Adding OpenStack Cloud Provider Resource

OpenStack App support is available with CloudShell Premium Tier.

The OpenStack cloud provider is provided with CloudShell 8.0 (and above) and enables the deployment of OpenStack instances from images. CloudShell supports OpenStack releases Kilo, Liberty, Mitaka, Newton and Ocata.

Important: OpenStack elements created by the CloudShell management network should not be altered as this may cause unexpected behavior.

To add an OpenStack cloud provider resource:

  1. Log in to the CloudShell domain in which this resource will reside. This will enable the Apps based on this cloud provider resource to be usable in this domain.
  2. In the Inventory dashboard, in the Resources tab, click the folder in which you want to create the resource.
  3. Click + Add New.
  4. In the Create New Resource dialog box, select the OpenStack cloud provider template.
  5. Enter a Name for the OpenStack resource.

    Note: The resource's name has a limit of 100 characters and can only contain alpha-numeric characters, spaces, and the following characters: | . - _ ] [

  6. Enter the IP Address of the OpenStack server that will be used to deploy the virtual machines.
  7. Click Create.

    The Resource dialog box is displayed.

  8. Enter the required information.

    Controller URL OpenStack Keystone Controller URL endpoint address. For example: http://controler:5000/v3.
    OpenStack Domain Name OpenStack domain to use.
    OpenStack Project Name OpenStack project in which CloudShell will create the instances.
    OpenStack Management Network ID

    UUID of the manually created CloudShell management network (for assistance identifying your management network, contact your OpenStack admin). This network will be used to configure the communication between the Sandbox instances and the CloudShell components. For example: c14241d2-376c-4fb3-8d1e-61f5c1408448

    Note: The UUID can be found in the Horizon user interface.

    Password OpenStack user's password
    User Name OpenStack user on the OpenStack server
    OpenStack Reserved Networks

    Comma separated list (,) of reserved networks. vNICs configured to these networks will not be used for instance connectivity.

    Note: Ideally, one of the following three ranges should be free:,,

    VLAN Type (VLAN / VXLAN) The VLAN technology to use for connectivity to/from this cloud provider.
    Floating IP Subnet ID

    UUID of the external network subnet that will allocate floating IDs to the OpenStack instances, to allow external connectivity into those instances. For assistance identifying your Floating IP network, contact your OpenStack admin.

    For additional details, see OpenStack Configuration Requirements.

    OpenStack Region (Relevant for multi region setups) OpenStack region to use.
    OpenStack Physical Interface Name

    (Not required if you set the VLAN Type attribute to VXLAN) The physical interface mapping name to use when configuring OpenStack connectivity.

    The physical interface can be found under the connectivity provider configuration in your OpenStack plugin's agent file. For example:

    • For Linux Bridge plugin: /etc/neutron/plugins/ml2/linuxbridge_agent.ini file > [linux_bridge] configuration section > physical_interface_mappings attribute.

      For example: physical_interface_mappings = public:em1,office:p1p2,quali:em2.

    • For Open vSwitch plugin: /etc/neutron/plugins/ml2/openvswitch_agent.ini file > [ovs] configuration section > bridge_mappings attribute.

      For example: bridge_mappings = public:br-vlan.

    Execution Server Selector

    (Optional) This attribute points to a pre-defined group of execution servers (grouped by a common Execution Server Selector value).

    This attribute is typically used for different sites or domains. For additional information on managing App deployments per domains, see Managing Private Cloud Apps in Domains.

  9. Click Start Discovery to validate the OpenStack settings.

    When the discovery process completes, a confirmation message is displayed. The resource is displayed in the Inventory dashboard in CloudShell Portal and in Resource Manager.

    Apps can now be added using the OpenStack resource. For additional information, see Adding App templates.

    To customize the App deployment types and publish App orchestration parameters, see Customizing App Deployment Types