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Get OpenStack

Revision as of 17:43, 10 May 2013 by Apevec (talk | contribs) (Fedora 17 / Fedora 16 / EPEL 6)

How to get OpenStack

OpenStack is a large and fast moving project. We are also an upstream project, with a large community of packagers and distributions who redistribute our work.

The best way to install OpenStack is to rely on one of the downstream distributions, which will take care of many of the details for you. There are also source code installers oriented towards developers.

Also, you don't have to install OpenStack - there are Cloud services that can provide OpenStack, without ever installing the software.

The current release of OpenStack is 2013.1 Grizzly

Get the source code

Linux Distributions Including OpenStack

OpenStack is available for all major Linux Distributions.

Debian GNU/Linux wheezy

All core OpenStack Essex components are officially supported and available in the Main wheezy archive:

Essex can be deployed with a HOWTO and puppet modules.

More details about Debian packaging can be found on the Packaging/Debian wiki page.

Fedora / EPEL 6

  • Fedora 19 (July 2013) will ship with OpenStack Grizzly
  • Fedora 18 ships with OpenStack Folsom
  • Fedora 17 ships with OpenStack Essex
  • RDO ships the latest released OpenStack version (currently Grizzly) for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.4 and equivalent versions of RHEL-based Linux distributions

openSUSE / SLES11 SP2

Packages of OpenStack Folsom are available:


You can find all details about the repositories for openSUSE 12.2 and SLES11 SP2 on our packaging site in the wiki: Packaging/SUSE

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin)

All core OpenStack Essex components are officially supported and available in the Main Precise Ubuntu archive:

Note: Horizon and Keystone are currently located in Universe as they undergo a security review before promotion to Main for the 12.04 Precise release (April 26th 2012)-~

Incubated projects Quantum and Melange are available for Precise in Universe

Essex can be deployed on Ubuntu Server using MAAS and Juju.

Martin Loschwitz has written a wonderful step-by-step guide for manually installing Essex on Ubuntu 12.04

More details about Ubuntu packages can be found on the Packaging/Ubuntu wiki page.

DevOps Installers

For those that deploy rather than install, there are several DevOps options for automating your installation of OpenStack.


See Opscode's Welcome to Chef for OpenStack for a starting point.

There are multiple Chef cookbooks.



Developer Installers

For developers, there are installers that create a core development environment.

  • Devstack is the developer installer.
  • ANVIL is version of devstack, written in Python.

OpenStack as a Service

Commercial Distributions

Miscellaneous Notes

If you're a packager looking for packaging tips, see PackagerResources.

For Quantum, see QuantumPackages.