Gigabyte Brix GB-BXBT-2807 Installation

asked 2015-10-20 12:42:48 -0500

lshannon gravatar image

I have 6 GB-BXBT-2807 machines with 8 GB of RAM each. Specs:

  1. 22nm Intel® Celeron N2807
  2. Supports 2.5” thickness 7.0/9.5mm Hard Drives (1 x 3Gbps SATA2)
  3. 1x SO-DIMM DDR3L 1.35V Slots (1333 MHz)
  4. Preinstall IEEE 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi / Bluetooth 4.0 Mini-PCIe card
  5. Gigabit LAN

I want to install Openstack on these as a home lab. My first attempt at installation was not successful (everything seemed to install but the Fuel server does not start - networking issues). Rather than posting some of the issues I experienced I thought I would take a step back and ask if this is even the right hardware to do this?

Should I buy another machine with 2 NIC cards? I could also add a NIC to one of them VIA a USB dongle. Should I forget these and get something different?

Thoughts?

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Many people run their entire experimental cloud on a single physical system of your description, using virtual machines as OpenStack hosts. In other words, your specs are certainly sufficient, except that each server should have more than one NIC. Or at least several IPs per NIC.

Bernd Bausch gravatar imageBernd Bausch ( 2015-10-24 00:14:56 -0500 )edit