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Accessing Openstack Dashboard on Canonical Openstack

After you install Canonical Openstack using conjure-up on Ubuntu Server you might find the dashboard unreachable.  This is because it is designed to be installed on a development system for developers to use (i.e. – a system with a GUI on it and a browser).  The dashboard is exposed but only from localhost. In order […]

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DROPPED OPENSTACK

Openstack and I go way back. I first started using it almost ten years ago at one of my past jobs. I loved the idea of an open source private cloud and couldn’t wait to stand up my own. There is a learning curve with Openstack and I had a heck of a time getting […]

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SENDING OPENSTACK LOGS TO ELASTICSEARCH LOGSTASH KIBANA

In this post we enable more robust monitoring of our Openstack cluster by sending our Openstack logs to an ELK Stack (Elasticsearch Logstash Kibana). It’s a lot easier than you might think. Read on to find out how easy… This article assumes you already have a running Elastic Stack. If you don’t then go through […]

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OPENSTACK HOME LAB FOR CHEAP

In this short post I will be covering how I designed and built my Openstack cloud for cheap ( less than $300 ). Previously, I setup openstack on a couple of old Dell laptops. This was very very slow as you can imagine and it didn’t have any capacity to do anything useful. I set […]

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GRAPHING OPENSTACK PERFORMACE WITH GRAPHITE

This article will cover how to monitor your Openstack cluster’s performace using Graphite. Why would we want to do this? This gives us data that is easily read and interpreted so that we can make informed business decisions about our openstack cloud. This will be useful for decisions about when to add another compute node […]

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INSTALLING OPENSTACK NEWTON ON UBUNTU 16.10 SERVER – PART ONE

In this series of articles we will walk through installing Openstack Newton release on Ubuntu 16.10. This first installment will walk you through installing Keystone on your Ubuntu server. In the coming articles we will walk through making an entire Openstack Newton system. One of the great advantages to using Ubuntu 16.10 is that it […]