Nova comes with a selection of fairly basic smoke tests which you can run against your installation. It can be useful to use these to sanity check your configuration.
You need these packages
$> sudo yum install python-nose python-paramiko fedpkg python-nova-adminclient
Make sure you have a block of floating IPs created, also as described above.
Also ensure that the nova objectstore service is running, as the S3 API is hit by the image tests:
$> sudo systemctl start openstack-nova-objectstore.service
Creating Certs (needed by euca-bundle-image in the ImageTests )
$> cd ~ $> nova x509-create-cert $> export EC2_USER_ID=42 $> export EC2_CERT=~/cert.pem $> export EC2_PRIVATE_KEY=~/pk.pem $> nova x509-get-root-cert $> export EUCALYPTUS_CERT=~/cacert.pem
How to test
Then, run the tests from a fedpkg checkout:
$> git clone git://pkgs.fedoraproject.org/openstack-nova.git $> cd openstack-nova $> git checkout f17 $> fedpkg prep $> cd nova-2012.1/smoketests $> python ./run_tests.py
Ensure all tests pass