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Applies to SUSE OpenStack Cloud 8

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Before starting the installation, review the sample configurations offered by SUSE OpenStack Cloud in Book “Planning an Installation with Cloud Lifecycle Manager”, Chapter 9 “Example Configurations”. SUSE OpenStack Cloud ships with highly tuned example configurations for each of these cloud models:

NameLocation
Book “Planning an Installation with Cloud Lifecycle Manager”, Chapter 9 “Example Configurations”, Section 9.3 “KVM Examples”, Section 9.3.1 “Entry-Scale Cloud” ~/openstack/examples/entry-scale-kvm
Book “Planning an Installation with Cloud Lifecycle Manager”, Chapter 9 “Example Configurations”, Section 9.3 “KVM Examples”, Section 9.3.2 “Entry Scale Cloud with Metering and Monitoring Services” ~/openstack/examples/entry-scale-kvm-mml
Book “Planning an Installation with Cloud Lifecycle Manager”, Chapter 9 “Example Configurations”, Section 9.4 “ESX Examples”, Section 9.4.1 “Single-Region Entry-Scale Cloud with a Mix of KVM and ESX Hypervisors” ~/openstack/examples/entry-scale-esx-kvm
Book “Planning an Installation with Cloud Lifecycle Manager”, Chapter 9 “Example Configurations”, Section 9.4 “ESX Examples”, Section 9.4.2 “Single-Region Entry-Scale Cloud with Metering and Monitoring Services, and a Mix of KVM and ESX Hypervisors” ~/openstack/examples/entry-scale-esx-kvm-mml
Book “Planning an Installation with Cloud Lifecycle Manager”, Chapter 9 “Example Configurations”, Section 9.5 “Swift Examples”, Section 9.5.1 “Entry-scale Swift Model” ~/openstack/examples/entry-scale-swift
Book “Planning an Installation with Cloud Lifecycle Manager”, Chapter 9 “Example Configurations”, Section 9.6 “Ironic Examples”, Section 9.6.1 “Entry-Scale Cloud with Ironic Flat Network” ~/openstack/examples/entry-scale-ironic-flat-network
Book “Planning an Installation with Cloud Lifecycle Manager”, Chapter 9 “Example Configurations”, Section 9.6 “Ironic Examples”, Section 9.6.2 “Entry-Scale Cloud with Ironic Multi-Tenancy” ~/openstack/examples/entry-scale-ironic-multi-tenancy
Book “Planning an Installation with Cloud Lifecycle Manager”, Chapter 9 “Example Configurations”, Section 9.3 “KVM Examples”, Section 9.3.3 “Single-Region Mid-Size Model” ~/openstack/examples/mid-scale-kvm

There are two methods for installation to choose from:

  • You can use a GUI that runs in your Web browser.

  • You can install via the command line that gives you the flexibility and full control of SUSE OpenStack Cloud 8.

Using the GUI

You should use the GUI if:

  • You are not planning to deploy availability zones, L3 segmentation, or server groups functionality in your initial deployment.

  • You are satisfied with the tuned SUSE-default OpenStack configuration.

Instructions for GUI installation are in Chapter 9, Installing with the Install UI.

Note
Note

Reconfiguring your cloud can only be done via the command line. The GUI installer is for initial installation only.

Using the Command Line

You should use the command line if:

  • You are installing a complex or large-scale cloud.

  • You are planning to deploy availability zones, L3 segmentation, or server groups functionality. For more information, see the Book “Planning an Installation with Cloud Lifecycle Manager”, Chapter 5 “Input Model”.

  • You want to customize the cloud configuration beyond the tuned defaults that SUSE provides out of the box.

  • You need more extensive customizations than are possible using the GUI.

Instructions for installing via the command line are in Chapter 12, Installing Mid-scale and Entry-scale KVM.

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