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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OpenStack for Open edX: Inside and Out (SWITCH ICT-Focus 2015)

Posted on Tue 10 November 2015 in presentations • Tagged with Conference, OpenStack, Open edX • 1 min read

My presentation at SWITCH ICT-Focus 2015.


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Clusters, Routers, Agents and Networks: High Availability in Neutron

Posted on Wed 28 October 2015 in presentations • Tagged with OpenStack, Conference • 1 min read

Of everything that we can build and deploy in a highly-available fashion in OpenStack, deploying highly available networking has been one of the trickiest, most complex aspects to get right.

I team up with Adam Spiers (SUSE) and Assaf Muller (Red Hat) to discuss high availability in OpenStack Neutron.


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Automated OpenStack deployment: A comparison

Posted on Tue 27 October 2015 in presentations • Tagged with OpenStack • 1 min read

From the 2015 OpenStack Summit in Tokyo. A comparison of automated deployment tools for OpenStack.


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OpenStack Orchestration and Automation

Posted on Mon 15 June 2015 in presentations • Tagged with OpenStack, Conference • 1 min read

My presentation from OpenStack Israel 2015. A fast-paced introduction to cloud-init and OpenStack Heat.


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