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asked 2015-07-22 09:28:54 -0500

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Hi everybody,

I am totally new to Openstack and am currently exploring it.

My question is whether it is possible to make a single machine Openstack cloud server provide 'software as a service' (SaaS) to users on the network. For example can we put NetBeans IDE or even a Java application on such a single machine to be used by users on the network.

Any help from anybody will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Hamid Sultan

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answered 2015-07-23 00:52:55 -0500

kumar lakshman kumar gravatar image

yeah you can do it, you can install all needed openstack components in single machine or install any hyper visor and install openstack components inside VMs. coming to SaaS you can spawn VM on openstack compute once you done with above installation and install the service you need. the other way is nova-docker project, check if the need software image there in docker hub then get the image and upload to glance and boot it. the needed service will be ready to use :-)

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answered 2015-07-24 09:24:14 -0500

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Hi Kumar,

Thank you so much for your response. I am a beginner to Openstack. Can I be more specific about my question

I do not want to use any hyper visor.

Can I just install all needed components (compute, storage, network) of openstack on a single machine. Then can I do the following: 1) Install NetBeans IDE (or any other development tool) so that users can access NetBeans as a cloud 'SaaS' 2) Install a java desktop application so that users can access the application as a cloud 'SaaS'

Waiting for your kind response.



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yeah Hamid, you can do it,

  1. install all openstack services on machine
  2. create VMs(instances) and install your needed software (you can even look at cloud-int which can get the instance booted with needed software.
kumar lakshman kumar gravatar imagekumar lakshman kumar ( 2015-07-27 02:36:12 -0500 )edit

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