Installing, configuring, and maintaining OpenStack clouds can be an arduous task when performed by hand. Many third-party vendors offer downloadable cloud software based on OpenStack that provide deployment and management strategies using Chef, Puppet, Fuel, Ansible, and other tools.
This chapter will step you through a package-based installation of the following OpenStack components on the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS operating system:
OpenStack Identity (Keystone)
OpenStack Image Service (Glance)
OpenStack Compute (Nova)
OpenStack Block Storage (Cinder)
OpenStack Dashboard (Horizon)
The installation process documented within this chapter is based on the OpenStack Installation Guide for Ubuntu 14.04 found at http://docs.openstack.org/. If you wish to install OpenStack on a different operating system, the guides available at that site provide instructions to do so.
If you'd rather download a third-party cloud distribution based on OpenStack, try one of the following distributions...