I like OpenStack. When it is working, it is absolutely fantastic. The problems begin when it is feeling under the weather. For example, OpenStack doesn’t expressly provide services for booting from an ISO and performing an install manually. RamNode has a “hack” in place that allows for this. It works fairly well, but there are times where it just shits the bed and doesn’t work at all. Now is one of those times.

Same thing with doing simple tasks like powering on and instance after the whole system has gone down. This is not an unfathomable scenario, but one that has come up recently. My setup in Dallas, although it is idle, was working as intended. Now, it’s throwing an error when I try and power on and instance. Just really frustrating as all.

Again, I love OpenStack. It’s really fun to work with, but when you have problems you REALLY have problems.