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Learning OpenStack by Sunil Sarat, Alok Shrivastwa

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Designing your Nova environment

In a production environment, we could be running several of the tens to hundreds of Nova compute nodes. There will be possibly one component that will be used more than any other component.

Designed properly, Nova can be used to support multiple hypervisors on a cloud and provision instances in different regions. While we are not going to supply a guide on how to perform the advanced configuration of Nova, we will definitely take a look at this theoretically.

Logical constructs

The following diagram shows the different logical constructs of Nova. When architecting a production environment, we will need to think about which of these we would use depending on requirements and the scale of the cloud that we are deploying: ...

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