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OpenStack Installation Guide for Ubuntu 14.04


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The OpenStack® system consists of several key projects that you install separately. These projects work together depending on your cloud needs. These projects include Compute, Identity Service, Networking, Image Service, Block Storage, Object Storage, Telemetry, Orchestration, and Database. You can install any of these projects separately and configure them stand-alone or as connected entities. This guide walks through an installation by using packages available through Ubuntu 14.04. Explanations of configuration options and sample configuration files are included.


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1. Architecture
Conceptual architecture
Example architectures
2. Basic environment
Before you begin
Network Time Protocol (NTP)
OpenStack packages
SQL database
Message queue
3. Add the Identity service
OpenStack Identity concepts
Install and configure
Create the service entity and API endpoint
Create projects, users, and roles
Verify operation
Create OpenStack client environment scripts
4. Add the Image service
OpenStack Image service
Install and configure
Verify operation
5. Add the Compute service
OpenStack Compute
Install and configure controller node
Install and configure a compute node
Verify operation
6. Add a networking component
OpenStack Networking (neutron)
Legacy networking (nova-network)
Next steps
7. Add the dashboard
System requirements
Install and configure
Verify operation
Next steps
8. Add the Block Storage service
OpenStack Block Storage
Install and configure controller node
Install and configure a storage node
Verify operation
Next steps
9. Add Object Storage
OpenStack Object Storage
Install and configure the controller node
Install and configure the storage nodes
Create initial rings
Finalize installation
Verify operation
Next steps
10. Add the Orchestration module
Orchestration module concepts
Install and configure Orchestration
Verify operation
Next steps
11. Add the Telemetry module
Telemetry module
Install and configure controller node
Configure the Compute service
Configure the Image service
Configure the Block Storage service
Configure the Object Storage service
Verify the Telemetry installation
Next steps
12. Launch an instance
Launch an instance with OpenStack Networking (neutron)
Launch an instance with legacy networking (nova-network)
A. Reserved user IDs
B. Community support
OpenStack mailing lists
The OpenStack wiki
The Launchpad Bugs area
The OpenStack IRC channel
Documentation feedback
OpenStack distribution packages
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