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60 Recipes for Apache CloudStack by Sébastien Goasguen

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Chapter 7. Summary

What We Covered

We split this book in three parts. Part I covered installation concepts:

  • We reviewed the basic requirements to compile CloudStack from source.
  • We introduced the simulator, which can be used for testing.
  • We introduced DevCloud, a CloudStack sandbox packaged as a VirtualBox image.
  • We presented a new project based on Vagrant as an alternative to DevCloud.
  • We went through a step-by-step installation from binaries on Ubuntu 14.04 with KVM.

Part II covered clients and API interfaces, including information on how to:

  • Sign CloudStack API requests
  • Get started with CloudMonkey, the CloudStack CLI
  • Use Apache Libcloud
  • Use the jclouds command-line interface
  • Use CloStack for your Clojure projects
  • Use StackerBee for Ruby developers
  • Use EC2Stack to provide an EC2-compliant endpoint
  • Use Python Boto with EC2Stack
  • Use Eutester to write functional tests compatible with AWS EC2 zones
  • Use gstack to provide a GCE-compliant endpoint
  • Use rOCCI to provide a standard OCCI endpoint

Part III covered configuration management and advanced recipes, including information on how to:

  • Get started with Veewee and Packer to create base images for local or cloud use
  • Get started with Vagrant and the Vagrant CloudStack plug-in
  • Get started with Ansible and how to use it with Vagrant to provision machines in the cloud
  • Use the Chef Knife CloudStack plug-in, including bootstrapping instances with Hosted-Chef
  • Use fluent to store CloudStack logs
  • Get started with RiakCS and ...

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