Accessing the serial console of your Nova servers

Mon 22 December 2014 by Lars Kellogg-Stedman Tags openstack nova

One of the new features available in the Juno release of OpenStack is support for serial console access to your Nova servers. This post looks into how to configure the serial console feature and then how to access the serial consoles of your Nova servers.

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Cloud-init and the case of the changing hostname

Wed 10 December 2014 by Lars Kellogg-Stedman Tags openstack rdo neutron

Setting the stage

I ran into a problem earlier this week deploying RDO Icehouse under RHEL 6. My target systems were a set of libvirt guests deployed from the RHEL 6 KVM guest image, which includes cloud-init in order to support automatic configuration in cloud environments. I take advantage of …

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Fedora Atomic, OpenStack, and Kubernetes (oh my)

Mon 24 November 2014 by Lars Kellogg-Stedman Tags openstack kubernetes fedora atomic

While experimenting with Fedora Atomic, I was looking for an elegant way to automatically deploy Atomic into an OpenStack environment and then automatically schedule some Docker containers on the Atomic host. This post describes my solution.

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Creating a Windows image for OpenStack

Sat 15 November 2014 by Lars Kellogg-Stedman Tags openstack windows

If you want to build a Windows image for use in your OpenStack environment, you can follow the example in the official documentation, or you can grab a Windows 2012r2 evaluation pre-built image from the nice folks at CloudBase.

The CloudBase-provided image is built using a set of scripts and configuration files that CloudBase has made available on GitHub.

The CloudBase repository is an excellent source of information, but I wanted to understand the process myself. This post describes the process I went through to establish an automated process for generating a Windows image suitable for use with OpenStack.

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Integrating custom code with Nova using hooks

Sat 27 September 2014 by Lars Kellogg-Stedman Tags openstack nova

Would you like to run some custom Python code when Nova creates and destroys virtual instances on your compute hosts? This is possible using Nova's support for hooks, but the existing documentation is somewhat short on examples, so I've spent some time trying to get things working.

The demo_nova_hooks repository …

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