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 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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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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Installing the OpenStack Command Line Interface (CLI) Tools

This article assumes you already have an account at Internap, have logged into the customer portal, and obtained your API credentials. This procedure will demonstrate how to install the OpenStack Command Line Interface (CLI) Tools. Using the OpenStack CLI (command-line interface) tools to manage resources in Next-Generation AgileCLOUD is one alternative to using the web-based […]

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Obtaining OpenStack API credentials for Next-Generation AgileCLOUD

Next-Generation AgileCLOUD is powered by OpenStack. In order to use the API, you’ll need to obtain your API credentials. Login to the customer portal at https://login.internap.com Select My Infrastructure -> Cloud Management. On the right column, select Get New API User. Note: this button will reset any existing API credentials. Be sure to copy/paste the […]

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