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Wednesday, October 10 • 15:30 - 16:15
The Little Bag O'Tricks: 10 things you might not know you can do with OpenStack

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OpenStack is widespread, popular, and well-documented — and yet, it has many features that are exceedingly useful but little-known. For this talk, I’ve picked 10 things about OpenStack that you might not know yet, though you might wish you did.

OpenStack is a well-established Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platform and is used in many public and private clouds for a large array of purposes. And yet, OpenStack is often underrated in that it has many very helpful features that are woefully under-used. Some of that is due to the fact that several of these features are simply absent from competing IaaS platforms. In this talk, I am sharing ten things that are available in all or many OpenStack environments that even experienced OpenStack users or operators might not know about:
  • Understanding virtual machine suspension, and using it to great cost-savings effect in OpenStack public clouds
  • Using snapshotting and rollback for complete, arbitrarily complex virtual environments managed by Heat
  • Rapidly converting images in Glance, without down- and reuploading images
  • Understanding what you can and can’t do with nested KVM virtualization (running your own VMs inside your Nova VMs)
  • Using the Cinder image-volume cache
  • Ensuring rapid, sub-minute VM spin-up in Ceph-backed OpenStack environment, regardless of image or snapshot size
  • Making the best use of availability zones across Nova, Cinder, and Neutron
  • Facilitating virtual machine configuration with config-drive, Nova user-data, cloud-init, and #cloud-config
  • Helping public cloud users save money by providing them with virtual machines that auto-expire
  • Finding out which OpenStack version and platform you are running on in a public cloud, from within a virtual machine

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Florian Haas

VP Professional Services & Education, City Network
I run the Professional Services & Education BU at City Network, and help people learn to use, understand, and deploy services like Ceph, OpenStack, and Kubernetes. I’ve worked exclusively with open source software since about 2002, have been involved in OpenStack and Ceph since... Read More →

Wednesday October 10, 2018 15:30 - 16:15
Mälarsalen Söder Mälarstrand 29, 118 25 Stockholm, Sweden

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