OpenStack packages

OpenStack packages

Distributions release OpenStack packages as part of the distribution or using other methods because of differing release schedules. Perform these procedures on all nodes.


The set up of OpenStack packages described here needs to be done on all nodes: controller, compute, and Block Storage nodes.


Your hosts must contain the latest versions of base installation packages available for your distribution before proceeding further.


Disable or remove any automatic update services because they can impact your OpenStack environment.

Enable the backports repository

The Newton release is available directly through the official Debian backports repository. To use this repository, follow the instruction from the official Debian website, which basically suggest doing the following steps:

  1. On all nodes, adding the Debian 8 (Jessie) backport repository to the source list:

    # echo "deb jessie-backports main" \


    Later you can use the following command to install a package:

    # apt -t jessie-backports install ``PACKAGE``

Finalize the installation

  1. Upgrade the packages on your host:

    # apt update && apt dist-upgrade


    If the upgrade process includes a new kernel, reboot your host to activate it.

  2. Install the OpenStack client:

    # apt install python-openstackclient
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