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Easier to use graphic interface for director

Take advantage of the refreshed, production-ready director graphical user interface for integrated control of OpenStack Orchestration (Heat) service templates spanning all OpenStack nodes.

File share service and configuration for director

Now you can deploy Manila, the OpenStack file share service, as a composable controller service using Red Hat OpenStack Platform director. NetApp's Manila driver has been integrated into director to allow configuration of the Manila back end. You can also try out the CephFS plugin, shipped in OSP 10 as a tech preview item.

Composable services and custom roles

Manage core services and expand scalability and service distribution across multiple servers using Systemd and the new composable services and custom roles that are built in to the OSP 10 version of Red Hat OpenStack Platform director.

New hardware certification program

Red Hat has introduced a hardware certification program, based on Ironic. Dell will be the first Red Hat partner to have it's hardware drivers certified in the program and there are many more in process.

Fast datapath for network-intensive NFV customers

Experience a faster datapath with the data plane developer kit (DPDK) and single-root input/output virtualization (SR-IOV) with expected performance levels comparable with bare-metal speeds. Both DPDK and SR-IOV will be integrated with Red Hat OpenStack Platform director and will be fully supported by Red Hat.

Flexible network routing

Starting with Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10, you can choose between centralized routing or distributed routing (DVR). With DVR, routing can be handled on each Compute node, which means more efficient networking on the system.

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.

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 10

  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

    Configure and create the overcloud

    Using the CLI:

    Using the GUI:


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.

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 Life Cycle

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).

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