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Deploying OpenStack
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on August 26, 2011
At only 79 pages, this book lacks depth in a serious way. I'm surprised that it would go to publishing, and that it would cost so much while offering so little. It is also almost entirely devoted to Nova, with topics like Swift receiving only 3 pages of coverage, most of which is diagrams.

I wouldn't recommend buying this book because there is nothing here that you couldn't learn from openstack.org for free.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on December 7, 2011
There really isn't much content in this book you cannot already find in the online manuals, which in themselves are woefully inadequate. If you have absolutely no idea what Openstack is, this book may have some value for you. If you're an administrator who is looking for some depth regarding how to install or configure Openstack, I suggest looking elsewhere.

This book really should not have been more than $10 and that's pushing it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on June 5, 2012
There's little to no content in here and it's woefully out of date.
Impulse buy - I should have read the reviews.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on December 26, 2011
I had never spent time looking into OpenStack before reading this book. It gave me an overview of the components, but it really provided very little beyond what the documentation would have given me. You need to have some experience with Amazon Web Services to appreciate the content so it is definitely not a good first book on "cloud" technology. I read this on my Kindle DX and the illustrations were OK, but I think they'd have been unpleasant on a regular Kindle.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on August 6, 2011
After reading the ebook copy of Deploying Openstack, I was very happy to have a nice overview easily available to me. Ken does a great job of describing the high level architecture of the components of OpenStack and how they all fit together. This is going to mature and change as the project grows - OpenStack is a young project, and the coming release this September will introduce a number of large changes, although all the fundamental pieces that Ken outlines in this book will remain, and largely the same in terms of the high level architecture and what they accomplish.

The part missing is the deeper planning around an OpenStack deployment, in particular the options around setting up an OpenStack environment - from how to lay that out on machines to the choices in networking that you need to make to have an OpenStack environment running on your local network. If you're hoping for a good description of options and what to choose and why, you'll have to look elsewhere. Networking is one of the fastest changing components in the project today, so I'm hoping that an update to Ken's book might include it in the future.

Ken instead outlines using the StackOps distribution of OpenStack to get an OpenStack environment up and running quickly, and while that walk through is great, I'm not sure it will be of much help to someone wanting to create more complex setup.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 16, 2013
Don't waste your time on this one. Its like a summary for people who already know open stack. I don't see any value in this for anyone.
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on May 29, 2014
First book I read on the OpenStack technology or rather movement because the leaders at OpenStack that are at the Vanguard speak about it with a religious intensity. Didn't really get it the first time I read it so I sat it down and came back a couple months later and it just clicked. But as for me I'm just glad I finally get it.
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on June 18, 2013
As others have said, this book is extremely lacking in content, and out of date. Nothing in this that isn't available elsewhere, nothing in this that makes clearer anything else available elsewhere. Save yourself the time and money, and read the much better online documentation.
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on October 7, 2013
This book is a joke. Only Nova is explained in it.. I am giving two stars - because of a chapter for Glance, for which I don't information on web easily... otherwise it would be even less than 1 star .. Don't buy it, look for Openstack.org - it will give you better information.
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on January 25, 2013
There is nothing in this book worth paying $24.99 for - and given its outdatedness, and string of amusing typos, I cannot recommend it to anyone.

Thankful I did not buy this and only borrowed it from my library.
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