As we’ve mentioned in previous articles, the Selectel Virtual Private Cloud is built on the OpenStack platform.
A lot of our clients are already used to using Ansible, a configuration management system that lets you automate routine tasks. Among its other advantages, Ansible already has a wealth of ready-made modules available, including those for automating processes with OpenStack components (list of modules). Read more
Big News: We’ve rewritten our Cloud Storage API! The system is much more stable and quicker thanks to the new platform, Hummingbird. Hummingbird is essentially an implementation of several OpenStack Swift components written in Go. We’ll discuss how we implemented hummingbird and what problems it helped us solve in this article.
Today we’re going to look at how we can build a ready-made infrastructure from a virtual device using the OpenStack orchestration module, Heat.
Heat requires the python-heat package, which is included in the repositories of most Linux systems. It can be installed from the PyPI repository using the PIP utility. Installation instructions can be found under Access in the control panel (Control Panel -> Virtual Private Cloud -> Projects -> Access).