OpenStack Post Install Validation Checklist


Below is a “Post Install Validation Checklist” that I am working on for validating an OpenStack Deployment. This is a work in progress and is sure to be missing some items. I plan to attempt to treat this post as a live document an update as I find new items to add to the checklist

Component Task
All On each node (compute, controller) apply post-install configurations. Ensure ssh keys for root and nova exist on all hosts
All If deploying with Staypuft installer, ensure that puppet is stopped and disabled so that it does not overwrite post-install configurations
Glance Ensure that you can upload and configure OS Images
Nova Ensure that you can create flavors
Nova Ensure that you can successfully provision test instances. Test with each flavor and OS Image
Cinder Provision and assign a block device from Cinder. Also ensure that you can detach and delete a block device
Neutron Create and test tenant networks
Neutron Provision and assign a floating IP from an external network for each tenant network. Ensure that connectivity is successful
Nova Define and assign a security group to an instance, enabling at least SSH and ICMP access
All Reboot of all nodes to ensure configuration persistence, document any configuration changes. Push any fixes out to nodes when necessary
Nova Generate and test keypairs to be used for access to instances
Nova Ensure you are able to create and delete instance snapshots
Swift If using swift, verify that you can create object stor and upload or create files
Nova Test Live Migration by migrating instances across each compute node

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