How To Install octavia-worker on CentOS 8

In this tutorial, we will discuss How To Install octavia-worker on CentOS 8 using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update octavia-worker as well.

One-liner Install Command

If you are only interested in the installation command, here is a quick answer for you:

sudo yum makecache && sudo yum -y install python3-octavia
or if you use dnf:
sudo dnf makecache && sudo dnf -y install python3-octavia

But if you are interested in the details with step-by-step instructions, the following information will be helpful.

What is octavia-worker and How to Install It?

First things first, you will need access to a server or computer running CentOS 8. This guide was written specifically with a server running CentOS 8 in mind, although it should also work on older, supported versions of the operating system.

Also, make sure you are running a regular, non-root user with sudo privileges configured on your server. When you have an account available, log in as your non-root user to begin.

There are several ways to install octavia-worker on CentOS 8. You can use (links are clickable):

In the following sections, we will describe each method in detail. You can choose one of them or refer to the recommended one.

Install octavia-worker on CentOS 8 using dnf

First, update dnf packages database with dnf by running the next command:

sudo dnf makecache --refresh

After updating database, You can install octavia-worker using dnf by running the following command:

sudo dnf -y install python3-octavia

Install octavia-worker on CentOS 8 using yum

Because octavia-worker is available in CentOS 8’s default repositories, it is possible to install it from these repositories using the yum packaging system.

To begin, update local packages database with yum using the following command.

sudo yum makecache --refresh

Now can install octavia-worker package on your server/computer by running the following command:

sudo yum -y install python3-octavia

How to upgrade (update) a single package octavia-worker using yum?

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

If you want to update a specific package like octavia-worker in this example you should use the following command:

yum update python3-octavia

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade python3-octavia

How to Upgrade octavia-worker on CentOS 8 with dnf?

When you run the dnf update, all system packages with available updates are updated. However, if you want to upgrade a single package, then you would have to pass the package name as the argument to the dnf update command.

dnf update python3-octavia

How To remove octavia-worker from CentOS 8

To uninstall only the octavia-worker package you can execute the following command:

sudo dnf remove python3-octavia

Extra info and code examples

Openstack Load Balancer as a Service, codenamed Octavia was borne out of the Neutron LBaaS project. Its conception influenced the transformation of the Neutron LBaaS project, as Neutron LBaaS moved from version 1 to version 2. Starting with the Liberty release of OpenStack, Octavia has become the reference implementation for Neutron LBaaS version 2. Octavia accomplishes its delivery of load balancing services by managing a fleet of virtual machines, containers, or bare metal servers—collectively known as amphorae— which it spins up on demand. This on-demand, horizontal scaling feature differentiates Octavia from other load balancing solutions, thereby making Octavia truly suited “for the cloud.”. This package contains the Python files and libraries.


You now have a full guide on how to install octavia-worker using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we showed how to update manually as a single package and different ways to uninstall the octavia-worker from CentOS 8.

See also:

How To Install octavia-worker on Kali Linux

How To Install octavia-worker on Debian 11

How To Install octavia-worker on Fedora 34

How To Install octavia-worker on CentOS 8

How To Install octavia-worker on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install octavia-worker on Ubuntu 21.04