Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10 (Newton) Installation and Configuration Guide

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Overview

In this article we will setup an OpenStack environment based off Newton using the Red Hat OpenStack Platform. OpenStack is OpenStack but every distribution differs in what capabilities or technologies are supported and how OpenStack is installed, configured as well as upgraded.

The Red Hat OpenStack Platform uses OpenStack director based on the TripleO (OpenStack on OpenStack) project to install, configure and update OpenStack. Director is a lifecycle management tool for OpenStack. Red Hat’s approach is to make OpenStack easy to manage, without compromising on the “Open” part of OpenStack. If management of OpenStack can be simpler and the learning curve brought down then it has a real chance to be the next-gen virtualization platform. What company wouldn’t want to be able to consume their internal IT resources like using AWS, GCE or Azure if they didn’t give up anything to do so? We aren’t there yet but Red Hat is making bold strides and as you will see in this article, is on a journey to make OpenStack consumable for everyone!

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Advanced Deployment with TripleO and OpenStack Director

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Overview

In this article we will look at some advanced deployment scenarios using TripleO and the OpenStack Director. This article builds on a previous article: HOWTO: OpenStack Deployment using TripleO and the Red Hat OpenStack Director. It assumes you have a working OpenStack environment built with Red Hat OpenStack Director and complete with undercloud as well as overcloud. We will tear down existing OpenStack environment, create a new deployment using custom OpenStack Ironic profiles, customize post-installation and show how to add additional compute resources.
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