29 August 2012

Install Your Own OpenStack Cloud – Essex Edition

OpenStack is an open source IaaS cloud computing platform (www.openstack.org) written in the Python programming language. In this document, I will describe in detail the installation, configuration and use of my OpenStack cloud. You can use it to install your own private or public cloud. I try to not use scripts for the installation and configuration to show clearly all the steps to follow. This is for clarity.

We will install OpenStack on two physical servers. We will also give some explanations on how to install OpenStack on more than two physical servers.

Software Versions:

- Operating System: Linux Ubuntu Server version 12.04 (Precise), 64 bits.
- Cloud Computing: OpenStack version 2012.1 (Essex) including Nova, Glance, Keystone, and Horizon.

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