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Multi Node OpenStack setup

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Introduction

The OpenStack setup can have services separately on different machines in order to optimize performance. Here is a procedure for installing a four machine setup. The setup has all the machines running Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin. The version of OpenStack is Essex. This procedure is based on OpenStack Beginner’s Guide

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OpenStack Beginner’s Guide V3.0 for Essex on Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin)

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OpenStack Beginner’s Guide V3.0 for Essex on Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) is now available as a pdf file. We would like to thank all the people who have directly or indirectly helped us in bringing out this guide.

Please have a look at it and let us know if you have any  comments/suggestions/feedback. We will do our best to enhance the guide based on your suggestions.

What’s new in V3.0:

  • Keystone – OpenStack Identity Service.
  • Horizon – OpenStack Dashboard.
  • Keystone integration with nova, glance and swift.
  • Image bundling procedure for Redhat, CentOS, OpenSuse and Debian.
  • Replacement of euca-* commands with nova and glance commands.

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May 7, 2012 at 9:59 pm

OpenStack Dashboard (Horizon) Screencast

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The following link is a screencast of OpenStack Dasboard (codenamed Horizon) on Ubuntu 12.04.

The video gives you a simple walk-through of the features available on OpenStack Dashboard like:

• Instance Management – Create or terminate instance, view console logs and connect through VNC, attaching volumes, etc.
• Access and Security Management – Create security groups, manage keypairs, assign floating IPs, etc.
• Flavor Management – Manage different flavors or instance virtual hardware templates.
• Image Management – Edit or delete images.
• Manage users, quotas and usage for projects.
• User Management – Create user, etc.
• Volume Management – Creating Volumes and snapshots.
• Object Store Manipulation – Create, delete containers and objects.

We are working on getting the new version of “OpenStack Beginner’s Guide – Essex version on Ubuntu 12.04″. The pdf should be out in a week’s time. So stay tuned…!!!!

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April 27, 2012 at 7:44 pm

OpenStack Beginner’s Guide V2.0 for Diablo on Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric is here!

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OpenStack Beginner’s Guide  V2.0 for Diablo on Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric is now available as a pdf file. Please have a look it and let us know if you have any comments/suggestions/feedback. We will do our best to enhance the guide based on your suggestions.

We would like to thank  Anne Gentle and  all participants of DocBlitz sessions and several others who have given feedback on these pages, on the documentation pages of OpenStack and offline through emails.

What’s new in V2.0:

  1. Procedure for using PostgreSQL for Nova added
  2. Swift added to Installation & Configuration chapter and Storage Management chapter
  3. Revised the commands line options to be in sync with Diablo
  4. Dropped Dashboard section, for now, as the new version of Dashboard relies on Key Stone. We will include them back once the key issues releated to Keystone/Dashboard on Ubuntu get resolved.
  5. Dropped Role Based Access Control Chapter. This is undergoing rewrite and we will add it soon.
  6. Some language errors fixed
  7. Some errors in the architecture diagrams fixed

Controller

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Installation of the components

Install all the components of the controller

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Bundling CentOS Image with VNC access for OpenStack

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This article explains how to create a CentOS 6 image with VNC access on KVM for uploading it to the image store on OpenStack Diablo.  I have used KVM running on Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit server for creation of the image.

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Bundling OpenSUSE image for OpenStack

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This article explains how to create a OpenSUSE 11.4 image on KVM for uploading it to the image store on OpenStack Diablo.  I have used KVM running on Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit server for creation of the image.

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Bundling Debian image for OpenStack

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This article explains how to create a Debian 6 image on KVM for uploading it to the image store on OpenStack Diablo.  I have used KVM running on Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit server for creation of the image.

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