Chapter 1. Reasons to integrate your third-party componenets

You can use Red Hat OpenStack Platform (RHOSP) to integrate solutions with RHOSP director. Use RHOSP director to install and manage the deployment lifecycle of a RHOSP environment. You can optimize resources, reduce deployment times, and reduce lifecycle management costs.

RHOSP director integration provides integration with existing enterprise management systems and processes. Red Hat products, such as CloudForms, are expected to have visibility into integrations with director and provide broader exposure for management of service deployment.

1.1. Partner integration prerequisites

You must meet several prerequisites before you can perform operations with director. The goal of partner integration is to create a shared understanding of the entire integration as a basis for Red Hat engineering, partner managers, and support resources to facilitate technology working together.

To include a third-party component with Red Hat OpenStack Platform director, you must certify the partner solution with Red Hat OpenStack Platform.