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OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook by Kevin Jackson

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Configuring OpenStack Compute

The /etc/nova/nova.conf file is a very important file and is referred to many times in this book. This file informs each OpenStack Compute service how to run and what to connect to in order to present OpenStack to our end users. This file will be replicated amongst our nodes as our environment grows.

How to do it...

To run our sandbox environment, we will configure OpenStack Compute so that it is accessible from our underlying host computer. We will have the API service (the service our client tools talk to) listen on our public interface and configure the rest of the services to run on the correct ports. The complete nova.conf file as used by the sandbox environment is laid out next and an explanation of each line ...

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