Importing the minimal opsi products

For deploying software with opsi ready-made packages are available. One of these contains the agent ('opsi-client-agent'), which must be installed on the clients to enable management.

It is possible to install the packages in automated or manual fashion. The automated way is recommended.

Automatic import of the minimal opsi products

For the automatic installation of opsi products the opsi-package-updater tool is available, which as configured as in '/etc/opsi/opsi-package-updater.conf', automatically fetches the current packages from the opsi repository and installs them on the server.

opsi-package-updater -v install

If a proxy is needed to access the internet, this may be entered in the .repo configuration files in /etc/opsi/package-updater.repos.d/ as the value for proxy. Since opsi-utils version a global proxy can be configured in /etc/opsi/opsi-package-updater.conf.

proxy =

To later update the installed packages, this can be done with the following command:

opsi-package-updater -v update

More information on opsi-package-updater can be found in the manual.

Please note that OS installation products like win10-x64, are not immediately ready for use after installation. The installation has to be supplemented by the installation files from the corresponding installation media (i.e. DVD, see OS-Installation: Complete the Base Package for Windows).

Manual import of opsi products

There is also the option of manually downloading and installing the packages.

Download the current opsi packages in the .opsi package format. The packages can be found at in the directories netboot/, localboot/ and for Linux-clients also in

We recommend to save these .opsi-files in /var/lib/opsi/repository. To make sure opsiconfd is allowed to access these files run opsi-set-rights /var/lib/opsi/repository.

After the download you have to install the packages on your server with the command opsi-package-manager -i <packagename>.opsi. If the packages are stored under /var/lib/opsi/repository, the following command can be used for the initial installation:

opsi-package-manager --install /var/lib/opsi/repository/*.opsi