Chapter 2. Installing OpenStack

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:

  • Keystone
  • Glance
  • Nova Compute
  • Horizon

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

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