The Frontend is the central part of an OpenNebula installation. This is the machine where the server software is installed and where you connect to manage your cloud. It can be a physical node or a virtual instance.
How Should I Read This Chapter¶
Before reading this chapter make sure you have read and understood the Cloud Design chapter.
The aim of this chapter is to give you a quick-start guide to deploy OpenNebula. This is the simplest possible installation, but it is also the foundation for a more complex setup, with Advanced Components (like Host and VM High Availability, Cloud Bursting, etc...).
First you should read the Front-end Installation section. Note that by default it uses an SQLite database that is not recommended for production. So, if this is not a small proof of concept, while following the Installation section you should use the MySQL.
After reading this chapter, read the Node Installation chapter next in order to add hypervisors to your cloud.