Scalability is one key feature that drives OpenStack adoption around the globe. With the dispatch of OpenStack's 14th release dubbed Newton, OpenStack makers affirm that it now incorporates enhanced scaling abilities. The Operations team at the OpenStack Innovation Center decided to demonstrate that OpenStack is effortlessly scalable to 500 nodes in a single region. To complete this task, we decided to work on a tool that allows them to target a set number of servers and "partition" them; if you have 10 physical servers, split those into 100 virtual servers, and use them as compute nodes within an OpenStack deployment. In this session we will examine the simulator tool, deep dive into its internals, and run through a demo. You will learn how you might utilize it to test the scaling of various OpenStack services and decrease the cost of creating labs and staging environments within your company.
how to use the Simulator tool to test scalability of OpenStack services, create labs and stage environments