New white paper available: Providing High Availability to the OpenStack Cloud Controller on Oracle Solaris with Oracle Solaris Cluster
By T.F.-Oracle on May 17, 2015
Oracle Solaris delivers a complete OpenStack distribution which is integrated with its core technologies such as Oracle Solaris Zones, the ZFS file system, and its image packaging system (IPS). OpenStack in Oracle Solaris 11.2 helps IT organizations to create an enterprise-ready Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud, so that users can quickly deploy virtual networking and compute resources by using a centralized web-based portal.
Of course any enterprise-class OpenStack deployment requires a highly available OpenStack infrastructure that can sustain individual system failures.
Oracle Solaris Cluster is deeply integrated with Oracle Solaris technologies and delivers high availability to Oracle Solaris based OpenStack services through a rich set of features.
The primary goals of the Oracle Solaris Cluster software are to maximize service availability through fine-grained monitoring and automated recovery of critical services and to prevent data corruption through proper fencing. The services covered include networking, storage, virtualization used by the OpenStack cloud controller and its own components.
Our team has created a new white paper to specifically explain how to provide high availability to the OpenStack cloud controller on Oracle Solaris with Oracle Solaris Cluster.
After describing an example for a highly available physical node OpenStack infrastructure deployment, a detailed and structured walk-through over the high availability cloud controller configuration is provided. It discusses each OpenStack component that runs on the cloud controller, with explicit steps on how to create and configure these components under cluster control. The deployment example achieves secure isolation between services, while defining all the required dependencies for proper startup and stopping between services which is orchestrated by the cluster framework.
Oracle Solaris Cluster Engineering