OpenStack Autopilot

The Canonical OpenStack installer is the easiest way to build a reference architecture OpenStack private cloud.

  • Fully automated install and operations
  • Choice of storage and SDN technologies
  • Highest performance cloud architecture
  • Add hardware at any time to scale up
  • Works on all major vendor servers
  • Free to all support customers
  • From 5 servers upwards, your cloud grows on demand

By automating every step of the deployment, management, operations and update process, the Canonical OpenStack Autopilot brings the cost of OpenStack into line with public cloud alternatives. Stand up your private cloud without any dedicated staff. This is the OpenStack most large-scale operators have chosen.

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Autopilot in action

Build an OpenStack cloud with Autopilot

Experience OpenStack at its best

OpenStack Autopilot is the world’s easiest dynamic OpenStack installer. It handles every aspect of your cloud both during installation, expansion, and everyday operations.

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Requirements for Autopilot:

  • At least six machines with two disks
  • One machine with two network interfaces (NICs)
  • A dedicated switch to create a private cloud LAN
  • Internet access through a router on that LAN

How much does it cost?

You can try OpenStack Autopilot for free, but you need to purchase Ubuntu Advantage and Landscape On Premises when you use more than 10 machines. Ubuntu Advantage is our enterprise management and support service. It gives you Landscape to monitor and manage your cloud, and access to 24x7 phone and email support.

See Ubuntu Advantage pricing


Up to ten machines


Annually, per server

How Autopilot works

Before you start

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

  1. 1 Use MAAS to register your machines

    Using MAAS, you setup the rest of the servers and define your network.

  2. 2 Build your cloud with Autopilot

    Select your OpenStack configuration. Choose your hypervisor (KVM or LXD), networking (Open vSwitch) and storage components (Ceph, Swift or iSCSI). Add your hardware and install.

  3. 3 Start using your cloud

    Using the OpenStack dashboard create users and virtual machines and try out your cloud

  4. 4 Monitor and scale out

    Using Autopilot’s dashboard, you can monitor your cloud utilisation and add hardware to scale-out as needed.

Build your own cloud now

Autopilot diagram