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Note. Openstack is now being managed through Cloud Integration.


Overview

This feature allows for the integration of OpenStack clouds in the Men & Mice Suite. Users can view cloud networks within these clouds and add, remove and move subnets between cloud networks and clouds.  Once cloud integration has been enabled, a cloud object displays in the object list on the left-hand side of the Manager window and a new column, Cloud Network, displays in the range list in the Manager window.

To enable cloud integration, you need to select the Cloud Integration checkbox in the IPAM tab in the System Setting dialog box.

To add a subnet to, or remove a subnet from a cloud network, the user must have the Can edit range properties flag set for the subnet.

Adding an OpenStack Cloud

To manage cloud networks, you must first add an OpenStack cloud.

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You can add multiple OpenStack clouds.

Currently, the OpenStack Networking API v2.0 is supported.

  1. In the Object Browser, right-click on the Cloud object category.
  2. From the shortcut menu, select New Cloud. A dialog box displays.
  3. Name. Enter the name to use for this cloud.
  4. Type. Select the cloud type. Currently, OpenStack is the only supported cloud type.
  5. Server node. Enter the DNS name or IP address of the cloud server.
  6. Username. Enter the name of the user that will be used to access the cloud.
  7. Password. Enter the password to use to access the cloud.
  8. Require HTTPS. Select this checkbox if you want to connect only using HTTPS. If this checkbox is not selected, an HTTPS connection will be attempted, but if it fails, the system will fall back to an HTTP connection.
  9. Click OK to save the changes. The cloud is added and the cloud networks belonging to the cloud are displayed.

Changing Cloud Properties

To change the properties for a cloud, do the following:

  1. In the Object Browser, expand the Clouds object category.
  2. Right-click the cloud you want to change, and select Properties.
  3. Enter the required information in the dialog box.
  4. Click OK to save your changes.

Removing an OpenStack Cloud

To remove an OpenStack cloud from the Men & Mice Suite:

  1. In the Object Browser, expand the Clouds object category.
  2. Right-click the cloud you want to remove, and select Delete.
  3. Click OK in the confirmation box to remove the cloud.

Adding a Cloud Network

To add a cloud network:

  1. In the Object Browser, expand the Clouds object category and select the cloud to which you want to add a cloud network.
  2. Click the plus sign in the upper left corner of the Manager window or press Ctrl-N. The Cloud network properties dialog box is displayed.
  3. Enter the name you want to use for the Cloud network.
  4. Click OK to save your changes.

Changing Cloud Network Properties

To change the properties for a cloud network:

  1. In the Object Browser, expand the Clouds object category and then expand the cloud containing the cloud network you want to change.
  2. Right-click the cloud network you want to change, and select Properties.
  3. Enter the required information in the dialog box.
  4. Click OK to save your changes.

Removing a Cloud Network

To remove a cloud network:

  1. In the Object Browser, expand the Clouds object category and then expand the cloud containing the cloud network you want to remove.
  2. Right-click the cloud network you want to remove, and select Delete.
  3. Click OK in the confirmation box to remove the cloud network.

Managing Subnets in a Cloud Network

  • To view subnets in a specific cloud network, click the cloud network in the object list. A list of the subnets is shown in the Manager window.
  • To add a subnet to a cloud network, just drag the subnet from the list of subnets in the Manager window to the cloud network. You can also add a subnet to a cloud network by opening the properties dialog box for the subnet and selecting the network from the Cloud Network drop-down list.
  • To remove a subnet from a cloud network, right-click the subnet and choose 'Remove from Cloud Network'. 
  • To move a subnet to a different cloud network, drag the subnet to the new cloud network. You can also move a subnet to a different cloud network by opening the properties dialog box for the subnet and selecting the network from the Cloud Network drop-down list.

  • To view subnets that don't belong to a cloud network, sort the IP Address ranges by the Cloud Network column in ascending order. You may want to use the flat view for the IP Address ranges when performing this action.
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