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OpenStack distribution for newbie to start with

asked 2015-11-27 00:52:24 -0500

linlma gravatar image

Different companies or organizations provide different distributions and wondering for newbie, any recommendations to start easier with minimal configuration changes? Using Linux environment.

thanks in advance, Lin

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answered 2015-11-28 04:10:59 -0500

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I would suggest devstack. In my opinion is by far the simplest implementation for all in one openstack installation.

Although i recommend installing openstack manually so you can get a far better understanding of how it works.

From what i know there is also mirantis fuel, juju charms, puppet for openstack and chef. But as i said, devstack is by far the simplest and is for develoent/testing only, so no production ready (when i used it a while ago).

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Thanks capsali! Mark your reply as answer as well.

linlma gravatar imagelinlma ( 2015-11-28 18:22:29 -0500 )edit

answered 2015-11-28 10:04:53 -0500

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updated 2015-11-30 12:11:49 -0500

If you want basic overview of Openstack than you can configure Openstack using Packstack or Devstack. it will be very easy to setup.

It is sure , it will configure your setup fast and easily. But i will Recommend you for good learning you have to follow complete documentation and install manually that will more helpful to understand complete architecture .

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answered 2015-12-01 15:11:20 -0500

What about BOMSI? If your computer is powerful enough ( > i5, 8 Gb RAM) you can get it installed as easy as:

apt-get -y install git
git clone
cd BOMSI/CentOS7-Kilo/
for NODE in controller compute1 network; do ./ -n=1.$NODE; done

This will create 3 VMs (qemu) with their virtual networks and install the core components exactly as in the official documentation and using BASH.

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answered 2015-11-28 02:32:08 -0500

You can start with a devstack ( ( It can be installed with minimal configuration for testing purposes. You can try All in One configuration from here - (

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