OpenStack supports a number of database backends—an internal Sqlite database (the default), MySQL, and Postgres. Sqlite is used only for testing and is not supported or used in a production environment, whereas MySQL or Postgres is down to the experience of the database staff. For the remainder of this book we shall use MySQL.
Setting up MySQL is easy and allows for you to grow this environment as you progress through the chapters of this book.
Ensure that you are logged in to the openstack1 VirtualBox virtual machine as the