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Re: [TriangleDevOps] Openstack Installer - Alamo

From: Aaron D.
Sent on: Monday, August 20, 2012 10:58 PM
Mark - Good stuff and thanks for that.

I do have experience with the Rackspace Alamo project.  I was a beta tester and helped refine the documentation.  I installed it on my laptop and found it worked very well.  As part of the beta process I repeated the setup about 5-6 times.  I did have the installer "crash" a twice but I just rebooted and installed again and it worked fine.  I suspect it was a network timeout, my cable modem was close to failing that week.  Full writeup of my experience and details here: http://www.aarondelp.com/2012/08/taking-rackspace-private-cloud-for-test.html  

As for the final version, you register, they email you a link to download the .iso as well as a link to all the documentation.

There are many things it doesn't support yet so be sure to check out the restrictions but if you are looking to just dabble in OpenStack it looks like an easy way to get started.

-Aaron


On Aug 20, 2012, at 10:45 PM, Mark Mzyk wrote:

Hey Everyone,

Following up on Felix's great talk on Openstack, in which he showed us how difficult it can be to get working software (a pain I'm sure we've all felt), Openstack and Rackspace have released an auto-installer called Alamo.

It is a private cloud installation of Openstack provided by Rackspace. It takes care of all the installation of Openstack for you. It can be found here if you are interested. It looks like you have to fill out a form giving information to Rackspace to be able to download it. I haven't done this, but if someone tries it out I'd be interested to hear how your experience goes.

This is the first write up I found on it when I Googled it and it gives a nice over view, so I suggest reading it if you're curious about this new way to install Openstack.

- Mark

Full Disclaimer: Alamo uses Chef to help do the install and I happen to work for Opscode, makers of Chef, just so that is clear.




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