Automated tool to create an Openstack Cloud

asked 2016-05-23 06:57:14 -0600

ubk_pnstck gravatar image

i'd like to work with Openstack and wanted to deploy a small cloud to get started. My idea is to have a 2 servers infrastructure: 1 controller node and 1 compute node connected on a private LAN. I'd like to use an automated tool to deploy the cloud; something "easy" where you only need to say this server is the compute while this one is the controller (no storage or other)

I found something like that: Red Hat Openstack where a third server, acting as a director, creates and install Openstack on the cloud nodes. Anyhow, I'd like to avoid working with something requiring licenses and adding a 3rd server.

I'd prefer something with no licensing, maybe on top of Ubuntu server to create this simple 2 server topology.

Does anyone have a possible solution? Thanks in advance Umberto

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answered 2016-05-23 08:03:51 -0600

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updated 2016-05-23 08:08:34 -0600

RDO Packstack does allow to do that . See
Just skip all Gluster integration part.
However, you will pretty soon realize that having Storage on Controller or Compute ( not like a separate node ) is not the best idea, unless you want just POC ( proof of concept ).
I don't won't put any pressure on you right now, you would see it for yourself.

As far as you would like Swift work as Glance backend or simplest iSCSILVM backend for Cinder performance issues be right here,so you would need storage node badly. Kudos to RH packstack allows to add Storage Node to landscape just tacking care of keystone endpoints for glance and swift on your own.

You last notes remind me TripleO Setup with
1. Undercloud deployment
2. Overcloud deployment
If you believe that Heat and puppet Openstack are already in your area of expertise. It would work for you even better than packstack ( 3 Nodes at least , sorry). No one of approaches suggested ( on CentOS 7.2 ) don't require any licensing ( just stay away of RHEL 7.X )

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answered 2016-05-23 08:50:20 -0600

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I would also like to point out the FUEL project. ( The project itself is free and pretty easy to use with a good community.

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