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How do you install Openstack on a Windows PC

asked 2013-04-20 23:54:34 -0500

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updated 2013-06-11 10:19:29 -0500

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I am new to Linux. I have been trying to follow the book "Openstack Cloud Computing Cookbook 2012" for installing Openstack on my Windows 7 PC. I am currently stuck on Chapter 1. When I try to SSH into the instance that is created on the Ubuntu Virtual Machine, I get a "connection timed out" error, as well as an error on the Openstack virtual machine that reads "[ 287.857575] block nbd15:Receive control failed (result -32)". I have not been able to figure out what is wrong with my installation, and have been trying to fix it for at least a month so far. Is there anyway to install and run an instance of Openstack on a Windows PC?

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Every guide that I come across is either outdated, or expects the user to be a professional in using Linux. Also, none of the guides ever mention what the base OS has to be, or if you even have to use a virtual machine.

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answered 2013-04-21 06:09:44 -0500

RomilGupta gravatar image

Hi , yes of course you can install compute on Hyper-V. pls refer the below link :

Supported Operating Systems:

Windows Server / Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Windows Server / Hyper-V Server 2012 Windows 8 (Testing / Development only)

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answered 2013-05-22 10:49:19 -0500

Sagar Ratnakara Nikam gravatar image

Windows 7 is not a supported OS for installing openstack. The controller node needs to be installed on a linux machine. HyperV role enabled on Windows Server 2K8 R2 and Windows 2012 server can be used as a compute node connected to the controller

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answered 2013-05-28 06:31:23 -0500

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updated 2013-05-28 06:38:40 -0500

Hey Feders,

If it is just for getting a look and feel of openstack (grizzly), you may use this guide to set it up on ubuntu (12.04) over a virtual-box installed on your Windows Machine.

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answered 2013-05-23 00:01:08 -0500

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updated 2013-05-23 00:19:27 -0500

Yes, Ubuntu is the best OS for beginners. No, you don't have to use a VM, though VM is supported. When you say try to SSH to instance, do you mean you try to SSH to a VM you created with Openstack you installed? If so, did you use floating IP? Did you have security group opened for your SSH client?

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answered 2013-10-19 12:49:34 -0500

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You should get an additional computer for sure. It is worth the time and investment to do this. Install CentOS minimal on the separate computer and follow guides on the centOS and openstack website. Make sure to install the base package group. Spend some time with CentOS first to get acquainted to administrating, updating, and adding applications to it. Learn vim for sure. You will be glad you Then carefully read through the Openstack material first, to get the general concepts and terminology under your belt. Openstack is made up of a number of components, each contributing to the whole. Understanding what you are doing is key for success. Yes, it will take some time for sure. But the journey will provide you with greater knowledge and understanding and allow you see more clearly the incredible opportunities that the ... (more)

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answered 2013-06-24 02:55:35 -0500

There is no easier way to Good things,similarly you don't Install OpenStack on Windows. I would suggest that if you want to enjoy OpenStack, dive into the ocean called Linux. Best of Luck

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