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Linux Distros with Pre-Installed OpenStack

asked 2015-06-16 19:14:20 -0500

asad gravatar image

Hello as a DevOps problem I need to setup single node OpenStack instances on multiple Computers (VMs) and I have to do it during OS installation. I came across Ubuntu Server (which has an option to install OpenStack), Are there any other linux distros that come with an Option to install OpenStack through OS installer?

More Technical Query: I want to install OpenStack during OS installation (I want to package OS + OpenStack into single ISO), what would be the best way to do so?

Devstack & PackStack are post installation and not an option for me.

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answered 2015-06-17 01:43:53 -0500

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updated 2015-06-17 01:44:15 -0500

Options are

  1. Rebuild a Linux ISO with OpenStack.
  2. Setup a Network Boot server which hosts a customized distro.
  3. Try RedHat OpenStack(You need to buy license)
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Thanks, I was thinking about modifying the source of the installer but I guess this is a better option.

asad gravatar imageasad ( 2015-06-17 05:48:36 -0500 )edit
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answered 2015-06-17 00:13:56 -0500

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I'm not aware of other distros that provide this option. That said you can easily achieve what you want with a kickstart file (SuSE and Debian based distros have an equivalent).

The kickstart defines what should be installed and allows you to automate a OS install. You can execute any commands or scripts you like from that file, so you could call devstack or packstack all in one.

To bundle it in a ISO you just need to mount an existing install media, add the kickstart and modify the relevant grub entry to pass that kickstart file to the installer. You can then save that ISO.

Is an ISO essential or would pxe booting work for you ?

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I have to package it in the ISO, I was thinking more about modifying the source of the installer but I think your answers are more simple and practical.

asad gravatar imageasad ( 2015-06-17 05:47:47 -0500 )edit

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