by Rudi Kastl, curriculum manager, Red Hat
By default, the packstack installer uses either a volume group named cinder-volumes or a loopback device as back end for the Cinder block storage service. For professional purposes, this is not enough; the usual requirement is to have a redundant storage back end. If you have an existing Red Hat Storage service, you might want to use one of the GlusterFS volumes as back end for the block devices your virtual machines use in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform cloud.
Before starting the configuration, you must remove all existing Cinder volumes, or you will run into problems. To figure out if there are any existing volumes with your current Cinder setup issue:
If there are any volumes listed, delete them with:
cinder delete volumename
Now that you have a cleaned-up Cinder setup, you can configure the back end to exclusively use the Red Hat Storage GlusterFS volume(s).
Start off by installing the GlusterFS-fuse package on the Cinder host, available in the Red Hat Storage Native Client repository from Red Hat Network.
yum -y install GlusterFS-fuse
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Red Hat EMEA at HP Discover 2013, 10th – 12th December 2013, in Barcelona, Spain
It’s your chance to meet top executives from Red Hat and to discuss the truly innovative joint technology offerings that HP and Red Hat have been developing together for more than a decade. Plus get familiar with our solutions and find out how you can win a free Red Hat OpenStack training and/or free Red Hat OpenStack exam from Red Hat Training and Certification.
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by Allyn Collins (Red Hat)
Below are links to some pages and articles we found this week and really liked.
Cigna becomes more agile with behavior-driven development, Services Speak
Red Hat starts new initiative to increase OpenStack adoption, CBR
Continue reading “Favorite links and pages of the week – 11/08”
by Forrest Taylor (Red Hat)
To install Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform manually can be an odious task, but packstack can assist in making the installation much easier and consistent. Normally, packstack is run from the controller node, which can either be a physical machine or a virtual machine.
Start by installing the machine with the latest Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Subscribe to the Red Hat OpenStack channel, as well as any other channels desired.
Next, install the openstack-packstack package using yum:
~]$ sudo yum install openstack-packstack
As root, use packstack to generate an answer file:
~]# packstack –gen-answer-file ~/answers.txt
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