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Can we run complete openstack setup on KVM virtual machine ??

asked 2013-07-29 01:23:05 -0500

Deepak hajare gravatar image

updated 2013-08-26 00:18:54 -0500

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HI, I am new in openstack, could any one please suggest me, Can i install my complete openstack services on Ubuntu 12.04 virtual machine(Running on KVM)??

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answered 2013-08-01 15:43:13 -0500

loganmc10 gravatar image

It's very much possible, Devstack will install no problem on a KVM guest. The VM's you start up will be super slow (VM on top of a VM), but it will work.

If you really want to get fancy, you can install all of OpenStack on the KVM guest, except the nova-compute service, then install nova-compute on your hypervisor directly. Once you get that set up properly, your OpenStack VM's will boot along-side your KVM guest running OpenStack, directly on the hypervisor.

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answered 2013-07-31 07:43:39 -0500

FerRory gravatar image

It should be possible, it is already done with for example VMware ESX and virtualbox. But then you need to install nova in combination with qemu. Because according to my knowledge it is not possible run virtualization software on top of virtualization software.

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you can run kvm on top of virtualbox vm

coolsvap gravatar imagecoolsvap ( 2013-08-01 00:24:24 -0500 )edit

answered 2013-07-29 18:23:50 -0500

MoizArif gravatar image

Theoretically, you can do that and Openstack should run without any error.

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answered 2013-07-30 15:13:56 -0500

nishtha gravatar image

I have installed openstack taking ESXi as hypervisor. I suppose doing it on KVM is pretty easier as you might get a good documentation regarding it, so you can go for it.

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answered 2013-07-29 22:57:52 -0500

If you are using it for a development/evaluation purpose, I would suggest you do that with virtualbox vm. It helps you with having KVM service running on the VM where you are installing it. If you are doing it on a VM in KVM, just check if KVM service (modprobe) on the vm is operational for you to create new VM.

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