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Deploy on OpenStack

OpenStack

The guide provides a step-by-step documentation on how to deploy NEST Desktop on OpenStack resources. For more information on OpenStack, please follow this link: https://www.redhat.com/en/topics/openstack.

As an example of an OpenStack infrastructure, we show the deployment on bwCloud, which is assigned to the universities in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. For more information bwCloud, follow the link: https://www.bw-cloud.org/.

Deployers can build an OpenStack image via Packer and Ansible.

Requirements

Deploy NEST Desktop on bwCloud

OpenStack

You can find the source code on https://github.com/nest-desktop/nest-desktop-bwCloud.

  1. Download the OpenStack RC File from bwCloud dashboard:
Project -> API Access -> Download OpenStack RC File
  1. Source the RC file to login:
source Project_<userID>-openrc.sh
  1. Modify the Ansible configurations in infrastructure/bwCloud/nest-desktop.json.
Set image_name. Values for source_image and networks are taken from bwCloud dashboard.
  1. Build an image on bwCloud:
packer build nest-desktop.json
  1. Start an instance on the bwCloud dashboard and it will have a public IP of the virtual machine.

Acknowledgements

Thanks for the help to integrate NEST Desktop on bwCloud:

  • Bernd Wiebelt
  • Jonathan Bauer
  • Michael Janczyk
  • Manuel Messner
  • Christopher Ill