Wiping and resetting your SUSE OpenStack Cloud Crowbar configuration

Posted on Tue 05 July 2016 in hints-and-kinks • Tagged with OpenStack, SUSE • 2 min read

Note: This article was originally written for SUSE OpenStack Cloud 6, and updated for SUSE OpenStack Cloud 7. It may not apply to later SUSE OpenStack Cloud releases.

If you're using SUSE OpenStack Cloud, you may want to erase and reinstall your cloud deployment a few times during the testing …


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Pacemaker's best-kept secret: crm_report

Posted on Sat 30 January 2016 in hints-and-kinks • Tagged with Pacemaker • 3 min read

Pacemaker has an excellent, but little-known, error reporting facility: crm_report.


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Hosting a web site in radosgw

Posted on Tue 26 January 2016 in hints-and-kinks • Tagged with Ceph • 6 min read

If you're familiar with web site hosting on Amazon S3, which is a simple and cheap way to host a static web site, you might be wondering whether or not you can do the same in Ceph radosgw.

The short answer is you can't. Bucket Website is listed as Not …


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Removing buckets in radosgw (and their contents)

Posted on Wed 23 December 2015 in hints-and-kinks • Tagged with Ceph • 1 min read

Every once in a while you'll want to remove a bucket in radosgw, including all the objects contained in that bucket.

Now you might use a utility like s3cmd for that purpose:

s3cmd rb --recursive s3://mybucket

The advantage to this approach is that your users can do it, using …


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A minimal Ubuntu OpenStack Juju configuration in just four nodes

Posted on Wed 23 December 2015 in hints-and-kinks • Tagged with OpenStack, Juju • 3 min read

Juju is Ubuntu's supported and preferred means of deployment automation for an OpenStack cloud. While in Juju, a deployment unit (a Juju charm) generally expects to fully own the filesystem it is being deployed on, Juju allows you to co-deploy charms on the same physical machines, by way of using …


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