Ubuntu OpenStack

Ubuntu is the world’s most popular operating system for OpenStack. There’s no faster or more reliable way to build an enterprise-scale cloud, from provisioning to deployment and management.

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The fastest and most reliable way to build an OpenStack cloud

Easily build, manage and monitor your cloud using The Canonical Distribution of Ubuntu OpenStack. The web-based wizard, also known as Ubuntu Autopilot, guides you through the configuration, enabling you to build a working cloud on your hardware in minutes, and recommending the best utilisation of your resources.

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Everything just works

The Ubuntu OpenStack Interoperability Lab (OIL) constantly tests our cloud partners’ products in countless Ubuntu OpenStack configurations, over and over again, so you know they will just work.

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Monitor and manage

Landscape is a robust systems management tool which allows you to monitor your cloud resources and alerts you to any issues, making cloud management an easy and resource-light task.

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Zero cost to experiment

The Canonical Distribution of Ubuntu OpenStack makes building various cloud configurations so easy, that it reduces the cost of experimenting with OpenStack to zero.

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Why use Ubuntu OpenStack?

  • OpenStack is built on Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu OIL lab ensures compatibility with wide range of hardware and software
  • A full portfolio of tools to help build, manage and scale your cloud
  • A thriving ecosystem of partners
  • A complete range of commercial support and management packages
  • Our cloud archive let’s you test new versions of OpenStack without changing versions of Ubuntu

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How to get up and running with Ubuntu OpenStack

  1. Setup your machines and network 1

    You need to get at least seven machines to run Ubuntu OpenStack and you need to install Ubuntu Server on one of them

  2. Use MAAS to build the machines 2

    Next you have to use MAAS to setup the rest of the servers.

  3. Install Landscape and start OpenStack Autopilot 3

    Pick the OpenStack configuration you want. Choose your hypervisor, networking and storage components.

  4. Build your cloud 4

    OpenStack Autopilot will build the cloud you want in minutes.

  5. Start using your cloud 5

    Use Landscape to control and monitor your cloud. You are ready to start using your new cloud region.

Read full details for installing The Canonical Distribution of Ubuntu OpenStack ›

Other ways to get OpenStack

  • Install it yourself

    If you prefer a manual setup of the latest Ubuntu OpenStack version, you can follow the instructions in our OpenStack operations guide.

    Download Ubuntu Server with OpenStack ›

  • Consulting

    Need help with a large-scale Ubuntu OpenStack deployment? We have helped the world’s leading telcos and service providers build their clouds.

    Contact Canonical ›