I’m setting up a personal lab OpenStack server.
Install Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop in a VM [2014.10.31]
- Download http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop
- Using VMware Fusion 7
- New VM:
- Choose: Install from disc or image
- More Options
- Create a custom virtual machine
- Linux, Ubuntu 64-bit
- Create a new virtual disk (20 GB)
- Do not auto-run it.
- Mount the ISO on the virtual DVD and start the VM
- Respond to the Ubuntu prompts:
- Install Ubuntu
- Choose “Download updates while installing” and NOT “Install this third-party software” and press Continue
- Erase disk and install Ubuntu. Press Install Now.
- Choose location = “New York” (or your own time zone) and press Continue.
- Keyboard layout = English(US). I also chose the Dvorak layout. Press Continue.
- Enter your name (kevin), your computer name (openstack-kpk), user name (kevin), password (my standard password), choose login automatically. Press Continue.
- When it came time for it to restart, it locked up and I had to manually restart the VM.
- Update Ubuntu to pick up all patches
- sudo apt-get install git
- From the Virtual Machine (vmware) menu, choose Install(Reinstall) VMware tools, and wait for the DVD to auto-mount on the Ubuntu desktop.
- Copy the VMwareTools…gz to /tmp
- cd /tmp
- tar -zxvf *.gz
- cd vmware-tools-distrib
- sudo ./vmware-install.pl
- Accept the default at all prompts.
- sudo reboot
- Confirm that clipboard sharing between the host and VM works. (Copy some text from a host window into a guest window.)
Install Devstack: [2014.10.31]
- git clone https://github.com/openstack-dev/devstack.git
- cd devstack
- Be careful: for the FIRST password, the one you choose will become your mysql root password for the whole VM, not just openstack.
- For the rest of the passwords, ‘nova’ is a fine password for a development environment.
- (I inadvertently set up mysql root and all the openstack passwords to match my Linux login password, which would be a problem if I weren’t using a private, inaccessable VM.)
At the end of stack.sh, it will say something like the following. Be sure to capture the URLs.
Horizon is now available at http://192.168.137.130/ Keystone is serving at http://192.168.137.130:5000/v2.0/
Interesting openstack commands:
I finished the setup, now I want to tear down devstack and start over:
- If devstack is running:
- cd devstack
- Just “rm -rf devstack” and repeat the “Install Devstock” instructions.
- Note: Be sure to use the same mysql password you used the first time, because the first install ran your mysql install and set its root password.
- Passwords are saved in devstack/localrc
- Default users are ‘admin’ and ‘demo’