Can both nodes of an openstack installation be the same physical server?

asked 2017-08-20 18:55:40 -0600

donmasters755 gravatar image

I am getting ready to install openstack for the first time on a Dell PowerEdge R610 with (2) hex core E5670 processors, 128GB memory, (6) 1TB SATA dreves arranged in RAID 10.

Can this single server serve as both the controller an compute nodes? Or is this not a good idea and should purchase another physical server?

I will be using Linux Ubuntu 16.04.

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Depends on your use case. Are you installing OpenStack for testing, development or production scenario?

sanjana gravatar imagesanjana ( 2017-08-21 04:54:44 -0600 )edit

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answered 2017-08-21 00:18:20 -0600

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You can install both controller and compute packages on the same physical server. This is fine for testing and development environments.

However, if you want to use OpenStack in production, you have to use different servers for controller and compute.

Most of the people who get started with OpenStack, use VMs for installing and testing.

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