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Chapter 5. Deployment Information

The following table includes deployment references for components mentioned in this guide.

Additional manuals for Red Hat OpenStack Platform can be found here: Red Hat OpenStack Platform Documentation Suite.


Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Red Hat OpenStack Platform is supported on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3. For information on installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux, see the corresponding installation guide at: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Documentation Suite.


To install OpenStack components and their dependencies, use the Red Hat OpenStack Platform director. The director uses a basic OpenStack undercloud, which is then used to provision and manage the OpenStack nodes in the final overcloud.

Be aware that you will need one extra host machine for the installation of the undercloud, in addition to the environment necessary for the deployed overcloud. For detailed instructions, see Red Hat OpenStack Platform Director Installation and Usage.

High Availability

For the configuration of additional high availability components (for example, HAProxy), see Deploying Highly Available Red Hat OpenStack Platform 6 with Ceph Storage.

For information about configuring live migration, see Managing Instances and Images.


To use Load Balancing-as-a-Service, see Configuring Load Balancing-as-a-Service in the Networking Guide.


Pacemaker is integrated into Red Hat Enterprise Linux as an add-on. To set up Red Hat Enterprise Linux for high availability, see the High Availability Add-on Overview.