Chapter 5. Removing Packstack Deployments

There is no automated uninstall process for undoing a Packstack install. If you have a previously installed version of OpenStack, you must uninstall it before re-installing with Packstack.


  • These procedures must be carried out on all OpenStack hosts as a root user.
  • Some procedural commands can give errors if the information which the script is attempting to delete was not created in the first place.

5.1. Completely remove OpenStack, application data, and all packages

To completely uninstall a deployment made using Packstack, including all application data and all packages which are installed on a base system, copy the following script into a file and run it.


This script removes packages including Puppet, httpd, Nagios and others which you may require for other packages. The script also deletes all MySQL databases and Nagios application data.
# Warning! Dangerous step! Destroys VMs
for x in $(virsh list --all | grep instance- | awk '{print $2}') ; do
    virsh destroy $x ;
    virsh undefine $x ;
done ;

# Warning! Dangerous step! Removes lots of packages, including many
# which may be unrelated to RDO.
yum remove -y nrpe "*nagios*" puppet ntp ntp-perl ntpdate "*openstack*" \
"*nova*" "*keystone*" "*glance*" "*cinder*" "*swift*" \
mysql mysql-server httpd "*memcache*" scsi-target-utils \
iscsi-initiator-utils perl-DBI perl-DBD-MySQL ;

ps -ef | grep -i repli | grep swift | awk '{print $2}' | xargs kill ;

# Warning! Dangerous step! Deletes local application data
rm -rf /etc/nagios /etc/yum.repos.d/packstack_* /root/.my.cnf \
/var/lib/mysql/ /var/lib/glance /var/lib/nova /etc/nova /etc/swift \
/srv/node/device*/* /var/lib/cinder/ /etc/rsync.d/frag* \
/var/cache/swift /var/log/keystone ;

umount /srv/node/device* ;
killall -9 dnsmasq tgtd httpd ;
setenforce 1 ;
vgremove -f cinder-volumes ;
losetup -a | sed -e 's/:.*//g' | xargs losetup -d ;
find /etc/pki/tls -name "ssl_ps*" | xargs rm -rf ;
for x in $(df | grep "/lib/" | sed -e 's/.* //g') ; do
    umount $x ;