OpenStack VCP Core services

OpenStack VCP Core services

The following table summarizes the core capabilities provided by MCP Cloud Provider Infrastructure as APIs, services that provide specific parts of that API, the default and optional back ends used by these services, where applicable.

OpenStack core services

API type

Capabilities provided

Service

Default back-end

Optional back-ends

Compute

Boot and run virtual machines

Nova

Linux KVM

N/A

Identity

Control ownership, access and quota for the virtual resources

Keystone

N/A

N/A

Image

Create and manage VM disk images and snapshots

Glance

Ceph

GlusterFS

Networking

Create, manage and connect virtual overlay networks for the VMs

Neutron

OpenVSwitch

OpenContrail

Orchestration

Create and manage templates and instances of virtual infrastructures

Heat

N/A

N/A

Dashboard

Access dashboard UI for managing the virtual resources

Horizon

N/A

N/A

Block storage

Create, manage and connect block storage resources to the VMs

Cinder

Ceph

LVM

Object storage

Create, download and manage storage objects

Ceph RADOS Gateway

Ceph

N/A