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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Adding additional IPs to a VM

OpenStack/Neutron represents netword entities, making it necessary to add the IP address to a network port. A maximum of five IPs can be assigned to a single port in Neutron. First, list the existing ports: (click to expand) If the chosen IP address is from the same subnet as the initial IP address, then you already have all […]

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Object Storage vs Traditional Storage

Comparing Block Storage vs Object Storage Block storage devices are typically represented a raw disks or volumes and are attached in some manner to a server instance. Applications store files through the operating system, which splits files into evenly-sized chucks, or blocks, of data. When an application needs access to a file, the operating system […]

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Supported Disk and Container Formats for Custom Images

The following list of disk image and container formats are supported when importing a customer-provided image into Next-Generation AgileCLOUD: Disk Image Formats raw: This is an unstructured disk image format vhd: This is the VHD disk format, a common disk format used by virtual machine monitors from VMWare, Xen, Microsoft, VirtualBox, and others vmdk: Another common disk […]

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OpenStack Security Groups

OpenStack Security Groups provide hypervisor-based firewall functionality for web-scale applications. These security groups allow you to define “roles” for server instances, and then apply firewall rules consistently across all server instances participating in that role. For example, a “web server” role might enable inbound traffic to port 80 and 443, while an “app server” role […]

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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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