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


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