CloudStack Review

It was easy to deploy, both for PoC and production with HA


We use this product solely for private cloud. We have a small setup (like half-rack) used mostly for software development. We have basic network (with ACLs) and use Ansible for instance management.

The initial decision to go with CloudStack, not OpenStack, was made because of its simplicity. It was easy to deploy, both for PoC and production (with HA). For hypervisor, we decided to go with Citrix Xen (and NFS storage). Now, we are considering KVM with GlusterFS.

There are some things that I would like to see fixed in newer versions: 

  1. The user can't upload SSH keys from the UI. We have to use the API for this, and it is not always convenient. 
  2. The Security Groups. I would like to see more AWS-like behavior, and be able to add/remove SG to instance after creation. 
  3. The Windows hosts do not get their hostnames from cloud-init.

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

4.9
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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