This document is part of the documentation library for Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux Release 2.1, which is available at:

The documentation library consists of the following items:

Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux Release Notes

The release notes provide a summary of the new features, changes, fixed bugs and known issues in Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux. It contains last-minute information, which may not be included in the main body of documentation, and information on Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux support. Read this document before you install your environment.

Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux Installation and Deployment Guide

This document guides you through different options for installing and deploying Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux. It is intended for system administrators, and assumes that you are familiar with the Oracle Linux operating system, virtualization in general, and web technologies.

Further Information

You can get the latest information on Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux at:

OpenStack has a rich set of features and services. To find out more about existing and new OpenStack features, see the OpenStack documentation available at:


The following text conventions are used in this document:




Boldface type indicates graphical user interface elements associated with an action, or terms defined in text or the glossary.


Italic type indicates book titles, emphasis, or placeholder variables for which you supply particular values.


Monospace type indicates commands within a paragraph, URLs, code in examples, text that appears on the screen, or text that you enter.

Command Syntax

Command syntax appears in monospace font. The dollar character ($) and number sign (#) are command prompts. You do not enter them as part of the command. Commands that any user, including the root user, can run are shown with the $ prompt:

$ command

Commands that must be run as the root user, or by a user with superuser privileges obtained through another utility such as sudo, are shown with the # prompt:

# command

The following command syntax conventions are used in this guide:



backslash \

A backslash is the Oracle Linux command continuation character. It is used in command examples that are too long to fit on a single line. Enter the command as displayed (with a backslash) or enter it on a single line without a backslash:

dd if=/dev/rdsk/c0t1d0s6 of=/dev/rst0 bs=10b \ 

braces { }

Braces indicate required items:

.DEFINE {macro1}

brackets [ ]

Brackets indicate optional items:

cvtcrt termname [outfile]

ellipses ...

Ellipses indicate an arbitrary number of similar items:

CHKVAL fieldname value1 value2 ... valueN


Italic type indicates a variable. Substitute a value for the variable:


vertical line |

A vertical line indicates a choice within braces or brackets:

FILE filesize [K|M]