3.4. Setting Up OpenStack Compute NodeΒΆ

Please note that the instructions shown here are using devstack installer. If you are an experienced user and installs OpenStack in a different way, you can skip this step and follow the instructions of the method you are using to install OpenStack.

For exemplary purpose, we assume:

  • The hostname of OpenStack Compute Node is opnfv-os-compute, and the host IP address is
  • Ubuntu 14.04 or Fedora 21 is installed
  • We use opnfv as username to login.
  • We use devstack to install OpenStack Kilo. Please note that although the instructions are based on OpenStack Kilo, they can be applied to Liberty in the same way.

OS-M-0: Login to OpenStack Compute Node with username opnfv

OS-M-1: Update the packages and install git

For Ubuntu:

sudo apt-get update -y
sudo apt-get install -y git

For Fedora:

sudo yum update -y
sudo yum install -y git

OS-M-2: Clone the following GitHub repository to get the configuration and metadata files

git clone https://github.com/sridhargaddam/opnfv_os_ipv6_poc.git /opt/stack/opnfv_os_ipv6_poc

OS-M-3: Download devstack and switch to stable/kilo branch

git clone https://github.com/openstack-dev/devstack.git -b stable/kilo

OS-M-4: Start a new terminal, and change directory to where OpenStack is installed.

cd ~/devstack

OS-M-5: Create a local.conf file from the GitHub repo we cloned at OS-M-2.

cp /opt/stack/opnfv_os_ipv6_poc/scenario2/local.conf.odl.compute ~/devstack/local.conf

Please Note:

  • Note 1: you need to change the IP address of SERVICE_HOST to point to your actual IP address of OpenStack Controller.
  • Note 2: you need to change the IP address of ODL_MGR_IP to point to your actual IP address of Open Daylight Controller.

OS-M-6: Initiate Openstack setup by invoking stack.sh


OS-M-7: Assuming that all goes well, you should see the following output.

This is your host IP address:
This is your host IPv6 address: ::1

Please note that The IP addresses above are exemplary purpose. It will show you the actual IP address of your host.

You can set OFFLINE=True and RECLONE=no in local.conf to lock the codebase. Devstack uses these configuration parameters to determine if it has to run with the existing codebase or update to the latest copy.

OS-M-8: Source the credentials.

opnfv@opnfv-os-compute:~/devstack$ source openrc admin demo

OS-M-9: You can verify that OpenStack is set up correctly by showing hypervisor list

opnfv@opnfv-os-compute:~/devstack$ nova hypervisor-list
| ID  | Hypervisor hostname      | State  | Status  |
| 1   | opnfv-os-controller      | up     | enabled |
| 2   | opnfv-os-compute         | up     | enabled |

Now you can start to set up the service VM as an IPv6 vRouter in the environment of OpenStack and Open Daylight.

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Build date: January 05, 2016