Although there are developer and wiki guides on how to quickly create an OpenStack development environment, I found them bit overwhelming as a beginner. After reading various docs and taking help from some core-contributors in OpenStack, I came up with the following easy-to-follow guide. If you still face any problems, feel free to reach out by commenting below.
1. Install Ubuntu in an Oracle Virtual Box
A virtual machine(VM) is recommended because usually, we don’t want lots of dependencies installed in our everyday environment . A VM allows us to install all of our necessary dependencies without interfering with anything else on the system and at the same time, prevents others from interfering with us. Also, if at any point we mess up things, it becomes easier to start over from scratch.
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