Try OpenStack on a single machine using conjure-up

OpenStack with conjure-up

Conjure-up’s ability to easily and quickly deploy real-world OpenStack on a single laptop using LXD containers is ideal for first-time users or developers.


  • Laptop, desktop or virtual machine with 16GB RAM, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and LXD installed
  • An hour of your time

Before you start, you’ll want this eBook


The phase change from traditional, monolithic software to multi-host microservices-based big software demands that you approach the challenge of deployment, integration and operations from a different perspective.

This eBook will give you a deeper understanding into why there is a perceived complexity to the installation and operations of OpenStack and how tools like Canonical’s conjure-up and OpenStack can help you build a modern, scalable, repeatable and affordable private cloud infrastructure.

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Watch the conjure-up walkthrough

Installation instructions

  1. 1Install and start conjure-up

    Getting OpenStack running on your computer is easy with conjure-up.

    From the command line type the commands below and follow the step-by-step instructions:

  2. 2Select the ‘OpenStack with NovaLXD’ spell

    screenshot of the conjure-up interface with the 'OpenStack with NovaLXD' option selected

    Then follow the rest of the on-screen instructions.

  3. 3Follow the on-screen instructions

    Configure OpenStack with conjure-up and, when it is completed, go to http://<openstack ip>/horizon and login with the default username “admin” and password “openstack”.

    screenshot of the conjure-up interface with the 'OpenStack with NovaLXD' option selected

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