Diagnosing problems with an OpenStack deployment

Mon 09 March 2015 by Lars Kellogg-Stedman Tags openstack

I recently had the chance to help a colleague debug some problems in his OpenStack installation. The environment was unique because it was booting virtualized aarch64 instances, which at the time did not have any PCI bus support...which in turn precluded things like graphic consoles (i.e., VNC or …

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Installing nova-docker with devstack

Wed 11 February 2015 by Lars Kellogg-Stedman Tags openstack docker devstack

This is a long-form response to this question, and describes how to get the nova-docker driver up running with devstack under Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty). I wrote a similar post for Fedora 21, although that one was using the RDO Juno packages, while this one is using devstack and the …

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Installing nova-docker on Fedora 21/RDO Juno

Fri 06 February 2015 by Lars Kellogg-Stedman Tags docker openstack nova

This post comes about indirectly by a request on IRC in #rdo for help getting nova-docker installed on Fedora 21. I ran through the process from start to finish and decided to write everything down for posterity.

Getting started

I started with the Fedora 21 Cloud Image, because I'm installing …

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Filtering libvirt XML in Nova

Thu 05 February 2015 by Lars Kellogg-Stedman Tags openstack nova

I saw a request from a customer float by the other day regarding the ability to filter the XML used to create Nova instances in libvirt. The customer effectively wanted to blacklist a variety of devices (and device types). The consensus seems to be "you can't do this right now …

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Running nova-libvirt and nova-docker on the same host

Sat 17 January 2015 by Lars Kellogg-Stedman Tags openstack docker

I regularly use OpenStack on my laptop with libvirt as my hypervisor. I was interested in experimenting with recent versions of the nova-docker driver, but I didn't have a spare system available on which to run the driver, and I use my regular nova-compute service often enough that I didn't …

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