harker at harker dot com
In my conversations about OpenStack and setting up an OpenStack cluster I find that most people assume that there will be a bunch of infrastructure in place.
Well to start with the network and the Internet connection.
Then network services such as:
What about systems administration support:
Are you going to keep track of what you do?
Maybe an LDAP server for user account authentication
What about monitoring and trend analysis:
You have software developers right?
Do you want sysadmin tools to run commands and jobs across a fleet of hosts:
What about security?
A lot of infrastructure that is assumed to be there when you deploy an OpenStack cluster.
Do you need all of it? No
Is there overlap with services provided by OpenStack? Yes
But setting up an OpenStack cluster has a lot of other requirements than simply OpenStack.
Stay tuned for what I set up for the Silicon Valley Cloud Center.