• 14/06/2021: Stable release OpenGnsys 1.2.0 (codename Gazpacho)
  • 22/06/2020: Stable release OpenGnsys 1.1.1c
  • 20/05/2020: OpenGnsys VDI release (for the upcoming 1.2.0 release)
  • 01/06/2020: Stable release OpenGnsys 1.1.1b
  • 10/02/2020: Stable release OpenGnsys 1.1.1a
  • 30/10/2019: Stable release OpenGnsys 1.1.1 (Espeto)
  • 03/06/2019: Stable release OpenGnsys 1.1.0a
  • 14/05/2018: I OpenGnsys Meeting Malága 2018
  • 23/02/2018: Stable release OpenGnsys 1.1.0


Open-source software for the deployment and management of operating system images

The OpenGnSys (pronounced Open Genesis) project brings together the combined efforts of several Spanish Public Universities. OpenGnSys provide a number of free and open tools for managing and deploying computers. These tools supplies a complete, versatile and intuitive sytem. This system allows the arrangement, installation and deployment of different operating systems.

OpenGnSys architecture is flexible to adapt to the needs of different models of computer networks (companies and institutions) and can be used in different types of scenarios:

  • Centralized management of ICT Units to Support Teaching and Research.
  • Park Maintenance PC member of an institution.
  • Deployment and maintenance of the servers in a Data Center.
  • Administration of deployment repository for the Support Services ( help desk) of an Institution.

The specific tasks of configuration and modification of data in each computer can be made directly once the process image dump, without having to boot your operating system. So, yo can access to the information stored on disks. This is a significant advantage over other similar products, including commercial.

OpenGnsys Project is included in the Free Software Directory since 4th November 2016.

Developers group and all OpenGnsys forums are governed by the rules of Berlin Code of Conduct.

OpenGnSys 1.2.0 (Gazpacho)

Released OpenGnSys 1.2.0 version, which mainly focuses on the following features:

  • Newly generated ogServer and ogClient services improving stability and performance.
  • New REST API for the ogServer component.
  • OpenGnsys VDI new functionality that simplifies image management through desktop virtualization.
  • Show the distribution of computers in the classroom.
  • Partitioning command supports multiple disks, GPT and logical partitions.
  • Correction of more than 200 errata.

It is recommended to perform a clean installation and, if you have a previous installation, migrate data from versions with the export script on import, detailed documentation can be found on the user web site. Check the OpenGnsys 1.2.0 (Gazpacho) changelog for more information. An OpenGnsys 1.2.0 (Gazpacho) forum has also been enabled to answer queries about this new version.

Soleta Networks offers the OpenGnsys Enterprise edition which provides packages for Ubuntu 18.04 for easier installation and maintainance.

OpenGnSys maintenance version 1.1.1c

Released in the Downloads section the maintenance revision OpenGnSys 1.1.1c (Espeto), which mainly fixes a major bug in the update script.

It is recommended to update to version 1.1.1c, especially for OpenGnSys 1.1.1b (Espeto) users, running:

sudo /opt/opengnsys/lib/

This release includes bugfixes for the 1.1.1 series.

OpenGnSys VDI released

OpenGnsys VDI is a hypervisor OS commoditizer that allows system administrators to build one single OS image to run it everywhere. This is a development release for the upcoming OpenGnSys 1.2.0 release.

OpenGnSys maintenance version 1.1.1b

Released in the Downloads section the maintenance review OpenGnSys 1.1.1b (Espeto).

It includes the improvements described in Changelog, highlighting:

  • Allow unattended installation of OGAgent for Windows
  • Script to add OpenGnsys defined computers to the local DHCP.
  • List new types of Linux applications in software inventory.
  • Improve migration scripts, expanding exported data and allowing to exclude some data when importing.
  • Error and misprints correction.

It is recommended to upgrade from previous versions by running the script {{}}.

The more detailed installation documentation can be found on the user's website.

OpenGnSys maintenance version 1.1.1a

Released in the Downloads section the maintenance revision OpenGnSys 1.1.1a (Espeto), which includes the following improvements:

  • Improvements in the update, import and export scripts.
  • Support for MBR booting on PCIe (NVMe) disks
  • Allow to enter key to secure Grub booting.
  • New page with basic statistics of the organizational unit.
  • Computer Properties shows data from operating system sessions.
  • Error and misprint corrections.

Important Notice: Users of OpenGnSys 1.1.1 (Espeto) are recommended to upgrade to version 1.1.1a by running it:

sudo /opt/opengnsys/lib/

OpenGnSys 1.1.1 (Espeto)

Released the new version OpenGnsys 1.1.1 (Espeto) which includes the following main features:

  • New Git code repository with automatic copying to GitHub.
  • Support for UEFI teams and NVMe disks.
  • Full rebuild of the equipment management service based on REST API.
  • Web console code support for PHP 7 and MySQLi.
  • More help information: tips, APIs, documentation, etc.
  • Dial up teacher's computer.
  • Code cleanup, stability improvements and bug and error fixes.

Review the OpenGnsys 1.1.1 (Espeto) ChangeList? for more information.

A [forum:16 OpenGnsys 1.1.1 (Espeto) forum has also been enabled to handle queries about this new release.

OpenGnSys maintenance version 1.1.0a

Released in the Downloads section a new revision of the maintenance version OpenGnSys 1.1.0a, which includes the following improvements:

  • Adaptation to using Git as a code repository.
  • Uninstalling old operating system clients.
  • Preventing uncontrolled growth of log files.
  • Improvements to Advanced NetBoot and PXE template management.
  • Redistribution of the help section of the web console.
  • Correction of errata in the REST API and other errors.

I Jornadas OpenGnsys Málaga 2018

During the 7th and 8th of June 2018 the I OpenGnsys Conference has been held at the University of Málaga, aimed at exchanging experiences in the use of the OpenGnsys Project, both at user and developer level, in the educational and business fields. The Conference has been organized around practical workshops and shared experiences on OpenGnsys.

Information about the conference

A list of new OpenGnsys features that are considered necessary in a shorter or longer period of time has been made among the attendees.


New name and new version 1.1.0

The project's development group has decided to change its name to OpenGnsys Project (with a lowercase s) starting with version 1.1.0, recently released and available in the Downloads section, which includes the following main improvements:

  • REST API for server and repository management.
  • New OGAgent agents for Linux, Windows and MacOS operating systems.
  • Offer different ogLive to customers.
  • Several repositories for the same client.
  • Organizational units with separate image directory.
  • Show repository image information
  • Bug fixes and various improvements.

Check the OpenGnsys 1.1.0 change list? for more information.

OpenGnSys 1.0.6b maintenance release

Released OpenGnSys 1.0.6b with some new improvements:

  • User Manual (in Spanish).
  • Better compatibility (launch installoglive script to check available client versions).
  • Bug fixes and error corrections.

Warning: it is strongly recomended to updating from OpenGnSys 1.0.6 and 1.0.6a, launching script:

sudo /opt/opengnsys/lib/

OpenGnSys 1.0.6a maintenance release

We celebrate our 7th birthday releasing OpenGnSys 1.0.6a, a maintenance release with bug fixes and new improvements:

  • Windows 10 post-configuration.
  • Actions Scheduler extended until 2017.
  • Support for 4K-sector drives.

OpenGnSys 1.0.6 new features

Released OpenGnSys 1.0.6 with some new improvements:

  • Installation compatibility with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and CentOS 7.
  • Detect Windows and Linux installations on UEFI systems.
  • Boot Linux with /boot filesystem.
  • Better stability and bugs correction.

New user forum for OpenGnSys 1.0.6

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