Red Hat OpenStack Platform 15

Red Hat Infrastructure Migration Solution 

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


Feature highlights of Red Hat OpenStack Platform 15

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 15, a highly-scalable and agile cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solution, adds performance and security enhancements as well as expanded hardware support that can deliver innovation quickly and securely, enabling demanding workloads.  As a result, businesses can be more innovative, gain competitive advantage, and improve customer satisfaction.

New capabilities in Red Hat OpenStack Platform 15 include:

  • Support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 guests
  • Integration with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 for control and compute nodes which provides Red Hat OpenStack Platform with:
    • vGPU full support for virtualizing NVIDIA GPUs
    • Crypto offload of IPSec VPN to NICs
    • Enhanced TCP stack
    • Improved load balancers
    • Efficient kernel tracing and monitoring
    • IBM POWER9 compatibility
  • Hardware Security Module (HSM) backend support for Barbican

Integration with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8

With the release of Red Hat OpenStack Platform 15, you will continue to benefit from a secure, robust, and integrated Linux operating system for top-performing functionality through the platform's support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.  An on-premises, private cloud can now have increased efficiency, performance, and security all thanks to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 integration.

vGPU full support for virtualizing NVIDIA GPUs

Red Hat Openstack 15 delivers a highly secure infrastructure for such emerging workloads as AI/ML through the support of GPU/vGPUs.

Businesses can drive new innovation and next generation customer experiences based on hardware-accelerated applications.

Crypto offload of IPSec VPN to NICs

Security doesn't come at the expense of performance thanks to improved Crypto offload for IPSec VPN to NICs, which delivers increased scale and bandwidth.

Your business can support a more diverse environment allowing for high bandwidth remote IPSec VPN connections as well as improved compliance with security standards such as GDPR and the Payment Card Industry and Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS).

Hardware Security Module backend support for Barbican

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 15 offers you back-end support for the Hardware Security Module (HSM) which offers enhanced key generation and management/protection through external secure cryptographic processing.  You'll be able to maintain security and meet strict compliance standards with the support of dedicated key management hardware.

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 15

  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.

The future is open (hybrid cloud)

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).