For this week on my OpenStack project, I got networking for my servers and ssh access. My servers didn’t have networking on part 1, because I was trying to use a managed Cisco switch. Unfortunately, the university network I am on does not allow for managed switches unless you get it approved by the IT department. For the sake of time, I decided to bypass the IT department and use an unmanaged switch for now. I’m using a 5 port Netgear switch that is 1 Gbps. It should be good enough for now.
After hooking both servers up to the switch, I configured networking on them. I’m using my university’s DHCP server for now, and I’ll get a static IP later, since the IT department has to set static IPs on their DHCP server (which can take a few days). I also installed OpenSSH on both servers for remote access.
Also here are the specs of both of my server, for future reference:
Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU – E5430 @ 2.66GHz
4 GB ram
255 GB storage
1 Gbps nic
These are the system requirements for OpenStack:
Both of my servers meet the requirements.