This technical guide shows an administrator how to set up a comprehensive Platform as a Service (PaaS) solution by integrating Red Hat CloudForms 4.2 and OpenShift Container Platform 3.3, on the Dell EMC Ready Bundle for Red Hat OpenStack Version 6.0.1, which is based on Red Hat OpenStack Platform (OSP) 9.

OpenShift is Red Hat's container and application delivery platform that allows developers to quickly develop, build, deploy, and manage containerized services and applications powered by Docker, with orchestration and management provided by Kubernetes.  CloudForms is a hybrid cloud management platform that provides a self-service automation portal and a robust system of inventory, monitoring, automation, charge-back, and billing, and role-based access that can control and manage the entire infrastructure stack, including physical, virtual, private cloud, public cloud, and container infrastructures.

Integration of OpenShift with CloudForms, running on OpenStack cloud infrastructure, allows an organization to offer powerful OpenShift-based deployments for both cloud-native and traditional applications through the self-service portal capabilities of CloudForms, for a complete PaaS solution.

This guide builds on the related guides for Deploying CloudForms, Deploying OpenShift, and on the Dell EMC Ready Bundle for Red Hat OpenStack Architecture Guide itself.

For a summary of the Dell EMC Ready Bundle for Red Hat OpenStack and all technical resources, please visit our main OpenStack TechCenter page