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asked 2015-02-26 19:20:29 -0500

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I am looking to setup OpenStack for the sole purpose of SWIFT object storage ONLY. Any guidance as to how or what parts of the OpenStack architecture that I need to accomplish this?

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answered 2015-02-26 20:47:28 -0500

Yes, this is absolutely possible - the only Openstack components you need are Keystone and Swift. There's several decent tutorials out there on how to do it, depending if you just want a single-node or a full, multi-node Swift cluster.

I'd suggest reading:


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It looks this is a VM setup. Is VM a requirement of can it be done on a physical server?

dbarman gravatar imagedbarman ( 2015-02-27 14:11:19 -0500 )edit

answered 2015-03-01 08:06:20 -0500

Hi, Its possible to do with two components like Keystone and Swift. All you need to do is follow the general steps in installation guide. Try with simple setup with two system i.e one proxy node and one storage node. Install and configure them and finally verify the installation. This will help you understand swift working :)

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Would this be acceptable for a production swift implementation? I think I would have two storage nodes. Also, what can I do for fault tolerance or disaster recovery if the controller/keystone node fails? Is horizon necessary and/or recommended?

dbarman gravatar imagedbarman ( 2015-03-01 10:08:01 -0500 )edit

You can add any number of storage nodes and proxy nodes based on your requirement.For understanding purpose you can try simply with two system.Horizon is not mandatory, it is optional. For more details about failure recovery, refer

Varsha gravatar imageVarsha ( 2015-03-01 12:32:23 -0500 )edit

Ok. I have setup the controller node and one object node. The swift seems to work, but the Horizon interface doesn't seem to work well. When I try to login to it it literally takes 5 minutes to login and even option I click on in the interface take a tremendously long time and some of the items d

dbarman gravatar imagedbarman ( 2015-03-13 14:41:15 -0500 )edit

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