[Openstack-operators] install packages while deploying instance

Soren Hansen sorhanse at cisco.com
Fri Sep 21 07:34:47 UTC 2012

Den 21-09-2012 07:16, haynes.davis at accenture.com skrev:
> How do we install packages (like apache) while deploying a instance in
> OpenStack. Does nova supports this? Or do we have to use Puppet, Chef
> etc. Please guide me to some docs.

It depends on the image you're using. If you're using one of the 
official Ubuntu images, they already have cloud-init installed. 
cloud-init can, among many other things, install packages by specifying 
them in the user-data field.

I believe this is the current documentation for cloud-init:


Soren Hansen
Senior Software Engineer
Office of the cloud CTO
Cisco Systems, Inc.

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