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OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook by Kevin Jackson

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Chapter 2. Administering OpenStack Compute

In this chapter, we will cover:

  • Creating and modifying user accounts
  • Managing security groups
  • Creating and managing keypairs
  • Using public cloud images
  • Alternative upload method using euca2ools
  • Creating custom Windows images
  • Creating custom CentOS images

Introduction

Administration of OpenStack Compute should be seen as no different from managing a single Linux host. It requires appropriate users, tenants, and security configured, so that any user in a particular tenant doesn't have access to another tenant's environment. Of course, there's added complexity as we're dealing with a very dynamic environment, but the basics should remain.

Dealing with virtualization in a cloud world means we have to create appropriate ...

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