1.2 Getting the Software

Oracle Linux is the operating system on which Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux is installed. Oracle Linux is freely downloadable, and includes all Oracle Linux patches and updates.

Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux is considered part of Oracle Linux, and is free to download and distribute, under the same licensing restrictions as Oracle Linux.

The Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux product is delivered in the following parts:

  • The Oracle Linux packages needed to perform the Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux deployment are available on the Oracle Linux Yum Server at http://yum.oracle.com, and on the Oracle Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN) at http://linux.oracle.com. The packages are:

    • openstack-kolla-preinstall: This package is to be installed on hosts to be included in a deployment (that is, controller, compute, database, network, storage nodes). These nodes are referred to as target nodes.

    • openstack-kollacli: This package is to be installed on a controller node, or a separate Oracle Linux host, if required. This package includes the Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux command line interface (kollacli), which is used to perform the deployment of the OpenStack services (as Docker containers) to the target nodes. A node with kollacli installed is referred to as a master node.

    • openstack-kolla-utils: This package contains the OpenStack CLIs used to access the Docker containers. This package installs the utility, which wraps Docker commands to enable access to the OpenStack CLIs on containers. This package allows you to easily issue OpenStack CLI commands.

  • The Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux Docker images are available on the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud at:

    https://edelivery.oracle.com/linux

    The zip file you download includes a Docker image for each OpenStack service, and a script to perform the upload to a Docker registry.

For information on installing and configuring Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux, see the Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux Installation and Deployment Guide.