SmartStack = SmartOS + OpenStack (Part 1)

February 12th, 2012 • 4 Comments

[Update] – The first shot didn’t work – so I updated this post!

This is the first post of hopefully a series of post about getting OpenStack up and running on SmartOS. There is a blueprint for this effort. For this first post we will focus on setting up SmartOS and try to get some needed packages up and running.

I used the the following SmartOS iso image which will you – when booted – guide you through a small setup routine: smartos-20120210T043623Z.iso. After this you need to configure the pkg repositories as described in this tutorial. I encourage you all to have two discs attached – One for the zones – and one for the data. So since the setup routine created the zones pool I will first create a data pool on the second disc:

zpool create data c0t2d0
zfs create data/ec
zfs set mountpoint=/ec data/ec
zfs mount data/ec
cd / && wget -O- -q http://svn.everycity.co.uk/public/solaris/misc/ \
                    pkg5-smartos-bootstrap-20111221.tar.gz | gtar -zxf-

One major dependency is python, gcc and some tools and libs – and we will also need git so we can get the source code of nova later on:

/ec/bin/pkg install pkg:/database/mysql-55/client@5.5.16-0.162 \
                    pkg:/library/python/mysqldb@1.2.3-0.162
/ec/bin/pkg install python26 git setuptools-26 gcc-44 libxslt gnu-binutils

Next step will be to create a workspace file-system using ZFS (Optional) – this will allow me to do rollbacks later on during the porting of OpenStack:

zfs create data/workspace
cd /data/workspace/

Let’s clone nova and install pip:

export PATH=/ec/bin:$PATH
easy_install pip
git clone git://github.com/tmetsch/nova.git
cd nova/tools
export CFLAGS="-D_XPG6 -std=c99"
pip install -r pip-requires

Now let’s see if we can get the test up and running:

cd ..
./run_tests.sh

This will do for the first steps – I’ll be going to get the dependencies of nova up and running next – Will than post the next blog post.

Percent done: 1%

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