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    SuSe Openstack using AWS free tier

    My goal is to throw Openstack up on AWS using the free tier and without paying for software initially, as an excercise.
    I realize there are some special network tweeks which need to occur. My plan is to follow the openstack.org community install docs for SuSe.
    My biggest concern is that the free tier AMI has 1GB ram and I doubt that's sufficient to run Openstack services.
    I assume that I would really not be able to leverage the SuSe Openstack Cloud software or SuSe Manager software. Anyone have any thoughts?
    Appreciated!

    Kevin

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    Re: SuSe Openstack using AWS free tier

    Getting a whole cloud into there is not possible, at all. You can
    potentially run the training SUSE OpenStack Cloud (SOC) environment on a
    laptop with sixteen (16) GiB RAM, but you would be hard-pressed to go
    smaller and do the full training. Getting all of the components of just
    those training going probably takes eight (8) GiBs, at least. The free
    tier is great, but it is not meant for running whole clouds.


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    Re:SuSe Openstack using AWS free tier

    kevinmayres Wrote in message:

    > My goal is to throw Openstack up on AWS using the free tier and without
    > paying for software initially, as an excercise.
    > I realize there are some special network tweeks which need to occur. My
    > plan is to follow the openstack.org community install docs for SuSe.
    > My biggest concern is that the free tier AMI has 1GB ram and I doubt
    > that's sufficient to run Openstack services.
    > I assume that I would really not be able to leverage the SuSe Openstack
    > Cloud software or SuSe Manager software. Anyone have any thoughts?
    > Appreciated!


    Whilst I don't have any experience of installing OpenStack on AWS
    I have installed SUSE OpenStack Cloud in a virtual
    environment.

    Firstly I will note that the SUSE install docs on openstack.org
    cover installing third-party OpenStack packages (from the Open
    Build Service) on openSUSE Leap 42.2 and SUSE Linux Enterprise
    Server (SLES) 12 SP1 or SP2. This is not the same as installing
    SUSE OpenStack Cloud and does not use SUSE Manager.


    My experience with SUSE OpenStack Cloud says that 1GB of RAM is
    not sufficient - whilst the docs suggest requiring a lot more you
    can get away with 1.25GB. Do you have a machine available with
    16GB of RAM? If so, I'd set up a virtual environment on that
    rather than using AWS.

    Note there is a forum dedicated to SUSE OpenStack Cloud @
    https://forums.suse.com/forumdisplay...penStack-Cloud

    HTH.
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    SUSE Knowledge Partner


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  4. Re: SuSe Openstack using AWS free tier

    Since the other answers, while valid do not address the underlying issue I'll chime in. AWS does not support nested virtualization which is what you would need to run SOC in another cloud environment. Meaning your problem is not the instance size but one of technology. To run SOC in a cloud environment you need a cloud vendor that provides access to the hardware or that supports nested virtualization.

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    Re: SuSe Openstack using AWS free tier

    Thanks all. Yes, this is all clear. My question was also poorly stated but I appreciate the responses.

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