Deploying A HA OpenStack Cloud On Your Laptop


Cloud Architect Musings

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Introduction

A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to talk about OpenStack and High Availability (HA) on the vBrownBag podcast.  The slide deck below (since updated) is based on the presentation I gave, during which we discussed OpenStack HA at the various layers of a Cloud platform, from the application down to the Cloud infrastructure layers.  Unfortunately, I did not have time to demonstrate how to set up a test or proof of concept OpenStack environment during the podcast; so this post will walk through the steps necessary to build such an environment on a laptop or PC, using Vagrant with VMware Workstation, VMware Fusion, or VirtualBox.

Before moving on, I need to give credit to three of my colleagues on the Rackspace Private Cloud team, Cloud Architects extraordinaire – Jacob Walcik, James Thorne, and Rags Srinivas.  Both the slide deck below…

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