SUSE® OpenStack Cloud is an open source software solution that provides the fundamental capabilities to deploy and manage a cloud infrastructure based on SUSE Linux Enterprise. SUSE OpenStack Cloud is powered by OpenStack, the leading community-driven, open source cloud infrastructure project. It seamlessly manages and provisions workloads across a heterogeneous cloud environment in a secure, compliant, and fully-supported manner. The product tightly integrates with other SUSE technologies and with the SUSE maintenance and support infrastructure.
This guide is a supplement to the SUSE OpenStack Cloud Administrator Guide and SUSE OpenStack Cloud End User Guide. It contains additional information for admins and end users that is specific to SUSE OpenStack Cloud.
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In addition, the product documentation is usually available in your installed system under /usr/share/doc/manual. You can also access the product-specific manuals and the upstream documentation from the links in the graphical Web interfaces.
The following documentation is available for this product:
Gives an introduction to the SUSE® OpenStack Cloud architecture, lists the requirements, and describes how to set up, deploy, and maintain the individual components. Also contains information about troubleshooting, support, and a glossary listing the most important terms and concepts for SUSE OpenStack Cloud.
Introduces the OpenStack services and their components.
Also guides you through tasks like managing images, roles, instances, flavors, volumes, shares, quotas, host aggregates, and viewing cloud resources. To complete these tasks, use either the graphical Web interface (OpenStack Dashboard, code name Horizon) or the OpenStack command line clients.
Describes how to manage images, instances, networks, object containers, volumes, shares, stacks, and databases. To complete these tasks, use either the graphical Web interface (OpenStack Dashboard, code name Horizon) or the OpenStack command line clients.
A supplement to the SUSE OpenStack Cloud Administrator Guide and SUSE OpenStack Cloud End User Guide. It contains additional information for admins and end users that is specific to SUSE OpenStack Cloud.
A manual introducing SUSE OpenStack Cloud Monitoring. It is written for everybody interested in SUSE OpenStack Cloud Monitoring.
A manual for SUSE OpenStack Cloud operators describing how to prepare their OpenStack platform for SUSE OpenStack Cloud Monitoring. The manual also describes how the operators use SUSE OpenStack Cloud Monitoring for monitoring their OpenStack services.
A manual for system operators describing how to operate SUSE OpenStack Cloud Monitoring in single mode. The manual also describes how the operators use SUSE OpenStack Cloud Monitoring for monitoring their environment.
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