Troubleshooting Common OpenStack Errors

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Troubleshooting Common OpenStack Errors These are some notes from troubleshooting common OpenStack Errors that I have run into in the past year. These were mostly from Diablo and Essex but some are applicable to future releases especially surrounding Nova. /*Check all services $nova-manage service list (check for XXX or smiley face) Binary Host Zone Status State Updated_At nova-scheduler openstack1 nova …

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OpenStack Essex Installation Walkthrough from Scratch (Part3)

Dashboard Installation /*Install packages $apt-get install libapache2-mod-wsgi openstack-dashboard /*Restart Apache $restart apache $service apache2 restart /*Connect to the Dashboard web page. http://localhost or http://x.x.x.x So easy a caveman (me) can do it. Not really it is a pain to get it working smoothly but mainly for me was lack of good directions and learning the pieces and parts to something …

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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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