How To Install MicroStack on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install MicroStack on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install MicroStack on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, MicroStack gives you an easy way to develop and test OpenStack workloads on your laptop or on a virtual machine. It includes all key OpenStack components such as Keystone, Nova, Neutron, Glance, and Cinder. MicroStack is a single package that can be easily installed, upgraded, or removed.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation MicroStack on an Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa).


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install MicroStack on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing Slack on Ubuntu 20.04.

Begin by installing MicroStack via a Snap package:

sudo apt install snapd

After that, now install the latest version of MicroStack using the following command below:

sudo snap install microstack --beta --classic

Step 3. Accessing MicroStack on Ubuntu 20.04.

Now that you have MicroStack installed on your Ubuntu desktop, you can start it either from the command line by typing microstack or by clicking on the MicroStack icon (Activities -> MicroStack).

Congratulations! You have successfully installed MicroStack. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing MicroStack in Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official MicroStack website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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