The perquisites are to have sufficient memory and to turn off selinux or set it to permissive. Changes to SELinux require a reboot. You also need sudo access, I ran packstack from my control node.
[root@ap2v ~]# cat /etc/selinux/config # This file controls the state of SELinux on the system. # SELINUX= can take one of these three values: # enforcing - SELinux security policy is enforced. # permissive - SELinux prints warnings instead of enforcing. # disabled - No SELinux policy is loaded. SELINUX=disabled # SELINUXTYPE= can take one of these two values: # targeted - Targeted processes are protected, # mls - Multi Level Security protection. SELINUXTYPE=targeted
First add the RHEL6 repo – you can also install from RPM – and install packstack using yum
[root@ap2v ~]# yum install -y https://repos.fedorapeople.org/repos/openstack/openstack-havana/epel-6/ [root@ap2v ~]# yum install -y openstack-packstack
Configure NTP on the nodes. This is not a must but is a good to have. Install ntp and sync up with your ntp server. I used a public ntp server in my configuration.
[root@ap2v ~]# yum install ntp [root@ap2v ~]# chkconfig ntpd on [root@ap2v ~]# ntpdate 172.25.1.254 [root@ap2v ~]# /etc/init.d/ntpd start
Now, since I wanted to make modifications to the default packstack install, I generated a file that contained the install configuration. This file is called “answer file” and I put my configuration preferences in it. I then told packstack to use that file to do the install. This answer file is also used if you need to make changes to the openstack cluster, for example if you wanted to add a node. You would use the same process, make changes to the answer file to reflect that a new node has been added and again run packstack and point it to modified the answer file.
I generated the answer file
[root@ap2v ~]# packstack –gen-answer-file=/root/my_answers.txt [root@ap2v ~]# vi my_answers.txt
The answer file defaults to putting all the openstack modules in one node.
I made changes to ensure that my swift node was installed in my compute node running on a unified computing system
UCS B200 blade. I left the swift proxy node in the control node. Node 172.25.1.12 is my compute node and node 172.25.1.13 is my control node.
# A comma separated list of IP addresses on which to install the # Swift Storage services, each entry should take the format # [/dev], for example 127.0.0.1/vdb will install /dev/vdb # on 127.0.0.1 as a swift storage device(packstack does not create the # filesystem, you must do this first), if /dev is omitted Packstack # will create a loopback device for a test setup CONFIG_SWIFT_STORAGE_HOSTS= 172.25.1.12 #The IP address on which to install the Swift proxy service CONFIG_SWIFT_PROXY_HOSTS= 172.25.1.13
I installed Cinder in my compute node.
# The IP address of the server on which to install Cinder CONFIG_CINDER_HOST= 172.25.1.12
I installed nova compute in my compute node. If on a later date I wanted to add a second compute node, I would come make the changes here.
# A comma separated list of IP addresses on which to install the Nova # Compute services CONFIG_NOVA_COMPUTE_HOSTS= 172.25.1.13
I also set public interface for Nova Network on the control node to be eth0
# Public interface on the Nova network server CONFIG_NOVA_NETWORK_PUBIF=eth0
And set the private interface for Nova Network dhcp on the control nodes and private interface of the Nova
# Private interface for Flat DHCP on the Nova network server CONFIG_NOVA_NETWORK_PRIVIF=eth1 # Private interface for Flat DHCP on the Nova compute servers CONFIG_NOVA_COMPUTE_PRIVIF=eth1 # Whether to provision for demo usage and testing. Note that # provisioning is only supported for all-in-one installations. CONFIG_PROVISION_DEMO=n
And set the Password of admin user
# The password to use for the Keystone admin user CONFIG_KEYSTONE_ADMIN_PW=mypassword
At this point I was done and was ready to start the install. During the install, you will be prompted for the compute nodes root password.
[root@ap2v ~]# packstack –answer-file=/root/my_answers.txt Welcome to Installer setup utility Packstack changed given value to required value /root/.ssh/id_rsa.pub Installing: Clean Up... [ DONE ] Adding pre install manifest entries... [ DONE ] Setting up ssh keys...firstname.lastname@example.org's password: .. 172.25.1.13_swift.pp : [ DONE ] 172.25.1.13_nagios.pp : [ DONE ] 172.25.1.13_nagios_nrpe.pp : [ DONE ] Applying 172.25.1.13_postscript.pp [ DONE ] 172.25.1.13_postscript.pp :
A few 5-15 minutes later the install will complete.
[root@ap2v ~]# nova-manage service list Binary Host Zone Status State Updated_At nova-consoleauth server1.example.com internal enabled :-) 2015-02-04 08:30:49 nova-cert server1.example.com internal enabled :-) 2015-02-04 08:30:49 nova-conductor server1.example.com internal enabled :-) 2015-02-04 08:30:49 nova-scheduler server1.example.com internal enabled :-) 2015-02-04 08:30:49 nova-network localhost internal enabled :-) 2015-02-04 08:30:50 nova-compute localhost nova enabled :-) 2015-02-04 08:30:53
To log in, you naviage to glance on your browser from 172.25.1.13/dashboard. Username is admin. Password would have been auto generated for you when you created the answer file.
You can also grep the keystonerc_admin file generated in the install directory
[root@ap2v ~(keystone_admin)]# cat keystonerc_admin export OS_USERNAME=admin export OS_TENANT_NAME=admin export OS_PASSWORD=mypassword export OS_AUTH_URL=http://172.25.1.13:35357/v2.0/