OpenStack Horizon: extending the dashboard – Part 2

In this second installment of my blog on OpenStack Horizon, I will take you through different source code files that make a custom OpenStack dashboard. As a recap from the first installment, I will show you how to create a custom dashboard to view all the Neutron “ports” in your OpenStack based cloud. Enabling OpenStack Horizon Dashboard Django framework loads and enables dashboards based on entries present in the enabled directory of OpenStack Dashboard.

WILT – mysql, root and sudo

I came across an interesting behavior that helped me learn something about MySQL (MariaDB to be precise) authentication. In this WILT blog I will talk about the “unix socket” authentication plugin in MySQL/MariaDB. The steps shown in this blog have been tried on Ubuntu 16.04 and MariaDB Server 10. MariaDB Install and root user In some earlier versions of MySQL as well as MariaDB server, the installation process required you to enter password for root user.

Book Announcement and Launch discounts

My second book titled “Software Defined Networking with OpenStack” is almost ready to be available publicly. You can find the overview of the book below. With OpenStack Summit going on in Barcelona, my publishers, Packt, have graciously announced pre-launch discounts for the new book. You can get the following discounts: 15% off on Print copies (code: SDNWOS15) 50% off on eBooks (code: SDNWOS50) Both discounts available at my publisher website.

Mitaka on Ubuntu – install scripts for OpenStack

Mitaka is the most recent release of OpenStack and currently it is supports Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (trusty). I would like to share scripts that can be used to install the Mitaka release of OpenStack on Ubuntu. As part of my blogging, book writing projects, I have had the need to install OpenStack many times. And I have been automating the installation by writing simple shell scripts. The result is a collection of scripts that should help you get going with OpenStack’s latest release.

OpenStack Controller Logs – view using a browser

OpenStack is made up of various services. These services have their own logs stored under /var/log directory. While working on OpenStack related projects it is quite common to monitor the logs for any problems or errors. While the tail command is the most popular, there are many benefits of using web browser to view the logs. In this blog let us see how we can view OpenStack Controller Logs using a browser.