OpenStack is a huge software collection for cloud computing ( in sense of server virtualisation ) and a huge collection comes automaticaly with complexity. And if you only want to use your own OpenStack Cloud, and don’t want to mess up with all the required knowledge; you just might want to use the Interactive Cloud OS, which comes with a nice and easy to use installer!
With the following lines, I will show you, how to install your own OpenStack Cloud within a few minutes, using the Interactive Cloud OS Installer. Enjoy it!
So, how do I install my own OpenStack Cloud?
1. download the ISO image of the Cloud OS
2. boot from CD/DVD
You might want to test the Cloud OS first, so install it on a test system!
3. call the installer
To call the installer, you need to login into the console after the live CD is booted.
Screen, after booting the live CD
Login with user “root” and password “cloudos”
And now just type in the command cloudos-installer and enter RETURN to run the installer. You will be asked a few questions, but everything is pre-configured – so you might apply the default settings; if you’re unsure.
Call the Cloud OS Installer
Read the text carefully! And confirm with “Next”
(use the TAB key to navigate through the GUI elements)
Select the local disk, where your cloud system should be installed into
Define the IP pool for your OpenStack Cloud. The installer will automatically fix the given IP netaddress, as you can see in the screenshot (currently the installer just does it, but won’t give you feedback on this… bug report is open).
The installer will assume, that the default gateway listens on the first IP of the given subnet; it will assign the second IP to itself; the third IP to a virtual router and the fourth IP to the management VM (Webmanagement)
This is our last step, as you can see on the “Install now” button. Select the primary network interface, which should be used to access the world (via our default gateway)
4. reboot into your newly created OpenStack Cloud
Currently, the Installer won’t tell you anything about, what’s going on, while it’s installing your OpenStack Cloud. But after the promt returns, you are able to reboot the system with the “systemctl reboot” command and boot into your newly created OpenStack Private Cloud.
The installer might need a few minutes until the promt will be shown. Interactive Cloud OS offers an OpenStack CLoud Installation in less than 10 minutes…
5. enjoy it
After a few more minutes (just in case of the first boot), you’re able to call your OpenStack Cloud WebManagement. Just try to access the fourth IP from your given IP Pool. (hint: compare the given IP Pool from the previous installer screenshot with the IP in the address bar)
Login with user “operator” and password “cloudos”, you might want to change your password soon
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