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Deployment Guide using Cloud Lifecycle Manager
  1. I Planning an Installation using Cloud Lifecycle Manager
    1. 1 Registering SLES
    2. 2 Hardware and Software Support Matrix
    3. 3 Recommended Hardware Minimums for the Example Configurations
    4. 4 High Availability
  2. II Cloud Lifecycle Manager Overview
    1. 5 Input Model
    2. 6 Configuration Objects
    3. 7 Other Topics
    4. 8 Configuration Processor Information Files
    5. 9 Example Configurations
    6. 10 Modifying Example Configurations for Compute Nodes
    7. 11 Modifying Example Configurations for Object Storage using Swift
    8. 12 Alternative Configurations
  3. III Pre-Installation
    1. 13 Overview
    2. 14 Pre-Installation Checklist
    3. 15 Installing the Cloud Lifecycle Manager server
    4. 16 Installing and Setting Up an SMT Server on the Cloud Lifecycle Manager server (Optional)
    5. 17 Software Repository Setup
    6. 18 Boot from SAN and Multipath Configuration
  4. IV Cloud Installation
    1. 19 Overview
    2. 20 Preparing for Stand-Alone Deployment
    3. 21 Installing with the Install UI
    4. 22 Using Git for Configuration Management
    5. 23 Installing a Stand-Alone Cloud Lifecycle Manager
    6. 24 Installing Mid-scale and Entry-scale KVM
    7. 25 DNS Service Installation Overview
    8. 26 Magnum Overview
    9. 27 Installing ESX Computes and OVSvAPP
    10. 28 Integrating NSX for vSphere
    11. 29 Installing Baremetal (Ironic)
    12. 30 Installation for SUSE OpenStack Cloud Entry-scale Cloud with Swift Only
    13. 31 Installing SLES Compute
    14. 32 Installing manila and Creating manila Shares
    15. 33 Installing SUSE CaaS Platform heat Templates
    16. 34 Installing SUSE CaaS Platform v4 using terraform
    17. 35 Integrations
    18. 36 Troubleshooting the Installation
    19. 37 Troubleshooting the ESX
  5. V Post-Installation
    1. 38 Post Installation Tasks
    2. 39 UI Verification
    3. 40 Installing OpenStack Clients
    4. 41 Configuring Transport Layer Security (TLS)
    5. 42 Configuring Availability Zones
    6. 43 Configuring Load Balancer as a Service
    7. 44 Other Common Post-Installation Tasks
  6. VI Support
    1. 45 FAQ
    2. 46 Support
    3. 47 Applying PTFs (Program Temporary Fixes) Provided by SUSE L3 Support
    4. 48 Testing PTFs (Program Temporary Fixes) on a Single Node
Applies to SUSE OpenStack Cloud 9

13 Overview Edit source

To ensure that your environment meets the requirements of the cloud model you choose, see the check list in Chapter 14, Pre-Installation Checklist.

After you have decided on a configuration to choose for your cloud and you have gone through the pre-installation steps, you will have two options for installation:

  • You can use a graphical user interface (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 9.

Using the GUI

You should use the GUI if:

  • You are not planning to deploy availability zones or use L3 segmentation in your initial deployment.

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

Instructions for GUI installation are in Chapter 21, Installing with the Install UI.


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 need to use availability zones or the server groups functionality of the cloud model. For more information, see the 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 24, Installing Mid-scale and Entry-scale KVM.


Ardana is an open-source project and a generalized lifecycle management framework. Cloud Lifecycle Manager is based on Ardana, and delivers the lifecycle management functionality required by SUSE OpenStack Cloud 9. Due to this relationship, some Cloud Lifecycle Manager commands refer to Ardana.

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