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: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuCloudInfrastructure

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:

  • 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? May 1, 2013 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. May 1, 2013 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? May 1, 2013 at 19:09
  • Yeah this is the primary use case for virtual maas. The docs should be ready in another week or so! May 1, 2013 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: help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuCloudInfrastructure May 2, 2013 at 19:21

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