Building a Nuage/PackStack Demo at home – Part 2

First of all, just a reminder that I’m using a fanless server 8 cores / 32 GB RAM at home (details at Diego’s post). And you will need to read my previous post: BUILDING A NUAGE/OPENSTACK DEMO AT HOME: GIVING PACKSTACK A CHANCE – CENTOS7. Also, I want to say thanks to Scott Irwin for his scripts and Remi Vichery for his prompt support with … Continue reading Building a Nuage/PackStack Demo at home – Part 2

Building a Nuage/OpenStack demo at Home: Giving PackStack a chance – Centos7

update 05/05/2016: I’ve just got a 32GB fanless server and I stop using VBox to build my demo at home. Sorry in advance for any misunderstanding. More details about the server at Diego’s post. View this post on Instagram Building my #Nuagenetworks lab at Home with #packstack. Details on pinrojas.com A post shared by Mau (@p1nrojas) on May 2, 2016 at 9:46am PDT   Howdy, Exploring some … Continue reading Building a Nuage/OpenStack demo at Home: Giving PackStack a chance – Centos7

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

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)

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

#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

ZTP Server – Deploy new switches without touching them

Originally posted on IngloriousDevOps:
Having a bunch of new networking gear like switches, might be time-consuming for the implementation team to get them up and running. ZTP stands for Zero Touch Provisioning and it allows you to configure a switch without user intervention. Must be said, ZTP is built exclusively for ARISTA Switches. It provides a flexible solution for provisioning the network infrastructure without requiring… Continue reading ZTP Server – Deploy new switches without touching them

Cutting-edge cloud tech is not based exclusively on #OpenStack

#OpenStack is a bunch of software’s pieces, right? Besides of #OpenStack brings so much resources to cover most of your needs to get a really enhanced cloud experience. You need to add more pieces and coding to fully fit your performance needs. Choose the right Hyper-Visor Let’s start choosing the Hyper-Visor. You can get KVM, Xen, Hyper-V or VMWare. Any of these options are OK. However, if you … Continue reading Cutting-edge cloud tech is not based exclusively on #OpenStack

#IDF14: Intel SAA keeps “noisy neighbors” under control in your OpenStack Private Cloud

I continuously ask to my team to blog about any interesting discovery they’ve got at any conference that they were lucky to attend. And I am not the exception of this rule. I was at #IDF14 in San Francisco in Sept – I know, It’s been a while since this conference, but I’ve told to my team just to post, not when they have to 🙂 – Also, I have … Continue reading #IDF14: Intel SAA keeps “noisy neighbors” under control in your OpenStack Private Cloud