Preparing Ubuntu Platform9 Cloud
This document describes how to get an Ubuntu Linux physical server ready before you can add it to a Platform9 OpenStack private cloud. Platform9 currently supports Ubuntu 16.04.
Step 1 - Install Ubuntu Operating System
Make sure that your server is configured appropriately with access to storage and physical networking. Download and install Ubuntu 16.04 on your physical server. You can download Ubuntu distributions from here: http://releases.ubuntu.com
Ubuntu Cloud Archive (UCA) gives users the ability to install newer releases of libvirt and qemu-kvm packages. Refer https://wiki.ubuntu.com/OpenStack/CloudArchive for details.
For enabling the Cloud Archive on Ubuntu 16.04 hosts:
It’s usually a good practice to get your system up to date with regard to the latest patches and updates.
Step 2 - Ensure Virtualization is Enabled
Ensure that virtualization is enabled for your server by checking your server’s BIOS settings. If disabled, enable virtualization for the server to be able to act as a hypervisor within Platform9 Managed OpenStack.
Step 3 - Ensure the System Clock is Synchronized
Your host will fail to authenticate with Platform9 services if its date time settings are incorrect. Type ‘date’ to verify that the current date and time are correct. If they aren’t, then one possible fix is to enable the network time protocol daemon service:
That’s it! At this point your Ubuntu server is ready to be prepared with rest of storage and networking pre-requisites to be added to Platform9 Managed OpenStack.</p>