Installing Manually

Storage Backend Installation

This step is a prerequisite for the collector and API services. You may use one of the listed database backends below to store Panko data.


Follow the instructions to install the MongoDB package for your operating system, then start the service. The required minimum version of MongoDB is 2.4.x. You will also need to have pymongo 2.4 installed

To use MongoDB as the storage backend, change the ‘database’ section in panko.conf as follows:

connection = mongodb://username:password@host:27017/panko

SQLalchemy-supported DBs

You may alternatively use any SQLAlchemy-supported DB such as PostgreSQL or MySQL.

To use MySQL as the storage backend, change the ‘database’ section in panko.conf as follows:

connection = mysql+pymysql://username:password@host/panko?charset=utf8

Installing the API Server


The API server needs to be able to talk to keystone and panko’s database. It is only required if you choose to store data in legacy database or if you inject new samples via REST API.

  1. Clone the panko git repository to the server:

    $ cd /opt/stack
    $ git clone
  2. As a user with root permissions or sudo privileges, run the panko installer:

    $ cd panko
    $ sudo python install
  3. Create a service for panko in keystone:

    $ openstack service create event --name panko \
                                        --description "Panko Service"
  4. Create an endpoint in keystone for panko:

    $ openstack endpoint create $PANKO_SERVICE \
                                --region RegionOne \
                                --publicurl "http://$SERVICE_HOST:8977" \
                                --adminurl "http://$SERVICE_HOST:8977" \
                                --internalurl "http://$SERVICE_HOST:8977"


    PANKO_SERVICE is the id of the service created by the first command and SERVICE_HOST is the host where the Panko API is running. The default port value for panko API is 8977. If the port value has been customized, adjust accordingly.

  5. Choose and start the API server.

    Panko includes the panko-api command. This can be used to run the API server. For smaller or proof-of-concept installations this is a reasonable choice. For larger installations it is strongly recommended to install the API server in a WSGI host such as mod_wsgi (see Installing the API behind mod_wsgi). Doing so will provide better performance and more options for making adjustments specific to the installation environment.

    If you are using the panko-api command it can be started as:

    $ panko-api


The development version of the API server logs to stderr, so you may want to run this step using a screen session or other tool for maintaining a long-running program in the background.