Rackspace Private Cloud Powered By OpenStack (RPCO) uses OpenStack-Ansible to quickly install an OpenStack private cloud, configured as recommended by Rackspace OpenStack specialists.

About Rackspace Private Cloud Powered By Openstack#

Rackspace Private Cloud Powered By Openstack (RPCO) uses the Ansible IT automation framework to create an OpenStack cluster on the Ubuntu operating system. OpenStack components are installed into Linux Containers (LXC) for isolation, scalability, and ease of maintenance.

RPCO configuration#

Rackspace Private Cloud Powered By Openstack (RPCO) installs and manages OpenStack Queens with the following services:


  • Designate is supported only in Rackspace Kubernetes-as-a-Service (KaaS) environments. It is not supported for general-purpose use.

  • Ironic is a beta release in RPCO 17.1.

The following services are not supported in this version of RPCO. Note that this list is only a guide and is not meant to be exhaustive.

  • Aodh

  • Barbican

  • Ceilometer

  • Cloudkitty

  • Congress

  • Freezer

  • Gnocchi

  • Karbor

  • Magnum

  • Monasca

  • Neutron Plugins

    • Calico

    • Dragonflow

    • Nuage

    • OpenDaylight

    • OVS

  • Sahara

  • Searchlight

  • Tacker

  • Trove

  • Watcher

Rackspace Private Cloud support#

Rackspace offers 24x7x365 support for Rackspace Private Cloud Powered By Openstack (RPCO). To learn about support for your cloud, or to take advantage of our training offerings, contact us at

For more information about RPCO, visit the Rackspace Private Cloud Powered by OpenStack page and the Resources page on the Rackspace website.