Windows Images for OpenStack

This note summarizes articles from other places about Microsoft Windows images for OpenStack creation, along with some first hand experience. The whole process of creating Windows 2008 and Windows 2012 images fully usable on OpenStack instances is described there.

Prerequisite

To achieve the creation of a qcow2 Windows image for ...

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Chef Server on Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi devices are cheap, quiet, and powerful enough to run a Debian based Linux Operating System called Raspbian. Such device would be very convenient to manage one's personal infrastructure, composed of some physical and / or virtual machines, by running Chef Server.

While, the official Chef website mostly documents ...

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Data management

When using several computers (or devices) from different locations, the question of data management arises. Basically, I wish being able to access my data from any computer; I wish my data to be protected, accordingly to its privacy and I wish my data to be backed up appropriately.

With the ...

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Customizing OpenStack RBAC policies

OpenStack uses a role based access control (RBAC) mechanism to manage accesses to its resources. With the current architecture, users' roles granted on each project and domain are stored into Keystone, and can be updated through Keystone's API. However, policy enforcement (actually allowing or not the access to resources ...

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Setting Keystone v3 domains

The Openstack Identity v3 API, provided by Keystone, offers features that were lacking in the previous version. Among these features, it introduces the concept of domains, allowing isolation of projects and users. For instance, an administrator allowed to create projects and users in a given domain, may not have any ...

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