of successfully passing the COA exam, providing a comprehensive coverage of Certified OpenStack Administrator (COA) exam requirements. This book maps 10 chapters to the 10 domains of the COA exam, although the order in which they are presented in the book differs from the order presented in \href{https://www.openstack.org/coa/requirements/}{Certified OpenStack Administrator (COA) exam requirements}. It has the intention to be easily accessible and it is styled and written to facilitate instruction and learning. With these points in mind, I have included many pedagogical features, listed below, that are intended to enhance its usefulness to both candidates and instructors.This book uses several key methodologies to help you discover the exam domains on which you need more review, to help you fully understand and remember those details, and to help you prove to yourself that you have retained your knowledge of those domains. I do not try to help you pass the exam only by memorization, but by truly learning and understanding the domains by using the following methods:* Helping you discover which exam domains you have not mastered.* Providing explanations and information to fill in your knowledge gaps.* Supplying exercises that enhance your ability to recall and deduce the answers to test questions.To help you customize your study time using this book, the chapters have several features that help you make the best use of your time: * Examples. Worked examples are presented to better reinforce OpenStack concepts. Each solution has been written to reinforce good question-solving habits. It contains an explanation for each step together with the OpenStack commands and outputs used to solve the question.* Questions. A set of questions is included at the end of each chapter. Answers to these problems are provided at the end of the book. * Marginal notes. Comments and notes appearing in the margin with an icon can be used to locate important statements and concepts in the text. Glossary terms are present in ocre color.* Appendices. Several appendices are provided near the end of the book. They contain the bibliography, index, glossary, acronyms, and solutions to chapter questions.* Hyperlinks. If you click on a text in blue font color, your browser will be opened pointing at an URL. URLs in the text are also represented in blue color using a mono-spaced font and, if you click on them, your browser will be opened pointing at them. Internal references are also hyperlinks in ocre font color and you will be able to click on them to be redirected to the right page. Moreover, the table of contents, list of figures/tables and index are made of hyperlinks. * GUI labels. When a button or GUI option is referred in the text, it is indicated with red color font within a gray frame.

Preparing for the Certified OpenStack Administrator Exam

Author : Matt Dorn
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Master the objectives required to pass the Certified OpenStack Administrator exam. About This Book Focuses on providing a clear, concise strategy so you gain the specific skills required to pass the Certified OpenStack Administrator exam Includes exercises and performance-based tasks to ensure all exam objectives can be completed via the Horizon dashboard and command-line interface Includes a free OpenStack Virtual Appliance to practice the objectives covered throughout the book Includes a practice exam to put your OpenStack skills to the test to prove you have what it takes to conquer the live exam Updated for the 2017 exam featuring OpenStack Newton Who This Book Is For This book is for IT professionals, system administrators, DevOps engineers, and software developers with basic Linux command-line and networking knowledge. It's also a great guide for those interested in an entry-level OpenStack position but have limited real-world OpenStack experience. After passing the exam, Certified OpenStack Administrators will prove they have the required skills for the job. What You Will Learn Manage the Keystone identity service by creating and modifying domains, groups, projects, users, roles, services, endpoints, and quotas. Upload Glance images, launch new Nova instances, and create flavors, key pairs, and snapshots. Discover Neutron tenant and provider networks, security groups, routers, and floating IPs. Manage the Cinder block storage service by creating volumes and attaching them to instances. Create Swift containers and set access control lists to allow read/write access to your objects. Explore Heat orchestration templates and create, list, and update stacks. In Detail This book provides you with a specific strategy to pass the OpenStack Foundation's first professional certification: the Certified OpenStack Administrator. In a recent survey, 78% of respondents said the OpenStack skills shortage had deterred them from adopting OpenStack. Consider this an opportunity to increase employer and customer confidence by proving you have the skills required to administrate real-world OpenStack clouds. You will begin your journey by getting well-versed with the OpenStack environment, understanding the benefits of taking the exam, and installing an included OpenStack all-in-one virtual appliance so you can work through objectives covered throughout the book. After exploring the basics of the individual services, you will be introduced to strategies to accomplish the exam objectives relevant to Keystone, Glance, Nova, Neutron, Cinder, Swift, Heat, and troubleshooting. Finally, you'll benefit from the special tips section and a practice exam to put your knowledge to the test. By the end of the journey, you will be ready to become a Certified OpenStack Administrator! Style and approach Clear, concise, and straightforward with supporting diagrams and lab environment tutorials, this book will help you confidently pass Certified OpenStack Administrator objectives on the Horizon dashboard and command-line interface.

