Knife cloud plugins extend Knife's behaviour to easily manage servers(nodes) in the public or private cloud using Chef. vCloud Director(vCD) is the flagship cloud provisioning product from VMWare which power several public clouds like Bluelock, AT&T, Dell etc as well as private clouds. The aim of this session is to help developers understand knife cloud plugin framework, cover the basics of VMWare vCloud Director and how they can extend the existing knife vcloud plugin or write new plugins to manage their own vCD-based cloud. The sesion cover the following topics:
Understanding the Knife cloud plugin framework
Dissecting a Knife cloud plugin with a code walkthrough
Understanding Windows bootstrapping
What is fog and how to use it effectively ?
Basics of VMWare vCloud Director API Model- compute, storage and networking with real-life examples
Demo of the knife vcloud plugins for Bluelock, Dell and private clouds.
Best Practices for writing knife plugins