Deploying and using Red Hat OpenStack Platform 2.1


This reference architecture introduces Red Hat® OpenStack® 2.1 through three detailed use cases:

  • Installing an evaluation Red Hat OpenStack deployment consisting of a cloud controller    and a single compute node
  • Expanding the evaluation deployment to four compute nodes, multi-host networking, and NFS backed persistent storage
  • Deploying a multi-tier web application to the Red Hat OpenStack infrastructure complete with post-boot customization

This paper contains step by step instructions for expanding an evaluation Red Hat OpenStack 2.1 deployment to a basic cloud architecture suitable for a small production environment. Every step was tested in Red Hat’s engineering lab with production code.


Reference architecture