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From "Jessica Tomechak (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CLOUDSTACK-1601) Document how to get help with CloudStack
Date Wed, 10 Apr 2013 01:45:15 GMT


Jessica Tomechak commented on CLOUDSTACK-1601:

Here are some descriptions of the available documentation, which could be included in this

Additional Documentation Available
The following guides are available:
• Installation Guide — Covers initial installation of CloudStack. It aims to cover in
full detail all the
steps and requirements to obtain a functioning cloud deployment.

At times, this guide mentions additional topics in the context of installation tasks, but
does not
give full details on every topic. Additional details on many of these topics can be found
in the
Administration Guide. For example, security groups, firewall and load balancing
rules, IP address allocation, and virtual routers are covered in more detail in the Administration

• Administration Guide — Discusses how to set up services for the end users of your cloud.
covers ongoing runtime management and maintenance. This guide discusses topics like domains,
accounts, service offerings, projects, guest networks, administrator alerts, virtual machines,
and measuring resource usage.

• Developer's Guide — How to use the API to interact with CloudStack programmatically.
links to the complete API Reference.
> Document how to get help with CloudStack
> ----------------------------------------
>                 Key: CLOUDSTACK-1601
>                 URL:
>             Project: CloudStack
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>      Security Level: Public(Anyone can view this level - this is the default.) 
>          Components: Doc
>    Affects Versions: 4.0.0, 4.1.0
>            Reporter: Jessica Tomechak
>            Priority: Minor
> The documentation is lacking a section like "Getting Help" which would tell people about
the mailing lists, blogs, forums, and all the ways they can get more information than the
documentation provides. This section should be included at the top of every book: Install,
Admin, Developer's, Release Notes, and any others.

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