This is going to be a full hands-on workshop about all the best practices, tips and tricks on how to deploy Windows in OpenStack, starting from Windows Server 2003 up to the forthcoming 2012 R2.
On the Hypervisor side, we'll provide extensive KVM and Hyper-V examples, but Xen and XenServer will be covered as well!
The workshop will be heavily scenario driven, with demostrations about how to automate instances with:
- Windows images for KVM with VirtIO drivers and Cloudbase-Init
- Active Directory and domain membership
- SMB File Servers
- Remote Desktop Servers
- IIS web servers, including load balancing and reverse proxying
- SQL Server 2008 / 2008 R2 / 2012
- Exchange Server 2010 / 2013
- Sharepoint 2010 / 2013
- VDI, including accelerated GPU!
- Automatic per tenant Windows updates with WSUS
- How to secure networking, including public and private tenant networks
- Running custom PowerShell user_data scripts
We'll have answers for all the common questions:
- How can I set the administrator's password?
- What about VirtIO drivers on KVM?
- Which hypervisor should I choose for Windows? KVM, Hyper-V, XenServer, ESXi, etc
- How can I tell Nova to use KVM for Linux images and Hyper-V for Windows?
- How does the Windows licensing work in OpenStack?
- How much RAM, CPU, disk do I need for a given Windows image?
- What about Windows 7/8/8.1 clients?
- How can I do all the above with Chef / Puppet / SaltStack?
From Cloudbase Solutions, the makers of Cloudbase-Init and mantainers of the Hyper-V Nova driver and Neutron plugin! :-)