miniONE Edge Cloud
OpenNebula miniONE as a simple evaluation tool that allows you to deploy all-in-one installation for KVM or LXD deployments in a few simple steps. One of the various options enables you to build an OpenNebula edge cloud using bare-metal cloud resources from Equinix Metal. With this architecture, you will be able to see just how simple it is to build your private cloud and to deploy and configure Equinix Metal resources on-demand.
You will need one host for the OpenNebula frontend. It could be a physical host in your rack, your own VM or even a host running in the public cloud. Choose either the Centos/Redhat or Ubuntu/Debian family, just ensure it is a relatively fresh and updated system.
For this demo, we decided to also run the frontend on the small Equinix Metal host, so let’s start at Equinix Metal. For the operating system it could be Ubuntu 19.04. You can even choose fairly priced t1.small server, OpenNebula is not greedy.
As soon as your server is ready, connect to it and download the tool
# wget 'https://github.com/OpenNebula/minione/releases/latest/download/minione'
To start the edge deployment you will need to both the project ID and API Token.
Choose the location for your Edge deployment. For this example, we are using Sunnyvale, CA for which the code name is
Finally choose the device type. Suggestion is to keep using the
t1.small as the default. To opt for an alternate type, provide it using the
Time for deployment
# bash minione --edge packet --edge-packet-facility sjc1 --edge-packet-token [API_TOKEN] --edge-packet-project [project UUID]
NOTE: You may see error: "Check jq installed FAILED. Install jq package first
miniONE would like to validate all the Equinix Metal parameters and to parse the json output
jq command is needed. In our case we will install it using:
apt update && apt install jq
Re-run the deployment. While miniONE is running, you should receive a siilar output
### Checks & detection Checking AppArmor SKIP will try to modify ### Main deployment steps: Install OpenNebula frontend version 5.8 Install ONEProvision Configure IPAM Equinix Metal, alias IP mapping driver, VM hooks Trigger oneprovision Export appliance and update VM template Do you agree? [yes/no]: yes ### Installation Updating APT cache OK Configuring repositories OK Updating APT cache OK Installing OpenNebula packages OK Installing Ruby gems OK Installing opennebula-provision package OK ### Configuration Applying Equinix Metal changes to oned.conf OK Configuring Equinix Metal hooks in oned.conf OK Update ssh configs to accessing Equinix Metal hosts OK Switching OneGate endpoint in oned.conf OK Switching scheduler interval in oned.conf OK Setting initial password for current user and oneadmin OK Changing WebUI to listen on port 80 OK Starting OpenNebula services OK Enabling OpenNebula services OK Add ssh key to oneadmin user OK Update ssh configs to allow VM addresses reusig OK Ensure own hostname is resolvable OK Checking OpenNebula is working OK Prepare Equinix Metal template OK Checking Equinix Metal template [/tmp/tmp.ukRnn6J8BE] OK Running oneprovision 2019-10-24 12:07:01 INFO : Creating provision objects WARNING: This operation can take tens of minutes. Please be patient. 2019-10-24 12:07:04 INFO : Deploying 2019-10-24 12:10:40 INFO : Monitoring hosts 2019-10-24 12:10:42 INFO : Checking working SSH connection 2019-10-24 12:10:44 INFO : Configuring hosts ID: 794e1810-a9f4-4047-8601-b4aad4a7d086 OK Exporting [Service WordPress - KVM] from Marketplace to local datastore OK Updating VM template OK
Finally, post deployment, a successful report
### Report OpenNebula 5.8 was installed Sunstone [the webui] is running on: http://18.104.22.168/ Use following to login: user: oneadmin password: xDV36pWwGe ### Packet provisioned ID NAME CLUSTER TVM ALLOCATED_CPU ALLOCATED_MEM STAT 0 22.214.171.124 PacketClu 0 - - init
After a few moments, penNebula monitors the Packet host and you can see it on. Check using
onehost list you will see a similar output:
# onehost list ID NAME CLUSTER TVM ALLOCATED_CPU ALLOCATED_MEM STAT 0 126.96.36.199 PacketClu 0 0 / 400 (0%) 0K / 7.8G (0%) on
Run the VM
At this point, you have a ready-to-use OpenNebula frontend connected with the KVM hypervisor on the Packet and you are ready to deploy your VMs. You can do it using the Sunstone frontend or just by typing
# onetemplate instantiate 0
For demo purposes, the default appliance is the WordPress service app. When the first VM is running, browse to the public IP of the VM and you will see the a bootstrapped Wordpress page. of the VM and you should get a bootstrapped WordPress page.
To obtain the VM public IP you would run:
onevm show 0 | grep ETH0_ALIAS0_IP
and see the following output:
miniONE gives you an option to extend the deployment by adding additional hypervisor nodes at the edge. To do so simply add an option
--node to the deployment command and run it again. For this demo we opted for
You may choose a different appliance for your particular use case. Go to the Open Nebula marketplace and pick one of the systems.
NOTE: Exact name is a requirement to the parameter
--edge-marketapp-name. For instance
CentOS 7 - KVMis a valid option.
# ./minione --edge packet --node --edge-packet-token [token] --edge-packet-project [project] --edge-packet-facility ams1
When the deployment completes, you should then see two hosts.
# onehost list ID NAME CLUSTER TVM ALLOCATED_CPU ALLOCATED_MEM STAT 1 188.8.131.52 PacketClu 0 0 / 400 (0%) 0K / 7.8G (0%) on 0 184.108.40.206 PacketClu 1 100 / 800 (12%) 768M / 7.8G (9%) on
Under the hood, miniONE uses the DDC tool called [oneprovision[(http://docs.opennebula.org/5.8/advanced_components/ddc/usage.html)], which also offers a command-line interface. To list the Packet resources, type:
# oneprovision list ID NAME CLUSTERS HOSTS VNETS DATASTORES STAT 642e1b04-d266-4ed6-abf4-906ca4a08898 PacketProvision-101 1 1 2 2 configured 794e1810-a9f4-4047-8601-b4aad4a7d086 PacketProvision-100 1 1 2 2 configured
To view the specifics type:
# oneprovision show 642e1b04-d266-4ed6-abf4-906ca4a08898 PROVISION 642e1b04-d266-4ed6-abf4-906ca4a08898 INFORMATION ID : 642e1b04-d266-4ed6-abf4-906ca4a08898 NAME : PacketProvision-101 STATUS : configured CLUSTERS 101 HOSTS 1 VNETS 3 2 DATASTORES 103 102
Pricing and Cleanup
Before you finish the evaluation, don’t forget to cleanup. To delete the Packet nodes you can use again the oneprovision command. Then also delete the frontend from the Packet.
If you choose the t1.small server for the frontend and nodes as we did, the final price could hardly exceed $1 as the hourly price for the server is $0.07.
# oneprovision delete [id] --cleanup