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OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook by Kevin Jackson

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Chapter 1. Starting OpenStack Compute

In this chapter, we will cover:

  • Creating a sandbox environment with VirtualBox
  • Installing OpenStack Compute packages
  • Configuring database services
  • Configuring OpenStack Compute
  • Stopping and starting Nova services
  • Creating a cloudadmin account and project
  • Installation of command-line tools
  • Uploading a sample machine image
  • Launching your first cloud instance
  • Terminating your instance

Introduction

OpenStack Compute, also known as Nova, is the compute component of the open source cloud operating system, OpenStack . It is the component that allows you to run multiple instances of virtual machines on any number of hosts running the OpenStack Compute service, allowing you to create a highly scalable and redundant cloud environment. ...

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