SUSE® 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 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 helps cloud administrators in the execution of their daily tasks like managing projects and users, images, or flavors, setting quotas, or managing networks. Most of these tasks can either be achieved with the Web interface (the SUSE Cloud Dashboard) or the OpenStack command line tools.
Many chapters in this manual contain links to additional documentation resources. These include additional documentation that is available on the system as well as documentation available on the Internet.
For an overview of the documentation available for your product and the latest documentation updates, refer to http://www.suse.com/documentation/suse_cloud20.
For the documentation on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and Subscription Management Tool (SMT) and the latest documentation updates, refer to http://www.suse.com/documentation/.
The following manuals are available for this product:
Deployment Guide,(↑ Deployment Guide )
Gives an introduction to the SUSE® Cloud architecture and describes how to set up, deploy, and maintain the individual components.
Guides you through management of projects and users, images, flavors, quotas, and networks with SUSE Cloud Dashboard or the command line interface.
End User Guide,(↑ End User Guide )
Describes how to manage images, networks, instances, volumes, and track usage.
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/etc/passwd: directory names and filenames
placeholder: replace placeholder with the actual value
PATH: the environment variable PATH
ls, --help: commands, options, and parameters
user: users or groups
Alt, Alt+F1: a key to press or a key combination; keys are shown in uppercase as on a keyboard
, : menu items, buttons
Dancing Penguins (Chapter Penguins, ↑Another Manual): This is a reference to a chapter in another manual.
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