I'm trying to set up an own Cloud Lab on a self-built server.

Server details:

  • Board: Gigabyte Z77MX-D3H TH
  • CPU: Xeon E3-1245 v2
  • 16GB Crucial Ballistix CL8 1600Mhz
  • additional crap (like crap-hdd, cooler, etc).

I can only use (at this moment) a wireless connection because the box is far away from the router.

I tried with Cloudstack and wanted to try with Openstack but I have read a lot of about (people who work with in production) that it is not a good solution and it will be more useful for me to try out with ProxMox.

Now I have ProxMox up, but I can not establish any wireless-connections. At the PVE-Forum I got that they don't support or have not provided any wireless-network setup because PVE has some problems because of bridging.

My question is now:

I have my metal here (see hardware description above).
I have almost no experience with virtualization on Unix/Linux.
(I'm using VMware WS on my Ubuntu and I worked some weeks with OpenNebula (setting up and s.o.).
-> What should I use for my Cloud Lab / virtualisation environment, and if ProxMox is a good point to go on, how to solve the wireless problem?


I will definitely need kvm as hypervisor.


You should use devstack. Have a look at the instructions here: http://devstack.org/guides/single-machine.html

  • will try it out later. seems to be interesting. as temporary solution I'm with vmware now. – x4k3p Jan 20 '14 at 1:17
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    Note that you can set up devstack to use vSphere as the virtualization engine: wiki.openstack.org/wiki/NovaVMware/DeveloperGuide – Barak Jan 20 '14 at 7:38
  • ok, thanks. I work with vmware workstation as temporary solution because I have to setup a lot. But vSphere seems to be very interesting. – x4k3p Jan 20 '14 at 23:43

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