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The Little Bag O'Tricks: 10 things you might not know you can do with OpenStack

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.


What can I expect to learn?
  • Understanding virtual machine suspension
  • Using snapshotting and rollback for Heat
  • Rapidly converting images in Glance, without down- and reuploading images
  • Understanding what you can and can’t do with nested KVM virtualization
  • Using the Cinder image-volume cache 
  • Ensuring rapid, sub-minute VM spin-up in Ceph-backed OpenStack environment
  • 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 
  • Finding out which OpenStack version and platform you are running on in a public cloud, from within a virtual machine
Tuesday, November 5, 11:40am-12:20pm (3:40am - 4:20am UTC)
Difficulty Level: Beginner
City Network International AB, VP Education
I run the Education business unit at City Network, and help people learn to use, understand, and deploy OpenStack. I've worked exclusively with open source software since about 2002, and have been involved in OpenStack since early 2012. I co-founded hastexo, a professional services company specializing in OpenStack, Ceph, and Open edX. There I served as CEO and Principal Consultant until our... FULL PROFILE