Installing RPM and Debian Packages Manually or Through a Configuration Management Tool

This tutorial describes how to install and start the Platform9 OpenStack host agent using the RPM or Debian packages extracted from the installer. Instructions on extracting the packages from the installer can be found here.

Step 1 – (Optional) Add the Packages to Your Yum or Apt Repository

Add the packages to your repository and make sure that the repository is accesible to the machine that needs to the install the packages. Consult your operating system’s documentation to find instructions on creating and using repositories.

Step 2 – Install the Packages

Install the packages using your operating system’s package manager or a configuration management tool such as Chef/Puppet/Ansible. In the case of CentOS/Redhat/Scientific Linux:

[code lang=”bash”]yum install -y pf9-hostagent
yum install -y pf9-comms[/code]

If both packages are registered in a yum repository, installing pf9-comms will automatically install pf9-hostagent. If installing from local package files instead of a repository, you will need to specify the full file names of the packages, including version and extension.

Step 3 – Start the services

Note: Starting the services in the correct order below is important. This is only needed for the initial setup.

[code lang=”bash”]service pf9-comms start
service pf9-hostagent start[/code]

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