OpenStack Dashboard

asked 2012-07-12 17:31:31 -0600

tiffwhal gravatar image

I am totally confused as to how to utilize OpenStack Dashboard. I successfully installed Devstack OpenStack Essex for Ubuntu 11.10 and I can login to Dashboard, but have no idea what I can do with the instances. Exacalty what am I suppose to do with the CirrOS image. It seems like a dummy image, how do I get ubuntu on my openstack dashboard and once I do that how can I setup a "cloud" so that it receive and store data from an outside source and vice versa?

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answered 2012-07-12 18:38:34 -0600

gabriel-hurley gravatar image

I'm not going to go into exceptional detail on any of those topics, but to give you some general pointers:

  1. Adding new images (such as Ubuntu) can be done two ways: add it to Glance directly using Glance's CLI/client outside of the dashboard, or use the "create image" feature in the dashboard to add the image source using an externally available download URL. I warn you, though, that adding new images to OpenStack is not exactly "user-friendly" right now, so I'd consult OpenStack's documentation on how to go about it.

  2. The general "first time" things you'd want to do would be as folllows:

    • Log in
    • Add/create a keypair for yourself
    • Set up your security groups; at the very least adding a rule to allow SSH (TCP 22:22), and probably to allow ping (ICMP -1:-1)
    • Add floating IPs to your project
    • Launch an instance using an image of your choosing with your keypair and security groups
    • Associate a floating IP with your new instance

At that point you should be able to SSH to it, etc.

We're always working to make things easier, but this is the current state of things.

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answered 2012-07-12 18:45:46 -0600

In Essex you can actually ONLY create the images from Glance's CLI outside of the dashboard.

In folsom-2 you can create them in the dashboard using the above described method.

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answered 2012-07-16 20:16:18 -0600

tiffwhal gravatar image

@koolhead17 thanks so much this worked perfectly. I have one issue now, I was able to get ubuntu image on glance cli, but how do I get it from the cli to the actual dashboard api?

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answered 2012-07-13 13:16:39 -0600

tiffwhal gravatar image

Ok so I was following the directions to get glance up and running and I came across this error:

Failed to show index. Got error: Connect error/bad to Auth aervice at URL http://localhost:5000/v2.0/tokens

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answered 2012-07-15 21:29:51 -0600

koolhead17 gravatar image


This means your glance authenticaton is not properly configured with keysone. My simple advice would be to follow this steps

I hope it helps.

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