Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Five important tasks in operating an OpenStack private cloud

After the initial cloud setup, there are important tasks for a successful cloud operation.

1. Account Processing

This task involves creating projects and users.

2. Backup Procedure

Backup of configuration settings (keystone, glance, nova), disk images, instances, and most importantly the database.

3. Restore Procedure

Using the backup data, a new/replacement node should be configured easily.

4. Upgrade Procedure

Upgrade of hardware, operating system, openstack version.

5. Regular Maintenance

Other stuff that must be done regularly such as documentation, testing, integrity check, etc.