Setting up OpenStack on Fedora 19 is a lot of work

I wanted to experiment with creating a Fedora 19 compute node on Fedora 19 + OpenStack. However it seems there are a bunch of issues which need to be fixed. The issues and solutions are already recorded by many people.

I list the highlights:

  • MySQL Server in Fedora 19 is actually MariaDB Server
  • Keystone log file needs to be chowned to keyston:keystone
  • Fedora 19 doesnt have kvm.modules file at the expected location
  • I saw atleast one error due to selinux

I am recording the errors, commands and references in the following gist on


Finally I managed to complete the setup. Now its time to launch some VMs.!