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RDO Quickstart

Deploying RDO is a quick and easy process. Setting up an OpenStack cloud takes approximately 15 minutes, and can be as short as 3 steps.

Below, we'll explain how to set up OpenStack on a single server. You'll be able to add more nodes to your OpenStack cloud later, if you choose.

If you just want to try it out without installing anything, check out TryStack.

These instructions are to install the current ("Havana") release. If you'd like to try the development version of OpenStack ("Icehouse"), please follow Devel release quick start. Also note these devel test day notes Jan 7/8, Feb 4/5.

Step 0: Prerequisites

Software: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.4, or the equivalent version of one of the RHEL-based Linux distributions such as CentOS, Scientific Linux, etc., or Fedora 19 or later. See also RDO repository info for details on required repositories. Please name the host with a fully qualified domain name rather than a short-form name to avoid DNS issues with Packstack.

Hardware: Machine with at least 2GB RAM, processors with hardware virtualization extensions, and at least one network adapter.

Step 1: Software repositories

Run the following command to install RDO:

If on Fedora 20, please skip to step 2

sudo yum install -y http://rdo.fedorapeople.org/rdo-release.rpm

Looking for an older version? See http://rdo.fedorapeople.org/ for the full listing.

Step 2: Install Packstack Installer

sudo yum install -y openstack-packstack

Step 3: Run Packstack to install OpenStack

Packstack takes the work out of manually setting up OpenStack. For a single node OpenStack deployment, run the following command.

packstack --allinone

If you have run packstack previously, there will be a file in your home directory named something like packstack-answers-20130722-153728.txt You will probably want to use that file again, using the --answer-file option, so that any passwords you've already set (eg, mysql) will be reused.

The installer will ask you to enter the root password for each host node you are installing on the network, to enable remote configuration of the host so it can remotely configure each node using Puppet.

Once the process is complete, you can log in to the OpenStack web interface "Horizon" by going to http://$YOURIP/dashboard. The username is "admin". The password can be found in the file keystonerc_admin in the /root/ directory of the control node.

Next Steps

Now that your single node OpenStack instance is up and running, you can read on about running an instance, configuring a floating IP range, or about expanding your installation by adding a compute node.