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OpenStack on Virtualbox - For home practice

asked 2016-08-30 22:52:12 -0600

AkheelAhmed gravatar image

Dear All

I have several Linux VMs on virtualbox(Ubuntu/OpenSuse/Fedora). Is it possible to set up OpenStack on them for learning/practice-hands-on ?

Appreciate your kind advice...

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answered 2016-09-14 21:48:33 -0600

SGPJ gravatar image

Yes you can! it will be better to have at-least 2GB RAM and try all in one setup. Ref: all in one

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answered 2016-08-31 00:06:00 -0600

updated 2016-08-31 00:06:27 -0600

Yes, you can. but don't expect it to be fast.

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answered 2016-08-30 23:16:12 -0600

pilasguru gravatar image

I wroted a blog post (in Spanish) to show how to use vagrant + virtualbox to have openstack running.

The post with the screencast + vagrantfile is here:

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answered 2016-08-31 14:30:52 -0600

William Wang gravatar image

I did some on CentOS and Ubuntu VM, Ubuntu is an easer one to play with: if you want to play with Openstack, you may refer to guidelines (

You may just install Keystone, Nova, Neutron, Cinder, Heat and Horizon to start with, note that your VM should have storage size > 64GB, to play with some guest applications.

Good luck

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answered 2016-09-15 00:00:26 -0600

sajjanbh gravatar image

Yes, you definitely can. Here's how I setup my first all-in-one openstack in CentOS inside VMware: Also, it doesn't really matter which virtualization platform you use until you understand what you're doing.

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answered 2016-09-14 23:55:03 -0600

Chaithanya gravatar image

You can try Mirantis OpenStack. For installation, they have VirtualBox scripts which make's your work more easy.

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