Chapter 2. Taking an OpenStack test-drive

This chapter covers

  • Using DevStack to take a test-drive with OpenStack
  • Preparing an environment for DevStack
  • Configuring and deploying DevStack
  • Interacting with the OpenStack Dashboard
  • Understanding the OpenStack tenant (project) model
  • Creating virtual machines with OpenStack

In chapter 1 you learned many of the benefits of OpenStack and how OpenStack fits into the cloud ecosystem. But now that you have an idea of what OpenStack can do for you, you may wonder what it looks like. What will the experience be like for your users? This chapter lets you test-drive OpenStack through the use of DevStack, a rapid OpenStack deployment tool, and answers these questions.

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