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Installing RDO Grizzly on Centos Using Packstack

A simplified method to install OpenStack in 15 minutes or less

OpenStack is easily installed using a package called Packstack. Redhat is one of the primary contributors to packstack and my install experience is similar to the installation of RDO, described here

The procedure is quite simple:

Install Redhat, Fedora or Centos on one or more x86 servers.

I installed the minimal Centos installation on a Dell 1950

Install and configure NTP - network time protocol

# yum install ntp

# chkconfig ntpd on

# ntpdate pool.ntp.org

# /etc/init.d/ntpd start

Install the Fedora repo for grizzly

# yum install -y http://rdo.fedorapeople.org/openstack/openstack-grizzly/rdo-release-grizzly-2.noarch.rpm

Install packstack

# yum install -y openstack-packstack

Generate an answer file

# packstack --gen-answer-file=/root/grizzly_openstack.cfg

Since I performed a simple install on one server, I accepted nearly all the defaults presented in the generated answer file; sample answer file here

Here is a transcript of my installation and thereafter the admin console...

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Jonathan Gershater has lived and worked in Silicon Valley since 1996, primarily doing system and sales engineering specializing in: Web Applications, Identity and Security. At Red Hat, he provides Technical Marketing for Virtualization and Cloud. Prior to joining Red Hat, Jonathan worked at 3Com, Entrust (by acquisition) two startups, Sun Microsystems and Trend Micro.

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