OpenStack Administration with Ansible 2 – Second Edition

Key FeaturesAutomate real-world OpenStack cloud operator administrative tasksConstruct a collection of the latest automation code to save time on managing your OpenStack cloudManage containers on your cloud and check the health of your cloud using NagiosBook DescriptionMost 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: Ansible 2.What you will learnEfficiently execute OpenStack administrative tasksFamiliarize yourself with how Ansible 2 works and assess the defined best practicesCreate Ansible 2 playbooks and rolesAutomate tasks to customize your OpenStack cloudReview OpenStack automation considerations when automating administrative tasksExamine and automate advanced OpenStack tasks and designated use casesGet a high-level overview of OpenStack and current production-ready projectsExplore OpenStack CLI tools and learn how to use them

Author: Walter Bentley

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