Building an OpenStack Cluster in VirtualBox

I had quite a time trying to get VirtualBox to work with OpenStack, and still haven’t fully figured it out.  I can’t ping the outside world, nor can I ping between the instances yet.

One key point is, you have to create host-only connections via Settings > Network for each OpenStack instance you create.  These host only connections provide an internal network between your host and the virtual machine instances.  Here’s an example, from the OpenStack documentation:

VirtualBox OpenStack Network Diagram

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