How do i configure OpenStack to work with multiple XenServers?

asked 2013-08-13 14:40:47 -0600

anonymous user


I would like to use OpenStack with multiple Citrix XenServers, if possible managed from just one Dashboard. Where can i find a good howto?


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Amadeus gravatar imageAmadeus ( 2015-09-22 14:37:17 -0600 )edit

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answered 2013-09-17 01:45:22 -0600

marcelodieder gravatar image

updated 2013-09-20 13:33:56 -0600

Do you need install a PV machine with nova-compute for each Xenserver of your ambient.

See the guide on Openstack Docs.

Each XenServer Machine (Hypervisor) need one PV(ParaVirtualized VM) with nova-compute. You cannot install nova compute directed in the Xenserver Dom0, you need install nova-compute at domU (VM PV as I say above).


  • Xenserver HOST1 (Hypervisor Dom0)

    • VM1 (Opensack Controller [nova, glance, horizon, keystone, etc])
    • VM2 (Openstak Network [ neutron ])
    • VM3 (PV Machine with nova-compute [domU])
  • Xenserver HOST2 (Hypervisor Dom0)

    • VM1 (PV Machine with nova-compute [domU])
  • Xenserver HOST3 (Hypervisor Dom0)

    • VM1 (PV Machine with nova-compute [domU])

See more details at openstack compute docs (introduction-to-xen.html)

I hope it has helped you.

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Can you please update this answer? I need to know the same thing and this response is, well...incoherent.

Scryptic1 gravatar imageScryptic1 ( 2013-09-20 09:20:01 -0600 )edit

Ok, I added more information.

marcelodieder gravatar imagemarcelodieder ( 2013-09-20 13:33:02 -0600 )edit

On the HOST1: does the VM2 and VM3 should be on separate virtual machines? if yes, why the services cannot be on the same virtual machine?

k0d3r gravatar imagek0d3r ( 2013-09-23 14:51:57 -0600 )edit

The services can be installed on the same virtual machine. It's a suggestion. You can install all services on one host only.

marcelodieder gravatar imagemarcelodieder ( 2013-09-24 23:03:57 -0600 )edit

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