I tried to install ubuntu landscape openstack in virtual machine for test purposes and to undrestand how does it work, but it does not work.

I followed the official ubuntu tutorial Build OpenStack with conjure-up | Download | Ubuntu.com

Firstly, i choosed the Landscape option, I waited for 3 hours and it was blocked in "Creating KVM for juju state server" step. So i cancelled the installation and relaunched a new install but i choosed option "Single" instead of landscape.

With single option, it was blocked in "Initializing Environnement" step.

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What's wrong in what i did ?

I use Ubuntu server 14.04 LTS

2 Answers 2


I noticed you are using Virtualbox for your tests and unfortunately I can't comment to the success of using that software for testing the Openstack installer. However, you could accomplish this easily with virt-manager and KVM.

With that said, the installer uses a combination of KVM/LXC when doing its deployment. If running this within an existing virtual environment you'll want to make sure nested KVM is enabled:

 $ cat /sys/module/kvm_intel/parameters/nested 

If not you can enable with

 $ echo “options kvm-intel nested=1″ | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/kvm-intel.conf

This is assuming you have Intel/VMX but the same can be accomplished with AMD/SVM (though I've not tested this thoroughly).

If you need further assistance please come chat with us at #ubuntu-solutions on irc.freenode.net.


VirtualBox does not pass VT-X/AMD-V to the guest operating system, hence KVM cannot work inside VirtualBox.

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