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I've noticed that the new release of Ubuntu 13.04 includes deployment capabilities for Openstack in an HA environment as well as integration of Ceph for volume and object storage. I can't yet find a good walkthrough for it. I'm assuming that this still applies:

But are there differences? How many network interfaces should each bare metal server that is in MAAS have?

I am currently using Mirantis' Fuel to deploy Openstack, but it does not yet support Ceph in its automated deployment, which is why I would like to try out Canonical's solution.

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This is only a partial answer as this is still a work in progress

The charm work and documentation have not been merged yet, however you can follow along the work-in-progress here:

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Thanks! That link looks great. The only thing is, couldn't some Openstack services be colocated on some of the servers? 28 servers is a lot. Can Juju do that or can it only deploy each service to separate nodes? – Ian D. Rossi May 1 '13 at 18:04
You can virtualize some of them, but if you want full blown openstack it's 28 servers. There will be more detail on how to scale that down over time. – Jorge Castro May 1 '13 at 18:16
OK, I understand that info is still coming out on this. I just would really love to deploy Openstack with Ceph and I'm hungry for more docs/info! :) What if I want to test this on VirtualBox? Or is that the idea of Virtual MAAS? – Ian D. Rossi May 1 '13 at 19:09
Yeah this is the primary use case for virtual maas. The docs should be ready in another week or so! – Jorge Castro May 1 '13 at 19:09
If anyone's interested, I'm going to try to use the jitsu principles here to see if I can colocate some of the Openstack services: – Ian D. Rossi May 2 '13 at 19:21

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