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Re: Host OS CentOS 6.4 or Ubuntu 12.04


Honestly a lot of it has to do with personal preference, or what your
organization is comfortable with.

As far as guests go, CentOS has no official guest images (qcow2/raw).
Ubuntu has very good official images. So does Red Hat but those aren't free.

As far as "ease to deploy", Ubuntu's recommend strategy is using MAAS/Juju.
Red hat recently released RDO (openstack.red hat.com), which uses an
installer called Packstack. You'll just need to research those options and
pick one. Another good option for CentOS deployment is Mirantis' Fuel (

Currently Fuel only supports CentOS/RHEL but they say Ubuntu support is
On Jul 12, 2013 11:42 AM, "Haitao Jiang" <jianghaitao@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I would like to get some feedback on which OS to choose for OpenStack
> Host OS, CentOS 6.4 or Ubuntu 12.04. Just from technical point of
> view, e.g.
> - Ease of deploy
> - Support of new features
> - Performance benchmarks
> - Community support
> - Number of bugs
> etc.
> My impression so far is that Ubuntu is more up to date with the
> support of OpenStack, it has newer kernel and packages. For examples,
> like Python version. Ubuntu also seems has more community support etc.
> But at the same time, Redhat is rank as one of contributors to the
> OpenStack code base.
> Any input or comment will be welcomed and appreciated
> Thanks
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