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Automated everything - Setting up an openQRM Cloud


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Accompanying slides to Matt Rechenburg's tutorial talk at LOADays 2013. Setting up an openQRM cloud to automate everything that's painful and time-consuming in running a modern, virtualized datacenter. Please see the openQRM 5.0 Admin Guide to setup your own private cloud computing/IaaS platform for free, using openQRM 5.0 Community Edition! =>

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Automated everything - Setting up an openQRM Cloud

  1. 1. Slide 1Automated EverythingSetting up an openQRM CloudLOADays 2013, Antwerp/Belgium
  2. 2. Slide 2Hello, audience! :-)Matt RechenburgBonn, GermanyCEO openQRM Enterprise GmbHopenQRM project lead
  3. 3. Slide 3About this workshopo 3 hour hands-on tutorialo A look at what makes an admin‘s life hard - and how to get over ito Demonstration: Setting up an openQRM Private Cloudo Automating it all: DNS, IP & Config Management, Monitoring, HA, Billingo Self-Service Cloud Portal - Handing over day-to-day operations to your users
  4. 4. Slide 4We all know the technical pain.o Network Access. DNS. IP Addresses.Storage. OS Installs. Configuration.Backup. Security. Updates. Patches.High-Availability Disasters.Monitoring. Alerting.Documentation. Compliance.o …….
  5. 5. Slide 5Technical aspects to deal with:o Lots of systems, applications, admin tools and scripts to use and maintaino Unstandardized HW and SW stacks, lots of customization, „Shadow IT“o Choosing the right tool, avoiding black boxes, vendor barriers and dead-endso Admin‘s best friend - Hardware failure
  6. 6. Slide 6And we all know corporate politics pain.o Repetitive manual tasks, leading todemotivation and human errorso Rigid processes, outdateddocumentationo Inflexible Corporate Policies, long-term contracts, waiting periodso IT being blamed for businessdeficits
  7. 7. Slide 7We‘re dealing withlong-established complexity.
  8. 8. Slide 8There‘s a way out!o Argument for a cultural change! Tear down barriers!o Avoid black-boxes, embrace Open Standards, Open Sourceo (Re-)Design your infrastructure for failure and eliminate SPOFso Take physical and virtual machines under control - run a Private Cloudo Establish IT Self-Service for your userso Automate all the things!
  9. 9. Slide 9Don‘t worry, just take the jump!
  10. 10. Slide 10DEMO:Setting up anopenQRM Private CloudPlease download theopenQRM Admin Guide for all use cases and setup instructions:
  11. 11. Slide 11Pain #1:Deployment/Config of System/Apps
  12. 12. Slide 12Pain #2: IP and DNS Management
  13. 13. Slide 13Pain #3: Monitoring & Alerting
  14. 14. Slide 14Want to try out yourself?Feel free to experiment yourself, using the GPLv2 licensedopenQRM Community Edition.It is available for download at:
  15. 15. Slide 15You need to go the extra Enterprise mile?Automate, rationalize and integrate even more, using the extendedCommercial openQRM Enterprise Edition.More Information:
  16. 16. Slide 16Additional Enterprise Edition featureso LDAP authentication for centralized user managemento Fine-grained permission and role administrationo Cloud Zones – manage globally distributed, decentralized datacenterso Fully automated IP space, network and VLAN managemento Support for bonding of network interfaceso Hardware fencing for reliable high-availabilityo Out-of-Band management (IPMI) to save power consumption and costo i-doit CMDB integration for automated DC documentation
  17. 17. Slide 17Cloud Zones
  18. 18. Slide 18Role Administration
  19. 19. Slide 19IP Management [1]
  20. 20. Slide 20IP Management [2]
  21. 21. Slide 21IP Management [3]
  22. 22. Slide 22Questions?
  23. 23. Slide 23Thanks for your time!ContactopenQRM Enterprise GmbHBerrenratherstr. 188c50937 KölnGermanyPhone: +49 (0) 221 995589 – 10Fax: +49 (0) 221 995589 – 20E-Mail: info@openqrm-enterprise.comWeb: www.openqrm-enterprise.comAll third-party images remain sole property of their respective owners. If the use of anyof these images unknowingly offends copyrights please tell us and we‘ll remove them.