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i am new to openstack. i need to configure and install openstack on desktop using vm. from where should i start? any help would be helpfull

asked 2016-08-06 14:32:50 -0500

anonymous user


please provide me pdf links for installation of openstack

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Perhaps consider

It's very easy to get Openstack running using their virtualbox/fuel solution

Wade gravatar imageWade ( 2016-08-06 21:54:44 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-08-07 01:15:09 -0500

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updated 2016-08-07 01:17:08 -0500

Easiest way to install openstack services is "Devstack" .

You can configure and install openstack by following below link- (link text)

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answered 2016-08-07 01:48:09 -0500

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updated 2016-08-07 01:51:12 -0500

Devstack will provide you set up running a bunch hardly restart-able openstack daemons which might be good only for testing the most recent commits in upstream git repos.

Any Openstack deployment presumes reading by configuration utility ( packstack or TripleoO ) configuration files and setup required services on each node mentioned in config files along with proper vlans set up (TripleO/TripleO QuickStart )


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answered 2016-08-08 14:06:03 -0500

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updated 2016-08-08 14:14:09 -0500


If you want to install it on your desktop. i would say the best & easiest way to do is install Packstack on a virtual box. its easy & quick. all you need is 4GB of RAM & at least 20GB of disk space with good internet access. I have tested it on CentOS & it well well. here is the link & also i am sharing one video which you might like it & can easily install..

Video link--- ( (

Thanks Partha

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answered 2016-08-08 11:56:29 -0500

William Wang gravatar image

You can deploy openstack environment on various host OS, for me the easiest is using ubuntu trusty server image. If okay with you, go ahead download ubuntu server ISO from and create a Virtualbox VM with 4KRAM and 20GB storage.

Then, if you want to get a first-look on openstack, you can deploy openstack on the ubuntu VM you created. Read and follow steps on (

If you want to try some code change, you can deploy openstack development environment on the ubuntu VM you created. Read and follow steps on (

Good luck

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Just for fun try TripleO QuickStart vs Official UBUNTU's DOCS.

dbaxps gravatar imagedbaxps ( 2016-08-09 04:14:34 -0500 )edit

answered 2016-08-10 23:18:45 -0500

If you want to use CentOS you can try RDO with Packstack:

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answered 2016-08-11 01:44:06 -0500

Even I am new to this. Here is what I did. I created 2 VM's with 1 NIC each in VMWare player installed Ubuntu 14.0 and followed the instructions that are mentioned in (

1 VM has Compute installed on it and rest all components are installed on the other VM. off course, this needs a lot of resources so if you are trying to install on your desktop, you need good amount of physical RAM in your desktop. I have assigned 4GB of RAM to each VM.

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