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Ubuntu Unleashed 2014 Edition: Covering 13.10 and 14.04,Ninth Edition by Paul Hudson, Andrew Hudson, Matthew Helmke

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Compute Infrastructure (Nova)

Nova manages the compute resources, networking, authorization, and scaling for the OpenStack cloud. By itself, it does not perform any virtualization tasks, but rather it uses libvert APIs to interact with supported hypervisors and is the management component of the system. Nova has an Amazon EC2-compatible RESTful API.

Nova consists of several components:

Image nova-apiThe API server provides an interface to enable outside systems to interact with the cloud infrastructure.

Image rabbit-mqThe message queue server performs asynchronous ...

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