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Can one deploy OpenStack on Laptop and create tenant with 3-4 small VMs?

asked 2020-02-25 14:42:13 -0500

falcon74 gravatar image

Is it possible to setup OpenStack on Laptop, s.t. one could then use the Horizon dashboard to create a project with a tenant with 3-4 nodes (VMs), setup the networking between them ? If so, what would be the method that is most simple and straightforward.

The laptop in question is an i7 8th gen with 6 cores with HT (so visible as 12 vcores) and 32GB RAM. The VMs I am looking to create are like with 2 vCPUs, 2GB vRAM, 2 vNICs etc. and 2 VLANs.

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answered 2020-02-26 13:31:33 -0500

engel75 gravatar image

Devstack or kolla-absible using vagrant to get a multi node setup

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answered 2020-02-25 16:08:14 -0500

Your laptop is powerful enough for a nice cloud. I suggest creating a VM with 10 to 16GB memory, put Centos 7 on it and install Packstack.

I don't quite understand why you need VLANs, though. By default, Packstack uses network protocol Geneve nowadays to implement virtual networks. While VLANs can probably be configured, they are an unnecessary hassle for a proof-of-concept cloud.

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