I have some foolish question about OPENSTACK looking for HELP!!

Asked by Hugo Kou on 2010-11-08

HI guys.
First of all , I'm a brand new rookie of cloud computing..
I try to learn everything about cloud computing in 1 month.
It's so charming for me. So that I try to know something about Eucalyptus and UEC.
But the OPENSTACK project is more attracted me then Euca.

I got some questions ....
1.Should I learn something before play with OPENSTACK?
2.In my knowing , I'm not sure that where should I put my application or operating system.(assum that I just to use the cloud to run PHTOSHOP)
3.My need is to deploy a cloud compute system for my little experiment.
4.I don't know the working pattern of each component.
5. Dose SWIFT work on ubuntu server Maverick?

I have 2 desktop
Intel core 2 duo E7500

one is NOVA another is SWIFT....

plz forgive me for these foolish questions

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Best David Pravec (alekibango) said : #1

for 1 user and 2 servers, you might have more luck by just using virt-manager and managing your virtual hosts manually. That might give you more insights into the virtualisation basics and will work for you well.

if you want just to run photoshop on the other computer, virtualisation is overkill. Use normal remote desktop solution.

to address some of your questions directly,
1 - yes, as admin and even as user you should know something (even using is much easier)
4 - those patters are still not clear even for many nova developers, its very young project
5 - yes but i think you do not need that. swift is for cold storage of big ammounts of data - not really good for files on 2 computers. Use nfs, samba, glusterfs or whatever networking file system you like.

i hope this helps...

Hugo Kou (tonytkdk) said : #2

Thanks David Pravec, that solved my question.