Using XIV in OpenStack Environments

Author : Bertrand Dufrasne
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This IBM® RedpaperTM publication provides a brief overview of OpenStack and IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack. It focuses on the use of OpenStack with the IBM XIV® Storage System Gen3. The illustration scenario in the paper uses the OpenStack Icehouse release, which is installed on RedHat Linux servers, and the IBM Storage Driver for OpenStack. This paper is intended for clients and cloud administrators who look forward to integrating IBM XIV Storage Systems in OpenStack and using IBM Cloud Manager with OpenStack environments. The paper provides guidance in setting up an environment by using XIV as the back-end storage in an OpenStack cloud environment. This paper is not an official support document.

Common OpenStack Deployments

Author : Elizabeth K. Joseph
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OpenStack is today’s leading technology for building and integrating public and private clouds. Common OpenStack Deployments is a complete, practical guide to deploying OpenStack and understanding its internals. Key project contributor Elizabeth Joseph, with expert implementer Matt Fischer, shares up-to-date recipes for deploying OpenStack on both virtual and physical servers, and for using OpenStack to address any real-world challenge. First, Joseph and Fischer help you master OpenStack concepts and components by guiding you through small-scale, virtualized deployments. As you deepen your understanding, they guide you through building large, horizontally scalable infrastructures that integrate multiple components in a feature-rich cloud environment. Throughout, you’ll find up-to-the minute coverage of enhancements that make the OpenStack platform more mature and production ready, plus expert tips on debugging and growth. The authors conclude by introducing the broader OpenStack ecosystem, showing you how to drive value through hybrid clouds blending local and hosted solutions. Drawing on extensive personal experience, they address issues ranging from cost to data sovereignty and security. Common OpenStack Deployments is the ideal resource for all network and data center professionals who want to apply OpenStack in proof-of-concept or in production, and for every instructor or student who wants to leverage today’s hottest cloud technology. Comprehensive coverage includes Customizing, deploying, and scaling OpenStack in any environment Quickly building single-server test deployments with DevStack Making the right networking decisions for any OpenStack deployment Manually installing Nova compute, Keystone identity, Glance image storage, and Neutron networking Setting up controllers and compute nodes Deploying private compute clouds with Puppet Metering clouds with Ceilometer Implementing block and object storage clouds Provisioning on bare metal with OpenStack Ironic Controlling containers with OpenStack Magnum Troubleshooting OpenStack: error messages, logs, tools, configuration problems, Puppet debugging, and more Step-by-step virtualized reference deployment using KVM/QEMU on Ubuntu

Oracle VM 3 Cloud Implementation and Administration Guide Second Edition

Author : Edward Whalen
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Master Cloud building with Oracle VM 3 installation, configuration, and maintenance Set up, configure, and manage a dynamic virtualization platform across your enterprise using the detailed information contained in this Oracle Press guide. The book shows, step-by-step, how to size servers for Oracle VM, choose and deploy virtualization hardware and manage the environment as the foundation for a private cloud infrastructure. Real-world examples and valuable best practices are featured throughout. Oracle VM 3 Cloud Implementation and Administration Guide lays out key virtualization concepts and clearly explains every aspect of Oracle VM architecture. From there, you will learn how design server farms, build and maintain virtual machines, handle provisioning and cloning, work with Oracle VM Manager, and incorporate solid security procedures. Advanced topics such as Disaster Recovery design and implementation, Cloud management with Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control and advanced storage and network integration aspects are fully covered. • Features tips, techniques, and tools for optimizing Oracle products on Oracle VM • Contains expert, hands-on advice on tackling the most common challenges • Written by a team of Oracle professionals with extensive VM experience

Linux Administration A Beginner s Guide Eighth Edition

Author : Wale Soyinka
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Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Gain Essential Linux Administration Skills Easily Effectively set up and manage popular Linux distributions on individual servers and build entire network infrastructures using this practical resource. Fully updated to cover the latest tools and techniques, Linux Administration: A Beginner’s Guide, Eighth Edition features clear explanations, step-by-step instructions, and real-world examples. Find out how to configure hardware and software, work from the command line or GUI, maintain Internet and network services, and secure your data. Performance tuning, virtualization, containers, software management, security, and backup solutions are covered in detail. Install and configure Linux, including the latest distributions from Fedora, Ubuntu, CentOS, openSUSE, Debian, and RHEL. Set up and administer core system services, daemons, users, and groups. Manage software applications from source code or binary packages. Customize, build, or patch the Linux kernel. Understand and manage the Linux network stack and networking protocols, including TCP/IP, ARP, IPv4, and IPv6. Minimize security threats and build reliable firewalls and routers with Netfilter (iptables and nftables) and Linux. Create and maintain DNS, FTP, web, e-mail, print, LDAP, VoIP, and SSH servers and services. Share resources using GlusterFS, NFS, and Samba. Spin-up and manage Linux-based servers in popular cloud environments, such as OpenStack, AWS, Azure, Linode, and GCE. Explore virtualization and container technologies using KVM, Docker, Kubernetes, and Open Container Initiative (OCI) tooling. Download specially curated Virtual Machine image and containers that replicate various exercises, software, servers, commands, and concepts covered in the book. Wale Soyinka is a father, system administrator, a DevOps/SecOps aficionado, an open source evangelist, a hacker, and a well-respected world-renowned chef (in his mind). He is the author of Advanced Linux Administration as well as other Linux, Network, and Windows administration training materials.

