OpenStack continues to grow exponentially as the de facto standard for open source Cloud platforms. But how can someone quickly get started with learning this exciting new technology? This workshop will walk participants through an overview of the OpenStack components and offer practical suggestions and resources for learning OpenStack. To demonstrate one way to get started, we will assist workshop attendees to set up a multi-node OpenStack cloud, on their laptops, using Red Hat's RDO and the Packstack utility.
Participants will be introduced to a range of cloud functionality including those that were added to the Icehouse release. During the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to the following:
Installing OpenStack on their laptops
Walking through the Horizon dashboard
Adding new users
Adding an image to Glance
Defining networks in Neutron
Starting a new virtual server
Creating and attaching Cinder storage volumes to virtual servers
Storing objects in Swift Using the Horizon Dashboard user interface
Exploring Ceilometer metrics
Instructions to prepare for the workshop can be found at http://openstack.redhat.com/GettingStartedIcehouse_w_GRE.
Kenneth Hui is a Technology Evangelist with Rackspace. His passion is to help IT deliver value to their customers through collaboration, automation, and cloud computing. Ken blogs about cloud computing, OpenStack, and VMware at http://cloudarchitectmusings.com and at http://www.rackspace.com./blog/author/kenneth-hui. He also speaks regularly at conferences and user group meetups. You can follow Ken on Twitter @hui_kenneth.