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virtualbox driver - error starting nova-compute

First off, thank you for the virtualBox driver for OpenStack and the very detailed page at

I have followed the installation and all goes pretty well until I get to "Install nova & requirements".

When I try to start nova with: nova-compute --config-file nova_compute.conf

I get ERROR nova.virt.driver [-] Compute driver option required, but not specified

I also did try to start neutron, even with that nova issue. At first the $PATH and $LOGDIR gave some problems but I changed $PATH to be ./etc/policy.json and $LOGDIR to be /opt/stack/logs. When I try to start neutron with: neutron-vbox-agent --config-file neutron_agent.conf

I get a traceback and I see CRITICAL neutron [req-c5c2c181-7067-4e4f-8366-978e1140d46f None] OSError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory

I thought that might be a path to VirtualBox so I did add: vboxmanage_cmd=C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\VBoxManage.exe

to the neutronagent.conf, as it is in the novacompute.conf, but that did not help.

I would appreciate any help as it will be really great to be able to run devstack like this in VirtualBox, and learn to much more, just with my laptop.



Notes: I include the following info in case it is helpful to anyone else. Before I could successfully run ./ I did have to add the bridge to openvswitch with:

sudo ovs-vsctl add-br br-eth1 sudo ovs-vsctl add-port br-eth1 eth1

and also I also added python security with: pip install requests[security]

My VM OS is Ubuntu 14.04 with Python 2.7.6