Public Cloud Windows

Window OS can also make use of the OpenStack API as well. For windows there is a few additional installations for OpenStack to work. The first requirement is to install Python as OpenStack is built on this language.

https://www.python.org/downloads/

We will be choosing the Python version 2.7, the installation will take a few minutes to complete. Once Python has been installed we will add this to our command line path from:

My Computer >> Properties >> Advance system settings >> Advance >> Environment variables

We will add on to our variable at the end of the line:

%SystemRoot%\system32;%SystemRoot%;%SystemRoot%\System32\Wbem;%SYSTEMROOT%\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\;C:\Python27;C:\Python27\Scripts

The bold part is the bit which we have added to our path so that it invokes Python on the commandline. 

From the command line we can invoke the commands of pip, this will allow us to install the nova client.

pip install python-novaclient

Once this has been installed we can authenticate with the OpenStack environment.