In this tutorial we will show you how to install MicroStack on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, MicroStack gives you an easy way to develop and test OpenStack workloads on your laptop or in a virtual machine. It includes all key OpenStack components such as Keystone, Nova, Neutron, Glance, and Cinder. MicroStack is a single package which can be easily installed, upgraded or removed.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo’ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation MicroStack on an Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa).
Install MicroStack on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa
Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt commands in the terminal.
Begin by installing MicroStack via a snap:
Now that you have MicroStack installed on your Ubuntu desktop, you can start it either from the command line by typing
microstack or by clicking on the MicroStack icon (Activities -> MicroStack).
Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed MicroStack. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing MicroStack in Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official MicroStack website.