Savanna Installation Guide

We recommend you install in a way that will can keep your system in a consistent state. Two ways we recommend for installing Savanna are installing into a virtual environment or using RDO Havana+.

To install with RDO

  1. Start by following the Quickstart to install and setup OpenStack.
  2. Install the savanna-api service with,
$ yum install openstack-savanna
  1. Configure the savanna-api service to your liking. The configuration file is located in /etc/savanna/savanna.conf.
  2. Start the savanna-api service with,
$ service openstack-savanna-api start

To install into a virtual environment

  1. First you need to install python-setuptools, python-virtualenv and python headers using your OS package manager. The python headers package name depends on OS. For Ubuntu it is python-dev, for Red Hat - python-devel. So for Ubuntu run:
$ sudo apt-get install python-setuptools python-virtualenv python-dev
For Fedora:
$ sudo yum install gcc python-setuptools python-virtualenv python-devel
For CentOS:
$ sudo yum install gcc python-setuptools python-devel
$ sudo easy_install pip
$ sudo pip install virtualenv
  1. Setup virtual environment for Savanna:
$ virtualenv savanna-venv
This will install python virtual environment into savanna-venv directory in your current working directory. This command does not require super user privileges and could be executed in any directory current user has write permission.
  1. You can install the latest Savanna release version from pypi:
$ savanna-venv/bin/pip install savanna
Or you can get Savanna archive from and install it using pip:
$ savanna-venv/bin/pip install ''
Note that savanna-master.tar.gz contains the latest changes and might not be stable at the moment. We recommend browsing and selecting the latest stable release.
  1. After installation you should create configuration file. Sample config file location depends on your OS. For Ubuntu it is /usr/local/share/savanna/savanna.conf.sample, for Red Hat - /usr/share/savanna/savanna.conf.sample. Below is an example for Ubuntu:
$ mkdir savanna-venv/etc
$ cp savanna-venv/share/savanna/savanna.conf.sample savanna-venv/etc/savanna.conf
  1. To start Savanna call:
$ savanna-venv/bin/python savanna-venv/bin/savanna-api --config-file savanna-venv/etc/savanna.conf


One of the Savanna features, Anti-Affinity, requires a Nova adjustment. See Enabling Anti-Affinity Feature for details. But that is purely optional.

Make sure that your operating system is not blocking Savanna port (default: 8386). You may need to configure iptables in CentOS and some other operating systems.

To get the list of all possible options run:
$ savanna-venv/bin/python savanna-venv/bin/savanna-api --help

Further consider reading Getting Started for general Savanna concepts and Provisioning Plugins for specific plugin features/requirements

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