This book is not about installing and configuring CloudStack (the official CloudStack documentation already does a good job of that), but I feel that it is a prerequisite of this book to cover some basics about the installation process. You can certainly use this book by testing the clients and tools against a CloudStack-based public cloud and not worry about the installation. But you might also be interested in testing all of them locally, using your own deployment. In this part, we present several recipes that go through the basic source installation on both Ubuntu 14.04 and CentOS 6.5, and highlight a few interesting setups for developers—namely, the CloudStack simulator and DevCloud (the CloudStack sandbox). You will see that compiling CloudStack is quite easy: you can have a working development environment in a matter of hours. We also present a complete installation from packages for a CloudStack basic zone using the KVM hypervisor. This installation will help first-time users who do not want to use the source releases.