OpenStack Development System Setup

I've been meaning to write something up about how I set up my OpenStack development environment because there are some handy things you can do before you even get started that will likely save you some hassle down the line. I've recently discovered that there are rather varied ways other people are doing this sort of thing, so keep in mind that this isn't the "right" way, it isn't the best way, but it's what works for me.

Things I Thought I Knew

It's been a humbling week for me. Which is good because it means I'm learning things, but I will admit it would be nice to not find out I'm completely wrong about quite so many things in such a short span of time. I figured I would share what I've learned so it might be useful to someone else, because evidently it wasn't obvious to me.

EBay Servers

When I was out in Raleigh for orientation I was belatedly introduced to the wonderful world of used server hardware. Like most computer geeks (or is nerds the more acceptable term? I can never remember, which probably tells you how much I care about the issue), I believe in owning as many overpowered computers as possible. Up until recently I had been falling behind somewhat on that, but the discovery of EBay servers went a long way to changing it. I'm sure a lot of people already know about these, but if you're reading this I'm going to assume you don't.


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