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Minimum configuration of a machine to install OpenStack?

asked 2020-04-15 11:46:29 -0500

mage87 gravatar image

I'm want to install openstack on my laptop for study purpose

Laptop configuration

Memory - 8GB

storage - 500+GB

processor - intel core i7 3ghz

i planned to configure centos on oracle vm with below config:

Memory -> 2GB

Storage -> 20GB

swap space -> 2GB

I tried above but its taking more time for opening the web console.

Kindly advise me the configuration setting

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answered 2020-04-15 18:10:04 -0500

updated 2020-04-15 20:47:54 -0500

You want to install OpenStack on a 2GB VM? I would not think this is possible at all. In my experience, 8GB is barely sufficient for an all-in-one installation if you only deploy the absolute minimum: Keystone, Nova, Neutron, Glance. If you add Swift, Cinder, Heat, I recommend 10-12 GB.

20GB is probably not enough either. Give it 50.

The recommended sizes for multi-node test installations are documented at However I am certain you can survive with smaller systems.

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Thanks for your reply. Its for learning purpose though i dont have sufficient capacity available on my laptop :(.. can i go-ahead with 3/4gb ram ?

mage87 gravatar imagemage87 ( 2020-04-16 11:07:22 -0500 )edit

I am sorry, but I don't think it will work. However, you don't lose much by trying.

Bernd Bausch gravatar imageBernd Bausch ( 2020-04-16 17:41:52 -0500 )edit

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