Tag Archives: cloud

Browbeat Is now an OpenStack Project

Browbeat is an Open Source performance tuning and analysis tool for OpenStack clouds, and something I’ve been contributing to lately on my new team.  As of this OpenStack commit Browbeat has moved to the openstack.org namespace and is on the … Continue reading

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OpenStack Summit 2016 – Trystack, the free OpenStack Sandbox

Following onto the previous Trystack.org talk at Devconf 2016, we presented at the 2016 Austin OpenStack Summit.  Following the same format as the previous talk we covered some exciting updates around RDO Liberty/Mitaka, OpenStackID integration, datacenter hardware and network upgrades/expansion … Continue reading

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Devconf2016 – Trystack: Free OpenStack for Planet Earth

I gave a talk at the annual Linux Users and Developers Conference (Devconf 2016) in Brno, Czech Republic on Trystack.org: architecture, operations insights, tooling, automation and what it takes to run a large, public OpenStack cloud for the general public. … Continue reading

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Getting OpenStack Tenant Info by Floating IP Address

When running a public cloud you sometimes need to obtain user or tenant information quickly based on their public IP address.  Here is a simple shell tool to accomplish this rather than having to piece together information in several commands, … Continue reading

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Make OpenStack Glance Images Accessible to Selective Tenants

Recently I needed to make a Glance image available to a specific user but not make it public.  In this example an image needed to be available only to the services tenant and owner.  There’s a facility for this inside … Continue reading

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Trystack.org: Free, Public OpenStack for Earth

Trystack.org is a free, public OpenStack sandbox for developers and ordinary people to try out OpenStack or test their apps.  It’s been around since 2012 but has recently been revamped by Kambiz Aghaiepour, Dan Radez and myself.  Sponsored by the … Continue reading

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OpenStack Essentials by Dan Radez

I’ve recently had the pleasure of helping edit/review the awesome OpenStack Essentials by my friend and colleague Dan Radez.  Highly recommended reading for anyone getting into OpenStack who is interested in an easy-to-read deep dive of OpenStack, setting up your … Continue reading

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Automated OpenStack Deployments with Foreman and Puppet

Demo of a large, 70 node bare-metal deployment  we did at the Red Hat Summit in April 2014 showcasing an OpenStack Havana deployment via Puppet and Foreman.  There are other tools for this now like StayPuft or most recently RDO-Manager … Continue reading

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Create OpenStack Users the Easy Way

When you’ve created more than one OpenStack user via the CLI or Horizon dashboard it gets old really quick.  It’s a good idea to automate it or use a tool to do the job for you.

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Secure Cloud Data Backups using Python, Tar and GPG

The Cloud (aka another dude’s computer) is a great place to backup your data, files and make your life easier and your technical resources more accessible.  It can also be extremely dangerous if you don’t take steps to protect your … Continue reading

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