Splitting Swift cluster

At Cloudwatt, we have been operating a near hundred nodes Swift cluster in a unique datacenter for a few years. The decision to split the cluster on two datacenters has been taken recently. The goal is to have at least one replica of each object on each site in order ...

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OpenStack Swift Ring made understandable

When people talk about OpenStack Swift, we often hear the word Ring. This is because the Ring is a central piece in how Swift is working. But what is this thing everyone's talking about ?

The Ring refers to 3 files that are shared among every Swift nodes (storage and ...

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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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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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