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asked 2016-09-05 07:26:39 -0500

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Hi, I want to set up a very simple environment to PoC driving OpenStack with a number of different orchestration tools. It will be seriously under baked in terms of server specs as I am doing this with five laptops. So I am expecting it to run like a dog; but it is only doing tiny workloads. I have been reading through the documentation and I am struggling to work out the minimum configuration I need for basic compute and networking use cases. This will not be connected to out corporate lan; just completely isolated (with internet access via a wifi modem). Can anyone suggest some good resources to help guide setting up a minimal environment to learn about open stack and orchestrate establishing KVM compute nodes? Thanks in advance.

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answered 2016-09-06 18:56:01 -0500

updated 2016-09-06 18:57:46 -0500

try using devstack and just 1 laptop with virt capability enabled (disabled on most laptops), an SSD (to solve the i/o perf) and as much memory as you can fit. I personally setup a devstack with an i5, 1Tb SSD and 16Gb mem using devstack. Worked well as a poc and ran 3 machines easily.

once you do this, if you are feeling a bit crazy:

add the other laptops with the nova compute / neutron openvswitch-agent and ceilometer (if doing metering).....

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