Installing Nova from Packages

For this installation, we will use a slightly more powerful machine. This machine is a workstation-class machine with more RAM and a faster processor. Please note that we don’t need any more powerful a machine for this installation—I simply would like to run more virtual instances. We could use the exact same machine as in the StackOps installation section.

Table 7-4. Packages Test Server Specifications


AMD Phenom™ 9550 Quad-Core Processor

Disk1 x 1TB SATA Drive

Install Base Operating System

We will assume that we are starting with a default Ubuntu 10.10 server installation. The only software packages that we have installed beyond the basics are the “virtual machine host” and “openssh server” options. Just as with the StackOps installation, we have installed the server with fixed IP addresses and an empty partition for use with nova-volume.

Install Nova Packages

Install Prerequisites

Now that we are sure that virtualization works on our single machine, let’s complete a few more dependencies for Nova. Install RabbitMQ as our message queue by adding the rabbitmq-server package.


Before installing RabbitMQ, make sure that your hostname is set to your correct IP address in your /etc/hosts file. Without this correctly entered, RabbitMQ will refuse to start.

$ sudo apt-get install rabbitmq-server

This will drag along a number of packages with it, mainly erlang ones. You can check to make sure this is running with the ...

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