CloudStack has a simulator that can fake a data center infrastructure. It can be used to test some of the basic functionalities. We use it to run our integration tests, like the smoke tests on TravisCI. The simulator allows us to configure an advanced or basic networking zone with fake hypervisors.
So I bootstrapped the CloudStack management server, configured the Mysql database with an advanced zone and created a docker image with Packer. The resulting image is on DockerHub, and I realized after the fact that four other great minds already did something similar :)
On a machine running docker:
docker pull runseb/cloudstack docker run -t -i -p 8080:8080 runseb/cloudstack:0.1.4 /bin/bash # service mysql restart # cd /opt/cloudstack # mvn -pl client jetty:run -Dsimulator
Then open your browser on http://<IP_of_docker_host>:8080/client and enjoy!