If patches to VMware Integrated OpenStack 5.0 are released, you can install them on your existing deployment.

You install VMware Integrated OpenStack patches by using the viopatch utility.


The snapshots created in this process are necessary for reversion. Do not remove these snapshots until all validation tasks have been completed and you are certain that you will not need to revert to the previous version.


  1. In the vSphere Web Client, take a snapshot of the OpenStack Management Server virtual machine.
  2. Log in to the OpenStack Management Server and take a snapshot.
    sudo viopatch snapshot take

    This command stops OpenStack services. Services will be started again when the patch is installed.

  3. Transfer the patch file to the OpenStack Management Server virtual machine.
  4. Add and install the patch file.
    sudo viopatch add -l patch-file
    sudo viopatch install -p patch-name -v patch-version

    You can run the sudo viopatch list command at any time to display all added patches and the corresponding version.

What to do next

After you have validated that the patched version is operating correctly, you can run sudo viopatch snapshot remove to delete the snapshot. This action is destructive and cannot be reversed. You cannot roll back after deleting the snapshot.

If you need to roll back to the previous version, see Roll Back a VMware Integrated OpenStack Patch.