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Common OpenStack Deployments: Real-World Examples for Systems Administrators and Engineers by Matthew Fischer, Elizabeth K. Joseph

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4. Your First OpenStack

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.Lao-tzu

In Chapter 2, “DevStack,” you got your feet wet with an initial deployment of OpenStack using DevStack on a single server. Now we are moving on to the basics involved in creating a more realistic install of the core components of OpenStack on a single system with the Mitaka release of OpenStack on two servers.

While these steps will produce a system that is more reflective of how OpenStack will look in a real world deployment, it still will not be production-ready. Steps we complete here are manual, resulting in an install that is not very maintainable, and we’re not taking scaling into consideration. In production, you will also want to use some kind of configuration ...

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