Deploy Openstack on ubuntu (home lab) :part2

In this blog, I will be covering basic and optional components of Openstack  nodes deployment. I will be setting up virtualbox and networking.

We can divide the deployment in three Nodes:

  • Controller node
  • Network node
  • Compute node

Controller nodes: This contain the following service and components

Basic components: These components are mandatory for deployment.For Openstack deployment we need some of the supporting services as well.

  • Supporting services: Database (MySQL or MariaDB) and Message Broker (RabbitMQ or Qpid)
  • Basic Services: Identity(keystone),Image Service(Glance),Networking (Neutron),Dashboard (Horizon)
  • Optional Services: Block Storage (Cinder),Object Storage (Swift),Database Service (Trove Management),Orchestration (Heat), Telemetry (Celometer Core)

Network node: This provides network as service. This has ML2 plug-in,Layer 2 agent(OVS),Layer 3 agent and Dhcp agent

Compute node:This has hyvervisor (KVM/Qemu ) and layer 2 networking service (OVS).

Installing virutalbox :Download virtualbox at:

After Deploying virtualbox ,perform below networking setup

  1. vboxnet0- Openstack management network -host static
  2. vboxnet1- VM -host static IP
  3. vboxnet2-VM external network access (host machine)

In next series of blog I will be deploying components and vm.

Deploy Openstack on ubuntu (home lab) :part1

In this series of blogs, I will be explaining of openstack. I will be deploying openstack on my laptop (ubuntu), will be mentioning all the steps.

Openstack is a cloud ecosystem that controls large pool of storage,compute and networking resources throughout a datacenter. This is all managed with a dashboard that gives the administration control. Openstack is an opensource project,which has developed by opensource community.

Following are the components in Openstack:

  • Identity Service “Keystone”
  • Image Service “Glance”
  • Compute Service “Nova”
  • Networking “Neutron”
  • Dashboard “Horizon”
  • Block Storage “Cinder”
  • Object Storage “Swift”
  • Orchestration “Heat”
  • Telemetry “Ceilometer”

Before we start deployment few of the analogy must be cleared:

  • Host Operating system (host): OS which is installed on your laptop/desktop, where we will install our virtualbox or any other virtualization software.
  • Guest Operating system (Guest): The OS which is installed in virtualbox environment. This is virtual instance independent of Host OS.
  • Compute node: Requires hypervisor (KVM/Qemu).
  • Network node: Provides network as a service and virtual network in openstack.

Virtual Machine Sever minimum requirements:

  • Controller Node: 1 CPU,2 GB ┬ámemory and 5 GB storage
  • Network Node: 1 CPU,512 MB memory and 5 GB storage
  • Compute Node: 1 CPU, 2 GB memory and 10 GB storage

Next series of blogs, I will be explaining basic components,network requirement and virtual box deployment.