[sheepdog-users] [Sheepdog]Testing OpenStack with Sheepdog

harryxiyou harryxiyou at gmail.com
Sat Feb 16 08:24:25 CET 2013

Hi Morita,

Recently, i test Openstack with Sheepdog like following(from

1,   Install Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise) or Fedora 16
2,   Install Sheepdog to the appropriate location on your system
3,   Start Sheepdog and format it (See Getting Started)
4,   Download DevStack

    $ git clone git://github.com/openstack-dev/devstack.git

5,  Start the install

    $ cd devstack; CINDER_DRIVER=sheepdog ./stack.sh

I wonder why we need not install Libvirt for this test?
I know the data flow in Openstack is like this.

Openstack Nova ----> Libvirt client ----> Libvirt Server ---->
Openstack Cinder(Call qemu-img to create/delete volumes)

Libvirt plays a key role in this procedure but our wiki do not
tell users to install Libvirt.

Should i install Libvirt for this test? Please give me some
suggestions. Thanks a lot in advance ;-)

Harry Wei

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