This book is aimed at developers, technologists, and system administrators eager to
understand and deploy cloud computing infrastructure projects based upon OpenStack
software. It is intended to provide the reader with a solid understanding of the Open-
Stack project goals, details of specific OpenStack software components, general design
decisions, and detailed steps to deploy OpenStack in a few controlled scenarios. Along
the way, readers would also learn common pitfalls in architecting, deploying, and implementing
OpenStack was created with the audacious goal of being the ubiquitous software choice for building public and private cloud infrastructures. In just over a year, it's become the most talked-about project in open source. This concise book introduces OpenStack's general design and primary software components in detail, and shows you how to start using it to build cloud infrastructures.
If you're a developer, technologist, or system administrator familiar with cloud offerings such as Rackspace Cloud or Amazon Web Services, Deploying OpenStack shows you how to obtain and deploy OpenStack software in a few controlled scenarios.
Learn about OpenStack Compute (known as “Nova”), OpenStack Object Store ("Swift"), and OpenStack Image Service ("Glance")
Understand common pitfalls in architecting, deploying, and implementing your cloud infrastructure with OpenStack
Determine which version of the OpenStack code base best suits your deployment needs
Define your deployment scenario and finalize key design choices
Install Nova on a single node with either the StackOps distro or an Ubuntu package
Be familiar with important configuration options and important administrative commands