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OpenStack consists of a number services for running IaaS clouds. This includes Object Store (Swift), Compute (Nova) and Image (Glance) services, among others.

The Diablo release of OpenStack was included Fedora 16. The Essex release is included in Fedora 17. The Folsom release is included in Fedora 18.

This page tracks Fedora Cloud SIG's effort to maintain OpenStack in Fedora. See our periodic status reports for an insight into what's been happening.

Getting Started

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

Preview repository

OpenStack has a preview repository, allowing Fedora N-1 users to try out OpenStack packages from the latest Fedora release. This is similar to the Virtualization Preview Repository.

Currently this targets Fedora 16.

Preview packages may be installed using yum after performing the following step:

$> cd /etc/yum.repos.d/
$> wget

OpenStack in Fedora 17

Instructions for getting started with OpenStack on Fedora 17

The following features are proposed for Fedora 17:


Package Reviews

Packaging in progress:

  • openstack-melange - network information service (Bob Kukura)
  • openvswitch userspace (Chris Wright)


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.

To Package

  1. noVNC - a HTML5 VNC client
  2. openstack-reddwarf - database as a service (will be part of openstack-nova?
  3. crowbar - OpenStack deployment service and chef wrapper

On the shelf for now:

  • openstack-burrow - message queue
    • Burrow development seems to have halted a while back when the main dev stopped working on it


Some of Ubuntu's stuff may be useful to compare against:

OpenStack Official Documentation

OpenStack in EPEL

The Essex version of OpenStack is in EPEL 6, supporting RHEL 6.2. See the Getting started with OpenStack EPEL for installation and setup notes

You can drill down to the latest "el6" version of each of the openstack packages to see, the latest versions available and associated changes.

The following ancillary EPEL packages were added/updated to support the openstack packages:

  • python-distutils-extra
  • bpython
  • python-migrate
  • python-novaclient
  • python-prettytable
  • python-greenlet
  • python-eventlet
  • python-passlib
  • python-sqlalchemy0.7
  • python-nose1.1
  • python-webob1.0
  • python-routes1.12
  • python-paste-deploy1.5