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Author: Martin Sochor

How to install Microstack on VMware with Ubuntu guest OS

Microstack is a pure upstream OpenStack distribution. It includes core OpenStack services and the most popular compute, network and storage options. Installation is fast and easy to perform.

My enviroment

  • VMware ESXI 6.7.0
  • Guest system:
    • server install of Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS
    • static public IP address
    • 16GB RAM (8GB recommended)
    • 4 vCPU
    • 100GB of HDD (actual installation with one tiny instace of cirros running takes about 8GB of storage)

    Single-node installation steps using snap

    Official documentation uses the snap system for installation. The installation, together with initialization, will take about 10 to 30 minutes, depending on your internet speed and HW specification.