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OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook by Kevin Jackson

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Creating an OpenStack Storage sandbox environment

Creating a sandbox environment allows us to discover and experiment with the OpenStack Storage service. This service gives us the ability to store objects such as images or archives of logs.

To do this, we will use an Open Source virtual server program from Oracle, named VirtualBox, which is freely available from http://www.virtualbox.org for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. The result of this environment will be a virtual machine (with connectivity to any other OpenStack hosts in our sandbox environment) with two disks installed. It will act as the OpenStack Storage host used in the rest of this chapter.

It is assumed the computer you will be using to run your test environment in has enough processing ...

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