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Extending OpenStack by Omar Khedher

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Production OpenStack environment

Before starting to deploy our infrastructure code in the production environment, several important points must be considered:

  • The infrastructure code should be fully tested in both test and staging (preproduction) environments.
  • Any new service that will extend the OpenStack layout should go through a change management pipeline.
  • Make sure that the base production setup is 100% consistent. Fragile components should not exist
  • The OpenStack services production setup should be seen as Ansible modules. When you are adding a new module for further service extension, it should be designed integrally and tested independently.
  • Design for failure. OpenStack is well architected to keep its components highly available. ...

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