60 Recipes for Apache CloudStack
Using the CloudStack Ecosystem
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: October 2014
Pages: 156

Planning to deploy and maintain a public, private, or hybrid cloud service? This cookbook’s handy how-to recipes help you quickly learn and install Apache CloudStack, along with several API clients, API wrappers, data architectures, and configuration management technologies that work as part of CloudStack’s ecosystem.

You’ll learn how to use Vagrant, Ansible, Chef, Fluentd, Libcloud, and several other open source tools that let you build and operate CloudStack better and faster. If you’re an experienced programmer, system administrator, or DevOps practitioner familiar with bash, Git, package management, and some Python, you’re ready to go.

  • Learn basic CloudStack installation from source, including features such as DevCloud, the CloudStack sandbox
  • Get a step-by-step guide for installing CloudStack from packages on Ubuntu 14.04 using KVM
  • Write your own applications on top of the CloudStack API, using CloudMonkey, Libcloud, jclouds, and CloStack
  • Expose different APIs on CloudStack with the EC2Stack, Boto, and Eutester API wrappers
  • Deploy applications easily, using Puppet, Salt, Ansible, Chef, and Vagrant
  • Dive into cloud monitoring and storage with RiakCS, Fluentd, and Apache Whirr
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    Comments about oreilly 60 Recipes for Apache CloudStack:

    Seb is a long term cloud enthusiast and especially focussed on using technology. Of course this starts with a cloud product that works. But like any piece of technology this needs integration.

    This book makes the integration of cloudstack and the use of cloudstack so much easier. Must read if you are a cloudstack user (or dev).

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    Practical handbook on open source cloud

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      Comments about oreilly 60 Recipes for Apache CloudStack:

      Sebastien is that rare combination of developer who understands the practical needs of businesses for efficient solutions, is great at solving problems, sharing the solutions in a useable format and communicating them clearly, in a very accessible way.

      His depth of knowledge on Apache CloudStack is unparalleled, and he has put together an invaluable library of turnkey solutions for the community, useful for beginners as well as experts!

       
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      Become a master even if you already know

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        There were many things I wasn't aware of when I read this book. I am new to Cloudstack and this book helped me learn some new things. I had to rely on other resources as this is not a book for beginners. This book helped me get more productive by using a problem/solution/example approach.

         
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        Lots of user experience examples

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          I really enjoy this book. I'm using CloudStack for about 3 years and still learn stuff about it with this book. It contain a lot of examples on how to use CloudStack, managed your applications and Virtual Machines inside your cloud service.

          I like the Problem/Solution/Discussion format of this book.

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            I love how small and yet powerful this book is. I've been using Apache CloudStack in production for over 2 years and considered myself advanced user, however, after reading this book - i realized i was only scratching the surface. I can now deploy Hadoop clusters with Whirr in minutes and CloudMonkey (CLI for Apache CloudStack) is my goto tool for just about anything. I've also watched Sebastian's presentations on youtube and used this book as point of reference. I'd highly recommend this book to anyone who runs apache cloudstack or its derivative in any scale, small or large.

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