I've been wanting to try out Openstack for a while and I finally made the time to do a test setup. Now there is a Devstack setup which was really easy to setup. So here are the steps I took. Of course I haven't added all the information here. I do have a reference section where you can get a lot more information.
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Setting up your server.
Make sure system is up to date.
# apt-get update && apt-get upgrade
Install Openssh and lvm2
# apt-get install openssh-client openssh-server lvm2 git vim
Checkout the devstack at github
# git clone https://github.com/openstack-dev/devstack.git
Need to add hard drive for Nova volume.
# fdisk /dev/sdb
# pvcreate -ff /dev/sdb1
# vgcreate nova-volumes /dev/sdb1
Network setup. Edit the
# vi /etc/network/interfaces
iface eth0 inet static
dns-nameservers 126.96.36.199 188.8.131.52
Setup a localrc file in the devstack directory.
HOST_IP=192.168.1.220 FLAT_INTERFACE=eth0 FIXED_RANGE=10.0.2.0/24 FIXED_NETWORK_SIZE=256 FLOATING_RANGE=192.168.1.224/27 MYSQL_PASSWORD=password RABBIT_PASSWORD=password SERVICE_TOKEN=password SERVICE_PASSWORD=password ADMIN_PASSWORD=password
Now run the ./stack.sh in the devstack directory.
StackGeek Devstack installation, http://www.stackgeek.com/blog/kordless/post/taking-openstack-for-a-spin