Installing the Virtual Appliance in OpenStack¶
ElasticBox can run as a virtual appliance in your OpenStack private cloud in Grizzly or Havana. Here are the requirements, high-level steps, and a video that shows how to install the appliance.
In this article:
ElasticBox requires the following OpenStack services:
- Identity Service (Keystone)
- Compute (Nova)
- Image (Glance)
- Networking (Nova-net or Neutron). This is optional.
- Block storage (Cinder). Optional, unless you want to add volume storage to the ElasticBox appliance VM.
Installing the Appliance in OpenStack¶
Follow the video for detailed help.
- Create a flavor with these attributes:
- 2 VCPUs
- 2048 MB RAM
- 100 GB root disk
- Create an image of the appliance. Under Image Location, paste the appliance image download link you got from support. The appliance image is in QCOW2 compressed format.
- Launch an instance of ElasticBox from the appliance image and flavor.