Mastering Cloudforms Automation: An Essential Guide for Cloud Administrators (Paperback)

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Mastering Cloudforms Automation: An Essential Guide for Cloud Administrators By Peter McGowan Cover Image


Learn how to work with the Automate feature of CloudForms, the powerful Red Hat cloud management platform that lets you administer your virtual infrastructure, including hybrid public and private clouds. This practical hands-on introduction shows you how to increase your operational efficiency by automating day-to-day tasks that now require manual input.

Throughout the book, author Peter McGowan provides a combination of theoretical information and practical coding examples to help you learn the Automate object model. With this CloudForms feature, you can create auto-scalable cloud applications, eliminate manual decisions and operations when provisioning virtual machines and cloud instances, and manage your complete virtual machine lifecycle.

In six parts, this book helps you:

  • Learn the objects and concepts for developing automation scripts with CloudForms Automate
  • Customize the steps and workflows involved in provisioning virtual machines
  • Create and use service catalogs, items, dialogs, objects, bundles, and hierarchies
  • Use CloudForm's updated workflow to retire and delete virtual machines and services
  • Orchestrate and coordinate with external services as part of a workflow
  • Explore distributed automation processing as well as argument passing and handling

About the Author

Peter McGowan has worked for Red Hat in the UK since 2012, both as a consulting architect, and more latterly in the Systems Engineering team, where he works with Red Hat's Cloud Suite of products.Peter started his IT career programming on PDP-11s, before weaving a trail through various Microsoft technologies, and into open source software. For much of this time he has specialized in enterprise systems management and automation.When not programming Ruby he can be found trying to locate the best cappuccinos, and crate-digging for old records to play on his beloved Linn record player. He is step-dad to three wonderful grown-up children, Luke, Lucie and Imogen, and husband to the very lovely Sarah.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781491957226
ISBN-10: 1491957220
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Publication Date: October 4th, 2016
Pages: 429
Language: English