Installation of RDO single Node

asked 2015-01-30 00:00:23 -0600

Pawan gravatar image


I want to do some R&D work on RDO-Juno, for this I have chosen to use RHEL7 as the base Operating System. My objective is to write some Python scripts to the original RDO source and test it on my developer environment. As I can see there are different distribution of RHEL available (Server, Workstation and Desktop edition). I am not sure which distribution will be the appropriate one? Can anyone suggest me which RHEL7 edition should I opt for ? Will the Workstation version suffice or do I really need Server edition. Also, What would be the suitable hardware configuration to deploy the chosen Operating System?

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answered 2015-01-30 06:37:26 -0600

Use RDO-Juno with CentOS7 and bypass all the Redhat sales jargon of Server/Workstation/Desktop. At the end of the day all three of them are kinda same and use the same kernel.

With regards to hardware make sure you have a CPU that has multiple cores (i7), the more the better and at least 8GB of ram to run it adequately. It does seem to run on 4GB but rather slowly especially if you plan on launching compute instances on the same node in an all in one configuration. Also ensure you have adequate disk if you plan on doing anything with Cinder LVM and/or Swift.

As far what hardware make/models, anything that Redhat/CentOS supports should work fine which in most cases is any of the current server, desktop or laptop models.

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answered 2015-01-31 22:24:06 -0600

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If using RHEL the Server edition is the correct one to use for OpenStack. While the different variants are similar in terms of core packages like the kernel etc. they do provide different package sets and as a result you may encounter dependency issues if trying to install OpenStack on the other variants. RDO also supports CentOS and Fedora.

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Hi Steve :)

schmaustech gravatar imageschmaustech ( 2015-02-01 18:39:44 -0600 )edit

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