Placement Service

Warning

These installation documents are a work in progress. Some of the distribution packages mentioned are not yet available so the instructions will not work.

The placement service provides an HTTP API used to track resource provider inventories and usages. More detail can be found at the placement overview.

Placement operates as a web service over a data model. Installation involves creating the necessary database and installing and configuring the web service. This is a straightforward process, but there are quite a few steps to integrate placement with the rest of an OpenStack cloud.

Note

Placement is required by some of the other OpenStack services, notably nova, therefore it should be installed before those other services but after Identity (keystone).