In a room full of users, 4 trainers and and army of volunteers walked through, step by step, how to create, manage and delete an instance, as well as networking, user management, and how to use different storage services available in OpenStack.
“We want to get you playing around with Horizon. We aren’t making any assumptions. We want to start you from 0.”
Twenty minutes after the workshop began, the presenters asked, how many of you have an instance up and running? The entire room raised their hands and presenters applauded them.
Over the course of the ninety minute session, the trainers took the participants through exercises below to learn how to use the command line clients and the Horizon dashboard to set up identity, compute, creating containers, uploading and downloading objects, networking, block storage, image store.
Getting Started with OpenStack
Two sessions on the fourth day of the summit provided a space for new users install OpenStack on their own, to spin up their own instances. In the session, “OpenStack from Zero to Nova: An Activity-Driven Workshop,” each participant was given their own self-contained all-in-one OpenStack cloud environment.
In another hands-on session, “Getting Started with OpenStack,” participants walked through each of the OpenStack components and were given suggestions and resources for learning OpenStack. In the session, participants set up a multi-node OpenStack cloud, on their laptops.
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One of the most anticipated sessions of each summit is the discussion around the user survey results.
Reactions to the user survey:
@cote Looking through recent OpenStack user survey (http://slidesha.re/1mvlNv6 ). It’d be awesome to see this level of detail for other cloud platforms
@dmavrakis Telecoms accounts for 6% of OpenStack installations slideshare.net/ryan-lane/open… Perhaps sample was IT biased though.
@drzeydy My favorite part of #OpenStackSummit: OpenStack Atlanta User Survey
OpenStack Summit Keynote & Session Video Footage: Video content through has been uploaded to the OpenStack YouTube channel. Check out the footage here.
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Embracing the user at OpenStack Summit Atlanta
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