ifdata is a quick, lightweight and simple tool to display network interface information in Linux, which can be used as an alternative for ip addr show or ifconfig.
Sometimes I want to quickly find out, if the particular network interface exists in the system or I want to display it’s IP address or MTU value only. If I used ifconfig for this case, I would have to parse the output using grep or other tools. ifdata resolves this problem in more sophisticated manner – it utilizes parameters to better control the output we want to obtain. This is another reason why ifdata is more friendly for use in BASH scripting.
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In this tutorial we will install OpenStack Liberty release from RDO repository on one node (all-in-one installation) based on CentOS 7 / RHEL 7 using packstack installer script.
In all-in-one configuration all OpenStack nodes (controller node, compute node, network node) are installed on a single machine. This type of configuration can be deployed very easy and fast for testing purposes, also on KVM machines, when no physical hardware is available.
public network (Floating IP network): 192.168.2.0/24
public network gateway: 192.168.2.1
node IP: 192.168.2.32
node OS: CentOS 7.1 64bit OS
node hardware: 2GHz CPU / 4GB RAM / 1 ethernet card
OpenStack version: Liberty
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Openstack, besides Horizon GUI Dashboard, can also be configured via command-line interface using commands in Bash. Below we present a list of common and useful commands for your reference.
Note: in OpenStack command-line interface you have to source appropriate keystonerc file in order to be able to invoke OpenStack commands within the specified Project Tenant. Sourcing of keystonerc file imports Tenant User/Admin credentials to environment variables during user session.
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