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Red Hat OpenStack Platform 9

About Red Hat OpenStack Platform 9


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


Automated updates and upgrades

As part of Red Hat’s ongoing effort to provide consistent, stable, and production-ready deployments, Red Hat OpenStack Platform Director 9 builds upon its automated upgrades and updates capabilities for both the core OpenStack services, as well as the Director itself. New in version 9, Director now provides backwards compatibility, so customers can utilize Director 9 to deploy and manage Red Hat OpenStack Platform 8 (as well as 9), providing more choice and flexibility to meet customer needs.

Improved live migration

Version 9 improves data uptime through new live migration functionality by adding greater automation, migration process monitoring, and the ability to pause migrations. This provides customers with the flexibility of integrating traditional scale-up virtual workloads onto an OpenStack scale-out platform.

Thread-aware CPU pinning for NFV & HPC workloads

Extending Red Hat OpenStack Platform’s telecommunication features for integrated network function virtualization and CPU pinning, version 9 now offers hyperthreading-aware CPU pinning to help maintain a consistent quality of service and provide administrators deterministic performance. This results in a more consistent user experience for customers, even when CPU loads are increased.

Get Started with Red Hat OpenStack Platform

For a basic x86_64 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.

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 9

  1. 1

    Install RHEL

    Perform a minimal installation for RHEL 7 on a physical system. See getting started for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 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

    Install the undercloud

    • create directories for templates and images
    • set the system hostname
    • install director packages
    • configure the director
    • obtain overcloud node images
    • set a nameserver
    • complete undercloud configuration
  5. 5
  6. 6


Getting started with OpenStack

Getting started

Hear what Red Hat OpenStack's technical lead Mark McLoughlin has to say about Red Hat's latest cloud offering. In this interview, Mark discusses what OpenStack is, typical use cases for OpenStack, and how it fares against competing solutions.

The app is king: Enterprise cloud success with Red Hat product stack

Enterprise cloud success

Dustin Black explains how customers can get the most out of their cloud deployment using the Red Hat Product Stack.

Additional Resources

OpenStack: Components Overview

Components overview

Wesley Duffee-Braun introduces OpenStack, discusses its components, and demos the Horizon dashboard.

Additional Resources

Verifying Keystone in OpenStack

Verify Keystone

In this training demo, Adolfo Vazquez shows how to review Keystone configuration performed by PackStack.

Troubleshooting Keystone in OpenStack

Troubleshooting Keystone

In this video, Adolfo Vazquez demonstrates breaking the Keystone component of the Glance service for OpenStack, and then shows how to troubleshoot and resolve the broken state.

Troubleshooting an issue? Describe it here.

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Red Hat OpenStack Platform Updates

Red Hat Security Labs

Red Hat OpenStack Platform Life Cycle

Red Hat offers services for each major release of Red Hat OpenStack Platform.

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).