Chapter 3. Installation

This chapter discusses the process for installing an OpenStack environment with the Rackspace Private Cloud cookbooks. For networking, these instructions only apply to the default nova-network configuration.

For information about OpenStack Networking (Neutron) see the Rackspace Private Cloud Networking Guide .

For information about upgrading between Rackspace Private Cloud versions, refer to the Rackspace Private Cloud Upgrade Guide.

The installation process involves the following stages:

  • Preparing the nodes

  • Installing Chef server, the Rackspace Private Cloud cookbooks, and chef-client

  • Creating a Chef environment and defining attributes

  • Setting the node environments

  • Applying the controller and compute roles to the nodes

[Note]Note

Before you begin, Rackspace recommends that you review Installation prerequisites to ensure that you have completed all necessary preparations for the installation process.