Installing OpenStack with PackStack

by Forrest Taylor (Red Hat)

To install Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform manually can be an odious task, but packstack can assist in making the installation much easier and consistent. Normally, packstack is run from the controller node, which can either be a physical machine or a virtual machine.

Start by installing the machine with the latest Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Subscribe to the Red Hat OpenStack channel, as well as any other channels desired.

Next, install the openstack-packstack package using yum:
~]$ sudo yum install openstack-packstack

As root, use packstack to generate an answer file:
~]# packstack –gen-answer-file ~/answers.txt

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Favorite links and pages of the week – 10/11

by Allyn Collins (Red Hat)

Below are links to some pages and articles we found this week and really liked.

Red Hat
Catching up with New Horizons Computer Learning Centers of Southern California, Services Speak
Taste of Training: Simplify data and services integration with Apache Camel, Red Hat
Red Hat Releases Red Hat Satellite 5.6, The Wall Street Journal
Red Hat leads way to certify OpenStack pros, ZDNet
Taste of Training: Simplify data and services integration with Apache Camel, Red Hat
Deploy a stack using Heat in Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, Red Hat
Red Hat Training recognizes its top partners, resellers and instructors in Europe, Middle East, and Africa, Services Speak
Interview with Red Hat CIO Lee Congdon on the changing role of IT leadership, opensource.com

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Red Hat announces new OpenStack certification

by Iain Gray, vice president, global services, Red Hat

Today is an exciting day for Red Hat as we announce our new Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Infrastructure-as-a-Service and expanded training in support of Red Hat’s OpenStack technology.

We launched Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform at the Red Hat Summit in June as a core part of our open hybrid cloud strategy. There is a huge amount of excitement about OpenStack both at Red Hat and from our customers. In terms of company focus, it truly is “the next Linux.” Our goal is to bring our enterprise experience to the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) market and provide an OpenStack platform that our customers can trust.

We are committed to providing services that help our customers use OpenStack to get their products to market faster. We recently launched a range of IaaS-focused offerings. From cloud migration strategy consulting, to Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform product-pilot implementation services, through complete IaaS-based solution development, we can support our customers through every stage in their cloud journey. Red Hat OpenStack Administration (CL210), a course we introduced earlier this year, helps customers build their teams’ readiness to adopt and use this new technology.

Today, we complement and expand these offerings by introducing the Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Infrastructure-as-a-Service and expanding the Red Hat OpenStack Administration course to cover new capabilities in the latest release and to provide preparation for the Red Hat Certificate of Expertise in Infrastructure-as-a-Service Exam (EX210).

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