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Inside My Home Rackspace Private Cloud, OpenStack Lab: From Bare-Metal To Seven Nodes (My Cloud So Far)

For the last several weeks I’ve been explaining the setup of my home Rackspace Private Cloud and OpenStack lab. From the basic hardware configuration and adding compute nodes to adding high availability and using Neutron networking.

In just five sessions we’ve gone from bare-metal to a seven-node cloud. Here are the steps we’ve conquered so far:

There’s more to come. Stay tuned as I continue to build out my OpenStack-powered Rackspace Private Cloud.

About the Author

This is a post written and contributed by Kevin Jackson.

Kevin Jackson, the author of OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook, is part of the Rackspace Private Cloud Team and focuses on assisting enterprises to deploy and manage their Private Cloud infrastructure. Kevin also spends his time conducting research and development with OpenStack, blogging and writing technical white papers.


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