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Red Hat® Cloud Suite combines multiple Red Hat products that are optimized to work together as a hybrid cloud with unified and easy-to-use management.

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What is Red Hat Cloud Suite?

Red Hat Cloud Suite provides a container-based application development platform, which is built on a massively-scalable cloud infrastructure and managed through a common management solution. Red Hat Cloud Suite delivers public cloud-like services to developers and to businesses while maintaining control and visibility.

With Red Hat Cloud Suite, users can build a private cloud based on Red Hat OpenStack Platform with public cloud-like scalability, or on Red Hat Virtualization with high-performance virtualization. Both of these choices provide secure and scalable foundations for hosting the development platform known as OpenShift Enterprise, which automates the development and administration of container-based applications.

Red Hat Cloud Suite Features

Modernize apps and run them where you need them

Develop modern applications on a container-based application platform. Run workloads in containers or virtual machines on a variety of different platforms.

All the parts you need in one solution

We've tightly integrated cloud technologies so you don't have to piece together a solution. Fully-supported components work together seamlessly to help you build cloud environments, write apps, and maintain integrated management, governance, and workload portability.

Manage your IT environment from a single place

Use the same management tool across virtualization, private cloud, app-development platform, containers, and public cloud.

Update your infrastructure

Build a complete and easy-to-manage OpenStack Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) private cloud on top of what you already have, allowing you to deliver public cloud scalability and speed up service delivery.

Red Hat Cloud Suite Tools

Included with Red Hat Cloud Suite are several tools that will help you streamline installation and select the appropriate components for your deployment.

QuickStart Cloud Installer

The QuickStart Cloud Installer is a web-based graphical user interface for provisioning cloud products. In one straight-forward installation, you can use it to install and configure a single product or multiple products, including Red Hat Virtualization, Red Hat OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Satellite, OpenShift Enterprise, and Red Hat CloudForms.

Its single, intuitive web-based graphical user interface eliminates the need to switch between different installation methods and interfaces for each product.

An environment at your fingertips

Verify and validate your private cloud infrastructure and auto-generate a list of minimum system requirements for the entire environment prior to deploying.

Automate your subscriptions

Integrate with the Red Hat customer portal for automated subscription management.

Leverage your existing storage

Integrates with Red Hat Storage (Ceph and Gluster) using your existing storage configurations for Red Hat Virtualization, Red Hat OpenStack Platform, or OpenShift Containter Platform deployments.

Simple, yet fully integrated

Simplified multi-product workflow requiring only minimal documentation for deploying fully-integrated private cloud infrastructures.

Feature Compatibility Matrices

A Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure or Red Hat Cloud Suite subscription provides access to multiple Red Hat products with complementary feature sets. This reference summarizes the specific interoperability and feature compatibility considerations across the various product releases to better understand supportability of specific features.

Cloud Deployment Planner

If you plan on deploying multiple products, using this tool will help you determine which product versions to deploy. The Feature Compatibility Tool will help you understand which product versions will work well together and the Life Cycle Compatibility Tool will tell you which versions have compatible support lifecycles.

Red Hat Cloud Suite Products

Red Hat Cloud Suite combines multiple Red Hat products optimized to work together to increase ease of use and management. Your subscription to Red hat Cloud Suite includes the following:

Red Hat OpenStack Platform

The ideal platform for your business to build a private cloud or for service providers to construct a public cloud. With Red Hat OpenStack Platform 8, you also get all the advantages of Ceph Storage technology.

OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat

An open, hybrid Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) that lets developers quickly develop, host, scale, and deliver apps in the cloud.

Red Hat Virtualization

Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) is an enterprise-grade server and desktop virtualization platform built on Red Hat Enterprise Linux that takes you beyond bare metal to an open, agile foundation that's able to scale to meet future challenges from evolving technology and business demands.

Red Hat CloudForms

A comprehensive IaaS cloud management platform that improves your virtual and cloud infrastructures with advanced capacity planning and resource management features.

Red Hat Satellite

The easiest way to manage Red Hat Enterprise Linux, keeping your systems running efficiently, properly secured, and compliant with various standards.

Red Hat Insights

Red Hat Insights is a modern infrastructure management service that enables customers to proactively identify and resolve configuration risks before they impact business operations. Fueled by deep technical knowledge and extensive experience with enterprise customers, Red Hat Insights analyzes IT infrastructure, identifies issues, and delivers clear, tailored, and actionable recommendations.

