OpenStack (http://openstack.org) is a collection of open source projects that enables an open, scalable cloud infrastructure. The core of OpenStack is meant to provide consistent APIs and interfaces to a variety of potential back-ends.

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Relationship between Vagrant, Docker, Chef and OpenStack (or similar products)?

I am a web developer, but I am also interested in a few administrative tasks. Hence, the new move from pure administration to dev-ops comes handy for me. Anyway, I have some problems to put a few ...
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Vagrant (Virtualbox) host-only multiple node networking issue

I'm trying to use a multi-VM vagrant environment as a testbed for deploying OpenStack, and I've run into a networking problem with trying to communicate from one VM, to a VM-inside-of-a-VM. I have ...
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Monitor VM's resources (CPU, RAM etc)

I'm testing Openstack and i'd like to know how can i find out about resource utilization inside instances (Virtual Machines). Openstack uses kvm, qemu and libvirt in my testing environment. Is there ...
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Why does OpenStack distinguish images from snapshots?

Usually, http://serverfault.com/a/268727/126950: snapshot = an exact capture of what a volume looked like at a particular moment in time, including all it's data. image = a total snapshot of a ...
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What is reasonable storage failover time that most OS (VM) can tolerate?

I have a GlusterFS 2 node 2 replica setup. I am planning to use it as OpenStack instance store, in which the VM disk image is stored. From my tests, if the GlusterFS node which the hypervisor ...
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Are DNAT and REDIRECT equivalent when applied to locally destined traffic?

In setting up our OpenStack environment, I ran into a problem that was preventing instances from contacting a server running on the host. The metadata service (which exposes an HTTP API) runs on port ...
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libvirt network error - no 'default' network device found

My original purpose is to create centos image for openstack. Although I did directly with kvm, still wondering about error. Was using this manual for my task. After this command: # virt-install ...
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Turn off strict checking of ssh keys

Each user creates and destroys 15+ VM's per day. The VM's are created in the company's internal OpenStack cloud. Every time a new vm is assigned an ip address which has previously been handed out, ...
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What is the correct network configuration for a devStack VM (virtualbox)?

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 ...
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Is OpenStack live migration possible without shared storage?

Like many people I am considering creating 'private cloud' using either OpenStack or VMware. VMware vMotion has a nice feature which allows Live Migration of VMs even without shared storage. I have ...
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Packets only get forwarded when tcpdump running on bridge

I ran into the oddest thing when trying to debug a networking issue with OpenStack. I was doing a ping test between virtual machines. The ICMP request packets only made it to the destination host if I ...
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Why can't Openstack VM reach itself via it's Floating IP?

I set up an OpenStack Folsom (2012.2) multi-node, single-network infrastructure. Everything runs fine, instances are running good on any compute node, private network works like a charm and all ...
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Openstack: Is it possible to migrate an instance from a dead compute server to a live one?

I've got a cluster with 84 Openstack Essex compute nodes, one of which decided to pine for the fjords about 2 hours ago, with 8 running instances on it. The instances are all running off qcow2 disks ...
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Is it possible to monitor how OpenStack is allocating virtual infrastructure on a physical one?

I've been wondering whether there's a tool for monitoring how OpenStack is using physical resources (cluster [cpus, ram], network [interfaces, switches]) for its virtual infrastructures? The virtual ...
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Migration between OpenStack and RackSpace cloud

So I am deploying a OpenStack private cloud in my business. As I understand from research the OpenStack project was created by RackSpace and that their own cloud platform uses OpenStack. So my ...
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How does OpenStack Glance work with Keystone and what exactly are these configuration options for?

I am configuring Glance to authenticate against Keystone. It works but I am unsure exactly how some of the authentication options interact. I started with the configuring glance documentation, but ...
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cloud-init does not grow the partition nor the filesystem

I am currenty preparing OpenStack-ready images of CentOS 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. For the "automation" I use Packer, which is provided by you with a JSON-template. Packer then starts the installation ...
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Deploying Openstack without internet access

I have about a dozen rather beefy machines on a separate network. This network is not (will not be, cannot be) connected to the internet. I'd like to deploy Openstack on them so that they can be used ...
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Windows port forwarding, local machine to server

I'm working on Windows 8. I'm trying to connect to an OpenStack cloud which is hosted on a remote server but has a public IP to the API. However, making API calls require calls to additional services ...
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Why does host swap out VMs when there are 16GB of buffer cache and swappiness = 0? [duplicate]

I have a desktop running Ubuntu Quantal using OpenStack Folsom on an Intel i5 with 32 GB RAM and 2 GB swap. I'm running 7 VMs each sized like a EC2 m1.small, so 1.7 GB RAM each. I'm using KVM. As I ...
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OpenStack - assign security group to existing instance

I want to assign a security group to an existing instance. Is this possible?
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Extremely slow qemu storage performance with qcow2 images

I'm running some images using libvirt on a small Openstack cluster. Storage performance on these machines is extremely poor: my monitoring tool shows 100% utilisation (usually on writes but sometimes ...
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OpenStack “quantum” network manager and existing bridge/VLAN devices

The Quantum network manager included with recent versions of OpenStack does not support the --bridge and --bridge-interface arguments to the nova-list network create command. Short of writing a new ...
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How to convert VirtualBox VM to OpenStack?

I'm running OpenStack in Ubuntu Server 11.10 (installation did using devstack script), but I have some virtual machines that are already running using VirtualBox. How can I convert the VirtualBox ...
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What is the difference between OpenStack, CloudFoundry and Stackato?

