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I am in Education Field, Theoritically i know cloud computing. I have to learn and teach Cloud implementation to masters student from April 2019. So, please guide me from scratch for starting openstack. Which OS to use and other software, language and tools i need to learn?

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I am in Education Field, Theoritically i know cloud computing. I have to learn and teach Cloud implementation to masters student from April 2019. So, please guide me from scratch for starting openstack. Which OS to use and other software, language and tools i need to learn?

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answered 2019-02-15 23:42:41 -0500

updated 2019-02-15 23:49:53 -0500

I was in a similar situation 5 years ago, although I had more time. Learning this in two months is a challenge. On the other hand, OpenStack was my first exposure to cloud computing.

You need to have a good grasp of Linux system administration. The usual platforms for installing OpenStack are RHEL/Centos, Ubuntu or SLES/OpenSuse. Pick one.

A good basis of Networking and Virtualization is strongly recommended.

Reading Python programs and knowing how to print log messages will help but is not mandatory in my opinion.

Everybody learns in a different way. I started reading the documentation, but every sentence contained at least two terms that I had not heard of before. So I went practical and followed the installation tutorial. It took me three days or so until my toy cloud was functional. This was hard work but forced me to learn.

I suggest you find a Linux box (e.g. a laptop with 16GB main memory, if possible an SSD), use KVM to create two virtual machines that you will install with one of the above operating systems, then follow the tutorial.

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Thanks a lot for your suggestion. I will follow the suggestion and get back to you soon.

MCA gravatar imageMCA ( 2019-02-16 00:30:33 -0500 )edit
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answered 2019-02-16 00:40:02 -0500

Hitesh Bajaj gravatar image

Hello,

I was in your shoes 2 weeks ago, but I had/have lesser time. Still learning.

Let me share my exp, get a physical machine, maybe 16GB with SSD is good enough. Install Ubuntu OS on it. And setup devstack on it. It is quickest and comes with few pre-configurations and is got for begining. Installation instructions are available online/you tube.

Once you get familiar with basic components of openstack, and have tried few deployemnts and played aroud with few configurations, then you can look forward for installing openstack and explore further.

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Devstack runs well in a 8GB VM, too. Packstack as well. Both are automatic methods for setting up a functioning cloud that you can then experiment with. Probably not bad advice at all, although you get a deeper understanding from the installation tutorials.

Bernd Bausch gravatar imageBernd Bausch ( 2019-02-16 01:14:06 -0500 )edit

Thanks a lot. Will go through it.

MCA gravatar imageMCA ( 2019-02-17 23:01:46 -0500 )edit

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