This repository contains documentation for the OpenStack project.
For more details, see the OpenStack Documentation wiki page.
It includes these manuals:
- Admin User Guide
- Architecture Design Guide
- Cloud Administrator Guide
- Command-Line Interface Reference
- Configuration Reference
- Documentation Contributor Guide
- End User Guide
- Installation Guides
- Networking Guide
- Virtual Machine Image Guide
In addition to the guides, this repository contains:
Apache Maven must be installed to build the documentation.
To install Maven 3 for Ubuntu 12.04 and later, and Debian wheezy and later:
apt-get install maven
On Fedora 20 and later:
yum install maven
On openSUSE 13.1 and later:
zypper ar http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/devel:/tools:/building/openSUSE_13.1/devel:tools:building.repo zypper install maven
The different manuals are in subdirectories of the
For example, the root directory of the OpenStack Virtual Machine Image Guide
To build a specific guide, look for a
pom.xml file within a subdirectory,
then run the
mvn command in that directory. For example:
cd openstack-manuals/doc/image-guide/ mvn clean generate-sources
The generated PDF documentation file is:
The root of the generated HTML documentation is:
Then, you can see some guides written in the RST format, so we can't use mvn command. You can use tox to prepare virtual environment and build all RST based guides:
tox -e docs
You can also build a specific guide. For example, to build OpenStack End User Guide, use the following command:
tox -e build -- user-guide
You can find the root of the generated HTML documentation at:
Testing of changes and building of the manual
Install the python tox package and run
tox from the top-level
directory to use the same tests that are done as part of our Jenkins
If you like to run individual tests, run:
tox -e checklinks- to run the tests for working remote URLs
tox -e checkniceness- to run the niceness tests
tox -e checksyntax- to run syntax checks
tox -e checkdeletions- to check that no deleted files are referenced
tox -e checkbuild- to actually build the manual
tox -e checklang- to build translated manuals
tox will use the openstack-doc-tools package for execution of these tests.
Our community welcomes all people interested in open source cloud computing, and encourages you to join the OpenStack Foundation.
The best way to get involved with the community is to talk with others
online or at a meet up and offer contributions through our processes,
the OpenStack wiki, blogs, or on IRC at
We welcome all types of contributions, from blueprint designs to documentation to testing to deployment scripts.
If you would like to contribute to the documents, please see the Documentation HowTo.
Bugs should be filed on Launchpad, not GitHub:
Refer to http://docs.openstack.org to see where these documents are published and to learn more about the OpenStack project.