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Got nova running in a single node as per the docs


in here: http://nova.openstack.org/getting.started.html

Now what?  How do I tell it to create VMs?  Start VMs?  Stop VMs?  What do I 
install in other nodes and How do I make those other nodes join that cloud?

These are my notes --- corrections on the install docs:




user name rudd-o
password (short one)

I built redis from 2.0.1 stable source downloaded from

I then ran openstack/nova/nova/auth/slap.sh to set up slapd

I had to install python-tornado and python-gflags too

The instructions were wrong, there is no KVM (hence no libvirtd group) in the 
cloud controller

I created the .pth file too

To run nova-api, I had to install python-daemon too

To run nova-api, I had to install python-carrot too

To run nova-api, I had to install python-ipy -- without it, import of class 
nova.network.manager.VlanManager fails -- the utils.import_object function 
makes the mistake of hiding the true source of the import error by overriding 
importerror with nova.exceptions.NotFound, which misleads the user to think 
that VlanManager does not exist, when in fact it is a dependency problem that 
causes it to "not exist".

I had to install python-sqlalchemy too, to run nova-compute

All the daemons i started with --nodaemon

NGINX as configured as per the instructions just cnanot be run because it 
causes nova-objectstore to simply fail to start up.  
2010-09-15 19:48:05-0700 [-] twisted.internet.error.CannotListenError: 
Couldn't listen on any:3333: [Errno 98] Address already in use.

Had to stop nginx because of that.

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