Working through DNS and DHCP service configuration issues in OpenStack Nova

In a previous post about integrating Infoblox address management with OpenStack, we described a challenge we faced in storing all DHCP and DNS data on an Infoblox appliance to provide enterprise-level DHCP service for internal VMs and DNS for external clients. While DNS driver implementation was pretty straightforward, this integration exposed an interesting problem: DHCP in … Continued

What is this Keystone anyway?

The simplest way to authenticate a user is to ask for credentials (login+password, login+keys, etc.) and check them over some database. But when it comes to lots of separate services as it is in the OpenStack world, we have to rethink that. The main problem is an inability to use one user entity to be … Continued

LDAP identity store for OpenStack Keystone

After some time working with OpenStack installation using existing LDAP installation for authentication, we encountered one big problem. The latest Dashboard code dropped support of old bare authentication in favor of Keystone-based one. That time Keystone had no support for multiple authentication backends, so we had to develop this feature. Now we have a basic … Continued

OpenStack Nova and Dashboard authorization using existing LDAP

Our current integration task involves using goSA as the central management utility. goSA internally uses the LDAP repository for all of its data. So we had to find a solution to make both OpenStack Nova and Dashboard authenticate and authorize users using goSA’s LDAP structures. LDAP in Nova Nova stores its users, projects and roles … Continued



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