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Can I install Openstack with various nodes on VirtualBox?

asked 2016-07-30 16:44:47 -0500

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updated 2016-07-30 20:39:26 -0500

I'm trying to install the Openstack in a machine server with 4 CPUs and RAM 4 GB, less than the requirements (8 CPUs and 12 GB RAM). However, I want just test on a single node and after expand the infrastructure.

I had an idea: use just this computer and create various VMs for each node, that is: a VM to controller node, a VM to compute, and so on.. After, I use the MAAS to link all structure (the VMs) and install the Openstack in these VMs inside this computer.

Can I do this? or is there another better method?

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answered 2016-07-31 06:45:46 -0500

Sure you can... have you tried training-labs? It installs OpenStack following the official install guide, and the default setup is VirtualBox.

http://docs.openstack.org/training_labs/

MaaS is cool, but you don't really need it for your plan. You can just install VirtualBox in all the machines and after you are good with the All-In-One setup, just migrate the VMs to the new servers and edit the VirtualBox networks to be bridged.

If you are planning on extending your infrastructure, you probably also start expecting some performance... So, with not much more effort, you can use the same method and install with the "KVM" driver of the osbash installer.

By the way... with training-labs you can now also install the nodes via PXE, similar to MaaS and Autopilot, but well... not for big production environments.

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