OpenStack Cloud Operator’s Manual – Production in 40 Hours


Private Cloud Core – OpenStack Cloud Operator Manual

There are several phases of creating an OpenStack cloud and most of the public documentation focuses on the initial creation of a cloud. With Flex Metal, we provide a full private OpenStack so you will start as an “Operator”. This OpenStack Cloud Operators Manual, with a few noted exceptions, applies to any OpenStack that has been
provisioned to’s RefStack standard.

This guide assumes you have followed the Flex Metal Central Process to provision your cloud already. Visit Flex Metal Central to signup or sign in.

For product details please visit the Flex Metal IaaS or Private Cloud pages.

Day 1

  1. Getting Started with OpenStack by using Horizon
  2. OpenStack through the Command Line
  3. Manage OpenStack Users and Projects
  4. OpenStack Networks using Horizon
  5. OpenStack Networks using the Command Line
  6. Create an Instance using Horizon
  7. Create an Instance using the Command Line
  8. SSH into an Instance
  9. OpenStack Images

Day 2

  1. Ceph, Cinder, and Swift
  2. Common Ceph CLI Commands
  3. Information on Ceph Data Durability
  4. Common OpenStack CLI Commands

Day 3

  1. Create OpenStack Configuration Backups
  2. Backup Client Data and Disaster Recovery
  3. OpenStack Failure Scenarios

Day 4

  1. Add and Remove Hardware Nodes
  2. Automate OpenStack using Terraform