The Dos and Don'ts for Ceph for OpenStack

Posted on Mon 28 November 2016 in hints-and-kinks • Tagged with OpenStack, Ceph • 9 min read

Ceph and OpenStack are an extremely useful and highly popular combination. Still, new Ceph/OpenStack deployments frequently come with easily avoided shortcomings — we'll help you fix them!


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High Availability and Disaster Recovery in OpenStack

Posted on Mon 07 November 2016 in presentations • Tagged with OpenStack, High Availability • 1 min read

From the 2016 International Industry-Academia Workshop on Cloud Reliability and Resilience in Berlin. An OpenStack primer followed by a closer focus on OpenStack's HA & DR feature set.

About 35 minutes.


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Heat and its Alternatives: Application Deployment in OpenStack

Posted on Thu 27 October 2016 in presentations • Tagged with OpenStack, Heat, Ansible, Juju, Cloudify • 1 min read

From the 2016 OpenStack Summit in Barcelona. A comparison of tools for virtual systems orchestration in OpenStack.


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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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Dogfooding Dogwood

Posted on Fri 12 February 2016 in blog • Tagged with Open edX, OpenStack • 3 min read

The Open edX "Dogwood" release is out. We've been running its code base in production for several weeks, and can share some first-hand experience.


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