OpenStack Administration with Ansible 2

Author : Walter Bentley
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Orchestrate and automate your OpenStack cloud operator tasks with Ansible 2.0 About This Book Automate real-world OpenStack cloud operator administrative tasks Construct a collection of the latest automation code to save time on managing your OpenStack cloud Manage containers on your cloud and check the health of your cloud using Nagios Who This Book Is For This book is aimed at OpenStack-based cloud operators and infrastructure and sys administrators who have some knowledge of OpenStack and are seeking to automate taxing and manual tasks. This book is also for people new to automating cloud operations in general and the DevOps practice in particular. What You Will Learn Efficiently execute OpenStack administrative tasks Familiarize yourself with how Ansible 2 works and assess the defined best practices Create Ansible 2 playbooks and roles Automate tasks to customize your OpenStack cloud Review OpenStack automation considerations when automating administrative tasks Examine and automate advanced OpenStack tasks and designated use cases Get a high-level overview of OpenStack and current production-ready projects Explore OpenStack CLI tools and learn how to use them In Detail Most organizations are seeking methods to improve business agility because they have realized just having a cloud is not enough. Being able to improve application deployments, reduce infrastructure downtime, and eliminate daily manual tasks can only be accomplished through some sort of automation. We start with a brief overview of OpenStack and Ansible 2 and highlight some best practices. Each chapter will provide an introduction to handling various Cloud Operator administration tasks such as managing containers within your cloud; setting up/utilizing open source packages for monitoring; creating multiple users/tenants; taking instance snapshots; and customizing your cloud to run multiple active regions. Each chapter will also supply a step-by-step tutorial on how to automate these tasks with Ansible 2. Packed with real-world OpenStack administrative tasks, this book will walk you through working examples and explain how these tasks can be automated using one of the most popular open source automation tools on the market today. Style and approach This book is a concise, fast-paced guide filled with real-world scenarios that will execute OpenStack administrative tasks efficiently. It serves as a quick reference guide for not just OpenStack functions, but also for creating future Ansible code.

OpenStack Administration with Ansible

Author : Walter Bentley
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Design, build, and automate 10 real-world OpenStack administrative tasks with Ansible About This Book Automate real-world OpenStack cloud operator administrative tasks Construct a collection of automation code to save time on managing your OpenStack cloud Use this step-by-step tutorial to automate such tasks with Ansible Who This Book Is For If you are an OpenStack-based cloud operator and/or infrastructure administrator and are interested in automating administrative functions, then this book is exactly what you are looking for. Having a functioning OpenStack environment is helpful, but most certainly not necessary. What You Will Learn Efficiently execute OpenStack administrative tasks Familiarize yourself with how Ansible works and assess the defined best practices Create Ansible playbooks and roles Automate tasks to customize your OpenStack cloud Review OpenStack automation considerations when automating administrative tasks Examine and automate advanced OpenStack tasks and designated use cases Get a high-level overview of OpenStack and the current production-ready projects Deep dive into OpenStack CLI tools and find out how to use them In Detail Most organizations are seeking methods to improve business agility because they have realized just having a cloud is not enough. Being able to improve application deployments, reduce infrastructure downtime, and eliminate daily manual tasks can only be accomplished through some sort of automation. Packed with real-world OpenStack administrative tasks, this book will walk you through working examples and explain how these tasks can be automated using one of the most popular open source automation tools—Ansible. We will start with a brief overview of OpenStack and Ansible and highlight some best practices. Each chapter will provide an introduction to handling various Cloud Operator administration tasks such as creating multiple users/tenants, setting up Multi-Tenant Isolation, customizing your clouds quotas, taking instance snapshots, evacuating compute hosts for maintenance, and running cloud health checks, and a step-by-step tutorial on how to automate these tasks with Ansible. Style and approach This easy-to-follow reference guide is packed with examples of real-world OpenStack administration tasks; each task is explained in detail and then subsequently turned into automation code.

GSEC GIAC Security Essentials Certification All in One Exam Guide Second Edition

Author : Ric Messier
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Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Fully updated coverage of every topic on the current version of the GSEC exam Get complete coverage of all the objectives on Global Information Assurance Certification’s Security Essentials (GSEC) exam inside this comprehensive resource. GSEC GIAC Security Essentials Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Second Edition provides learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, exam tips, practice exam questions, and in-depth explanations. Designed to help you pass the exam with ease, this authoritative resource also serves as an essential on-the-job reference. Covers all exam topics, including: •Networking fundamentals •Network design •Cloud computing •Authentication and access control •Unix/Linux •Windows •Encryption •Risk management •Virtual machines •Vulnerability control •Malware •Incident response •Wireless technologies •Log Management •IoT and embedded devices Online content features: •Two practice exams •Test engine that provides full-length practice exams and customizable quizzes •Author videos

OpenStack Building a Cloud Environment

Author : Alok Shrivastwa
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Learn how you can put the features of OpenStack to work in the real world in this comprehensive path About This Book Harness the abilities of experienced OpenStack administrators and architects, and run your own private cloud successfully Learn how to install, configure, and manage all of the OpenStack core projects including topics on Object Storage, Block Storage, and Neutron Networking services such as LBaaS and FWaaS Get better equipped to troubleshoot and solve common problems in performance, availability, and automation that confront production-ready OpenStack environments Who This Book Is For This course is for those who are new to OpenStack who want to learn the cloud networking fundamentals and get started with OpenStack networking. Basic understanding of Linux Operating System, Virtualization, and Networking, and Storage principles will come in handy. What You Will Learn Get an introduction to OpenStack and its components Store and retrieve data and images using storage components, such as Cinder, Swift, and Glance Install and configure Swift, the OpenStack Object Storage service, including configuring Container Replication between datacenters Gain hands on experience and familiarity with Horizon, the OpenStack Dashboard user interface Learn how to automate OpenStack installations using Ansible and Foreman Follow practical advice and examples for running OpenStack in production Fix common issues with images served through Glance and master the art of troubleshooting Neutron networking In Detail OpenStack is a collection of software projects that work together to provide a cloud fabric. Learning OpenStack Cloud Computing course is an exquisite guide that you will need to build cloud environments proficiently. This course will help you gain a clearer understanding of OpenStack's components and their interaction with each other to build a cloud environment. The first module, Learning OpenStack, starts with a brief look into the need for authentication and authorization, the different aspects of dashboards, cloud computing fabric controllers, along with 'Networking as a Service' and 'Software defined Networking'. Then, you will focus on installing, configuring, and troubleshooting different architectures such as Keystone, Horizon, Nova, Neutron, Cinder, Swift, and Glance. After getting familiar with the fundamentals and application of OpenStack, let's move deeper into the realm of OpenStack. In the second module, OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook, preview how to build and operate OpenStack cloud computing, storage, networking, and automation. Dive into Neutron, the OpenStack Networking service, and get your hands dirty with configuring ML2, networks, routers, and distributed virtual routers. Further, you'll learn practical examples of Block Storage, LBaaS, and FBaaS. The final module, Troubleshooting OpenStack, will help you quickly diagnose, troubleshoot, and correct problems in your OpenStack. We will diagnose and remediate issues in Keystone, Glance, Neutron networking, Nova, Cinder block storage, Swift object storage, and issues caused by Heat orchestration. This Learning Path combines some of the best that Packt has to offer in one complete, curated package. It includes content from the following Packt products: Learning OpenStack by Alok Shrivastwa, Sunil Sarat OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook - Third Edition by Kevin Jackson , Cody Bunch, Egle Sigler Troubleshooting OpenStack by Tony Campbell Style and approach This course aims to create a smooth learning path that will teach you how to get started with setting up private and public clouds using a free and open source cloud computing platform—OpenStack. Through this comprehensive course, you'll learn OpenStack Cloud computing from scratch to finish and more!

OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook

Author : Kevin Jackson
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Over 110 effective recipes to help you build and operate OpenStack cloud computing, storage, networking, and automation About This Book Explore many new features of OpenStack's Juno and Kilo releases Install, configure, and administer core projects with the help of OpenStack Object Storage, Block Storage, and Neutron Networking services Harness the abilities of experienced OpenStack administrators and architects, and run your own private cloud successfully Practical, real-world examples of each service and an accompanying Vagrant environment that helps you learn quickly In Detail OpenStack Open Source software is one of the most used cloud infrastructures to support software development and big data analysis. It is developed by a thriving community of individual developers from around the globe and backed by most of the leading players in the cloud space today. It is simple to implement, massively scalable, and can store a large pool of data and networking resources. OpenStack has a strong ecosystem that helps you provision your cloud storage needs. Add OpenStack's enterprise features to reduce the cost of your business. This book will show you the steps to build up a private cloud environment. At the beginning, you'll discover the uses of cloud services such as the identity service, image service, and compute service. You'll dive into Neutron, the OpenStack Networking service, and get your hands dirty with configuring ML2, networks, routers, and Distributed Virtual Routers. You'll then gather more expert knowledge on OpenStack cloud computing by managing your cloud's security and migration. After that, we delve in to OpenStack Object storage and how to manage servers and work with objects, cluster, and storage functionalities. Also, as you go deeper into the realm of OpenStack, you'll learn practical examples of Block storage, LBaaS, and FWaaS: installation and configuration covered ground up. Finally, you will learn OpenStack dashboard, Ansible and Foreman, Keystone, and other interesting topics. What You Will Learn Understand, install, configure, and manage Nova—the OpenStack Cloud Compute resource Configure ML2, networks, routers, and Distributed Virtual Routers with Neutron Use and secure Keystone, the OpenStack Authentication service Install and set up Swift and Container Replication between datacenters Gain hands-on experience and familiarity with Horizon, the OpenStack Dashboard user interface Automate complete solutions with our recipes on Heat, the OpenStack Orchestration service Use Ansible and Foreman to automate OpenStack installations successfully Follow practical advice and examples to run OpenStack in production Who This Book Is For This book is aimed at cloud system engineers, system administrators, and technical architects who are moving from a virtualized environment to cloud environments. This book assumes that you are familiar with cloud computing platforms, and have knowledge of virtualization, networking, and managing Linux environments. Style and approach Clear, step-by-step instructions coupled with practical and applicable recipes that'll enable you to use and implement the latest features of OpenStack.

A Practical Guide to Ubuntu Linux

Author : Mark G. Sobell
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The Most Complete, Easy-to-Follow Guide to Ubuntu Linux “As an in-depth guide to Ubuntu, this book does an exceptional job of covering everything from using the Unity desktop to exploring key server configurations.” –Elizabeth K. Joseph, Systems Administrator & Ubuntu Community Member The #1 Ubuntu resource, fully updated for Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr)–the Long Term Support (LTS) release Canonical will support into 2019 Extensive new coverage of installation, security, virtualization, MariaDB, Python Programming, and much more Updated JumpStarts help you set up many complex servers in minutes Hundreds of up-to-date examples, plus four updated indexes deliver fast access to reliable answers Mark Sobell’s A Practical Guide to Ubuntu Linux®, Fourth Edition, is the most thorough and up-to-date reference to installing, configuring, securing, and working with Ubuntu desktops and servers. This edition has been fully updated for Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr), a milestone LTS (Long Term Support) release, which Canonical will support on both desktops and servers into 2019. Sobell walks you through every essential feature and technique, from installing Ubuntu to working with the latest Ubuntu Unity desktop, and from configuring servers and monitoring networks to handling day-to-day system administration. His exceptionally clear explanations demystify everything from Apache, Samba, and postfix, to ufw, virtualization, and MariaDB/MySQL database management. PLUS a new chapter on programming in Python, today’s most popular system automation tool! Fully updated JumpStart sections quickly help you get complex servers running–often in minutes. You’ll also find up-to-date guidance on new LPI and CompTIA Linux certification pathways for Linux professionals. Sobell draws on his immense Linux knowledge to explain both the “hows” and the “whys” of Ubuntu. He’s taught hundreds of thousands of readers and never forgets what it’s like to be new to Linux. Whether you’re a user, administrator, or programmer, you’ll find everything you need here–now, and for years to come. The world’s most practical Ubuntu Linux book is now even more useful! This book delivers Completely revamped installation coverage reflecting Ubuntu 14.04’s improved ubiquity (graphical) and debian-installer (textual) installers Updated JumpStarts for quickly setting up Samba, Apache, postfix, FTP, NFS, CUPS, OpenSSH, DNS, and other complex servers Revamped and updated explanations of the ufw, gufw, and iptables firewall tools An all-new chapter on creating VMs (virtual machines) locally and in the cloud New coverage of the MariaDB open source plug-in replacement for MySQL Comprehensive networking coverage, including DNS/BIND, NFS, NIS, FTP, LDAP, and Cacti network monitoring Expert coverage of Internet server configuration and customization, including apache2 (Web) and postfix (mail) A new chapter covering state-of-the-art security techniques, including sudo, cryptography, hash functions, SSL certificates, plus a section on using GPG (GNU Privacy Guard) to protect documents in transit Deep coverage of essential administration tasks–from managing users to CUPS printing, and from configuring LANs and LDAP to building VMs (virtual machines) Complete instructions on keeping systems up to date using apt-get, dpkg, and other tools And much more . . . including a revised 500+ term glossary and four indexes

Learning OpenStack Networking Neutron

Author : James Denton
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Wield the power of OpenStack Neutron networking to bring network infrastructure and capabilities to your cloud About This Book This completely up-to-date edition will show you how to deploy a cloud on OpenStack using community-driven processes. It includes rich examples that will help you understand complex networking topics with ease Understand every aspect of designing, creating, customizing, and maintaining the core network foundation of an OpenStack cloud using OpenStack Neutron all in one book Written by best-selling author James Denton, who has more than 15 years of experience in system administration and networking. James has experience of deploying, operating, and maintaining OpenStack clouds and has worked with top enterprises and organizations Who This Book Is For If you are an OpenStack-based cloud operator and administrator who is new to Neutron networking and wants to build your very own OpenStack cloud, then this book is for you. Prior networking experience and a physical server and network infrastructure is recommended to follow along with concepts demonstrated in the book. What You Will Learn Architect and install the latest release of OpenStack on Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS Review the components of OpenStack networking, including plugins, agents, and services, and learn how they work together to coordinate network operations Build a virtual switching infrastructure using reference architectures based on ML2 + Open vSwitch or ML2 + LinuxBridge Create networks, subnets, and routers that connect virtual machine instances to the network Deploy highly available routers using DVR or VRRP-based methods Scale your application with haproxy and Load Balancing as-a-Service Implement port and router-level security using Security Groups and Firewall as-a-Service Provide connectivity to tenant networks with Virtual Private Networking as-a-Service (VPNaaS) Find out how to manage OpenStack networking resources using CLI and GUI-driven methods In Detail OpenStack Neutron is an OpenStack component that provides networking as a service for other OpenStack services to architect networks and create virtual machines through its API. This API lets you define network connectivity in order to leverage network capabilities to cloud deployments. Through this practical book, you will build a strong foundational knowledge of Neutron, and will architect and build an OpenStack cloud using advanced networking features. We start with an introduction to OpenStack Neutron and its various components, including virtual switching, routing, FWaaS, VPNaaS, and LBaaS. You'll also get hands-on by installing OpenStack and Neutron and its components, and use agents and plugins to orchestrate network connectivity and build a virtual switching infrastructure. Moving on, you'll get to grips with the HA routing capabilities utilizing VRRP and distributed virtual routers in Neutron. You'll also discover load balancing fundamentals, including the difference between nodes, pools, pool members, and virtual IPs. You'll discover the purpose of security groups and learn how to apply the security concept to your cloud/tenant/instance. Finally, you'll configure virtual private networks that will allow you to avoid the use of SNAT and floating IPs when connecting to remote networks. Style and approach This easy-to-follow guide on networking in OpenStack follows a step-by-step process to installing OpenStack and configuring the base networking components. Each major networking component has a dedicated chapter that will build on your experience gained from prior chapters.

Learning OpenStack High Availability

Author : Rishabh Sharma
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Build a resilient and scalable OpenStack cloud, using advanced open source tools About This Book Leverage the power of OpenStack to achieve high availability Get to grips with concepts such as Galeria Cluster for Glance and Cinder, MariaDB, and validation Using clustering and high-availability solutions, this book provides a comprehensive plan for you to connect them with Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform Who This Book Is For This book is for OpenStack administrator, cloud administrator, cloud engineer, or cloud developer with some real time understanding of cloud computing, OpenStack and familiarity with Linux command is essential to start with this book. What You Will Learn Grasp an understanding of what a highly available design should be using RTO, MTTR, and SLA concepts Set up and configure Galera and RabbitMQ clusters to build an efficient and reliable messaging cluster Get to know the advanced areas of network load balancing using configurations of HAproxy and keepalived Control active/passive OpenStack services by setting up a cluster for two or more nodes Gain a deeper understanding of how OpenStack services work in cooperation with a stateless mode to offer a scalable cloud framework Configure and run a distributed neutron installation based on openvswitch and different tunneling protocols Explore the rudimental configuration of different shared storage options and provide backup services of OpenStack Get acquainted with how an OpenStack-based cloud can survive various failures using network partitioning split brain, automatic failover, and geo-replication Distribute applications and services among availability zones in OpenStack to achieve maximum uptime and reliability of service Control and maintain a cloud with key concepts and tools to correctly measure and control the operations of an OpenStack cloud Get to know more about the relevant HA deployments of OpenStack with use cases In Detail OpenStack is one of the most popular open source cloud computing platforms, and it is used most of all for deploying Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solutions. Enabling high availability in OpenStack is a required skill for cloud administrators and cloud engineers in today's world. This book helps you to achieve high availability and resiliency to OpenStack. This means clustering, fencing, load-balancing, distributed networking, leveraging shared storage, automatic failover, and replication. We start with a basic understanding of what a highly available design is meant to achieve in OpenStack and various ways to achieve high availability in OpenStack through simple step-by-step procedures. Through hands-on examples, you will develop a solid knowledge of horizontally-scalable, fault-resistant, and highly-available OpenStack clusters and will be able to apply the techniques from this book in your day-to-day projects. This book also sheds light on the principles of application design for high availability, and monitoring for high availability, with examples. Style and approach This is a step-by-step guide that uses clustering and high-availability solutions available in the market and provides a comprehensive plan to connect them with Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform to make you a competent OpenStack administrator.

OpenStack Bootcamp

Author : Vinoth Kumar Selvaraj
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A focused and systematic introduction to OpenStack, the largest open source cloud platform, using practical examples and hands-on problems. About This Book Explore all the new features of OpenStack's Mikata, Ocata, and Newton releases and get up to speed with OpenStack in no time Learn something new each day to successfully build a private cloud platform A fast-paced guide filled with best practices that will help you manage your virtual private cloud efficiently Who This Book Is For This book is for those who are already familiar with OpenStack's supporting technologies. It's ideal for cloud system engineers, system administrators, and technical architects who are moving from a virtualized environment to a cloud environment. Prior knowledge of cloud computing platforms and virtualization would be beneficial. If you are a system or cloud engineer, this is your go-to book! What You Will Learn Understand the functions and features of each core component of OpenStack and a real-world comparison Develop an understanding of the components of IaaS and PaaS clouds built with OpenStack Get a high-level understanding of architectural design in OpenStack Discover how you can use OpenStack Horizon with all of the OpenStack core components Understand network traffic flow with Neutron Build an OpenStack private cloud from scratch Get hands-on training with the OpenStack command line, administration, and deployment In Detail OpenStack is developed by a thriving community of individual developers around the globe and is backed by most of the leading players in the cloud space today. OpenStack is a free and open source software platform for cloud computing, mostly deployed as an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS). This book begins with the design principles of OpenStack and the available OpenStack distributions. You'll start by getting a fundamental understanding of the core concepts and then move on to a comparison of OpenStack components with real-life examples. Then, we'll show you the typical architecture of OpenStack clouds, how to configure each OpenStack component, and debugging techniques. Later, we focus on the latest releases of OpenStack: Mikata, Newton, and Ocata. You'll be introduced to identity, image, networking, and the compute service. You'll also get a complete understanding of how to install, configure, and administrate your entire virtual private cloud. You will also be provided with hands-on exercises to unleash the power of each component in OpenStack. Finally, you'll see an overview of all the optional projects available under the Openstack umbrella. Style and approach This fast-paced book delivers comprehensive hands-on training, so you can jump straight into the practical exercises along with in-depth coverage of OpenStack technologies. It also provides hands-on exercises, analysis of real-world cloud use cases and operation scenarios, covering design, customization and optimization.

Learning OpenStack

Author : Alok Shrivastwa
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Set up and maintain your own cloud-based Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) using OpenStack About This Book Build and manage a cloud environment using just four virtual machines Get to grips with mandatory as well as optional OpenStack components and know how they work together Leverage your cloud environment to provide Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) with this practical, step-by-step guide Who This Book Is For This book is targeted at all aspiring administrators, architects, or students who want to build cloud environments using Openstack. Knowledge of IaaS or cloud computing is recommended. What You Will Learn Get an introduction to OpenStack and its components Authenticate and authorize the cloud environment using Keystone Store and retrieve data and images using storage components such as Cinder, Swift, and Glance Use Nova to build a Cloud Computing fabric controller Abstract technology-agnostic networks using the Neutron network component Gain an understanding of optional components such as Ceilometer, Trove, Ironic, Sahara, Barbican, Zaqar, Designate, Manila, and many more See how all of the OpenStack components collaborate to provide IaaS to users Create a production-grade OpenStack and automate your OpenStack Cloud In Detail OpenStack is a free and open source cloud computing platform that is rapidly gaining popularity in Enterprise data centres. It is a scalable operating system and is used to build private and public clouds. It is imperative for all the aspiring cloud administrators to possess OpenStack skills if they want to succeed in the cloud-led IT infrastructure space. This book will help you gain a clearer understanding of OpenStack's components and their interaction with each other to build a cloud environment. You will learn to deploy a self-service based cloud using just four virtual machines and standard networking. You begin with an introduction on the basics of cloud computing. This is followed by a brief look into the need for authentication and authorization, the different aspects of dashboards, cloud computing fabric controllers, along with “Networking as a Service” and “Software Defined Networking.” Then, you will focus on installing, configuring, and troubleshooting different architectures such as Keystone, Horizon, Nova, Neutron, Cinder, Swift, and Glance. Furthermore, you will see how all of the OpenStack components come together in providing IaaS to users. Finally, you will take your OpenStack cloud to the next level by integrating it with other IT ecosystem elements before automation. By the end of this book, you will be proficient with the fundamentals and application of OpenStack. Style and approach This is a practical step-by-step guide comprising of installation prerequisites and basic troubleshooting instructions to help you build an error-free OpenStack cloud easily.

