Chapter 2. Software Overview

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10 is based on the Newton OpenStack release. The Newton OpenStack release is the 14th OpenStack release. This release improves reliability and provides new features and functionality.

New Features in Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10

There are many new features available in the Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10. Just a few of these features are listed below:

  • Monitoring – A Sensu client is installed on each of the nodes to allow for monitoring of the individual OpenStack nodes and services.
  • Graphical Installer UI – The deployment of the Red Hat OpenStack Platform overcloud can now be performed using a Graphical User Interface (GUI).
  • Composable Roles – OpenStack services can now be combined or segregated to create customized roles for OpenStack nodes.
  • Director - Support as a virtual machine, with this release of Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10 the Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10 director is now supported to be deployed on a virtual machine.

Red Hat Ceph Storage

OpenStack private clouds leverage both block and object storage. Ceph is the preferred storage platform to provide these services.

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10 also includes new Tech Preview features that are available for testing.

For a full list of new features and features that are still in Technology Preview, please refer to the Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10 release notes.

HPE ProLiant Service Pack

HPE ProLiant server firmware and software updates are maintained in the HPE ProLiant Service Pack. The servers were updated with the latest HPE ProLiant Service Pack, SPP 2016.10.0
Table 1, below shows the firmware versions installed on the ProLiant DL servers used in this reference architecture.



2.50 Sep 23 2016

System ROM

P89 v2.30 (09/13/2016)

Redundant System ROM

P89 v2.00 (12/27/2015)

HP Ethernet 1Gb 4-port 331i Adapter - NIC


HP Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 560FLR-SFP+ Adapter


HPE Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 562SFP+ Adapter


HPE Smart Storage Battery 1 Firmware


Intelligent Platform Abstraction Data


Intelligent Provisioning


Power Management Controller Firmware


Power Management Controller FW Bootloader


SAS Programmable Logic Device

Version 0x02

Server Platform Services (SPS) Firmware

Smart Array P440ar Controller


System Programmable Logic Device

Version 0x34

Table 1: Firmware

ProLiant Service Pack can be found at: