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OpenStack preview

Help influence the OpenStack enterprise product

Leave your mark in the open source world. Try the Red Hat® OpenStack preview free, and let us know what you think.

Having worked in the OpenStack community for a while, we can see its potential. We're focusing on making OpenStack an enterprise-class product, as we did with the Linux® operating system. And in the future, we plan to release a commercial version of OpenStack for enterprise customers. But we need your help.

Download it. Test it. Give us feedback.

Remember, this is a preview, so it's still rough around the edges. After you've tried it, we'd like your feedback to help us make OpenStack a great product for the enterprise. Getting started on OpenStack is easy—just fill out the form. (You'll need a account. If you don't have one, you'll have the option to create one).

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What is OpenStack?

OpenStack is an open source project for building a private or public Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud running on standard hardware. The standard analogy is that OpenStack gives you Amazon EC2-like capabilities in your datacenter.

» Read the Red Hat OpenStack FAQs


The Red Hat OpenStack preview only works with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3 or higher. Included are Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscriptions that allow you to create a 3-node OpenStack test cluster. You can use the Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscriptions both as the host OS for OpenStack and the guest OS for all the virtual machines managed by OpenStack.

Originally, the preview required you to have existing Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscriptions. We've changed that and now include 3 subscriptions with the preview. We've also changed the length of the preview from 1 year to 90 days.

The fine print

The software you are downloading is for testing purposes only. It's a preview version of a future commercial product that Red Hat is working on. It's free, unsupported, and not for production use. The preview has been updated to include a channel for the Folsom version of OpenStack. The existing Essex Preview channel will remain available for users who want to stay on it.

The OpenStack Word Mark and OpenStack Logo are either registered trademarks / service marks or trademarks / service marks of OpenStack, LLC, in the United States and other countries and are used with OpenStack LLC's permission.