[Openstack] Host OS CentOS 6.4 or Ubuntu 12.04
swinchen at gmail.com
Fri Jul 12 18:18:42 UTC 2013
agree with Logan that it is personal preference.
I will give you my opinion: I created a 4 node cluster using Ubuntu and if
I had to do it again I would use CentOS. I find CentOS configuration much
more consistent; Ubuntu uses a combination of Upstart and rc scripts which
can be quite a nightmare when you need things to startup and shutdown in a
certain order. Ubuntu tends to have much more frequent package (including
kernels!) updates which may be good for certain use-cases but I find it
tedious to maintain.
I am sure for every complaint I have about Ubuntu someone has an equal
complaint about CentOS.
On Fri, Jul 12, 2013 at 1:59 PM, Logan McNaughton <logan at bacoosta.com>wrote:
> Honestly a lot of it has to do with personal preference, or what your
> organization is comfortable with.
> As far as guests go, CentOS has no official guest images (qcow2/raw).
> Ubuntu has very good official images. So does Red Hat but those aren't free.
> As far as "ease to deploy", Ubuntu's recommend strategy is using
> MAAS/Juju. Red hat recently released RDO (openstack.red hat.com), which
> uses an installer called Packstack. You'll just need to research those
> options and pick one. Another good option for CentOS deployment is
> Mirantis' Fuel (fuel.mirantis.com).
> Currently Fuel only supports CentOS/RHEL but they say Ubuntu support is
> On Jul 12, 2013 11:42 AM, "Haitao Jiang" <jianghaitao at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I would like to get some feedback on which OS to choose for OpenStack
>> Host OS, CentOS 6.4 or Ubuntu 12.04. Just from technical point of
>> view, e.g.
>> - Ease of deploy
>> - Support of new features
>> - Performance benchmarks
>> - Community support
>> - Number of bugs
>> My impression so far is that Ubuntu is more up to date with the
>> support of OpenStack, it has newer kernel and packages. For examples,
>> like Python version. Ubuntu also seems has more community support etc.
>> But at the same time, Redhat is rank as one of contributors to the
>> OpenStack code base.
>> Any input or comment will be welcomed and appreciated
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