Installing, configuring, and maintaining OpenStack clouds can be an arduous task when performed by hand. Many third-party vendors offer downloadable cloud software based on OpenStack that provide deployment and management strategies using Chef, Puppet, Fuel, Ansible, and other tools.
This chapter will guide you through a package-based installation of the following OpenStack components on the CentOS operating system:
The installation process documented within this chapter is based on the OpenStack Installation Guide for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, and Fedora, that is found at http://docs.openstack.org/.
If you'd rather download a third-party cloud distribution based on OpenStack, ...