An introduction to OpenStack Heat
Heat is a template-based orchestration mechanism for use with OpenStack. With Heat, you can deploy collections of resources -- networks, servers, storage, and more -- all from a single, parameterized template.
In this article I will introduce Heat templates and the
Because Heat began life as …read more
A unified CLI for OpenStack
This tool solves two problems I've encountered in the past:
Command line options between different command line clients are sometimes inconsistent …
json-tools: cli for generating and filtering json
Interacting with JSON-based APIs from the command line can be difficult, and OpenStack is filled with REST APIs that consume or produce JSON. I've just put pair of tools for generating and filtering JSON on the command line, called collectively json-tools.
Both make use of the Python dpath module to …read more
Quantum in Too Much Detail
I originally posted this article on the RDO website.
This document describes the architecture that results from a particular OpenStack configuration, specifically:
- Quantum networking using GRE tunnels;
- A dedicated network controller;
- A single instance running on a compute host
Much of the document will be relevant to other …read more