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Is it possible to control an AWS with openstack (instantiate VMs)?

asked 2013-05-23 11:02:33 -0500

ktibi gravatar image

updated 2013-05-24 10:57:05 -0500

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For a personal project, I would be able to start a virtual machine that I have already configured on Amazon AWS. From Horizon I would like to integrate the account I have on AWS and the virtual machines I have running locally based on OpenStack. Is this possible and how can I achieve it?

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can you be more specific about the meaning of 'control my amazon'?

smaffulli gravatar imagesmaffulli ( 2013-05-23 20:10:53 -0500 )edit

Just startup VM already config on amazon. And see VM start on amazon. With horizon.

ktibi gravatar imagektibi ( 2013-05-24 04:58:41 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-05-24 11:00:26 -0500

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updated 2013-05-24 11:08:53 -0500

Since the OpenStack Dashboard (Horizon) talks with the native API to the other OpenStack components (like Compute, Network, Identity, etc) you can't simply add an Amazon AWS account to it and control both Amazon accounts and OpenStack accounts from the same web interface.

At the moment Horizon cannot be used as an interface to Amazon AWS. Probably you can extend Horizon to add the capability to control Amazon AWS but I'm not aware of anybody doing that.

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Thx for editing and answer. So if i would like control just Amazon accounts with horizon without openstack accounts it's possible ?

ktibi gravatar imagektibi ( 2013-05-24 11:02:10 -0500 )edit

I edited my answer to be more clear: no, you can't.

smaffulli gravatar imagesmaffulli ( 2013-05-24 11:09:23 -0500 )edit

answered 2013-05-23 23:16:37 -0500

Sagar Ratnakara Nikam gravatar image

updated 2013-05-23 23:21:56 -0500

If you mean, creating VM instances on Amazon EC2 using openstack controller,glance and quantum, then NO, it is not possible

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So for instanciate VM on amazon its not possible to use other interface ? Just instancie my vm with horizon. It is already config on amazon. Just start its. Why opentack is api compatible with aws ?

ktibi gravatar imagektibi ( 2013-05-24 04:57:17 -0500 )edit

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