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Can we setup openstack on Baremetal server?

asked 2018-03-08 12:29:04 -0500

Shahid gravatar image

updated 2018-03-08 12:29:39 -0500

Is it possible to setup openstack on a Baremetal device? If yes than how can it be done ?

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All production clouds run on baremetal. It’s done the same way as setting it up on a virtual server. To try it out, you can use the installation guides (two servers needed), or DevStack, or Packstack.

I would use a VM, though. More flexibility.

Bernd Bausch gravatar imageBernd Bausch ( 2018-03-08 13:20:44 -0500 )edit

I use RHOSP to deploy to baremetal. RDO is the equivlent (

rlpple gravatar imagerlpple ( 2018-03-08 15:18:20 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-03-08 15:44:56 -0500

updated 2018-03-08 15:45:50 -0500

I think the question is whether one can run OpenStack without an operating system. Since it is written in Python and builds on many other Python-based pieces of software, the answer is no. You need Linux under it, though I believe there have been experimental ports to BSD and Solaris.

You probably confuse OpenStack with baremetal hypervisors like ESXi or some flavours of Xen. However, OpenStack is not a hypervisor. It manages hypervisors.

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Got it, Thanks a lot.

Shahid gravatar imageShahid ( 2018-03-09 04:07:59 -0500 )edit

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