With an all-star cast of authors including Tom Fifield, Diane Fleming, Anne Gentle, Lorin Hochstein, Jonathan Proulx, Everett Toews, and Joe Topjian, this guide presents one of the best all-around operations guides for the OpenStack ecosystem. I’ve been a big fan of the work done by Anne Gentle with all of the book sprints including this Operations Guide and the recent Architecture Guide.
One of the gaps that is highlighted by some newcomers to the OpenStack ecosystem is the documentation. It isn’t that it is missing so much as it is challenging for those who have not had experience in the use of Linux environments. Luckily, the OpenStack Operations Guide is an ideal companion for both new and existing OpenStack administrators.
Conceptual administration coverage is good in the book, and you will find that it can be a great read in general. Pairing this with the install guide at OpenStack.org and you will be able to get more comfortable on OpenStack and build your skills.
Drop on over to the O’Reilly site and pick up your copy, or you can also order through your usual retailer. Getting the e-book also gives the option to receive updates as they come in.
Enjoy, and happy stacking!