Red Hat Ceph Storage

Block device storage and object gateway storage are available in a single solution. Red Hat Ceph Storage has a software-defined architecture you can integrate into your existing hardware and infrastructure for lower capital costs and more flexibility. Even better for your IT environment, Ceph Storage offers robust, multi-tenant storage for cloud and virtualization applications like Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform and Amazon Web Services.

get started with Red hat Cloud suite

The QuickStart Cloud Installer provides a streamlined prescriptive deployment for the following products:

  • Red Hat Satellite 6.2
  • Red Hat CloudForms 4.1
  • Red Hat Virtualization 4.0
  • Red Hat OpenStack Platform 8.0
  • OpenShift Enterprise 3.2 (RHV support only)
For a basic installation, you'll need:

External Network Connection

To subscribe and enable repositories hosted by Red Hat.

System Requirements

The system and environment must meet the prerequisites.

Four Hours

Installation will take about 4 hours.

instructions

  1. 1

    Install the QuickStart Cloud Installer

    • Obtain the Quickstart Cloud Installer packages by downloading the ISO file or by using the Red Hat Subscription Manager to subscribe your system.
    • Choose the installation method you want:
      • ISO installation method:
        • launch the ISO and select Install Red Hat QuickStart Cloud Installer 1.0.
        • On boot, the machine will automatically run fusor-installier--foreman-admin-password=changeme
      • RPM installation method:
        • manually input these commands:
    yum install qci
    																
    then
    fusor-installer--foreman-admin-password=changeme
    																	
    • Configure the networking details for the QuickStart Cloud Installer machine
    • Change the default password for the administration user
  2. 2

    Select your private cloud infrastructure

    For some information on when you would use one versus the other, please see the Red Hat Cloud Suite Product Guide .

    Red Hat Virtualization

    • Plan for networking.
    • Prepare the nodes to be used for the Red Hat Virtualization installation:
      • For a standard Red Hat Virtualization (Hypervisor + Engine) you need two nodes.
      • For a self-hosted engine Red Hat Virtualization, you need only one node.
    • Verify the discovered nodes.
    • Set up shared NSF or Gluster storage.
    • In the QuickStart Cloud Installer menu, choose New Deployment and
      • select Red Hat Virtualization.
      • select OpenShift Enterprise, should you elect to use it.
      • select Red Hat CloudForms, should you elect to use it.
    • Configure the Satellite and Red Hat Virtualization components and then the CloudForms and subscriptions component.
    • Verify the installation configuration settings and click on Deploy.
    • Verify the deployment.

    Red Hat OpenStack Platform

    • Plan for networking.
    • Obtain the Red Hat OpenStack Platform Undercloud packages by downloading the ISO file or using Red Hat Subscription Manager to subscribe your system.
    • Prepare two Red Hat OpenStack Platform Overcloud nodes.
    • In the QuickStart Cloud Installer menu, choose New Deployment and
      • select Red Hat OpenStack Platform.
      • select Red Hat CloudForms, should you elect to use it.
    • Configure the Satellite and Red Hat OpenStack Platform components and then the CloudForms and subscriptions component.
    • Verify the installation configuration settings and click on Deploy.
    • Verify the deployment.

instructions

  1. 1

    Decide what products you want to deploy

    Which Red Hat products from the Red Hat Cloud Suite do you want to deploy? Which do you already have deployed?

  2. 2

    Use the interoperability planning tools to deteremine which product versions will work together

  3. 3

Topics

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QuickStart Cloud Installer demonstration

Product Manager Eric Dube provides a brief demonstration of the QuickStart Cloud Installer for the Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure and Red Hat Cloud Suite.

Accelerate Service Delivery with Red Hat Cloud Suite

Accelerate Service Delivery

In this demo learn how Red Hat Cloud Suite can help IT accelerate service delivery for traditional IT environments.

Additional Resources

Optimizing Existing IT with Red Hat Cloud Suite

Optimize existing IT

In this demo, learn how Red Hat Cloud Suite can optimize existing IT environments for the cloud.

Additional Resources

Scalable Infrastructure with Red Hat Cloud Suite

Scalable Infrastructure

In order to compete, enterprises must rapidly develop and deliver services to the market, and provide the scalable infrastructure and processes needed to deliver these services within existing infrastructure.

Red Hat Cloud Suite delivers scale-out private cloud capabilities with a stable lifecycle and large ecosystem of supported hardware platforms.

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