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Apache CloudStack Cloud Computing by Ravi Shankar, Navin Sabharwal

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Chapter 6. Service Offerings and Virtual Machines

In the previous chapters, we explained the utilization of storage in the cloud and various types of storage devices supported by CloudStack and role of these storages. In this chapter we will introduce you to the following:

  • Offerings and their purpose in the cloud
  • Various types of offerings supported by CloudStack
  • How users can use these offerings to request resources from the cloud
  • The virtual machine lifecycle

Introducing service offerings and virtual machines

Service offerings are an integral part of any cloud service. The service offerings are used by the cloud administrators to define the services that the users can request from the cloud. Based on the service offering configuration, the users are ...

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