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OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook Second Edition [Kindle Edition]

Kevin Jackson , Cody Bunch
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OpenStack is an open source cloud operating stack that was born from Rackspace and NASA and became a global success, developed by scores of people around the globe and backed by some of the leading players in the cloud space today.

OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook, Second Edition will show you exactly how to install the components that are required to make up a private cloud environment. You will learn how to set up an environment that you manage just as you would a public cloud provider like Rackspace with the help of experienced OpenStack administrators and architects.

We begin by configuring the key components such as identity, image compute, and storage in a safe, virtual environment that we will then build on this throughout the book. The book will also teach you about provisioning and managing OpenStack in the datacenter using proven DevOps tools and techniques.

From installing or creating a sandbox environment using Vagrant and VirtualBox to installing OpenStack in the datacenter, from understanding logging to automating OpenStack installations, whatever level of experience or interest you have with OpenStack there is a chapter for you. Installation steps cover compute, object storage, identity, block storage volumes, image, horizon, software defined networking and DevOps tools for automating your infrastructure
OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook, Second edition gives you clear step-by-step instructions to installing and running your own private cloud.


OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook Second Edition will give you clear step-by-step instructions to installing and running your own private cloud successfully. It is full of practical and applicable recipes that enable you to use the latest capabilities of OpenStack and implement them.

The book explains every step in detail so that you can build your knowledge about how things work.

Who this book is for

This book is aimed at system administrators and technical architects moving from a virtualized environment to cloud environments with familiarity of cloud computing platforms. Knowledge of virtualization and managing Linux environments is expected.

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About the Author

Kevin Jackson

Kevin Jackson is married with three children. He is an experienced IT professional working with small businesses to online enterprises. He has extensive experience of various flavors of Linux and Unix. He works from home in Southport, UK, specializing in OpenStack for Rackspace covering the International market for the Big Cloud Solutions team. He can be found on twitter @itarchitectkev. He also authored the first edition of OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook, Packt Publishing.

Cody Bunch

Cody Bunch is a Private Cloud Architect with Rackspace Hosting. He has been in the IT industry for the last 15 years, during which time he's worked on SaaS, VoIP, Virtualization, and now Cloud systems. He is the author of Automating vSphere 5 with vCenter Orchestrator on VMware press. He also hosts a weekly OpenStack podcast called the #vBrownBags, as well as blogs OpenStack related tips and tricks on He can also be found on twitter as @cody_bunch.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 11498 KB
  • Print Length: 398 pages
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing; 2nd Revised edition edition (17 Oct. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1782167595
  • ISBN-13: 978-1782167594
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #365,015 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Im pleased.... 8 Dec. 2013
By B.
Its a good book. I'm a under-graduate college student, and have decided to build a proof of concept private cloud system for my FYP, I'm using this book as a guide to teach me the fundamentals of OpenStack. Be sure to check out the publishers site for updated commands and code, there are quite a few errors in the first chapter of the book. I recommended it though, its quite easy to understand and well laid out. I plan to deploy my OpenStack environment in time in VirtualBox and with CentOS components, this book teaches through Ubuntu, but if your familiar with the difference's with different OS's package management and services enable/restart etc, you wont have any trouble, moving what you learn here in Ubuntu and apply it elsewhere. OpenStack Havana just came out as this book was published, would of been nice to have some Docker covered in the book, but I'm sure it'll feature in next release of book.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Don't be afraid to test this before publishing it, guys 12 Nov. 2013
By Mark G. Thomas - Published on
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If you already have read the docs at well enough that you can spot the errors, go ahead and grab a copy. If not...plan to spend some time debugging what you read.

I'm in the Keystone chapter. It's plain that nobody actually tested the statements there--multiple unterminated sed statements in a row. If only someone had copy/pasted to a shell to verify that they would run as written...but no.

EDIT: More examples.
In the beginning, you are dealing with a single host/VM. On page 11, this IP is listed as
On page 15, the IP is listed as 1172.16.172.200 (impossible, and with multiple errors!)
On page 30, the IP is listed as 1172.16.0.200 (still impossible, but closer)
On page 42, the IP is listed as (possible, at least, but incorrect)

(page numbers are on my device. Yours may vary)

Now, this is a single IP address, spread across a few pages in one chapter. If the author and publisher can't even get that right, which you will immediately recognize, ask yourself how many errors there are in the things you *don't* know, like the Openstack commands. Save your money--if you want documentation with typos, visit and get theirs for free.
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1.0 out of 5 stars If you cook with this you will not have anything edible. 18 July 2014
By S. Goncalves - Published on
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for a cookbook it is pretty poor. Lots of syntax errors. Worthless as a cookbook.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lab Guide for OpenStack; Needs More Work to make it Complete. 8 April 2014
By fatih eyup nar - Published on
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I have got the second edition of the book, the idea is to use this book as Lab Guide however it has quite number of mistakes which the reader shall be aware and go check with publishers web site for corrections. In overall it is nice tutorial for lab experience on openstack deployment.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love the material, even more so the effort 8 Jan. 2014
By Florian Otel - Published on
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First, a caveat: I've been familiar with the material before reading the book, so for me it's more of a reference than anything.

Second, let me get the bad things out: There's quite a few typos and small errors that might throw some people off. After speaking with the authors directly (try it, they're really nice, responsive guys) it turns out that quite a few of those errors sneaked in during the publishing process. As anybody that has published anything at some point in their life may attest, that is a very frustrating thing to be happening to you as an author -- and that frustration became very obvious when talking to the authors.

Thirdly, make no mistake: It's a _very_ significant effort that goes in putting together such extensive documentation on OpenStack-- much less re-write, from scratch, an earlier edition of the book. Even if restricting the scope to a chapter on (say) networking, it takes months of writing, reviewing, etc. etc. And giving the fast pace OpenStack development, no matter how you do it, what you wrote two months ago will be obsolete even before you send it for publishing. So given the (very ambitious !) extent of the book, it's worth high praise even the "simple" fact that the authors managed to cover so much ground rather consistently.

So, with those notes in mind I can only but very warmly recommend this book to anyone interested in OpenStack: It's a very useful reference, covers many topics and provides a great segway to the wonderful (even if sometimes frantic) world of OpenStack.

Warmly recommended.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 22 Mar. 2015
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good one
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