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OpenStack consists of a number services for running IaaS clouds. They are the Object Store (Swift), Compute (Nova) and Image (Glance) services.

This page tracks Fedora Cloud SIG's effort to include OpenStack packages in Fedora.

Getting Started

See Getting started with OpenStack Nova for details on how to try out the OpenStack packages on Fedora 16.


Package Reviews


Rather than recommending users to download pre-built Ubuntu images in Getting_started_with_OpenStack Nova, we should have a set of official Fedora images like Cloud_SIG/EC2_Images. These should be built using similar process to the EC2 images.

For now, we can suggest users build Fedora images using Oz. These images suffer from not the fact that Nova can't inject SSH keys into LVM based images, but instead we add an rc.local script similar to the one use in Fedora's EC2 images.

To Package

  1. python-nova-adminclient - a Python library for Nova's admin API
  2. noVNC - a HTML5 VNC client
  3. openstack-dashboard - self service web UI for OpenStack
  4. openstack-melange - network information service (will be part of openstack-nova?)
  5. openstack-quantum - network connectivity service
  6. openstack-reddwarf - database as a service (will be part of openstack-nova?
  7. openstack-keystone - identity service (review:
  8. openstack-burrow - message queue
  9. crowbar - OpenStack deployment service and chef wrapper


OpenStack in EPEL

All of the packages require python-sphinx. These all need at least this adjustment for EL6:

-BuildRequires:    python-sphinx
+%{?fedora:BuildRequires:    python-sphinx >= 1.0}
+%{?el6:BuildRequires:    python-sphinx10}

and to use sphinx-1.0-build instead of sphinx-build.

Packages in EPEL

  • openstack-swift

Packages needing to be added to EPEL

OpenStack in Fedora 15

Packages in Fedora 15

  • openstack-swift

Packages needing to be added to Fedora 15

  • openstack-glance
  • python-novaclient
  • openstack-nova
  • python-eventlet
  • python-prettytable
  • corrected libvirt
    • from [1] - fix for wrong console permissions


  • /etc/init.d scripts return FAILED even though the service has actually started some of the time.