Everything in these lessons will work on a desktop/server/laptop that has at least the following minimum capabilities.
- 8GB RAM
- 512GB Hard disk
- Reasonably modern CPU with VT/VMX
- Preferably running Centos 7.x directly, but can also be a VMWare VM.
The OpenStack VM should be running Centos 7.x with Redhat RDO. I prefer to run the most recent version (Mitaka at the time I am writing this). If you are going to run as a VM, I strongly recommend VMWare workstation with the ability to use nested VT. Other hypervisors have much worse performance.
I will provide a VM image in advance of the conference, so that you don't have to build your own instance. The download image will be linked here for download on Friday before the conference.