Red Hat OpenStack Platform 16.1

Red Hat Infrastructure Migration Solution 


Red Hat ® OpenStack Platform delivers an integrated foundation to create, deploy, and scale a secure and reliable public or private OpenStack cloud.


Tenant-isolated host aggregates

Use the Placement service to provide tenant isolation by creating host aggregates that only specific tenants can launch instances on. For more information, see Creating a tenant-isolated host aggregate.

Multi-stack for Distributed Compute Node (DCN)

Partition a single overcloud deployment into multiple heat stacks in the undercloud to separate deployment and management operations within a DCN deployment. You can deploy and manage each site in a DCN deployment independently with a distinct heat stack.

HA support for the load-balancing service (Octavia)

Make Load-balancing service (octavia) instances highly available when you implement an active-standby topology and use the amphora provider driver. For more information, see Enabling Amphora active-standby topology in the Networking Guide.

Storage at the Edge with DCN

Deploy storage at the edge with Distributed Compute Nodes, supported by these features: Image Service (glance) multi-stores with RBD, Image Service multi-store image import tooling, Block Storage Service (cinder) A/A at the edge, Support for director deployments with multiple Ceph clusters.

Support for Manila CephFS Native

The Shared Filesystems service (manila) fully supports the Native CephFS driver.

File-backed memory

Configure instances to use a local storage device as the memory backing device.

Policy-based routing

Use policy-based routing for OpenStack nodes to configure multiple route tables and routing rules with os-net-config. Policy-based routing uses route tables where, on a host with multiple links, you can send traffic through a particular interface depending on the source address. You can also define route rules for each interface.

Get Started with Red Hat OpenStack Platform

For a basic installation, you'll need:

System Requirements

Your hardware should meet the system requirements.

A Network Connection

You'll need a public network connection to register and download software.

Installer Image

Installation Media

Burn the ISO image to DVD or create a bootable USB medium, which will be used to install the Hypervisor.

Install Red Hat OpenStack Platform 16

  1. 1

    Install RHEL

    Perform a minimal installation for RHEL 8 on a physical system. See getting started for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 for more details.

  2. 2


    Register the system via Red Hat Subscription Management and confirm that an OpenStack subscription is attached.

    # subscription-manager register

    # subscription-manager list --consumed

    If an OpenStack subscription is not attached immediately, see the documentation for manually attaching subscriptions.

  3. 3

    Plan your installation

  4. 4

    Prepare for director installation

    • create directories for templates and images
    • set the system hostname
    • install director packages
    • generate the container images file
  5. 5

    Install director (the undercloud)

    • configure the director
    • obtain overcloud node images
    • set a nameserver
    • complete undercloud configuration
  6. 6

    Configure and create the overcloud


OpenShift on OpenStack

OpenShift on OpenStack: a seamless integration

In this briefing, Red Hat's Ramon Acedo Rodriguez presents the strategy, vision, and current state of affairs for containers within Red Hat OpenStack Platform.  His session covers the roles containers play in OpenStack, what Red Hat is focusing on, what they have already delivered to users, and what will likely be the future of the infrastructure and tenant layers.

What's new in Security in Red Hat OpenStack Platform

Security progress update

Red Hat Security specialist Keith Basil outlines the security roadmap strategy and vision for Red Hat OpenStack Platform. In this video, Keith shares the significant security advances that have been made, specifically in the areas of key management, encryption at rest and in flight, compliance, and more. 

Additional Resources

OpenStack: Storage

Choosing storage for your OpenStack cloud

What factors should you take into account when choosing the correct storage solutions for your OpenStack cloud?  Sadique Puthen Peedikayil, Sr. Cloud Success Architect, and Rahul Vijayan, Sr. Specialist Solutions Architect, Red Hat Asia Pacific, Ltd

OpenStack and the Enterprise

NTT Comware creates cloud service with Red Had OpenStack Platform

NTT Comware wanted to create a cloud service offering, SmartCloud DevaaS® 2.0, to provide a DevOps development environment for its users. By creating a self-service development portal based on Red Hat OpenStack Platform, NTT Comware cut operating costs by 30 percent. In addition, they will offer operational environments based on container orchestrations using Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.

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Red Hat OpenStack Platform Life Cycle

Starting with Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10, a new varying support life cycle model offers you up to five years of support for a "long-life" version or the option of focusing on new features by upgrading each year.

Red Hat OpenStack Platform Director Life Cycle

Red Hat OpenStack Platform Director is supported for two years. Each release will be backwards compatible with the previous two Red Hat OpenStack Platform core (starting with version 7).