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OpenStack for Architects by Ben Silverman, Michael Solberg

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Chapter 6. Integrating the Platform

One of the OpenStack architects we've worked with is fond of saying, "No OpenStack implementation is an island". Each deployment integrates with the legacy IT infrastructure around it, from identity management systems to auditing systems to billing systems. OpenStack's standardized APIs make these integrations relatively simple. This chapter will cover the integration points available within an OpenStack implementation and many of the common integration patterns.

In this chapter, we'll look at the following points in detail:

  • Identity management(IdM) integration
  • Provisioning workflows
  • Metering and billing

These three different platform integrations demonstrate the three prominent integration patterns for OpenStack. ...

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