Smart Installer

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Smart Installer

StackOps sports a free, Web-based smart installer application which stores cloud configurations. For single-node configurations, it isn't necessary to create an account on the service.

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Deploy Time

The Smart Installer Web app collects the configuration form responses to pass back to the relevant node when its time for deployment.

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Instance One

After firing up our first OpenStack instance, we could check on its status with the euca-describe-instances tool.

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Dual Node Configuration

The StackOps Smart Installer also allows for deploying dual or multi-node OpenStack installations.

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Hypervisor Options

StackOps supports KVM and Qemu as hypervisor options. The slower qemu is required for compute nodes without hardware extensions for virtualization.

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Deployment Options

The fastest route to a test OpenStack instance is a single node deployment, but StackOps can work with dual and multinode configurations, as well.

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Controller Configuration

Single node installations require very little configuration fiddling to get working—there's little more to work out than which addresses on your test network to allocate for guest instances.

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OpenStack Dashboard

The OpenStack project includes a reference implementation of a Web-based admin console, which enabled us to perform some basic functions.

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