Apache CloudStack and Terraform Solution Brief

IT solution providers must meet the need for a wide range of services within a limited timeframe. A company’s competitiveness heavily relies on its ability to promptly offer IT solutions or provide infrastructure. To achieve this, companies must leverage tools that enable them to deliver new features, scalability, and infrastructure almost instantly. Every organization wants […]

Customising Source NAT Address for Networks I CloudStack Feature First Look

Introduction While managing a cloud infrastructure, it is sometimes necessary to make changes in network ranges or the reassign IP addresses to routers. Previously, all network addresses were changeable except for the Source NAT (Network Address Translation) address of a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) or an Isolated Network. However, with Apache CloudStack 4.19, this will […]

Host Control Plane Status I CloudStack Feature First Look

Introduction Diving into the ever-evolving world of Apache CloudStack, it is undeniable that its continuous enhancement has led it to become an influential infrastructure management platform. The recent feature addition, ‘Host Control Plane Status’, further refines this powerful tool by extending the hypervisor host control state in the listing of Virtual Machines / VMs (ie. […]

Visual Resource Metrics I CloudStack Feature First Look

Introduction Viewing historical resource consumption data helps cloud users and operators to easily identify bottlenecks or the over-provision of resources, allowing resource owners to estimate and analyse performance. CloudStack already allows for retrieval of metrics data for various resources (eg. Zones, Hosts) and for Instances and their Volumes, but does not display the data in […]

Changing Ceph Monitor IP/FQDN in CloudStack

In the last few years, we’ve observed more and more KVM customers using software-defined storage solutions, especially Ceph. Frequently, deployments would start small and then grow over time. This is true for both CloudStack and Ceph which is used as Primary Storage for VMs. Over time, we’ve seen more frequent customer requests to change Ceph […]

CloudStack Autoscaling I CloudStack Feature Deep Dive

Introduction Apache CloudStack 4.18 introduces the Autoscaling feature, enabling users to allocate and release Instances’ resources automatically. This feature streamlines resource management by dynamically adjusting resources to meet demand, thus ensuring optimal performance and cost efficiency . CloudStack Autoscaling removes any dependency on 3rd party hardware or software solutions. It leverages existing resources, such as […]

Two-factor Authentication in Apache CloudStack l CloudStack Feature First Look

Introduction Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) is an authentication method where a user is authorised to login into a system only after successfully presenting two pieces of data, or factors. Something that the user knows plus something which the user possesses. Apache CloudStack 4.18 introduces a 2FA framework designed to bolster security when users access the platform. […]

Changing from Cluster-wide to Zone-wide Storage

Historically, all Primary Storage Pools inside CloudStack were Cluster-wide. Each Pool was “dedicated” to one cluster only – or in other words, only hosts in one cluster could access/use that Primary Storage Pool. This was an inheritance of the traditional storage implementations in various hypervisors – i.e. a Datastore in vSphere mounted on hosts in […]

Volume Encryption l CloudStack Feature Deep Dive

Introduction Everyone would agree that data is the most important thing in the cloud today, and after so many breaches, encrypting data is increasingly popular among cloud service providers. Adding this additional security layer can make it even more difficult for unauthorized users to access your precious data. In this article, I’d like to introduce […]

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