devstack on Fedora

So, it should come as no surprise that I’m a big Fedora user. I’ve been running Fedora since Core 1 came out years ago, and I’ve always been a happy user. As my world has converged around OpenStack recently, the easiest way to work in this environment is by using devstack. For a long while, devstack only workd with Ubuntu. It now supports Fedora, as well as using Qpid instead of the regular RabbitMq.

Working with devstack on Fedora is the same as using it on Ubuntu, and I can happily report it works great. I’ve run multiple copies of Nova compute on different machines even, and it all just works. So go forth and deploy devstack on Fedora with confidence!

For reference, here is the Fedora wiki page detailing devstack on Fedora. Also, my localrc file looks like this, for reference:

MESSAGING_SYSTEM=qpid
IMAGE_URLS=”http://launchpad.net/cirros/trunk/0.3.0/+download/cirros-0.3.0-x86_64-uec.tar.gz,http://berrange.fedorapeople.org/images/2012-02-29/f16-x86_64-openstack-sda.qcow2″
ENABLED_SERVICES=g-api,g-reg,key,n-api,n-cpu,n-net,n-sch,n-vnc,horizon,mysql,qpid,openstackx,quantum,q-svc,q-agt
Q_PLUGIN=openvswitch
USERNAME=admin
RABBIT_PASSWORD=nova
MYSQL_PASSWORD=password
SERVICE_TOKEN=password
SERVICE_PASSWORD=password
ADMIN_PASSWORD=password
HOST_IP_IFACE=eth0
PUBLIC_INTERFACE=eth1
VLAN_INTERFACE=eth1
FLAT_INTERFACE=eth1