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OpenStack Essex Installation Walkthrough from Scratch (Part2)

Update: My latest installation document for Folsom can be found here. It’s too tough to try and keep up with debugging installers myself so I am just using DevStack in that tutorial. Thanks! Populate Glance Host VM OS Images /*Upload Images /* 11.10 image wget http://uec-images.ubuntu.com/releases/11.10/release/ubuntu-11.10-server-cloudimg-amd64-disk1.img /* 12.04 image wget https://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/precise/current/precise-server-cloudimg-amd64-disk1.img $/etc/init.d/glance-api restart $/etc/init.d/glance-registry restart /*List Images $glance index (Should be empty) …

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OpenStack Essex Installation and Configuration Screencast from Scratch (Part 1)

Many hours, days, nights and poor defenseless VMs were destroyed in preparing this how-to. There are some great scripts out there but for most engineers and architects we need to tear it apart look at the guts and put it back together. You are in luck. There are a lot of moving parts on the current OpenStack Essex release, so …

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OpenStack Essex Operational Demo

This is the first in some configuration and deployment guides for OpenStack Essex. This clearly has potential well beyond hyper-scale cloud and content providers. If VMware execs are not concerned about enterprise market share today, I expect they will be sooner, rather than later. It represents consumerism driving the market. ‘Ecosystem’, is the new, fun buzzword in the cloudy, smokey …

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Floodlight OpenFlow Controller Screencast with HP Switches

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There is an updated post with the newest HP OpenFlow firmware that can be found at: Quick how-to on installing the Floodlight OpenFlow controller and a slick http UI fronted someone put up on GutHub. Floodlight is probably the easiest of all controllers to setup. It is built in Java and based on the Beacon controller project. It is a …

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Configuring the NOX GUI

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Configuring the NOX GUI To install NOX Destiny branch refer to this post. To get the little test web page going run the following on startup.

To run the NOX GUI you can do the following. I am showing the errors you get if you don’t have the Python GUI classes loaded. Start the NOX GUI Start NOX with …

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OpenStack Essex Scripted Installation on Ubuntu 12.04 (Part 2)

Update: My latest installation document for Folsom can be found here. It’s too tough to try and keep up with debugging installers myself so I am just using DevStack in that tutorial. Thanks! Well, we have OpenStack running on a couple of nodes now what? Let’s install WordPress on two nodes with web server running Apache on one node and MySql on …

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OpenStack Essex Scripted Installation on Ubuntu 12.04 (Part 1)

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Update: My latest installation document for Folsom can be found here. It’s too tough to try and keep up with debugging installers myself so I am just using DevStack in that tutorial. Thanks! Here is a two-parter on how to bring up an OpenStack build on VirtualBox. A screencast is accompanying the two sections. I live in networks, so if …

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NOX OpenFlow Controller Installation Screencast Ubuntu 11.10

This post is on the NOX OpenFlow Controller Installation Screencast Ubuntu 11.10. When compiling NOX If you get the error “configure: error: openssl/md5.h not found. NOX requires OpenSSL” You just need to switch to the ‘destiny’ branch from the default ‘zaku’ branch. Setup dependency repo: cd /etc/apt/sources.list.d wget http://openflowswitch.org/downloads/debian/nox.list apt-get update cd ~/<wherever you want to put the src files> Install …

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