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Register an OpenStack Private Cloud with RightScale

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Register your OpenStack cloud with RightScale to manage your cloud resources.

NOTE: These instructions are also compatible with registering your Rackspace Private Cloud.


  • A completed OpenStack installation.
  • Registration requires a RightScale user with 'Admin Role' privileges to the RightScale account.
  • A set of OpenStack admin user credentials.
  • Update the keystone.conf file with the cloud's public endpoint. Note: You will use the same URL later in this tutorial as the "Registration URL" when you register the cloud with RightScale.
# The base endpoint URLs for keystone that are advertised to clients
# (NOTE: this does NOT affect how keystone listens for connections)
public_endpoint = <<>>
# admin_endpoint = http://localhost:%(admin_port)s/


Register Cloud

Once you've installed and set up your OpenStack cloud, you need to register the cloud itself with RightScale so that it can be accessed through the RightScale platform.

  • Go to Settings > Account Settings > Administered Clouds tab. 


NOTE: If you do not see this tab, your RightScale account is not enabled for adding a private cloud. If you would like to enable this feature, contact your account manager or



  • Under "Register Your Private Cloud," select OpenStack from the dropdown menu.
  • Click Register Cloud

Enter Credentials






Next, provide your OpenStack admin credentials to verify you're the administrator of the private cloud.

  • OpenStack Releases - Select Juno from the drop down menu.
  • Name - Provide a name for your private cloud. Since the name of the cloud will appear in the Dashboard under the Clouds menu, it's recommended that you use a short name.
  • Description - Provide a brief description about your private cloud. You might want to include a reference link or contact information.
  • Registration URL - This is the URL to reach your cloud controller from the public internet (e.g. Retrieve this value when logged in as admin by navigating to Access & Security > Identity.
  • Admin Username - The user name used to access the Horizon dashboard.
  • Admin Password - The password used to access the Horizon dashboard.
  • Region - Region name setup during OpenStack cloud installation. If you are unsure about the name, use "keystone catalog" command from the shell prompt on your cloud controller node to determine the region name.
  • Tenant ID - Find the tenant ID by logging into the Horizon dashboard. Retrieve this value when logged in as admin by navigating to Access & Security > Identity > Dowload OpenStack RC File. Open the downloaded RC File and find the value under OS_TENANT_ID.

Click Request Registration to submit your private cloud information for verification purposes. Upon successful registration, you will see the following message: "Cloud Registration succeeded. Cloud is now registered within RightScale."

Next Steps

Since you are the administrator who registered your private cloud with RightScale, you will see the private cloud's Cloud Token, which you can provide to other users so that they can add your private cloud to their RightScale account and use your cloud's resources. See Add an OpenStack Cloud to a RightScale Account.


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