Working with the OpenStack Horizon Dashboard

Horizon Dashboard provides a web-based self-service portal to interact with underlying OpenStack services, such as launching an instance, assigning IP addresses and configuring access controls. This article will show you how to perform basic operations using the OpenStack Horizon Dashboard. Every actions that can be done in Horizon can also be performed by the Openstack […]

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OpenStack Object Storage with Swift

OpenStack Object Storage with Swift Swift is the part of OpenStack responsible for the object storage. Swift is designed to store files, videos, web content, backups, images, virtual machine snapshots and other unstructured data at large scale with high availability. It allows you to save files that can be accessed from everywhere (a bit like […]

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OpenStack Network Management with Neutron

OpenStack Network Management with Neutron In Openstack, the component which handles networking services for other modules is called Neutron. It is responsible for defining networks, IP assignment, subnet management, Vlans tags, etc. For more information about Neutron, please refer to OpenStack’s official documentation at: https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Neutron Notes: Before you can start using Neutron, make sure the […]

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OpenStack Instance Management with Nova

OpenStack Instance Management with Nova Nova manages the lifecycle of compute instances in an OpenStack environment. Responsibilities include spawning, scheduling and decommissioning of machines on demand. Nova is used in Horizon through the Instance management and the Access and Security sections. For more details, refer to Nova’s documentation: https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Nova Notes: Before you can use Nova, […]

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OpenStack Volume Management with Cinder

OpenStack Volume Management with Cinder OpenStack-Cinder is responsible for the block storage service of OpenStack. In other words, it manages the Volumes represented in the OpenStack infrastructure. It is equivalent to the Volume Management section of the Horizon dashboard. See OpenStack’s documentation for more details: https://wiki.openstack.org/wiki/Cinder Notes: Before you can start working with Cinder, you […]

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Configure a floating IP between multiple instances with Neutron

Follow these steps to configure a floating IP address between instances: 1)List your existing VMs: # nova list +————————————–+——————–+——–+————+————-+————————————+ | ID                                   | Name               | Status | Task State | Power State | Networks                           | +————————————–+——————–+——–+————+————-+————————————+ | 8acf9bce-7cb6-4d7c-8000-462fe2c8320d | test1.u1404.arahal | ACTIVE | –          | Running     | inap-16182-WAN2526=192.170.156.162 | | 0bde5aff-c573-451a-9bb2-f9f38a3b187f | test2.u1404.arahal | ACTIVE | –          […]

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Getting started with OpenStack

This article will show you how to create your credentials in order to work with our OpenStack API, either trough the Horizon dashboard, or the command line tools. Before getting started with OpenStack,  you will need to generate your token which will allow you to authenticate yourself to the API. Here is how you can […]

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Using cURL with the OpenStack API

A quick way to test drive the OpenStack API is to use the cURL(1) command line utility. cURL is a command-line tool that allows you to send HTTP requests and receive responses. The OpenStack API is based on OpenStack, which provides a RESTful API using standard HTTP methods (GET, POST, etc) and a convenient URL format. […]

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