How to Install Your Own Cloud Platform with OpenStack in RHEL/CentOS 7

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45 Responses

  1. Anil Chandy says:

    I installed Mitaka using packstack on Centos 7 but facing some issues with the openstack services.

    openstack-nova-api: active
    openstack-nova-compute: active
    openstack-nova-network: inactive (disabled on boot)
    openstack-nova-scheduler: active
    openstack-nova-cert: active
    openstack-nova-conductor: active
    openstack-nova-console: inactive (disabled on boot)
    openstack-nova-consoleauth: active
    openstack-nova-xvpvncproxy: inactive (disabled on boot)
    == Glance services ==
    openstack-glance-api: active
    openstack-glance-registry: active
    == Keystone service ==
    openstack-keystone: failed
    == Horizon service ==
    openstack-dashboard: uncontactable

    How to rectify this.

    -Anil Chandy

  2. manu says:

    hello Richard, i think you don`t need OpenStack… you need something more simple.
    Its, my opinion.. ;-)


  3. Richard says:

    How difficult is it to add another node once the primary node is getting close to capacity ? I am looking to build a cheap cloud solution for my business offering storage / sync backup for clients and would like to use OpenStack, Do you feel this is a good fit?

  4. umar says:

    Thanks for tutorial, just followed it and get below message when try to loged in on dashboard

    WARNING openstack_auth.backend The OPENSTACK_KEYSTONE_URL setting points to a v2.0 Keystone endpoint, but v3 is specified as the API version to use by Horizon. Using v3 endpoint for authentication.
    2017-01-12 19:54:05,442 2294 WARNING openstack_auth.forms Login failed for user “admin”.

  5. mashhood says:


    I am unable to complete Step 7.

    It says the error cant open.

    I am trying out this in VMware workstation 12 player.

    Please help.

  6. bathie sene says:

    I followed your article, but here is the error that I have

    ERROR : Error appeared during Puppet run:
    Error: Could not start Service[httpd]: Execution of ‘/usr/bin/systemctl start httpd’ returned 1: Job for httpd.service failed because the control process exited with error code. See “systemctl status httpd.service” and “journalctl -xe” for details.

    Help me please

  7. suresh says:


    Your post was good, here the packstack is using KVM as default Hypervisor.
    Is’t possible to use Xeserver as my backend Hypervisor ?
    If is’t possible kindly share me those steps please.


  8. Kenneth jørgensen says:

    If the controller.pp fails it is likely to be /var size needs to be increased.

    # packstack --answer-file 13.04.16.conf

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