Mastering OpenStack

Author : Omar Khedher
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Discover your complete guide to designing, deploying, and managing OpenStack-based clouds in mid-to-large IT infrastructures with best practices, expert understanding, and more About This Book Design and deploy an OpenStack-based cloud in your mid-to-large IT infrastructure using automation tools and best practices Keep yourself up-to-date with valuable insights into OpenStack components and new services in the latest OpenStack release Discover how the new features in the latest OpenStack release can help your enterprise and infrastructure Who This Book Is For This book is for system administrators, cloud engineers, and system architects who would like to deploy an OpenStack-based cloud in a mid-to-large IT infrastructure. This book requires a moderate level of system administration and familiarity with cloud concepts. What You Will Learn Explore the main architecture design of OpenStack components and core-by-core services, and how they work together Design different high availability scenarios and plan for a no-single-point-of-failure environment Set up a multinode environment in production using orchestration tools Boost OpenStack's performance with advanced configuration Delve into various hypervisors and container technology supported by OpenStack Get familiar with deployment methods and discover use cases in a real production environment Adopt the DevOps style of automation while deploying and operating in an OpenStack environment Monitor the cloud infrastructure and make decisions on maintenance and performance improvement In Detail In this second edition, you will get to grips with the latest features of OpenStack. Starting with an overview of the OpenStack architecture, you'll see how to adopt the DevOps style of automation while deploying and operating in an OpenStack environment. We'll show you how to create your own OpenStack private cloud. Then you'll learn about various hypervisors and container technology supported by OpenStack. You'll get an understanding about the segregation of compute nodes based on reliability and availability needs. We'll cover various storage types in OpenStack and advanced networking aspects such as SDN and NFV. Next, you'll understand the OpenStack infrastructure from a cloud user point of view. Moving on, you'll develop troubleshooting skills, and get a comprehensive understanding of services such as high availability and failover in OpenStack. Finally, you will gain experience of running a centralized logging server and monitoring OpenStack services. The book will show you how to carry out performance tuning based on OpenStack service logs. You will be able to master OpenStack benchmarking and performance tuning. By the end of the book, you'll be ready to take steps to deploy and manage an OpenStack cloud with the latest open source technologies. Style and approach This book will help you understand the flexibility of OpenStack by showcasing integration of several out-of-the-box solutions in order to build a large-scale cloud environment.. It will also cover detailed discussions on the various design and deployment strategies for implementing a fault-tolerant and highly available cloud infrastructure.

OpenStack Trove Essentials

Author : Alok Shrivastwa
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Build your own cloud based Database as a Service using OpenStack Trove About This Book Familiarize yourself with the concept of Database as a Service and make your existing system scalable and efficient with OpenStack Trove Minimize the administrative tasks and complexities of managing your cloud infrastructure This is a fast-paced guide to datastore management on the OpenStack platform using OpenStack Trove Who This Book Is For If you are a DBA / system administrator / architect, or a student who wants to build a Database as a Service based on OpenStack, this book is for you. You should have a basic knowledge of OpenStack components, RDBMS/NoSQL, IaaS, and cloud computing. What You Will Learn Get to grips with the basics of OpenStack and the prerequisites to install Trove Understand the expectations of DBaaS and how Trove can help you achieve them Set up a basic installation of DevStack (Development Stack) in a virtual box Install Trove and utilize its configuration groups to manage and tune databases Use Image builder to create guest images for Trove Utilize Trove to provision your first database instance Back up and restore your databases with the help of Trove In Detail OpenStack has become an extremely popular solution to build public and private clouds with. Database as a Service (DBaaS) enables the delivery of more agile database services at lower costs. Some other benefits of DBaaS are secure database deployments and compliance to standards and best practices. Trove is a DBaaS built on OpenStack and is becoming more popular by the day. Since Trove is one of the most recent projects of OpenStack, DBAs and system administrators can find it difficult to set up and run a DBaaS using OpenStack Trove. This book helps DBAs make that step. We start by introducing you to the concepts of DBaaS and how is it implemented using OpenStack Trove. Following this, we look at implementing OpenStack and deploying Trove. Moving on, you will learn to create guest images to be used with Trove. We then look at how to provision databases in self-service mode, and how to perform administration tasks such as backup and recovery, and fine-tuning databases. At the end of the book, we will examine some advanced features of Trove such as replication. Style and approach This fast-paced, step-by-step guide introduces you to DBaaS, OpenStack Trove, and its components, leading you through building your own Cloud-based DBaaS. Using the DevStack deployment method, you will spend less time on installing OpenStack so you can devote more time to learning how to provision and manage databases in a DBaaS environment.