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Updated and expanded for the Havana release of OpenStack, this practical guide provides architects and system administrators in-depth knowledge on each OpenStack service along with deployment advice for installing them as the foundation of your cloud. This edition walks readers through the installation of each component alone as well as discusses using new installers to roll out an entire racks of equipment at once.
Ken Pepple is a recognized consultant, author and speaker in the technology industry. Focusing on infrastructure architecture, Ken held technical leadership roles such as Chief Technologist and Technology Director for a variety of organizations within Sun Microsystems and Oracle. While there, he co-authored two books “Consolidation in the Data Center: Simplifying IT Environments to Reduce Total Cost of Ownership” and “Migrating to the Solaris Operating System: The Discipline of UNIX-to-UNIX Migrations” for Prentice Hall PTR. Ken is also a frequent speaker, presenting at conferences including Gartner's Data Centre Summit, TOGAF China, IDC's Asia/Pacific Cloud Computing Conferences and JavaOne. Currently, Ken focused on building cloud computing infrastructure. As part of this work, he has designed clouds for service providers and written code for the OpenStack project. You can catch up on Ken's current work at his blog (http://ken.pepple.info/) or view his author page at Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Ken-Pepple/e/B004QQBWJW).
The book is accurate when compared to the information I get off the OpenStack websites but that is all there is. I was expecting more information on setting up and running OpenStack along with insights into interoperations of components rather than a list of applications with argument options. The number of components and utilities is large so the book seems dense, however it feels like each chapter is just an intro or summary for what should be the real (but incomplete) chapters.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend