Install OpenStack from a bundle

Charmed OpenStack is often deployed via a charm bundle. A bundle encompasses multiple charms, their configuration options, and various optional elements such as hardware and network constraints. See Charm bundles in the Juju documentation.


The Install OpenStack page shows how to install by deploying, configuring, and relating applications on an individual basis using Juju. It is the recommended install method for getting a high level view of how OpenStack is put together. It also provides an opportunity to gain experience with Juju, which will in turn prepare you for post-deployment management of the cloud.

To arrive at a truly customised deployment, while taking advantage of an official base bundle, a secondary (overlay) bundle can be applied to override and fine-tune certain elements of the original bundle.

The bundle recommended here is the stable release of openstack-base. It is used throughout Charmed OpenStack documentation as a reference bundle.

The bundle will probably need to be modified to accommodate for factors in the local environment (e.g. hardware), or as mentioned, overridden with an overlay bundle.

Deploy the bundle now. Follow the instructions provided in the stable openstack-base README.

Once deployed, go on to Configure OpenStack.

Finally, once cloud functionality has been verified see the OpenStack Administrator Guides for long-term guidance.