2015-09-23 11:14 AM
I’m happy to share with you the publishing of the second document of the FlexPod Datacenter Cisco Validated Design (CVD) with Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 6 project, this time the Deployment Guide! Paired with it's partner Design Guide (released 8/3), this CVD represents an enterprise-grade open hybrid cloud foundation that lets you deploy OpenStack in an accelerated fashion with less risk.
Deployment Guide (NEW) -- is a step-by-step, detailed implementation guide giving full steps on implementing the solution. Also included is a subset of the Design Guide in order to provide necessary context for the Deployment Guide.
Design Guide -- typically includes design elements integral to the overall solution as well as why technology chosen in the architectural design represent the best choice for a deployment.
About these documents
This collaborative, technical engineering effort represents a fully supported, enterprise-class converged infrastructure deployment on FlexPod built with NetApp® FAS and E-Series storage, Cisco® UCS servers and Cisco Nexus switches, and Red Hat's Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform.
In the deployment guide, you can find the following and more:
Context (From the Design Guide) and Technology Overview as to why FlexPod represents the best enterprise-class converged infrastructure platform for OpenStack deployments.
Detailed implementation instructions on how to configure a fresh out-of-the-box FAS8040 two-node pair redundantly and prepare it for usage for both:
Detailed implementation instructions on how to bring up and configure an E5560 dual-controller storage system and prepare it as the backbone for a highly available and resilient OpenStack Object Storage deployment.
Deploy Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) via Cisco UCS Manager (UCSM) to provide a robust and scalable platform for server infrastructure and compute for OpenStack:
Step-by-step instructions on deploying the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform installer, a lifecycle management and orchestration utility used to:
Post Deployment Instructions after the OpenStack deployment is finished:
Also a big Post-Deployment step: Implementing the OpenStack Object Storage Service (Swift) in a redundant and highly-available fashion, to take advantage of the storage provided by the NetApp E-Series E5560 through Dynamic Disk Pool (DDP) technology:
Finally, instructions are also provided to create and boot instances (virtual machines) in the newly resulting OpenStack Cloud so you can get IT resources up and running workloads quickly.
I hope this reference architecture and associated solution documentation is useful for you. Please feel free to leave comments in the section below!
For more info
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