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Usually when I setup a new Ubuntu VM, i keep the eth0 in NAT mode to get the internet & I add a eth1 interface in HostOnly mode so that I can ssh.

But using this devStack guide : Running a Cloud in a VM, it looks like it tried to use eth0 as the public interface (install got stuck because eth0 lost the network).

I know an OpenStack setup usually requires two NICs, so I'm wondering what is the correct configuration for my VM.

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I started with the guide Experimenting with OpenStack Essex on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS under VirtualBox and here are the settings I wound up with in VirtualBox

Under Preferences > Network create a Host-only network called vboxnet0.

vboxnet0 (disable DHCP Server too)


Create a new VM and go to the Network section.

The Adapters for the VM itself. Adapter 1 Adapter 2

Network settings in the Ubuntu VM /etc/network/interfaces

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

# The primary network interface
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp

#Public Interface
auto eth1
iface eth1 inet static

And in my devstack localrc file I've included the two settings.


Hope this works for you too!


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Is this answer still correct? Devstack local.conf doesn't seem to have these options anymore. –  SHC Jan 30 at 13:54
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If you have vagrant installed along with virtualbox, you can start devstack using vagrant-devstack:

$ git clone git@github.com:dolph/vagrant-devstack.git
$ cd vagrant-devstack
$ vagrant up

Networking configuration is handled by the included Vagrantfile.

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