I'm quite new to all this *aaS thing, and currently I'm trying to wrap my head around concepts and how things basically work. What puzzles me quite a bit at the moment is the difference between a ...
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Issue with creating an Windows 2008 Virtualized image with qEmu

I'm trying to create a qemu image of a 64bit Windows 2008 Server install. It will be used on Openstack as an instance. The Virtualization environment [of qemu] is being run from a VMware virtual ...
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projects or packages to emulate a tape drive with a Amazon S3 or OpenStack Swift compatible backend?

I've got some data that is being backed up to tape via bacula, and at some point soon I am going to need to migrate to non-tape storage. Bacula supports to-disk archiving, but it occurred to me that ...
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GPU support on OpenStack/CloudStack

I'm wondering if anyone here has had success with any of the cloud orchestration layers using a GPU (preferably vGPU)? I've been able to get XenServer 6.2 to successfully see our nvidia GRID K1 card ...
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Ping responses to floating IPs do not reach the router (iptables/nat)

I'm running OpenStack, and I'm having trouble accessing my instances from floating IPs, from anywhere except the network controller node. I've got a Folsom deployment with FlatDHCP, not running ...
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OpenStack: Can I convert a volume into an image?

I am trying to figure out the path of least resistance in OpenStack to get from a live CD to a disk image that can be used for deploying new guest instances. If you boot an OpenStack instance from a ...
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What happens if an OpenStack cloud controller dies?

I've been reading up on OpenStack and how we can re-create an EC2/S3-style cloud for our internal development and I'm having a hard time finding information on how the OpenStack cloud controller ...
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Configuring Puppet to set up Cinder with GlusterFS

I've spent quite some time now attempting to configure Puppet so that it will setup Cinder to use GlusterFS as the backend, rather than the LVMISCSI backend, but I haven't had any luck. Versions: ...
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DHCP reply packets do not make it into KVM instance in OpenStack

I'm running a KVM instance inside of OpenStack, and it isn't getting an IP address from the DHCP server. Using tcpdump, I can see the request and reply packets on vnet0 of the compute host: # ...
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Automating Configuration of VMware's vSwitch (OpenStack/libvirt/Nova)

There's a lot of talk now about VMware integrating with OpenStack now. I've noticed that Nova network service is working with VMware's standard and vDS. Deploying a full OpenStack instance is not ...
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Openstack seems to not map internal IPs to local network properly

I have a very confusing issue which I can't seem to resolve. I followed a guide by Loic Dachary on installing Openstack Folsom on Wheezy, and deployed it on two hosts: a cluster node, and my ...
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Mounting whole-disk filesystems in Windows 2008?

I am booting a Windows instance in an OpenStack environment. OpenStack can use a "configuration drive" to pass information into the instance. This drive is formatted as a whole-disk MS-DOS ...
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libvirtError that domain already exists, but virsh list doesn't show it

When I try to launch an instance with OpenStack, I get the following error in nova-compute.log: (nova.rpc): TRACE: libvirtError: operation failed: domain 'instance-0000000a' already exists with uuid ...
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Instances in OpenStack are not getting DHCP leases

When I start instances in openstack, they don't get DHCP leases. When I go into the instance and manually configure the IP that would have been assigned. Network flows fine. With TCPDump, I can see ...
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Openstack: Making a windows 2008 R2 image with virtio support

When installing windows 2008 R2 in kvm on a virtio disk, it seems there is no support for drivers. Even after installing the drivers I wasn't able to install windows to the image. This because windows ...
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Should I regard openstack cloud servers as just another type of virtualization?

If I were to set up physical servers for running a business critical website, I would absolutely build redundancy into that environment. I would strive for no single point of failure and as a minimum ...
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Configuring trunk interface in Cisco 3750 switch to allow multiple Vlans connected with Ubuntu servers having a single NIC (sub-interfaced)

I have three Ubuntu servers (each having only one NIC) for my Openstack cluster configuration following this guide. I also have a Cisco 3750 24 port ethernet switch which I am using as a L3 device in ...
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VMware ESXi 6.0 and Openstack

I have a private cloud of Openstack running KVM compute. I'm looking to add other hypervisors into the Openstack private cloud as well. Namely, vmware and hyper-V. I know VMware has been researching ...
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How to remove / add public network to a server in Rackspace API

I have a server in Rackspace API. I would like to use the nova command to remove the public network interface. I am using the command: nova virtual-interface-list <instance_id> and then ...
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OpenStack, Windows 2012, DHCP and DNS

I'm trying to set up a Windows domain in virtual machines (VMs) instead inside of an OpenStack deployment. I've configured one of the VMs to be the domain controller (including DNS server), running ...
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Deploy Hadoop to Openstack

I'd like to deploy Hadoop to Openstack cloud. Is there any automatic way to do that? Anyone tried to do that? I'm looking for some devops like juju. I've never used juju and right now I'm going ...
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How can import an existing linux machine into Rackspace?

How can import an existing linux machine into Rackspace is pretty much what I'd like to know. I've got a VM hosted in a datacenter, and I'd like to move that VM, which is configured and running ...
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Can't connect to instance via floating IPs, not natting/forwarding properly

I'm having trouble getting floating IPs to work properly on my OpenStack setup. It looks like the controller node (running nova-network) isn't forwarding the traffic to the instances. I've got a ...
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Hosting websites in our Workplace custom-built datacentre

I'm faced with unique learning opportunity at work at the moment. Due to the slowdown (amongst other reasons), the powers that be at my office have decided to abandon our shared hosting providers ...
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Promiscuous mode in KVM

I have cloud system based on Openstack Icehouse-version. Now I want to test newer version of Openstack (Juno) inside my existing cloud. All hosts and guests use Ubuntu 14.04 as their OS. KVM is ...
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SSH access on openstack nodes

I have setup openstack using 2 nodes with Mirantis Fuel. After openstack gets deployed, I am unable to access the controller node and compute node via SSH as authentication fails when I try to access ...