Building a Nuage/OpenStack demo at home – Part1

update 05/05/2016: I’ve done some important changes over the next post. Like switching desvtack to packstack. Anyway, you are invited to check out both and create your own opinion. Also, I’ve changed jumpbox from ubuntu to Centos 7. I will update on the next posts some of my notes here. Next posts will take you to a step-by-step guide to create you on-premises Proof of Concept … Continue reading Building a Nuage/OpenStack demo at home – Part1

Sentinel.la | LATAM startups play global | OpenStack Monitoring & Healthcheck

Sentinel.la is not just another startup supported on the open source community mattress. It’s a live proof that LATAM’s talent is playing global. Founders Memo and Paco have been closed to OpenStack foundation over the last four years. They have a HUGE experience operating it. Sentinel.la has launched its beta last week. You would identify the value of the solution just seeing their posts and … Continue reading Sentinel.la | LATAM startups play global | OpenStack Monitoring & Healthcheck

Some Nuage Labs’ resources for NUTS

Hi there. I am just taking some tools over here, which I am normally using with Nuage’s labs (template: “Nuage VSP 3.2R4 with Red Hat OSP7 – blank”). More of these are being tested at Nuts ( A limited access labs we normally use to amaze customers). However, you can use them and modify them for your own purpose. Use these scripts at your own risk. If you … Continue reading Some Nuage Labs’ resources for NUTS

Installing OpenStack Kilo (Red Hat OSP7) LBaaS with @NuageNetworks VSP 3.2R4 (HAProxy)

Hi there. We can find hundreds of posts regarding how to install OpenStack LBaaS. This case I’ll bring an step-by-step guide to implement LBaaS with Nuage VSP 3.2.R4 into OpenStack Kilo OSP7 (Red Hat). Kilo uses the LBaaS API v2. I suggest you to get “VSP OpenStack Kilo Neutron Plugin User Guide (Release 3.2.R5 (Issue 2))”. Most of this post is based on this guide … Continue reading Installing OpenStack Kilo (Red Hat OSP7) LBaaS with @NuageNetworks VSP 3.2R4 (HAProxy)

Nuage Networks: Agility relies on the overlay

Cell phones are keeping network configurations among different zones. No matters where you are, or what antennas, routers or switches your data/voice is being transferred through; you will be connected to your loved ones for sure. Your private cloud is distributed among different spots. Instances are moving among clusters or facilities driven by power/hardware failures, performance or proximity. Wouldn’t it be cool if instances’ network settings and rules could be taken wherever … Continue reading Nuage Networks: Agility relies on the overlay

Thinking to migrate your stuff to open-source cloud stacks?

Technical Level: Basic OpenStack Knowledge: Basic No doubts that OpenStack is the preferred orchestration platform among super cloud’s users. If you are figuring out how to lower IT operation costs, this post could help you out to understand its complexity and benefits. Before implement any open platform stack, check out what Apps are candidates to move out into it. There isn’t such thing as a perfect recipe to … Continue reading Thinking to migrate your stuff to open-source cloud stacks?

OpenDayLight focuses on OpenStack Networks and Lithium is the proof

Technical Level: Medium OpenStack Knowledge: Medium (Architect) OpenDayLight Knowledge: Fundamentals The Universal OpenStack adoption has changed the way to develop new datacenter’s services. Questions like: How much storage capacity and bandwidth does this new App need? are being addressed by an emerging role of Cloud Architects. IT Storage/Network Architects, who used to care of it App by App, are facing orchestration challenges as their most important priority now. In other words, how … Continue reading OpenDayLight focuses on OpenStack Networks and Lithium is the proof

Dreaming Hyper-Converged Datacenters

Selling IT consultancy, hardware and software is still a door-to-door business at enterprise segments. Companies don’t get your services without a trustworthy face. Even service providers don’t get IT infrastructure without a struggling process among meetings. On the other hand, AWS has changed how to consume IT. You will get the IT stuff you need immediately. The perfect service whether you don’t care about where … Continue reading Dreaming Hyper-Converged Datacenters

#Neutron and @AristaNetworks – Routing and #VXLAN encapsulation at wire speed

Before going further, I strongly suggest to read There’s real magic behind OpenStack neutron to understand in more details what is happening between Nova instances, OpenVSwitch and Neutron since IceHouse. We’ll take a walk on Neutron (Kilo release) and Arista Network L2 drivers and L3 plug-in throughout this post. Most of the networks orchestration changes between IceHouse, Juno and Kilo have been taken place into L2 drivers, stability, performance and … Continue reading #Neutron and @AristaNetworks – Routing and #VXLAN encapsulation at wire speed

#OpenStack Kilo/Juno – L3 High Availability VRRP for #Neutron

Started to work with Neutron since IceHouse. There was some important HA and scalability issues in neutron at that time. HA problems were mostly related to Routers and DNSMASQ resources. Neutron used to be hard to scale. An important workaround was to implement networks with much memory capacity. It makes you to spend more, but it’s better than a failure that can cost more. don’t … Continue reading #OpenStack Kilo/Juno – L3 High Availability VRRP for #Neutron