Please note: Mirantis has realigned its portfolio and renamed several products. These include Docker Enterprise Container Cloud (now Mirantis Container Cloud), Docker Enterprise/UCP (now Mirantis Kubernetes Engine), Docker Engine - Enterprise (now Mirantis Container Runtime), and Docker Trusted Registry (now Mirantis Secure Registry).

Lifecycle Management and Operations Tools

Gain better control of your OpenStack infrastructure from initial deployment to ongoing operations using Fuel, the OpenStack management software project, and StackLight, a logging, monitoring and alerting toolchain. Developed by the OpenStack community, Fuel makes it easy to deploy and manage a variety of OpenStack distributions and third-party plugins, so you won’t be compromised by hard bundling or vendor lock-in. It accelerates the otherwise time-consuming, often complex, and error-prone process of deploying and running various configuration flavors of OpenStack at scale. After deployment, track the operational health of your cloud with StackLight, and maintain operations with lifecycle management features of Fuel to scale up/down, modify configurations or add plugins for expanded functionality.
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MOS 9.0: Improved Operations and Lifecycle Management

Using Fuel to Deploy and Manage OpenStack

Automate discovery of nodes and conduct pre-deployment checks

Fuel automatically discovers any bare metal and virtual nodes configured to boot from network. Once they are identified and bootstrapped, Fuel presents a complete picture of nodes ready for allocation, so you can assign roles and resources across your cloud. Fuel then runs pre-flight validations to ensure your network is configured properly, to overcome one of the most common start-up configuration problems in OpenStack deployment. For example, DHCP conflicts are often not visible to conventional network checks. Fuel flags and exposes errors before and after node allocation, cutting debug time and ensuring timely deployment of your OpenStack cluster.

Choose Valid Configurations Quickly and Easily

Given the wide array of configuration decisions you need to make in any OpenStack cluster, Fuel helps you get started through a consumer-grade, step-by-step wizard. It simplifies and sequences the array of configuration options you need to work through, to let you select your:
Host OS iconHost operating system
cloud with gear overlaid in centerHypervisors (including VMware)
three stacks of cylindric disksStorage back ends (including Ceph)
five rung star illustration stemming from central pointNetworking topology
steering wheel inside center of gear illustrationController configuration specific to the high availability (HA) needs of your OpenStack environment
illustration of green eyeballControllers can be deployed on dedicated nodes or on virtual machines for a small footprint.
The wizard also simplifies iterative reconfiguration and redeployment of successive clusters as your environments grow and change.
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Choose From a Variety of OpenStack Options for Your Environment

Mirantis validates the distros directly from trunk, so that you can use Fuel to maintain OpenStack OpenStack packages distributed with Mirantis OpenStack are pulled directly from the trunk and bug-fixed ahead of the community release. In addition to all of the core OpenStack packages, Mirantis OpenStack includes HA components and related OpenStack projects to maximize the resiliency and value of your OpenStack environment. n addition to KVM and QEMU, Mirantis OpenStack lets you choose VMWare vCenter as your hypervisor technology, providing access to compute resources from attached ESXi servers. That means that if you have an existing VMware vCenter/ESX-based server environment, you can use those servers as compute resources for Mirantis OpenStack. Fuel installs a Nova compute service with the VMWare vCenter server driver activated onto a controller node. This service then communicates directly with vCenter so that the OpenStack scheduler can create VM instances on ESXi servers.

Streamline OpenStack Management and Operations

Fuel offers an intuitive GUI that includes an equipment view of all your nodes, adds contextual advice through the environment definition phases, and provides information quick access links to plugin endpoints. In addition, Fuel provides a set of high-level APIs, that can be used by various applications and services to perform deployment and management of OpenStack clusters, such as to:
illustration of cloud with lightning bolt in the centerCreate a cloud
illustration of cloud connecting to multiple boxes joined by linesAdd a node to an existing cloud
illustration depicting three green dots between two rows of three green squaresAssign one or more roles to any node, or replicate a single role across many nodes
illustration of cloud connecting to two boxes and one X joined by linesDelete a node from a cloud
illustration of green funnelLabel, Sort and filter nodes by attributes
illustration of box-shaped speakerSet volumes and/or partition hard disks across multiple physical hosts all at once
illustration of clipboardCollect, parse, organize, and download logs
five rung star illustration stemming from central pointSpecify underlay network topology using network templates

Ensure Your OpenStack Cluster Is Healthy and Ready to Run Workloads

Fuel enables you to add StackLight, an open source toolchain for logging, monitoring and alerting, so you can systematically ensure effective operations of your OpenStack infrastructure. Designed to be scalable, extensible, and capable of integrating with existing monitoring systems, StackLight provides prioritized, actionable insights, so you can quickly identify and respond to the most critical alerts.
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Mirantis OpenStack StackLight Toolchain