Open Stack Cloud at home

There is a lot of options now exist about how to get virtual machine running. That including oldschool VMWare or VirtualBox VM setup.

VirtualBoxMore modern way is to use Vagrant or Docker. that is not just virtualisation, but also catalogs of OS/software that might be started in couple of clicks.

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It is also not a problem now to create own small cloud with bunch of virtual machines that may run continously, be enlarged or shrinked if needed. easily stoped and destroyed and created again. Something like AWS EC2 but at home. One of such solution is DevStack on single PC. It is not as relible as as commercial public clouds (GCP or AWS), but for some personal testing purposes is good enough.

PC might be some power eficient and quiet like Intel NUC or Gigabyte BRIX.

How to get the personal cloud up and running.

  1. Get PC.
  2. Install Linux. (Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS for example)
  3. Install DevStack
  4. Configure DevStack and start Vms

so running commands as described at http://docs.openstack.org/developer/devstack/guides/single-machine.html we got running cloud in about 15 minutes

 

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DevStack Components Timed
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run_process - 46 secs
apt-get-update - 7 secs
pip_install - 420 secs
restart_apache_server - 10 secs
wait_for_service - 10 secs
git_timed - 147 secs
apt-get - 121 secs



This is your host IP address: 10.0.0.254
This is your host IPv6 address: ::1
Horizon is now available at http://10.0.0.254/dashboard
Keystone is serving at http://10.0.0.254:5000/
The default users are: admin and demo
The password: ******

With some predefined project, OS images

devstack_images

and VM shapes

devstack_shapes

that can be added, extended, removed easily.

Something I would do before devstack setup is switch to eth0 like interface name and setup static IP in ubuntu

sudo vim /etc/network/interfaces

 
# The primary network interface
#auto p3p1
#iface p3p1 inet dhcp
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static
    address 10.0.0.254
    netmask 255.255.255.0
    gateway 10.0.0.1
    dns-search local
    dns-nameservers 10.0.0.1 10.0.0.2

sudo vim /etc/default/grub

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="net.ifnames=1 biosdevname=0"

update-grub
reboot

Details on how to setup soon on WIKI ..

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