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How to install Microstack on Virtualbox with Ubuntu guest OS

MicroStack is an OpenStack distribution for Ubuntu, which is suitable for the deployment of fully functional OpenStack on a single machine. Installation is quite straightforward.

My environment

  • Host system: Win 10 Pro 64bit
  • VirtualBox 6.1.25r 64bit
  • Guest System:
    • clear server install of Ubuntu 20.04.3 :LTS with bridged networking
    • 4GB of RAM
    • 4 vPCU
    • 100GB of HDD (the size is officially recommended, but mainly is used for hosting virtual VMs)

    Single node installation steps using snap

    Official guides use the snap system, where all applications are packaged with all their dependencies. All the microstack installation is relatively fast, taking no more than 15 minutes.

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.